Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 47
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Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD
Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Carlsbad, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Spellman is affiliated with Tri - City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Christopher Spellman, MD

6221 Metropolitan St Ste 200

Carlsbad, CA 92009

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Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Dr. Christopher Spellman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Spellman's Experience

Dr. Spellman'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


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

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
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
in Carlsbad |
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, but very efficient practice. It's always a pleasure to go there. His new office in Carlsbad is quite nice.
in Carlsbad, CA |
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 surgery and everything went great. I have perfect vision now and the surgery was easy!
in Carlsbad, CA |
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 explain everything. Very nice guy. His staff are charming as well.
in Carlsbad, CA |
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 second surgery!!! He would not let me wait! I could READ! I was comfortable!! I was happy! Now I am miserable and in pain everday!!! I can't even enjoy reading to my grandchildren.....
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Spellman accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Spellman has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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