Dr. Karim Jamal, MD

Dr. Karim Jamal, MD

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Dr. Karim Jamal, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jamal to book an appointment.

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Retinal Consultants of Arizona - Phoenix Biltmore

Locations

Retinal Consultants of Arizona - Phoenix Biltmore

Phoenix Biltmore1101 E Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Retinal Consultants of Arizona - Gilbert

Gilbert1712 E Boston St Gilbert, AZ 85295
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Retinal Consultants of Arizona - Mesa

Mesa2152 S Vineyard Ste 139 Bldg 12 Mesa, AZ 85210
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Retinal Consultants of Arizona - Phoenix North

Phoenix North15401 N 29Th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85053
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Dr. Jamal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jamal

3.4

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
47.05882352941177%
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
11.764705882352942%
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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1 Star
29.41176470588235%
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This guy is arrogant and not helpful. The exam lasted about two minutes and he couldn’t wait to get out of the room. He seemed irritated to have to answer one question. Would not recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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FR – Feb 03, 2021
I wish the doctor would be a bit more verbal and explain what is going on instead of the "I said it that is it" approach. A bit of communication would go a long way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
2 people found this helpful
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Mikey – Nov 11, 2020
Our experience with Dr. Jamal was horrible! My daughter was referred to him for an urgent procedure, which if not done, can cause her to lose her vision. Dr. Jamal spent a total of maybe 2 minutes with her before telling her to "go to St. Joseph's ER (in Glendale), they have good doctors there, someone will help you." Immediately, I explained to him that we were referred to him for this procedure to be performed that day, by him. He seemed to be dumbfounded....Mind you I had spoke with his office staff the day before and clarified the procedure. To add insult to injury, I questioned how it was sound medical advice to send us to an ER with the hope someone will help us. This not only risks my daughter's health, but those patients and staff in that ER. Dr. Jamal refused to look at me, instead speaking to me with his back facing my daughter and myself and his only response to my question was, "I don't know what you want me to tell you."
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Aug 12, 2020
Warning this dr ended up blinding me with his misuse of a steroid drug.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jan 08, 2020
Dr was great. Didn’t care for the assistant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 31, 2019
Triage nurse Melissa was exceptional when we contacted her after we received phone call with upsetting info from office staff member.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 04, 2018
I had another doctor before Dr. Jamal. I am so thrilled they changed me to Dr. Jamal. He is kind, caring and very good.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Marilyn R. in Mesa, AZ – Jun 21, 2018
Dr Jamal was very pleasant, listened to my concerns, and explained everything to me and made recommendations.
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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CD in Gilbert, AZ – Jun 12, 2018
Excellent, Caring, Thorough
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jim in San Tan Valley, AZ – Jun 06, 2018
My son said his eye hurt badly. It was red, and swollen, and he couldn't see out of it. None of the doctors were able too see into his eye, so they sent us to Dr. Jamal. He prescribed steroids to reduce inflammation, and finally he could see that the retina had detached. Surgeons are often cold, and aloof, but Dr. Jamal is warm, and caring. When he emerged after repairing the retina, he said he was cautious, but hopeful. I listened to his words, but it was his smile, that told the story.
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
6 people found this helpful
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donnaendures in Mesa, AZ – Nov 12, 2016
Came to get a second opinion and it saved my eye. Experimental treatment begun through Mayo and continued at Retinal Consultants. It is now standard practice. Dr Jamal is an Opthamologist but still at true MD in that he alerts to other areas needing medical attention as revealed by comprehensive eye exams.
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
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Coach Tom in Tempe, AZ – Aug 24, 2016

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Dr. Jamal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jamal treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Jamal treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hyphema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jamal treats Hyphema more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Jamal treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jamal treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jamal treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jamal's conditions and procedures:

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Physical Examination
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • 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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(602) 837-1609

Dr. Jamal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Banner Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Phoenix Standard
Mayo Clinic
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice was established in 1980 in central Phoenix. Since then, we have grown to include 32 locations throughout Arizona, providing improved access...Read more

Biography

Karim N. Jamal, M.D. graduated from Rice University in Houston, TX with degrees in Biochemistry and Business Management. He then went to medical school...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Texas Retina Associates
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Case Western Reserve University
Residency Hospital
1999
Rice U
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cambridge Who's Who registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs, 2010
  • CRCA America's top Ophthalmologists, 2011
  • AKEB Professional Achievement Award, 2010, 2011
  • The Leading Physicians of the World, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Karim Jamal, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (602) 837-1609.

Is Dr. Karim Jamal, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Karim Jamal, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Karim Jamal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jamal frequently treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Hyphema, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jamal treats.

Where is Dr. Karim Jamal, MD's office located?

Dr. Jamal's office is located at 1101 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Karim Jamal, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jamal has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jamal is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)