Dr. James Kao, DO
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Dr. James Kao, DO


Ophthalmology | Male


Dr. James Kao, DO is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Huntington Beach, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

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    Dr. Kao'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
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    in Cupertino, CA |
    Bad service at front desk weird billing. Billed me 3 months later unautherized
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    Dr. Kao'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 malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

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    • 2

      Dr. Kao has received 2 sanctions

      What is a sanction or disciplinary action
      • Disciplinary action in another state (3/16/2017)
      • Action Taken: Probation
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      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Colorado
      • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (4/25/2016)
      • Action Taken: Reprimand
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      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
    • 0
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    Board Certifications

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headache
    • Hypertension
    • Injuries
    • Osteoarthritis


    • Medical School
      International University Of The Health Sciences (Iuhs)

      Graduated in 2001

      Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      Genesys Regional Medical Center Health Park

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine

      Completed in 2003

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

      Completed in 2004

    • Undergraduate School
      Weill Cornell Medical College

      Graduated in 1989

    • Other Education
      George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences

      Completed in 2000

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Chinese, Mandarin
    • Spanish

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    • Ophthalmology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Eye Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • LASIK