Dr. Jason Handza, DO

Dr. Jason Handza, DO

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Doctor Jason Handza is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist retinal specialist who is fellowship trained in the treatment of all medical and surgical retinal disease and laser surgery.This includes diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments. Dr. Handza graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. He received his medical degree with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Kettering Medical Center/Grandview Hospital. He then completed a post graduate fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at the nationally respected University of South Florida Eye Institute. He was twice awarded the prestigious Patrick Murray Award given by the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology to a physician demonstrating "professional proficiency, unusual merit and skills in the practice of ophthalmology. He also received the coveted Galen S. Young, Sr. Award from the P.C.O.M. Department of Surgery for his exceptional surgical ability. Dr. Handza has been delivering specialty eye care in Florida since 2004. He has trained with many highly respected physicians considered to be experts in the field of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery. As a co-investigator, he has been on the forefront of research aimed at the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. His research was focused on the study of Lucentis for macular degeneration, including two different Phase III trials, one Phase I/II trial and the Phase III trial for a Diabetic Retinopathy treatment by Eli Lilly. He regularly lectures at and attends conferences and educational programs on the most recent advances in the field of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been appointed to the medical staff at Largo Medical Center. Patients appreciate Dr. Handza's personalized care and concern for how their vision affects their lives. He takes the time to ensure that every patient understands his or her eye problem and the appropriate treatment options. Most importantly, Dr. Handza treats all patients with respect and greatly values their opinions.

Gulf Coast Eye Care

10730 US Highway 19 Ste 7

Port Richey, FL 34668
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth

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Dr. Handza's Experience

Dr. Handza'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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pars Planitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macugen® Injection
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Saint Francis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Kettering Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of South Florida Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Handza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Handza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handza to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Handza'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 (2)
in Pinellas Park, FL |
Although waiting room wait was a little lengthy, remainder of appt. went well. Having seen Dr. Handza in the past, expect wonderful treatment and knowledgable diagnosis.
in Pinellas Park, FL |
GREAT, everything went perfect.
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Dr. Handza accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

Hospitals where Dr. Handza has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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