Dr. Kent Small, MD

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Dr. Kent Small, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Glendale, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Small to book an appointment.

Dr. Small

Macula & Retina Institute

411 N Central Ave Ste 115 Glendale, CA 91203
Accepting new patients

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Amazing and very kind doctor. Diagnosed giant cell arteritis when noone else helped... basically saved me from blindness. Forever grateful.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jacqleen Freimantale – Jan 02, 2021
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Dr. Small and his staff were amazing. I lost a significant amount of vision as a result of an accident and they treated me so well. I called and they took me in right away. I didn't wait long and Dr. Small was so caring and helpful. Thank you all for making a terrible day amazing!
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Chris T. in Los Angeles, CA – Jan 19, 2018
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His staff was very helpful and helped me with my appointment and paperwork. Dr. Small was also amazing at diagnosing me and helping me understand my diagnosis. Thank you all!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Tom P. in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 23, 2016
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I have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration since early 2004. I have been seeing Dr. Small since then and I have been so impressed with his knowledge and expertise. Thank you!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Brenda S in Culver city, CA – Apr 06, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Small for a few years now about my diabetic retinopathy. He has managed my retinal issue and has treated it for years. My vision has greatly improved and I owe it to him. I highly recommend him.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Laura M. in Eagle rock, CA – Apr 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Innovative, experienced and highly personalized retinal care

Biography

Dr. Small is a board-certified ophthalmologist with years of specialized training and over two decades of experience in retinal disorders, making him a...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Duke University
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kent Small, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Small frequently treats Chorioretinal Scars, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Degenerative Disorders of Globe. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Small treats.

Where is Dr. Kent Small, MD's office located?

Dr. Small's office is located at 411 N Central Ave Ste 115, Glendale, CA 91203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Small speaks Spanish, Armenian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Small's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chorioretinal Scars
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Small treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 100% of his peers

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

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Degenerative Disorders of Globe
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Small treats Degenerative Disorders of Globe more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Small's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Type I
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(818) 552-5040

Dr. Small accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Locations

Macula & Retina Institute

Secondary411 N Central Ave Ste 115 Glendale, CA 91203
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Primary8635 W 3rd St Ste 395w Los Angeles, CA 90048
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Small is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

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

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

Glendale, CA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Olympia Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

56% Patient Experience Rating, 13% lower than the national average

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