Dr. Heather Nesti, MD

Dr. Heather Nesti, MD

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45 y/o
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Dr. Heather Nesti, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Annapolis, MD. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read her story

Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center

2002 Medical Pkwy Ste 320

Annapolis, MD 21401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Davis Vision
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Nesti's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nesti "Dr. Heather A. Nesti is a partner with Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. A board certified ophthalmologist, she offers patients the latest surgical techniques for both glaucoma and cataract surgery. In 2012 and 2013, she was honored with a “Patient’s Choice” award from Vitals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and is the Co-Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Educated and skilled in the most advanced treatments for glaucoma, Dr. Nesti creates a specific plan for each patient using a combination of medications, lasers and surgery to control the disease and prevent further damage. For her cataract patients, Dr. Nesti offers the most advanced laser technology and intraocular lens options to allow them to see near, far and everything in between – often without the need for glasses after surgery. Her expertise in these subspecialties is significant for patients who have both glaucoma and cataracts. Prior to joining Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, she trained at Philadelphia’s prestigious Wills Eye Hospital where she was the co-chief of her residency program and completed a fellowship in glaucoma. She earned her medical degree, cum laude, from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia after graduating with a B.A. in biology, cum laude, from the University of Delaware. Throughout her academic career, she was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the honor of receiving the James B. Shipman Award for best resident scientific paper at the Wills Eye Hospital Annual Conference in 2003 and the Bausch & Lomb Young Investigators Award Travel Grant in 2003. Dr. Nesti, who lives in Crownsville with her husband and three children, enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, ice skating, skiing with her three active kids and spending time with family and friends."

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This content was provided by Dr. Nesti "Dr. Heather A. Nesti is a partner with Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center. A board certified ophthalmologist, she offers patients the latest surgical techniques for both glaucoma and cataract surgery. In 2013, she was honored with a Patients Choice award from Vitals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and is the Co-Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at Anne Arundel Medical Center."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Delaware
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Wills Eye Hospital Ophthalmology Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Wills Eye Hospital Ophthalmology-Co-Chief Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Wills Eye Hospital-Clinical Glaucoma Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nesti has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nesti's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nesti to family and friends
4.8
based on 680 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Nesti'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Annapolis, MD |
Dr. Nesti was confident, but not arrogant, communicative, pleasant, friendly, and I left feeling that I am been seen and advised as to my condition by a doctor who knew what she was doing. The staff, from the moment I entered the office until I left, was competent, friendly, courteous and made me feel that I was in good hands.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nesti accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Davis Vision
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nesti has admitting privileges

Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401
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