Dr. John McBeath, MD

Dr. John McBeath, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. John McBeath, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci in 1971 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

4300 Long Beach Blvd Ste 300

Long Beach, CA 90807

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 91% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 87% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. McBeath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McBeath "Dr. McBeath is a founding member of South Coast Retina Center having joined Dr. Stanley Carson in the Long Beach, CA practice in 1978. He completed medical training at George Washington University in Washington , DC as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then became a flight surgeon in the US Air Force including a tour based in Taiwan but involved extensive time in Viet Nam and Thailand during the war. He returned to complete his ophthalmology residency and subsequent retina fellowship at the number one rated Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, Florida. There he had one of a kind retina training under Edward Norton, MD, Donald Gass, MD and the "father of vitrectomy" Robert Machemer, MD. He added the then new dimension of vitrectomy surgery to the practice and continued to grow with its development over the years. The practice grew to multiple locations and multiple new associates providing excellent retina care to our patients and for our referring doctors. He states it has been a privilege to "live through" the entire history of vitrectomy and the many advances in the field of retina care to the present time when so much can be offered in clinical care of patients to preserve vision. Dr. McBeath actively taught clinical and surgical retina to residents of the University of California, Irvine Ophthalmology program and Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach. He was selected "best instructor" by the residents numerous years. Dr. McBeath maintains his interest and main focus on clinical practice and personal care of patients concentrating on diabetes, retinal detachment, macular degeneration and vein occlusion. He participates in current clinical research studies conducted by the practice. He is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Los Angeles County Medical Association. Dr. McBeath is a family man and is enjoying seeing three daughters marry and his twins have twins as a reason to stay young at heart."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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5  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McBeath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McBeath's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McBeath to family and friends
2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
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Dr. McBeath's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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