Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6221 Metropolitan St Ste 200

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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more than 66% of peers
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more than 60% of peers
more than 60% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

15  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of California, Santa Cruz and San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Long Island Jewish Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cornell Ny Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spellman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spellman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spellman to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Spellman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Had cataract surgery with Dr. Spellman. Outstanding results! Easy! Great guy, very talented. His office is beautiful and staff are very smart. Wait times are short. Definitely recommend!
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Spellman. My family doc recommended him when I wasn't seeing well. Dr. Spellman helped me with my dry eye and also removed my cataracts. My vision has returned and I don't need glasses now. I couldn't be happier. He is very nice and his staff is as well. He runs a busy,...more
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I think Dr. Spellman is wonderful. He has taken care of my husband's glaucoma for many years and then did his cataract surgery when my husband was ready. He is meticulous and thorough in everything he does. He is also very kind. So naturally when my cataracts were ready I had Dr. Spellman do the...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Spellman. He was recommended to me by several friends who had cataract surgery with him and were very happy with the results. He did my cataract surgery and everything is outstanding. It was a breeze. What I appreciate about him the most is that he takes the time to carefully...more
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Had cataract surgery. First eye was great. Didn't want second eye done because i felt great and could see great. Dr. Spellman hounded me and hounded me and insisted I needed to do the second eye. I have been in pain and miserable with constant watery, aching blurry eye!! I didn't want the...more
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