Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 65

Ophthalmology

Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Long Beach, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY in 1983.

Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD

Hertzog Eye Associates

5094 E Los Coyotes Diagonal Long Beach, CA 90815

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Based on 21 ratings

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I have been going to see Dr Hertzog for several years. This year, I had cataract surgery along with ocular implants. Everyone from pre-surgery, surgery and post surgery were caring, friendly and efficient. Thank you for a great experience and great vision!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Madsen – Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Hertzog recently removed my cataracts, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole experience. From the moment I walked in to the Hertzog Eye Center until my final follow up appointment, everyone has been very professional, efficient, and caring. Dr. Hertzog and his staff took time to explain every step and procedure and to answer my questions. My vision hasn’t been this good since I first started wearing glasses over 40 years ago! I highly recommend Dr. Hertzog to anyone looking for a highly skilled ophthalmologist they can trust.
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
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Kay Platis – Oct 19, 2021
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At age 75, a growing cataract in my left eye had become intolerable. I went to the Hertzog Eye Care center in Long Beach and was examined by a very professional and efficient staff. I was further examined and consulted with Leif M. Hertzog, M.D. After discussing my condition he recommended the “Vivity extended Depth of Focus Lens.” The surgery was completed at “Surgery Center of Long Beach,” which is located across the street from Memorial Hospital on Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. The staff at the Surgery Center was also very competent and professional. Doctor Leif Hertzog performed the surgery. I was awake the entire time and did not experience any pain or discomfort. During the surgery Dr. Hertzog kept me advised of the progress. I am very pleased with the results. The Vivity lens is more than I had hoped for. I would strongly recommend the Hertzog Eye Care center to anyone needing this procedure. Phil Henry - Long Beach
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Sep 23, 2021
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Hertzog to anyone. He is a very experienced ophthalmologist and surgeon. If you need cataract surgery, he is the one to go to.
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
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Manfred – Sep 05, 2021
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I was pleased in every respect by my interaction with Dr. Hertzog and the surgery on both my eyes that he performed. His office staff could have done a better job of communication regarding some aspects of the surgery. For example, I was told by the office staff that my two surgeries would be two weeks apart. In talking to the doctor later, I understood that this is not a given but something in which the patient can have some say.
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
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Steve – Aug 22, 2021
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Both my husband and I had cataract surgery with Dr. Hertzog and couldn't be more thankful and pleased that our primary care physician recommended him. His compassion, skill, and expertise are exceptional. He really takes time to listen and explain every step of the process. He has recruited an amazing staff who are very caring, highly skilled, and efficient so that your appointments are timely and smoothly run. You are well-prepared for each aspect of the surgery leading to great results. We appreciate his wisdom and many years of experience which have added to our confidence to undergo cataract surgery and the assurance that he really appreciates the importance of our eyesight. He has a great work ethic and takes great care in individualizing the needs of each patient. The office facility is attractive, clean, convenient, well-equipped, and expansive (including parking). We also appreciate that he works with Dr. Ryan, an excellent, patiently thorough, and caring optometrist.
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
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Susan Ruth – Aug 21, 2021
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Outstanding Professional Service
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
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Jerry Trautman – Jul 07, 2021
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He is a great surgeon. Couldn’t ask for professionalism
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 02, 2021
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Had a wonderful experience. Cataract surgery on both eyes and the results were great. Kudos to Dr. Leif and his amazing staff!
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
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Charlene Pierce – Jan 24, 2021
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I have been a patient at Hertzog Eye Center for many years & I can honestly say the doctors & staff are superior. Leif Hertzog had a difficult case with one of my eyes but he handled it with knowledge & care. I highly recommend them.
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
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CarolChristine Adams – Oct 11, 2020
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Always pleasant, attentive from the moment you walk in, till you leave.
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
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Sandra G – Sep 29, 2020
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I’ve had 5 specialists examine my eyes. Dr. Leif Hertzog was the only Expert to correctly diagnose my problem. He is an all star in his field.
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
  • Long wait times
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Sandra Barba – Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Leif Hertzog is an exceptional doctor. He did my successful cataract surgery over 10 years ago. The entire office and staff are wonderful.
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
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Long Beach, CA – Jul 17, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Long Beach, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY in 1983.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1983
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hertzog frequently treats Foreign Body Removal from Eye, Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye, and Dry Eyes. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hertzog treats.

Where is Dr. Leif Hertzog, MD's office located?

Dr. Hertzog's office is located at 5094 E Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach, CA 90815. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Hertzog's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hertzog performs Foreign Body Removal from Eye more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hertzog performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hertzog performs Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hertzog performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hertzog treats Dry Eyes more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hertzog treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hertzog's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(562) 597-3100

Dr. Hertzog accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-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 EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-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
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select-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 Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ 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 PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Hertzog Eye Associates

Hertzog Eye Associates5094 E Los Coyotes Diagonal Long Beach, CA 90815
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