Dr. Carlos Medina Mendez, MD

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Dr. Carlos Medina Mendez, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Modesto, CA. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Medina Mendez to book an appointment.

Dr. Medina Mendez

Retinal Consultants Medical Grp

1401 Spanos Ct Ste 223 Modesto, CA 95355
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Dr. Medina Mendez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Medina Mendez treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Medina Mendez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Macular Hole
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Dr. Medina Mendez treats Macular Hole more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Medina Mendez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Medina Mendez treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Medina Mendez treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Medina Mendez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Harada's Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(209) 549-8444

Dr. Medina Mendez accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Dr. Medina Mendez's Reviews

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Great doctor who patiently answered all of my questions, and did a fabulous job fixing my eye! Thanks, could not be happier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Freda – Oct 11, 2021
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Very blessed to have found Dr. Medina and his staff in Modesto. For years, I have had vision problems and Dr. Medina was the first Doctor I went to that spoke to me, not at me, and that diagnosed the vision issues I was (am) having as bi-lateral retina pits. I am very thankful for his care.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Christina – Aug 11, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Medina since early 2020. My condition is "retinal vein occlusion," and my eyesight in that eye was greatly compromised. With ongoing treatment every 8 weeks, my eyesight has been restored to 20/20. Dr. Medina is very knowledgeable and efficient, and I would say his communication skills are far above average, not to mention his positive energy, and we could all use a little more of that!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Jones – Aug 05, 2021
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Very courteous and professional doctor. Explained my condition and treatment so I could understand. Would highly recommend Dr. Medina
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Shelly Grauman – Apr 09, 2021
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Excellent. I came to Dr Medina in an emergency situation with a detaching retina. He was the on call doctor. I was so fortunate. His level of professionalism and caring is was exemplary. I would highly recommend him. I have been to two different offices (Modesto and Sacramento) and both are well run with friendly efficient staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 05, 2021
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Dr. Medina operated on my left eye for a macular hole, and it is completely closed, and professional while being kind and an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 17, 2019
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He is kind and considerate and the best Dr I have ever had. He is awesome and I can't praise him enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Iva – Aug 17, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Medina's for the past two years. He is extremely patient and willingly answers all of my questions. He also carefully addresses any concerns I may have. His professional manner is above reproach and he accepts my kidding with his dry wit. I would recommend him to anyone needing a retinal specialist. The entire office staff is very courteous and helpful as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kate Morley – Jul 02, 2019
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best and most professional doctor if ever had care for me ! would recommend him for great care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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kyle davis in citrus heights, CA – Jun 20, 2019
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Stage 4 macular hole, completely restored. I was very nervous before surgery, have never been in surgery before. Thank you Dr. Medina, good job! A very gifted surgeon! Nels Wear, Tehama, CA
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May 22, 2019
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Dr. Medina got me into surgery quickly and saved my eyesight. He has been amazing in his follow up care and made sure that everything was healed correctly before sending me back to my regular eye doctor. Thank you so much Dr. Medina
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Apr 04, 2019
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As a nurse myself, I have a bit more knowledge than the typical patient. I was very impressed with Dr Medina and all the staff at Retinal Consultants. I required eye surgery. Everything was explained prior to the surgery and I was given thorough information about preparation and equipment suggested for post-op. 24 hour specific positioning was doable with their good advise. Hope I never need another surgery, but I would make RC my go-to clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret in Redding, CA – Oct 25, 2018
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I was scared when I learned I had macular holes in both eyes. My right eye I was legally blind . I can't express how comforting Dr Medina was and so reassuring. He did surgery on both of my eyes. I was in last week as it's been almost a year. My sight is amazing and my eyes totally healed. I cannot give Dr Medina a high enough recommendation. He is one of the most knowledgeable doctors in this field. I don't think a dr could be any more caring ,compassionate. Thank you for saving my sight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jamie Mello in Oroville, CA – Oct 16, 2018
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Dr. Medina is a kind and caring Doctor..He is very thorough in explaining exactly what you can expect. I felt comfortable with him doing my IOL Dislocation Surgery..I met him first in the Modesto office for a consultation and my surgery took place in Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia Kraus in Sonora, CA – Oct 06, 2018
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Kind and caring doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Allison in Oroville, CA – Sep 27, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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Biography

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Bascom Palmer Eye Inst Miami
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Carlos Medina Mendez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Medina Mendez frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Macular Hole, and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Medina Mendez treats.

Where is Dr. Carlos Medina Mendez, MD's office located?

Dr. Medina Mendez's office is located at 1401 Spanos Ct Ste 223, Modesto, CA 95355. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Retinal Consultants Medical Grp

Modesto Retina Center Inc.1401 Spanos Ct Ste 223 Modesto, CA 95355
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Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc3939 J St Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Medina Mendez is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received