Dr. Hans Dieter Hertzog, MD

Dr. Hans Dieter Hertzog, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
Dr. Hans Dieter Hertzog, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med in 2010 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

5094 E Los Coyotes Diagonal

Long Beach, CA 90815

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 63% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
more than 60% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 54% of peers

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Dr. Hertzog's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hertzog "Dr. H. Dieter Hertzog, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Hertzog Eye Care in 2014 following 13 years of medical, surgical, and ophthalmologic training. He is a 4th generation ophthalmologist and a 5th generation medical doctor and has logged over 3000 eye surgeries, injections, and lasers during his career. Dr. Hertzog earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University in 2005. While at Harvard, he played Division-1A intercollegiate rugby – the highest level of college rugby in the United States. He was a member of the 2003 National Champion runner-up team that advanced unbeaten through the 64-team Division-1A playoffs, losing only to Air Force Academy in the national championship game. He started on the 1st team for two years and was named co-MVP as a senior. He earned his M.D. from Loma Linda School of Medicine. He finished ranked 1st out of a class of 169 students and was awarded the President's Award as the top academic student in his graduating class. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha – the national honor society for medical students. Dieter went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/USC Eye Institute, a program consistently ranked in the top 10 in the United States. A large portion of his training was spent at Los Angeles County Hospital where he logged over 1500 eye surgeries and lasers in one of the busiest hospitals in the U.S. During this time, he became well-versed in cataract surgery, trauma, and the treatment of a multitude of eye conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Hertzog subsequently completed a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at Doheny Eye Center of UCLA, another ophthalmology program ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. He is well-versed in blepharoplasty and ptosis repair for drooping eyelids, as well as the removal of eyelid lesions and cancers with subsequent lid reconstruction. Dr. Hertzog also remains dedicated to education and research. He continues to teach cataract surgery, staffing the residents at USC in both routine and complex cataract cases. Between college and medical school he spent a year performing research, authoring and co-authoring several peer-reviewed publications. This included research examining genetic predispositions to macular degeneration and publications pertaining to keratoconus, glaucoma, and clear-corneal incisions in cataract surgery . He considers his greatest accomplishment to be his wife, Laura, and his 4 children. He looks forward to serving the vision needs of the Long Beach and surrounding communities as a member of the Hertzog Eye Care team."
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4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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12  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) 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 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.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Scripps Mercy Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Usc/Doheny Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Doheny Eye Inst
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
  • UCLA & Affil Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hertzog has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hertzog's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hertzog to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Hertzog's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Hertzog saw me on short notice for a sudden onset of wet macular degeneration. He immediately started treatment and it has been extremely successful. He and his team are both professional and caring. I have already recommended Hertzog Eye Care Center to friends.
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Dr. Hertzog is the most kind, caring Dr you will ever meet. He is very thourough with his exam and takes the time to answer any questions. His office is beautiful and the staff are friendly and efficient. It also comforts me knowing that he did his training at USC, one of the top notch facilities...more
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Doctor Hertzog has excellent people skills and made me feel at easy with my cataract surgery. He is a talented surgeon and I was incredibly happy with the results of my surgery. Highly recommend. Their office is beautiful and the staff are friendly and incredibly helpful.
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