Dr. Kent W. Small, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Macula & Retina Institute 8635 W 3rd St Ste 395W, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Get Directions

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Small to family and friends
4.3
based on 15 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Small
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Small's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (15)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (15)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (14)
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in Los Angeles, CA |
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!
in Culver city, CA |
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!
in Eagle rock, CA |
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.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Small was very helpful in managing and treating my retinal issue. He explained everything to me along the way and his staff always made me feel welcomed! Thank you all!
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy, Retinal, 2
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scatter Laser Treatment
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Small's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Small's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Small

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Small's Care Philosophy

Innovative, experienced and highly personalized retinal care