Dr. Lorne Kapner, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Lorne Kapner, MD
Dr. Lorne Kapner, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Escondido, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Kapner is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway.

225 E 2nd Ave Ste 310

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information
Dr. Lorne Kapner, MD

Dr. Lorne Kapner, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net of California
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Glaucoma
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more than 72% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
normal
more than 53% of peers
Astigmatism
normal
more than 43% of peers

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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)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • YAG Laser 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

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • St Vincent's Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Arizona
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kapner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kapner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kapner to family and friends
4.4
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kapner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Escondido, CA |
Dr. Kapner and his staff have been caring for my eyes since 2011. Dr. K & staff are great about explaining various conditions including dry eye and high ocular pressures and finding treatments that fit each patient. He was sensitive to the problems I was having with using eye drops and successfully got me completely off of drops after a successful SLT procedure. I recommend Dr. Kapner and his fabulous staff as a friendly, top-notch team of professionals who really care about your eyes.
in Escondido, CA |
Dr. Kapner performed my cataract surgery five years ago and I'm extremely pleased with the results. He listens to his patients concerns, answers questions and has an excellent staff that supports him. His explanations are clear on concise. Never did I feel rushed. He is he absolute BEST opthalmologist in San Diego.
in San Marcos, CA |
I find him very attentive to patients. I have never been unhappy with him as a doctor.
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Dr. Kapner accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Pathway X Direct Access PPO
    Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Blue Choice
    Gold Value
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kapner has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
555 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
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Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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