Dr. Carl Hartman, MD

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Dr. Carl Hartman, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Eye Physicians 3300 E South St Ste 105, Lakewood, CA 90805 Get Directions
(562) 531-2020

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Dr. Hartman specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Lakewood, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartman to family and friends
based on 52 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Hartman
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Hartman's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (42)
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in Seal Beach, CA |
I had PRK surgery 2006, and an enhancement in 2013. Dr. H. walked me through every step of the way, explaining the process and what to expect. Everything from the appointment setting, to the initial consultation, to the follow up visits were smooth, timely, and wonderful. When I went back for the enhancement, Dr. Carl recommended that we try monovision. I love it! No reading glasses! Earlier this year, my mom went to Dr. H. for cataract surgery. She raves about her awesome experience too!
Dr. Hartman takes time with you to explain the procedure. I had an excellent experience and would recommend him to family and friends.
in Seal Beach CA |
Dr Hartman takes time to explain the procedures/treatment or medications he has recommended. He also simplifies the reason
in Cypress, CA |
Awesome Doctor - down-to-earth, informative, easy to talk to.
in Long Beach, CA |
Amazing doctor...I felt like I was his most important patient. Answers questions thoroughly with caring patience. His diagnosis was spot on and I am extremely happy with my results.
in Downey, CA |
Dr. Hartman who has been my ophthalmologist for over 30 years is a phenomenal doctor and works miracles. I have recommended him for years to my family and friends; he is patient and listens to your concerns and provides options for you. My mother has had two surgeries and I have had one; we were extremely satisfied with the outcome and the courtesy of the staff. Dr Hartman and staff: Thank you for taking care of my family, friends and me. TH
in Carson, CA |
Dr. Hartman took a personal interest in my condition. I had cataracts in both eyes and after a thorough examination, he explained in detail what his recommended course of action would be, including rare but potential risks, costs, and expected outcomes. I was made to feel very comfortable in his care, as he is very good at what he does. The cataract in my left eye had become extremely dense and took extraordinary skill on his part to remove it. The result was perfect! Thank you doctor!!!
in Cypress, CA |
He is a people's physician...he relates. He listens, he explains, he answers, he cares!! And, he is skilled. These multiple qualities are a rare find. in medicine, these days.
in Cypress,ca |
I can see why the practice is so busy he is great doctor. Really knows his stuff.
in Stanton, CA |
I have been under the care of Doctor Hartman for about ten years. I find him to be professional, up to date, and the most caring of my issues. Excellent bedside manner, positive outlook, and great sense of humor are only a few of his sterling traits. He always takes the time to explain requirements and procedures to me, and makes me feel that I am his only visit of the day. Many, many kudos for this man! He inspires confidence in the medical profession.
in California |
Carl & his staff are unparalleled and have always gone out of their way to make sure I am not only comfortable but informed.
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Irvine Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

    University Of California, Irvine
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California, Irvine

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Southern California
  • Other Education
    Full Clinical Professor. University Of California, Irvine

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Hartman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Hartman's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hartman

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients