Dr. Kathy Hwang, MD

Dr. Kathy Hwang, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Kathy Hwang, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

7501 Hospital Dr Ste 150

Sacramento, CA 95823

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 88% of peers
Migraine
high
more than 86% of peers
Nearsightedness
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Hwang'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. Hwang "Personalized, meticulous eye care"

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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

  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • California Pacific Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hwang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hwang's Reviews

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1 review

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Dr. Hwang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    POOR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    POOR
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Hwang Says:
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I welcome the opportunity to discuss with this person in Wisconsin why they were unhappy with his or her care.  It is extremely important to me for patients to leave with a clear understanding of their problem and how to treat it.  From the survey, it appears this person scheduled a same-day appointment; perhaps the only time available was inconvenient for him or her.  But for certain eye problems, we insist that the

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