Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD

Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 57

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Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Lancaster, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Opatowsky to book an appointment.


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Antelope Valley Eye Care

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Antelope Valley Eye Care42543 8th St W Ste 101 Lancaster, CA 93534
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Opatowsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Opatowsky

4.7

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
  • Listened & answered questions (13)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Long wait times (1)
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The doctor is great. The only problem I have is there's no phone number for the Ridgecrest office listed anywhere!
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Sep 11, 2020
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Excellent doctors, fine staff, and a nice waiting room with awesome aviation photos & a cool fish tank!
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Rosamond, CA – Jan 11, 2019
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He may be a great doctor, but a person can’t wait over 3 months to be seen when diagnosis of a serious illness is on the line. That was explained when trying to get an appointment. Availability is part of being a great doctor too.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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DR in Palmdale, CA – Sep 06, 2018
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I am 86 years of age and have had the good fortune to call Dr. Opatowski my eye doctor for the last 17. He has performed eye surgeries on my husband and me with great skill and precision. He restored our vision. He is the ultimate professional and we trust him completely. When his name is mentioned in my yoga class, others comment "Isn't he a doll?" And I wholeheartedly agree.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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E. F in Palmdale CA – May 06, 2018
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The doctor and staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to answer your questions. The doctor is extremely knowledgeable of diseases of the eye and if he cannot treat your issue he has knowledge of professionals who can help. I have never waited for more than 15 minutes to start my appointment. The whole office runs like a well oiled clock!
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LSC in Ridgecrest, CA – Jun 22, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Opatowsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Opatowsky treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Opatowsky treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Opatowsky treats Eyelid Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Opatowsky treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Retina Diseases
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Opatowsky treats Retina Diseases more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Opatowsky treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Opatowsky's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diplopia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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(661) 948-4373

Dr. Opatowsky accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Lancaster, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Of California San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
Internship Hospital
1984
University of California at Davis
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD?

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Is Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Opatowsky frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Eyelid Disorders, and Retina Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Opatowsky treats.

Where is Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD's office located?

Dr. Opatowsky's office is located at 42543 8th St W Ste 101, Lancaster, CA 93534. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD speak?

Dr. Opatowsky speaks Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Ira Opatowsky, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Opatowsky has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Antelope Valley Hospital

Lancaster, CA

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Ridgecrest, CA