Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jeffrey Kay, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kay is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center.

6599 N Oracle Rd

Tucson, AZ 85704

Contact Information

(520) 544-4393

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • 22 More

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Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
normal
more than 71% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • University of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Arizona
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kay to family and friends
3.1
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Kay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Kay is a wonderful doctor. My son was up all night holding his eye open from pressure and pain. We were desperate to find a doctor to help give him some relief and help us with this brand new condition (my son's regular eye doctor was out of town.) We found Dr. Kay online and gave him a call outside of office hours. We were amazed when he personally answered the emergency line. He was in Tucson and drove up to the valley that morning to see my son as a New Patient and help stabilize him.
Tucson, AZ |
I have glaucoma and blind in one eye. I need to make sure I see an Opthamologist. I moved here 1-1/2 yrs ago from Wa.state and my Dr there recommended Dr Kay. My first appt 1-1/2 yrs ago with Dr Kay was brief, 5 min.sat me down to a TV for glaucoma. ??? His DO Dr. Flint is the only one who sees me. She only checks pressures one time, (s/b at least 2 or 3).. is rude,brags how she is in charge of the office when he is away and how great she is ..she is only a DO!! I have NO FAITH in this office
in Tucson |
Very professional surgeon. Communication was superior as to what surgery he was going to perform and the expected results. His staff followed in his shadow. Communication was constant on each visit as to my progress. Excellent results as I expected. Recommend highly.
Marana, AZ |
Dr. Kay's whole staff are very beautiful people. Very helpful and kind. They make you feel ery comfortable .
in Tucson, AZ |
If you enjoy spending your entire day waiting at an office, then this is the place or you. Dr. Kay has no problem making you wait 3 to 4 hours to be seen. Also doesn't seem to mind that it is very inconvenient to not except credit/debit cards because he might lose a little revenue. After his first visit with you, he then dumps you on his colleague who by the way is only a optometrist, who has no problem letting you know how great she is.
in Tucson, AZ |
I've seen Dr. Kay several times over the past 15 years and have always had a very positive experience. He took the time to answer my questions and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Tucson, AZ |
Professional and compassionate
in Tucson, AZ |
I'v been treated by Dr. Kay for over 10 years for glaucoma, after cataract and retinal surgeries with complications. The care and dedication of Dr Kay and his staff have kept my glaucoma under control, which I feel is amazing, considering all my eyes have been though. He takes the time to answer your questions throughly, and explains your condition and treatment plan well. I highly recommend this physician and his staff.
in Sun City, AZ |
dr kay checked my eyes and told me that he wanted to do lazer surgery on my left eye to try and save the vision and relieve the pressure,instead when I went in to have the laser done he did the right eye which is the bad one.now that he did the wrong eye I have lost all vision in my right eye,we are seriously considering doing a lawsuit for malpractice because befor he did my right eye,I could see a little,now I am totally blind in my rt eye.he is a poor excuse for a doctor!
in Tucson, AZ |
Kay treated my dad for about 12 years for glaucoma. In the past year my fathers pressure was on the rise and all Kay did was give him drops and say give them time to work come back in a few months. My dad started getting double vision and had to stop driving. Dr Kay said it is all part of what is happening. Keep taking drops he was NEVER around every time my dad had an appointment. He would see Flint WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE IS DOING. After months of NEGLECT MY DAD IS BLIND!!! Get out
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Dr. Kay accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Ameriben
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Gold
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • One Health
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Self Pay
  • State Farm
  • TPA
    Web-TPA
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Hospitals where Dr. Kay has admitting privileges

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Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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