Dr. Louis Alpern, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 69
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Dr. Louis Alpern, MD
Dr. Louis Alpern, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in El Paso, TX. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Alpern is affiliated with Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center.

4171 N Mesa St Bldg D

El Paso, TX 79902

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Dr. Louis Alpern, MD

Dr. Louis Alpern, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Alpern's Experience

Dr. Alpern'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


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Barnes Hosp-Wash U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alpern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Alpern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alpern to family and friends
based on 59 total reviews (26 with comments)
Dr. Alpern's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (26)
in TX |
Dr Alpern and his staff are excellent ! He took care of my father after surgery and went the extra mile to see that he did well.
in El Paso, TX |
Was a great experience. The results of my surgery were more than I expected. I would be honored to recommend Dr Alpern.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Alpern has performed both right and left cataract surgeries with superb results which include having cured narrow angle glaucoma. He has also provided remarkable routine ophthalmologic care.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Alpern is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough; and he treats his patients with the utmost respect, as does his staff. Very happy with the results of my procedure and highly recommend him.
in El Paso, TX |
If you have a cataract. Dr. Alpern is the Doctor to see. He and his staff are amazing. My Pre-OP, OP and Post OP were perfect. This Man cares about your vision. I am so happy he is my Doctor.
in El Paso, Tx |
Excellent Dr., friendly, courteous, comforting, no non-sense. Tells it like it is, does not recommend procedures he feels aren't necessary. Performed a cataract procedure on my left eye. 1-1/2 years later no issues. I told the Dr. he gave me a bionic eye. I recommend him all the time, because I have relatives and friends who have had the same procedure and they all have nightmare stories to tell. I am thankful and feel blessed. Our eyesight is everything.
in El Paso, TX , 79912 |
Dr. A is a very caring and gentle ophthalmologist ! nothing but the most up to date equipment and well trained staff. He has overseen my glacoma for 25 years and I would never go anywhere else. Marilyn Poel
El Paso, TX |
Extremely competent and we trust him. Excellent health care.
in El Paso, TX |
The service and experience was awesome. My cataract surgery was excellent. I was very happy with the facility and especially the doctor. Thank you.
in El Paso, TX |
This was the first time I saw this doctor. I was so impressed from the moment I signed I was treated with professionalism and courtesy. The doctor and all his staff were very thorough. They asked a lot of questions and answered all of mine. I am so please to have found this doctor and highly recommend his office.
in El Paso, TX |
Always a pleasure going to visit dr. The staff and doctor work well together to make appointments comfortable and in a time efficient matter. Very friendly and helpful.
in El Paso, TX |
i had two cataract surgeries. Dr. Alpern's bedside manner and the way he explains to the patient what happens from the office setting to the surgical setting is comforting. I learned so much from him about my eyes. He puts you at ease during the procedure. The procedure went smooth without any complications. It was a great experience and I highly recommend Dr. Alpern.
in El Paso, TX |
My family and I have been Dr. Alpern's patients and we have to assign him and his practice a 5 star rating
in El Paso, TX |
The doctor and his nurses were very patient with me. I was nervous and was assured it would be ok. The doctor even spoke to me in Spanish which I appreciated very much. I need cataract surgery soon and the doctor told me to go home and think about it then make a decision and call his office to make arrangements.
in El Paso, TX |
All of my family has seen Dr. Alpern and we are all very pleased. Would not trust any other doctor.
in El Paso, TX |
I highly recommend Dr. Alpern and his staff for being so attentive to all his patients. His office is very well organized and clean. I am very happy that I chose him to take care of my eyes. He is excellent!
in El Paso, TX |
I was sent to Dr. Alpern because I was told I had glaucoma at the VA. He immediately informed me that was not true and instead I was treated for something else. I would highly recommend him and his staff for being so helpful and courteous. They made my office visit go real smooth.
in El Paso, TX |
Excellent Doctor
in El Paso, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr Alpern for 25 years and he has treated my eye condition as it has changed. He has kept my eyes healthy and I have total trust in his treatment and expertise. I would recommend him to friends and family.
in El Paso, TX |
I had my first eye operated on by another surgeon in El Paso. I chose to change doctors for my first surgeon because I felt the first doctor did not really care about me. What a pleasant change from my first doctor. Dr Alpern took the time to listen to me and answer my questions. I am so happy I made this switch. Don't make the same mistake I did. Start with dr Alpern.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr Alpern is a throwback to a time when doctors really cared about you. Everything about his office reflects the excellent dedication to patient care. The results of the surgery speaks for itself. I would not consider going anywhere else.
I would highly recommended Dr. Alpern to Family and Friends. He has a Friendly staff that made me feel at ease from the minute I walked to the time I left. Thank you Doc. Best experience I've had with an Ophthalmologist.
El Paso, TX |
Very well organized office, friendly staff. Dr Alpern took lots of time to explain my eye condition to me
in El Paso, TX |
The doctor kept pushing for surgery but would not explain why I needed it. He operated on my husband eye before and he lost sight after he told him it would help him restore it. I was concerned it would happen to me, I can still drive and read with glasses. Last time I was there he basically ran me out because I told him I would do the surgery but not right away since I was having something else done that month. He belittled me then said he would put in my record that I should not drive.
in El Paso, TX |
This is a terrible doctor. Dishonest and lazy. I was sent by the VA to him because I am losing my sight, and he not only failed to treat me, his staff refused to give me the records for my visit. He told me I was in danger of having a torn retina but he refused to do anything. In fact, he went out of his way to obstruct me from getting treatment anywhere else. Don't let this guy anywhere near your eyes. He needs to get another job, like selling shoes - women's shoes.
in El Paso, TX |
He was recommended to me for good results and I would consider recommending him for good results, efficiency, patient care, and patient comfort.
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Dr. Alpern accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Alpern has admitting privileges

Del Sol Medical Center
10301 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79925
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Las Palmas Medical Center
1801 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902
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