Dr. Howard Sakowitz, MD

Dr. Howard Sakowitz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Howard Sakowitz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Orange City, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2850 Wellness Ave

Orange City, FL 32763

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Staten Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sakowitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sakowitz's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sakowitz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Sakowitz recently removed my cataracts. He's an extraordinary doctor. His staff is excellent, (and he even called me at home to know how I was doing). At his clinic, the wait times are short and his entire staff is very professional and caring. All his doctors at Sakowitz Eye Center are board...more
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I've been Dr. Sakowitz patient for many years, great doctor but his staff have no manners at all. Had an app on 7/17/2017 at 9:00 AM, after been seen by assistant and gone through eye exam and after dilatation staff put me back on waiting room to be called by Dr. Sakowitz, 45 minutes later I...more
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Dr. Sakowitz is truly an outstanding doctor. He is thorough and explains all results extremely well. What I most like about Dr. Sakowitz and the staff is the compassion, the friendliness that they show toward their patients. An A -1 practice!!
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