Dr. Kevin Tan, MD

Dr. Kevin Tan, MD

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Dr. Kevin Tan, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He has been practicing for 8 years. Read his story

EyeCare Associates of San Francisco

490 Post St Ste 640

San Francisco, CA 94102
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Eye Service
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Astigmatism
very high
more than 90% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 86% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Tan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tan "Dr. Tan is an eye physician and surgeon who specializes in advanced technology cataract and refractive surgery, including experience with multifocal, astigmatic toric, and accommodating intraocular lens implants. He achieves precise cataract surgery refractive outcomes using the ORA® wavefront intraoperative aberrometry technology. He also has expertise in diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and oculoplastics surgery. Dr. Tan has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on his stem cell work and oculoplastics interests. Dr. Tan completed a transitional year internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and received the Intern Award for outstanding patient care. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the renowned Shiley Eye Institute at the University of California, San Diego in 2013. He received refractive surgery training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he performed PRK and LASIK on Navy pilots and corpsmen. Of his many achievements, Dr. Tan was the first ophthalmology resident at UC San Diego to successfully implant the Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens in a patient at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla, California. Dr. Tan graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in New York. He received his Medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, graduating in its inaugural class in 2009. He spent a year doing research at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, where his work led to the discovery of faulty bone marrow-derived vasculogenic stem cells in the pathogenesis of retinal neovascularization in diabetic patients. Dr. Tan is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is an active member of the San Francisco Medical Society and the California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons.Dr. Tan speaks Spanish, French, and Taiwanese fluently. He enjoys classical piano, cooking, backpacking, traveling, and independent film. Dr. Tan and his partner reside in downtown San Francisco. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tan "We strive to provide comprehensive eye care services in a comfortable, caring, and professional manner. Our entire team of doctors and staff have been trained to be fully responsive to your eye concerns and needs. Both our Union Square and Stonestown offices in San Francisco are fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology, allowing us to provide cutting-edge vision, medical, and surgical eye care. We often have same-day availability consultations with one of our optometrists or ophthalmologists."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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 Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tan does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tan and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tan to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Tan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tan accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Medical Eye Service
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Blue Choice
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Hospitals where Dr. Tan has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus
3700 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
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