Dr. Joseph Martel, MD

Dr. Joseph Martel, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Martel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rancho Cordova, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Joseph Martel, MD

11216 Trinity River Dr

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage
  • York Risk Services

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Martel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Martel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Martel "Providing the finest eye care available."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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12  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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

  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • San Joaquin Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Co School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Martel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Martel's Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Martel to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Martel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Long wait time to get an appointment, longer wait time to see the doc. Office furniture is dangerous to your back! Be aware of this when you sit. Doc told me that my blepheritis is caused by poor hygiene! When I told my new opthalmologist this, he laughed, using a kindergartener playing in a...more
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I waited four months to see Dr. Joseph R. Martel, the Ophthalmologist. He was running 1 hour behind by 10:30am and his assistant took me back and had me read two lines on the eye chart. Then Dr. Joseph R. Martel came in and looked at the findings and took my glasses into the other room to check...more
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