Dr. David DeRose, MD

Dr. David DeRose, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David DeRose, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

Lehigh Eye Specialists

1251 S Cedar Crest Blvd Ste 307

Allentown, PA 18103
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. DeRose "Listen. Treat people with respect. Do the best that you can to improve patients' health. "


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Allegheny Gen Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeRose has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeRose's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeRose to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. DeRose'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)
Couldn't have been more pleased with Dr. DeRose, Dr. "Jen", Priscilla & Jessica. All were kind, pleasant and patient and explained things clearly. They had obvious compassion for my 85 year old father. We are so blessed to have been referred to Lehigh Eye Specialists!
Bethlehem, PA |
Dr. DeRose may be competent, but I was treated with ZERO respect. I have never been told to be quiet when I had a question about a procedure. His assistant, Jen, was excellent and filled in some of the blanks. There are numerous M.D.'s in my family, including a Board Certified Retina Specialist. His lack of desire to answer any questions was appalling. My great grandfather was President of the medical school from which he graduated. As a Phi Beta Kappa I have never been treated so badly
in Kutztown, PA |
Dr. DeRose is the best doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone. He is so caring, he had me come into his office when they were closed to make sure my eye was OK. Thank you for really caring for your patients. He fixed my cataract's.
in Palm, PA |
I needed cataract surgery, so I looked up and found his excellent rating on healthgrades, and was then examined by my local eye specialist for a referral. When he also recommended Dr. DeRose, I knew I had hit the mark based on both his patient satisfaction scores AND my local eye specialist's recommendation. Dr. DeRose patiently discussed my situation and answered all of my questions. Results were/are outstanding.Dr. DeRose has my highest recommendation with no hesitation whatsoever.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. DeRose accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. DeRose has admitting privileges

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street
1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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