Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD

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Age 65
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Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD
Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Bellevue, WA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Barnebey is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus.

1920 116th Ave NE Ste 203

Bellevue, WA 98004

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Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD

Dr. Howard Barnebey, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Barnebey's Experience

Dr. Barnebey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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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.


  • Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Akron Genl Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Akron Genl Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Med Coll Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barnebey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnebey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnebey to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Barnebey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Kirkland, WA |
Dr. Barnebey is an excellent practitioner - knowledgeable, caring, absolutely trustworthy. His staff is very friendly and professional. The only downside is the wait time to get into your appointment but honestly, it is well worth the wait! Highly recommend!
Seattle, WA |
I recommend Dr. Howard Barnebey to anyone needing help with glaucoma or cataracts. He has treated me for glaucoma for many years, and most recently performed cataract surgery, which in my particular case had the added benefit of lowering my intraocular pressures. Thanks to Dr. Barnebey’s knowledge and surgical skill, I’m free of glasses and glaucoma drops, and I’m seeing better than I have in decades.
in Fall City, WA |
I was referred to Dr Barnebey for an eye condition and I must say I'm thoroughly unimpressed. He has a terrible way of communicating with patients and acts quite annoyed when asked any questions. He even had the audacity to ask me what eye drops he had prescribed to me during a previous visit. Doesn't he keep records of his patient interactions? Needless to say, I'm currently searching for an ophthalmologist that respects and has legitimate concern for their patients.
in Kirkland, WA |
I was referred to him with narrow angle problem. After many tests he comes in and says well, when do you want to have cataract surgery... I said I will have to think about it. He was dismayed I didn't schedule the surgery. After meeting with an Ophthalmologist at Virginia Mason she said I wasn't a candidate and didn't need surgery. This guy was rude and aggressive and would never come back.
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Dr. Barnebey accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN

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Hospitals where Dr. Barnebey has admitting privileges

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
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