Dr. Lisa Marten, MD

Dr. Lisa Marten, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o
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Dr. Lisa Marten, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read her story

South Texas Eye Institute

2424 Babcock Rd Ste 101

San Antonio, TX 78229
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Migraine
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 95% of peers
Diplopia
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Marten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Marten "Lisa Martén, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with advanced fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Dr Martén performs the latest techniques involving bladeless iLasik and PRK procedures, Intacs for Keratoconus, Collagen Crosslinking, Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) and laser cataract surgery with multifocal lens implants. She trained at a referral center for Lasik, and treated many complications, helping her have a more careful approach when choosing candidates for surgery. She also has a background in nutrition and worked at a center for nutrition research in her home country of Costa Rica. She has extra insight into diseases that affect the eye such as Diabetes and Macular Degeneration. ..one of the Top 12 Lasik Surgeons in the United States… Dr. Martén received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University, as well as attending their School of Public Health Tropical Medicine for her Master's Degree in Nutrition. She also earned her Medical Degree from their medical school in 2001. During her studies, she won the AMA Foundation Leadership Award for her work as the president of the Latin American Medical Student Association. She also participated in research and received a grant from the American Heart Association. After completing her internship, Dr. Martén came to San Antonio for her Ophthalmology residency at the UT Health Sciences Center where she is now an assistant clinical professor. She moved to Tennessee where she attended the Wang Vision Institute for her fellowship. Dr. Lisa Martén is currently the medical director and owner of the South Texas Eye Institute, the first clinic in San Antonio to perform Lasik. She has performed thousands of refractive procedures and was recently honored from among her peers as one of the Top 12 Lasik Surgeons in the United States. South Texas Eye Institute also partners with research organizations where Dr. Martén is an investigator for several clinical trials. Dr. Martén has been selected as America's Top Ophthalmologist with special mention in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, and one of San Antonio's Top Doctors. She is also proud to be the official Eye Care Provider and Lasik Surgeon for the San Antonio Rampage AHL Hockey Team. Born in New Orleans, LA and raised in San José, Costa Rica, Dr. Martén's unique combination of cultures allows her to bring her patients quality care and the best service in their native language. Her patients value her dedication and the time she takes to explain eye conditions and their treatments. They also appreciate her donating her time for medical trips to Mexico and Costa Rica."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Marten "Mission

Provide the highest quality Ophthalmic service in a setting that is attractive to patients of all ethnic and educational backgrounds, that is cost effective, and meets the needs of our community.

Vision To be the best place to receive care, the best place to practice medicine, and the best place to work.

We strive to exceed the expectations of our patients in medical diagnosis, treatment, and in quality service.

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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)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Tulane University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Tenn Center Health Scis Memphis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Wang Vision Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Marten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Marten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marten to family and friends
4.1
based on 49 total reviews (31 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Marten's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

in San Antonio, TX |
They talk a big game at the Eye Institute. They also tell you UP FRONT that the visit will take between 2-2" 30min. At that point, turn and walk out. Tell them that's too long. Don't be an idiot and get there EARLY like I did, to fill out paperwork. I do that as a COURTESY. 45 minutes later, I...more
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San Antonio, TX |
Booked several appointments, spoke to several receptionists to confirm my appointments before I had to reschedule, only for a month later for them to call me and tell me they don't accept my insurance, THEN when I informed them to call my insurance and ask to be taken off of their list of approved...more
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in San antonio, TX |
Mrs marten is very nice however her staff is horrible! They are rude they never call you back when they insist they will ! You have to be persistent if you want anything done . this is my third visit and i have yet to receive any medication or support from what she diagnosed me with!
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in San Antonio,Tx |
Dr is awesome and Very courteous staff and environment pleasant however WAIT TIME is over 2 hours, appointment was for 2:40 pm , it is now 4:54 pm and still have not seen Dr.
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in Arlington, TX |
I like everything. I would give people here a 5 because they are all good people. I am getting laser treatment for eye. I have also come for my glasses for the past 5 years and they have done a good job wi
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Dr. Marten accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Marten has admitting privileges

Methodist Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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