Dr. George Tanaka, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. George Tanaka, MD
Dr. George Tanaka, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Tanaka is affiliated with St. Mary's Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp and California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus.

1515 Scott St # 2

San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact Information
Dr. George Tanaka, MD

Dr. George Tanaka, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Glaucoma
high
more than 83% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
normal
more than 78% of peers
Dry Eyes
normal
more than 74% of peers

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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
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • California Pacific Med Ctr-California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award - California Pacific Medical Center, 1999
  • Graduation with High Honors - Princeton University, 1986
  • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award - California Pacific Medical Center, 2002
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society - Princeton University, 1985
  • Erdbrink Resident Research Award - California Pacific Medical Center, 1995
  • Fight for Sight Student Fellowship Award - National Society to Prevent Blindness, 1989
Media & Publications

Dr. Tanaka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tanaka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tanaka to family and friends
3.4
based on 8 total reviews
Dr. Tanaka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tanaka accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Tanaka has admitting privileges

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California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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