Dr. David Lightfoot, MD

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Dr. David Lightfoot, MD

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(707) 575-3800

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Dr. Lightfoot has been a general ophthalmologist since early 1986 when he joined the family practice. His special interests are with glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Lightfoot is active in the community and currently serves as the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Memorial Hospital, and member of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.Read more

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Born in San Francisco, CA, Dr. David Lightfoot moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1956. He began his education...Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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Education

  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Mare Island Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1945

  • Residency Hospital
    Hahnemann U

    Completed in 1986

    Worcester City Hosp

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Pennsylvania Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Completed in 1983

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Born in San Francisco, CA, Dr. David Lightfoot moved to Santa Rosa, CA in 1956.  He began his education at Santa Rosa Junior College, transferred to the University of Oregon, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He obtained his M.D. degree from Northwestern University at Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at Hahnemann, now Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and is certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Lightfoot's Care Philosophy

Dr. Lightfoot has been a general ophthalmologist since early 1986 when he joined the family practice. His special interests are with glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Lightfoot is active in the community and currently serves as the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee at Memorial Hospital, and member of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society.