Dr. Joseph Selem, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 42

Dr. Joseph Selem, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Coral Gables, FL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Coral Gables Hospital and Larkin Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Selem to book an appointment.

Dr. Selem

The Selem Center Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery

814 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 510 Coral Gables, FL 33134
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Selem was very nice and took the time to answer all my questions and explain my condition. I didn't expect him to give me a script for glasses as he's not an optometrist but Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon). The staff was great and polite. Wait time was very short. Great doctor and staff.
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Apr 05, 2021
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the wait was long and he didn't write me a prescription for my eyeglasses. I have been going to Eisner for years - also opthamologists - always get a new script. I moved to homestead and thought I could see someone here. he was a bit rushed. the receptionist had to double check to see if accepted my insurance. I won't be going back. now they get paid but i don't have a script. not happy about it. they looked at like I was crazy to ask for one.
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Evelyn Agra – Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Selem and his team are stellar. Excellent care is what you will get in Dr. Selem's Eye Care centers. I visited his office in Miami for my first time. I was very well impressed by every member of Dr. Salem's medical team. They worked with diligence, professionalism and efficiency. Dr. Salem is very knowable and kind. If you are thinking to have a qualified Eye Dr, undoubtedly, he is the one to be chosen. You will be very satisfied with the work of this excellent Ophthalmologist and his medical team.
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Ruben R Gonzalez – Feb 16, 2021
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1 The only positive experience was the friendly receptionist. Dr Selem was knowledgeable but unpleasant. He seemed to be in a hurry and made several rude remarks about my eye makeup ( I had removed most of it prior to my appointment). Not at all what I had expected from a professional. Read Less
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Feb 11, 2021
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I am so thrilled to write this review., I now live in Costa Rica and my right eye was very watery all the time ., I went to see a doctor in CR which checked my duct canal and he told me I needed to be operated in a hospital with general anesthisia., I decided to see Dr Selem bcs I was traveling to Miami., he perfomed his magic in my duct canal and my problem was over., He saved me from a big operation, I can only say he knows what he is doing and I will always highly recommend him
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ROSANNA SARMIENTO – Sep 12, 2019
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I've almost forgotten that I ever had droopy eyelids. My eyes feel great now because of the excellent surgery performed by Dr. Selem he is an artist! I had a feeling of being weary or tired all the time. it was a fast surgery with no pain, post op. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and was scared of how I would feel after surgery, I never had to take any medication after surgery. Everyone that attended me was very professional. staff had my comfort and best results present. The downtime was very minimal. Dr. Selem is the BEST, I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to have this done.
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Nayla M. Pichilli – Sep 10, 2019
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he was very nice and took time to listen to my concerns and comments, as well as giving me options on how to solve them and helpful information
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Aug 10, 2019
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My name is Aurora Chavez for years I was looking forward to do the Blepharoplasty but is very important to chose the right surgeon. Lucky me to find Dr. J. Selem I am so please with the warm welcome and evaluation received in his office. So happy because my surgery was so simple no hassle and fast recuperation . I recommend him to anyone who are looking for an opthalmologist with a gift to make people happy and satisfied. Thank you so much .
What went well
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Aurora chavez – Aug 01, 2019
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Excellent ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon . Always answer calls after hours. Honest and professional.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 03, 2019
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Excelente Doctor contesto todas mis preguntas y fue muy profesional realmente lo recomiendo se nota que ma su profesión .
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Ritza in Miami, FL – Nov 27, 2018
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I recently had catarac surgery performed by Dr. Selem. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome as well as every aspect of the treatment I received from him and his staff prior to the surgery. One of the things that surprised me is how efficiently his office runs. I had 5 appointments and each time I was in to see the doctor within 10 minutes of my scheduled appointment time. Dr. Selem is wonderful and caring physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bob in Miami, FL – Oct 01, 2018
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I’m the daughter of one of Dr Selem’s patients and I was truly happy with him and his staff. The concern he personally showed her was comforting and reassuring. His professionalism is above and beyond. Thank you all your the care and concern shown to my mother. Even to the point of taking her and performing her surgery even when her transportation got her 2.5 hrs late. It’s rare to find his dedication if I ever need eye surgery he will be my first OPTION
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Caroline Nelson in FL – Sep 07, 2018
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I had an appointment with Dr. Selem about two years ago. I made the appointment because he had good reviews. When I get to the office I had to wait a long time. Then when it was my turn a lady came instead of the doctor and she said the doctor wasn't working that day. So since I had already waited so long I let her look at my eyes. But she was a really mediocre doctor. I especifically asked when I booked my appointment that I wanted to be seen by Dr. Selem, but I guess they don't care.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Maria – Aug 14, 2018
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Joseph Selem. He was very knowledgeable, caring and made me feel comfortable during the visit. I came in with two Chalazions on my upper eyelid and he took his time explaining everything that I needed to know about the procedure to remove them. I decided to get them removed that very same day and the surgery was quick and with minimal pain. Thanks to his hard work and professionalism I recovered perfectly and very prompt.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Alejandro Perez in Miami – May 02, 2018
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I've been to Dr. Selem twice. I had flashing in my right eye so they got me an appointment quickly. I had to wait a little longer the first time but it was very busy. Dr. Selem explained if I was having worse flashing continuiously to get in to see him right away. I went back to see him 3 weeks later. He spends time with me and took time to listen to my worries. I did like the Ponce de leon office better than the Bird rd. because it was a lot newer but both offices were very professional.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Pamel Ambrogi in Coral Gables Florida – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Selem is a fantastic doctor with a keen ability to diagnose his patients. He is honest with all his patients and is never afraid to tell them what they need to hear, often explaining things in layman's terms so people actually understand their diagnosis. His staff is as efficient as they are intelligent; I would definitely recommend Dr. Selem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Damian Hernandez in Miami, FL – Jun 14, 2017
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Dr. Selem and his staff are a top line ophthalmology practice. Upon calling the office to schedule an appointment, Dr. Selem and his staff promptly addressed my concerns and provided me with guidance. I had a sty in my eye that needed to be surgically removed and Dr. Selem was able to remove it within an hour of my appointment, with little pain and a successful recovery. Due to Dr. Selem's plastic surgery specialty, he was able to remove my sty with ease and precision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lindsey L. in Miami, FL – Sep 28, 2016
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I went for the first time for a checkup. My appt was at 10am and I was in 10 mins later, which is very on point comparing to every single doctor's appt I go to that they leave me waiting for an hour after my appt time to see me. The attention and professionalism was excellent. I recommend it to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Hialeah, FL – Sep 01, 2016
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I went in for a chalazion removal. I was a bit nervous, but Dr. Selem made me feel very comfortable. He truly cares about the patient's wellbeing and healing progress. He is reassuring and efficient, and I would definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Suseth in Miami – Mar 16, 2016
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My first visit to Dr. Selem's based on great reviews. Office is pretty, relaxing & inviting. Seating is very comfortable. Wait not long considering I am new patient. His staff, welcoming & friendly. The nurse that sees you before the doctor is friendly, listens carefully. Dr. Selem is very patient friendly. Found him to be a good listener. Like that he tries basic methods first instead of prescriptions. Though practice is buy, he is not rushed. I found my eye doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Isabel in Miami, FL – Mar 05, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Taking an artistic and comprehensive approach to all patients? individual concerns, utilizing minimally invasive techniques to provide long-lasting and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Joseph Selem is a leading ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon offering a variety of eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Ponce School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Selem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Selem frequently treats Cataract, Senile Cataracts, and Pterygium. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Selem treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Selem, MD's office located?

Dr. Selem's office is located at 814 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 510, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Selem's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Senile Cataracts
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Dr. Selem treats Senile Cataracts more than 100% of his peers

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Pterygium
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Dr. Selem treats Pterygium more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Selem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Selem's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Laser Surgery
  • Latisse
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leucocoria
  • Liposuction
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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The Selem Center Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery814 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 510 Coral Gables, FL 33134
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Miami Eye Center3850 Sw 87th Ave Ste 304 Miami, FL 33165
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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