Dr. Joseph Selem, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 43

Ophthalmology

Dr. Joseph Selem, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Coral Gables, FL and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ponce Sch of Med in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Coral Gables Hospital and Larkin Community Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph Selem, MD

The Selem Center Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery

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

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Selem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Selem

4.2

Based on 46 ratings

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Super feliz me siento
Personal de recepción y asistentes muy amables. El dr muy bueno. Excelente profesional. Lo recomiendo al 100%. Totalmente satisfecha.
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
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LUISA LANCIA – Oct 05, 2022
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Took my shot at his reviews, super happy.
I saw him today. Everything was perfect and everyone was very nice. Thank you
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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Barbara Rivera – Sep 20, 2022
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Excellent Doctor.
Dr.Selem was great, very nice and answered all my concerns thoroughly. Friendly staff, very short wait time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrea Reyes – May 05, 2022
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He may be a great doctor but his front office staff is rude and nasty. If you call they don’t answer the phones and when they do they’ll place you on hold and never get back. This doctor should be ashamed how his front office staff at the Coral Gables treats his patients!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jan 05, 2022
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I'm more than satisfied with my eyelid surgery performed by Dr Selem. He is an outstanding Doctor, very professional and very nice and caring with his patients. He explains everything in a very clear way, and makes the patients feel comfortable during the visit. I highly recommend Dr Selem to any person expecting an excellent job in their eye surgery.
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
No results
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Suey Lam – Jan 04, 2022
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name is violet Harris I had advance catarac in both of my eyes I had surgery on my left eye by doctor Joseph Salem I coldest ask God for a better doctor this doctor for me is the best the staff are very nice he is the best
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Violet Harris – Dec 10, 2021
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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.
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
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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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.
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
No results
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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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
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
No results
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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
  • 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
No results
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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
  • 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
No results
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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
  • 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
No results
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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 .
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
No results
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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
  • 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
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
  • 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
No results
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Alejandro Perez in Miami – May 02, 2018
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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 Sch of Med
Medical School
2005
Ponce School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Selem has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Selem, MD speak?

Dr. Selem speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Selem's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cataract
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Senile Cataracts
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Pterygium
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Treatment Frequency

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:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Latisse
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leucocoria
  • Liposuction
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • 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
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Selem accepts the following insurance:

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Preferred PPO
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Locations

Practice

The Selem Center Ophthalmology & Plastic Surgery814 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 510 Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Miami Eye Center3850 SW 87th Ave Ste 304 Miami, FL 33165
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