Dr. James Goldman, MD

Dr. James Goldman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. James Goldman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from UNIV OF ROCHESTER SCH OF MED & DENTISTRY in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

7245 E Osborn Rd Ste 4

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

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Dr. Goldman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goldman "Dr. James Goldman is a medical eye care provider specializing in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He has been in practice since 2007 and has performed thousands of successful surgeries using Micro Incision and No Stitch techniques. Patients who see Dr. Goldman benefit from his experience as a corneal and refractive surgeon. He is currently focused on refractive cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. Medical training began early for Dr. Goldman, having been granted acceptance to an eight-year medical program at the University of Rochester while in high school. Majoring in neurosciences, he graduated cum laude and received numerous academic awards. He completed his medical internship in Rochester and was recognized by the department as "Intern of the Year". He then received training as an ophthalmologist at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and served as Chief Resident. Following residency, he was accepted into the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, the #1 ranked school for ophthalmology training in the nation. There he completed an anterior segment fellowship specializing in microsurgery of the lens, cornea, and laser vision correction, and published research involving advanced techniques in cataract and corneal surgery. In his early years, Dr. Goldman was known as "James the Juggler" having performed regularly at nursing homes and founding a volunteer project to use juggling as a recreational therapy for learning disabled children and victims of brain injury. His efforts were recognized in the New York Times and by the State Medical Society as outstanding contributions in community service. Dr. Goldman and his staff are passionate about educating patients and helping them make the best decision regarding elective options including astigmatism correcting lenses, multifocal lenses, intraoperative aberrometry, laser-based cataract surgery, and other new and emerging technologies. Dr. Goldman strives to help patients achieve visual results that fit their lifestyle and individual needs. His patients describe him as professional, informative, and compassionate."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goldman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goldman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goldman to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (14 with comments)

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Dr. Goldman's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Glendale AZ
My cataract surgery by Dr. Goldman was fast, painless and resulted in near perfect vision using the ORA procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Goldman for your cataract surgery needs.
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in Scottsdale, AZ
I have had two cataract surgeries done by Dr. Goldman on both eyes - four in total - one in 2011 and the second in 2017. All were 5 stars from EVERY standpoint: 1) waiting time (no more than 10 minutes at AZ Eye and 20 minutes at the surgery center); 2) thoroughness of pre-exam; 3) clarity of...more
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in Mesa, AZ
Dr. Goldman did an exceptional job on my cataract surgery. He was very professional and personable. He takes the time to explain in detail the process. The results were fantastic.
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in Phoenix, AZ
I recommend Dr Goldman for "all things cataract". His knowledge, obvious experience, and relaxed demeanor were quite calming and reassuring to me throughout the process. Going in I had worn glasses my entire adult life. I was legally blind in my non-dominant eye due to cataract and had trifocal...more
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in Cave Creek, AZ
As a physician I pick and choose my physicians very carefully, not because they tell me what I want to hear, but for their honest advice and caring personality. That extra moment of explanation and discussion about my fears and feelings makes all the difference in keeping me well. As my wife...more
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