Dr. Craig Blackwell, MD

Dr. Craig Blackwell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Craig Blackwell, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1667 Dominican Way Ste 130

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

(831) 462-9225

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Blackwell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 89% of peers
Lazy Eye
high
more than 85% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
normal
more than 64% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackwell "After 20 years of performing eye surgery, mainly cataracts, I now limit my practice to medical care and anterior segment laser treatment. We make surgical referrals to those who have a track record of providing excellent care."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.

Education

  • University Of California At Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Deaconess Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blackwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackwell to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Blackwell's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Blackwell accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Blackwell has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Stanford Hospital and Clinics
300 Pasteur Dr
Stanford, CA 94305
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