Dr. Ernest Bhend, MD

Dr. Ernest Bhend, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Ernest Bhend, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

6035 Fairview Rd

Charlotte, NC 28210

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Bhend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bhend "Ernest Bhend, MD, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams, general ophthalmology and anterior segment eye disease/surgery. Dr. Bhend received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Missouri – Columbia hospital and clinics. He then completed his residency at the Mason Eye Institute, University of Missouri – Columbia. Prior to joining CEENTA, Dr. Bhend was at the Missouri Eye Institute – Joplin, where he spent 10 years as a general ophthalmologist. Dr. Bhend's areas of focus include cataract surgery, laser-assisted/refractive cataract surgery, premium intraocular lenses, combined cataract-glaucoma procedures, and ocular surface disease/dry eye disease. Dr. Bhend is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bhend is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

16  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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 Missouri / Columbia Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Internal Medicine / University Of Missouri-Columbia Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Mason Eye Institute / University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bhend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhend to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bhend'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 (2)

He removed the cataracts from both of my eyes and I never had any problem at all. I would recommend him to anybody for their vision issues. He is an excellent physician.
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i would never recommend him to any one. I have a serious eye condition that I must see a ophthalmologist for. I require certain medications for it. My eye was swollen and I was in pain. He told me he had no clue what was wrong with me without even doing an eye exam. Refused to give me any...more
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