Dr. Gayle Howard, MD

Dr. Gayle Howard, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gayle Howard, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. She is 48 years old.

681 3rd Ave

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

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Bell's Palsy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 95% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Howard "I became an ophthalmologist because, while I love the ability to perform surgery and help someone's vision, I also wanted to develop long-term relationships with patients through nonsurgical care. Our eye care team strives to provide excellent care with a personal touch in an efficient and friendly setting. We try to take into consideration those personal characteristics of each patient and direct the best care possible for them to maintain a lifetime of great vision. In my spare time, I enjoy singing with a rock band and traveling on cruises. My children are, of course, a huge source of pride for me and they keep me busy with many activities."
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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

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement 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.

Education

  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howard to family and friends
4.4
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Howard'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Chula VIsta, Ca |
Dr. Howard is a GREAT MD, she makes you feel comfortable and she explains everything to you in layman's terms to make sure that you are comprehending your care. Her staff is also very courteous, professional and always greet you with a smile! I really appreciate the kindness!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Howard accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
    USAccess
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Plus POS
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
    Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Premier HMO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Howard has admitting privileges

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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