Dr. Joan Kaestner, MD

Dr. Joan Kaestner, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Joan Kaestner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.

477 N El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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more than 76% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
more than 68% of peers
more than 67% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

24  Conditions Treated

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

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  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Pacific Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California, San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harvard Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Duke Medical School Mosby Book Award for Student Leadership,
  • Asbury Award for Outstanding Resident Paper,
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaestner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaestner's Reviews

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2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 1

Dr. Kaestner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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