Dr. Douglas Jacobson, MD

Dr. Douglas Jacobson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Douglas Jacobson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 10 years.Read his story

1919 State St Ste 303

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CenCal Health
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Pterygium
very high
more than 96% of peers
Stye
very high
more than 95% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Jacobson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobson "Dr. Doug Jacobson MD uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community. He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL. Dr. Doug Jacobson, MD provides state of the art medical and surgical eye care to our Santa Barbara community. A California native, Dr. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Colorado College, then taught in Costa Rica, at Yosemite Institute, and at the Colorado College. He earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Jacobson completed specialty training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, including Harborview Trauma Center, Puget Sound Veterans Hospital and Seattle Childrens' Hospital. These hospitals serve as referral centers for a five state area, providing an enormous breadth and intensity of training for selected physicians. Following completion of this training, Dr. Jacobson worked at a multi-specialty group in Seattle providing comprehensive ophthalmology care, including a high volume of cataract surgery. Dr. Jacobson is passionate about treating the whole patient. He believes that part of good eye care is attention to general health, including a healthy lifestyle. He is an avid cyclist and farmers' market shopper, volunteers in the Santa Barbara trail care community, and works to promote a healthy lifestyle in our Santa Barbara community. Eye Specialists of Santa Barbara was the first business gold member of the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, and continues to be a strong contributor today. Dr. Jacobson will help you make the best choices for the health of your eyes and your body. Dr. Jacobson volunteers his medical expertise to help underserved individuals through SEE International, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization. He has also made numerous medical missions overseas, providing profound improvements to the quality of life for patients in Ghana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, South Africa, Chile and Guatemala. These experiences are incredibly rewarding, and also provide an enormous volume of surgical experience in cataract and other eye surgeries. Dr. Jacobson uses his experience and his exceptional training to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to the Santa Barbara community. He specializes in custom cataract surgery, individualized glaucoma management, and premium vision correction surgery with Visian ICL. Visit our website or call today to find out more about how we can help you."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobson "Holistic, individualized approach. Well informed patients are empowered to make heathcare choices the best suit their personal goals."
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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)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laceration Repair
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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

  • Colorado College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Recognition of Eye Care Service Ghana, 8/2008
  • Medical Research Fellwoship Yale, 1/2005
  • Cum laude, 5/1998
  • Medical Service Award Guatelama, 7/2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobson to family and friends
4.6
based on 20 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Jacobson'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
Dr. Jacobson Says:

Your vision is precious and deserves the highest quality care available.  Dr. Jacobson MD specializes in expert, state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of vision problems and eye disease to make sure you can enjoy your life fully.  Dr. Jacobson's background includes a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine training at Stanford, specialty training in

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Patient Comments (1)

in Santa Barbara, CA |
I had an inflammation problem with my left eye on a Saturday, called and left a message on what I think was his personal cell phone, and he called me back the same day. He gave me some tips on reducing the discomfort I was experiencing and squeezed me in to be seen and treated 1st thing Monday...more
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Dr. Jacobson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CenCal Health
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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