Dr. James Martel, MD

Dr. James Martel, MD

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62 y/o
(27)

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Dr. James Martel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rancho Cordova, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Joseph Martel, MD

11216 Trinity River Dr

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Martel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Pterygium
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Martel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Martel "Enjoy what you do and love your patients. Treat them as though they were your mother."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Martel does not have any board certifications listed.

103  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Strabismus Treatment
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Beth Israel Hospital Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • John Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • John Hopkins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Sema Weiss / NIH,
Media & Publications

Dr. Martel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hmong
  • Laotian
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Martel's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Martel to family and friends
27 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Martel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Martel has been my Dr for 17 years. I feel like he is family and I grew up with him. He has helped diagnose me with VKH and now IIH. Unfortunately his staff is very incompetent. They do not return calls, or messages and due to poor time management all appointments last 2-4 hours instead of...more
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