Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

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60 y/o
(25)

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Jeffrey S. Schwartz, MD, is the first full-time board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist in Pinellas County. He has been with The Eye Institute since 1988. His practice is limited to diagnosis, treatment, laser therapy and surgery of patients with glaucoma and other related diseases. Dr. Schwartz completed his residency at The University of South Florida and his glaucoma fellowship at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He is active in medical research and has made major contributions in the treatment and management of glaucoma. Dr. Schwartz is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, He serves as the medical consultant to pharmaceutical companies in the search for more effective glaucoma medications. Dr. Schwartz is on the Board of Directors and is the Medical Consultant for the Lighthouse of Pinellas and has served as the Medical Director for a number of health care plans.

The Eye Institute of West Florida

3165 N McMullen Booth Rd Ste A1

Clearwater, FL 33761
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Farsightedness
normal
more than 49% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "The Eye Institute of West Florida delivers clinical excellence in every subspecialty field of ophthalmology with our fellowship trained physicians who utilize innovations, advanced medicines and latest techniques to deliver quality patient outcomes in a warm and friendly environment."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • 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.

Education

  • University Of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • American International School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwartz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hungarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
3.0
based on 25 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schwartz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Largo, FL |
If you want to visit a rude, arrogant and unsympathetic doctor than Dr. Schwartz is the doctor for you. I am a registered nurse presently working in a busy Recovery Room. This kind of treatment should not be tolerated by anyone. I don't care whether you have MD after your name.
in Fl |
Dr Schwartz has saved my vision and my husband and I have the greatest respect and admiration for him. He is the most approachable, friendly, knowledgeable Dr and has been treating my glaucoma for many years. We look forward to every appointment with him.
in Clearwater, FL |
I've been seeing Dr.Schwartz for almost 15 years for a chronic condition. Although I realize he is very busy, he has always taken the time to explain the issues at hand. He is conservative in his treatment approach. He is always positive and reassuring. I have the utmost confidence in his skills and have recommended him several times, including my wife.
in Tampa, FL |
This doctor is rude, arrogant and doesn't communicate. He kept pushing laser surgery on me without any tests on the first visit. I had to learn about it from someone else who worked there. I spoke to the manager about this and it seemed like this wasn't her first complaint. This doctor is terrible. The eye institute is not. I'm now with a different doctor, same institute. He also hurt me during a test. He suggested the woman hold my head in place, instead of putting in more drops.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schwartz accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schwartz has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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