Dr. Joseph Chang, MD

Dr. Joseph Chang, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Joseph Chang, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

4101 Empire Dr Ste 120

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Chang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "Joseph H. Chang, M.D., board certified ophthalmologist, is a respected member of the Bakersfield community and has been practicing the most advanced techniques for plastic surgery of the eyelids, aesthetic facial rejuvenation, and cataract surgery for over fifteen years. After graduating valedictorian from high school in Knoxville, TN, he obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Chang then completed his residency in Ophthalmology at UCLA's esteemed Jules Stein Eye Institute. Since then, he was invited to serve as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, where he continues to teach the latest techniques in cataract and lens implant surgery to the resident surgeons at UCLA. This is Dr. Chang's commitment to stay abreast of all the latest advances in eye surgery. Dr. Chang has a keen aesthetic sense and masterfully blends the technical and artistic sides of his work. Known as The Eyelid Doc, Dr. Chang has performed several thousand eyelid surgeries and tens of thousands of injections in his career to-date. Please browse actual patient before and afters, his results speak for themselves. Additionally, he loves to look at any of your older photographs that you like, to help guide your treatment goals."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "Dr. Joe Chang has performed thousands of successful cosmetic eyelid surgeries and facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Chang has a keen aesthetic sense and masterfully blends the technical and artistic sides of his work. He will cheerfully answer all of your questions in a pressure free environment."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

6  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Essential Blepharospasm
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Stye

7  Procedures

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Georgia Baptist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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Patient Comments (4)

Dr Chang performed upper eyelid surgery on me, with a very poor result. Long after my healing should have been finished, I still had an ugly scar just above the fold of my left eyelid. Dr Chang said it was jut a bit of extra skin, and removed it in his office. Now, over 2 years later, I still...more
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Very professional and skilled
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Dr. Chang was very attentive and listened to all my questions. Great bedside manner and I am very happy with the Botox and filler that I received. I would definitely go back to see him.
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I had my original upper blepharoplasty performed in March 2015 by Dr. Chang with devastating results. Not only were my eyelids completely asymmetric after the surgery, but I had severe pain in the inner corners of my eyes immediately following the surgery with very poor healing. The scars were very...more
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