Dr. Margaret Chang, MD

Dr. Margaret Chang, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Margaret Chang, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Modesto, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

1401 Spanos Ct Ste 223

Modesto, CA 95355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chang performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Chang's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "We provide exceptional care and compassionate service to optimize the vision of patients with retinal disease. A native of Chicago, Dr. Chang prepared for her future career in retinal surgery by starting piano lessons at the age of 4, and performed a Mozart piano concerto with the University of Houston orchestra at the age of 8. After moving to Seattle, she began her studies at the University of Washington at the age of 14, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a major in piano performance. She then headed east to Columbia University s College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was awarded her medical degree and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. While at Columbia, she received a full-tuition scholarship to earn her masters degree in biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health. Following internship at the University of Pennsylvania, she became a resident in Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. There she first met her future colleagues, Drs. Tony Tsai and Robert Equi. She continued at Wilmer for her retina fellowship, where she was the inaugural Mary Hutcheson fellow. She garnered many accolades at Johns Hopkins, among them the prestigious Society of Heed and Michels fellowships. Dr. Chang has received numerous prizes and grants for her research, and is the author of many journal articles and book chapters. Her scientific work has been published in the most respected journals in our field, including Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, and Retina. When not at the office, Dr. Chang is outnumbered at home by her three young sons, two male miniature dachshunds and her radiologist husband. In addition to tickling the ivories, she enjoys swing dancing, skiing, and baking."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lattice Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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19  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy
  • 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.


  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Min Nan

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
31 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I have had a LOT of surgeries- Having said that, I found Dr Chang and her team to be EXCEPTIONAL! They are a KIND, WELL OILED MACHINE. Very efficient, TIMELY (a rarity in medicine!), professional, and VERY NICE. My surgery for my macular pucker was a breeze. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
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Dr. Chang's medical excellence is matched by her gennuinely warm and friendly demeanor. Her pleasant approach to providing health care is shared by all who work in her offices. Dr. Chang is a true professional and I'm grateful for knowing her and having her as MY doctor.
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I trust her to give me shots in my eyes.
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Dr. Chang has been taking care of my step mom's Wet Macular Degeneration for the past 1 1/2 years. She is very kind and caring. She puts my stepmom at ease every time. It has always been a pleasant experience.
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Dr. Chang did my retinal surgery last year. I couldn't ask for a better doctor! She is wonderful! Dr. Chang and her team made my surgical experience the most positive anyone could ask for. Thank you Dr. Chang.
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