Dr. Fox Boswell II, MD

Dr. Fox Boswell II, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Fox Boswell II, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Long Beach, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

4300 Long Beach Blvd Ste 300

Long Beach, CA 90807

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Retina Diseases
more than 87% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
more than 86% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Boswell II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boswell II "Dr. Boswell is about as local a boy as you can find. Born at the old Seaside Hospital, which has moved and is now is Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He went to Poly High School and attended UC Irvine. Dr. Boswell attended Loma Linda Medical School, followed by an Internship at L.A. County Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology residency at UC Irvine. Dr. Boswell left Southern California for a 2 year Fellowship in Disease and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, at Wills Eye Hospital, from 1982-1984. His wife Jan and he had their first child, Alicia, while in Philadelphia. She was born at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is now a graduate student at UC San Diego. He, then, returned home to join Dr. Carson and Dr. McBeath in 1984. Dr. Boswell has lived in Long Beach since his return and his son, Morgan was born at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boswell's career in retinal diseases coincided with the development of vitreous surgery, the AIDS epidemic, and now the era of intraocular injection to treat Infection, Diabetic Retinopathy, Inflammatory Diseases and Macular Degeneration. It continues to be a marvelous experience for him. On many days, many patients of Dr. Boswell are more concerned with how he is doing than about their own recovery. Dr. Boswell appreciates the opportunity to give back to our city and frequently sponsors community events such as Long Beach Dragon Boat Race or Irvine Blind Mud Run. Dr. Boswell has a genuinely kind heart and upbeat spirit; it is a true pleasure to be his colleague, patient or friend."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • U Calif Irvine Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boswell II has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boswell II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boswell II to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Boswell II'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 (1)
in Cypress, CA |
Dr. Boswell and his team are outstanding. My husband was recovering from an emergency retinal displacement surgery which was done out of area. Upon returning home it was urgent that my husband be seen immediately which did happen immediately. One phone call and schedules were ordered so that my husband was seen the very next day. The exam team and doctor were efficient, professional and very caring. Cannot not begin to express our gratitude for this amazing team.
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Dr. Boswell II accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Boswell II has admitting privileges

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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