Dr. Melvin Roat, MD

Dr. Melvin Roat, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Melvin Roat, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Media, PA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.Read his story

1098 W Baltimore Pike Ste 3405

Media, PA 19063

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Roat's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Roat "Melvin I. Roat, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an experienced board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Corneal Surgery and External Diseases. Dr. Roat is a member of the teaching staff of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology. He is actively involved in residency and fellowship training in the clinic and operating room. Dr. Roat has published widely in his subspecialty with more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Among his contributions are articles in the major peer reviewed journals and chapters in Duane's Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology, the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (translated into 14 languages, it is the most widely used medical text in the world) and the Merck Manual of Medical Information-Home Edition (the world's best-selling home medical reference). Dr. Roat was involved in clinical and laboratory research and has been awarded multiple grants by the National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute. He has been asked to act as a reviewer by major ophthalmology journals. Dr. Roat has been invited to speak at many national and international ophthalmology meetings. In addition, he has given multiple instruction courses at many national ophthalmology meetings. In 1987 he was board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCS C). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Board and committee assignments have included National Institutes of Health grant review panels, Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation of America, Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board of the Medical Eye Bank, among others. In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015, Dr. Roat was named a "Top Doctor" in Main Line Today."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of Toronto
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Mt Sinai Hosp/U Toronto
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Eye&Ear Hosp/University Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • The Eye&Ear Inst/Universtiy Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Roat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Roat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roat to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Roat's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Philadelphia, PA |
I was in his office for literally 2 hours and 45 minutes. When I asked one of the staff, she laughed and said, "Oh, it's always like this in here!" When Dr. Roat met with me, he was rushing the entire time and didn't take time to explain things thoroughly. They dilated my eyes, but never said...more
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in Brookhaven, PA |
Dr. Roat treated me for allergies for over three months. When there was no improvement, I got a second opinion. I was diagnosed with lymphoma of the eye and eye orbit. They also insisted I pay a copy at every visit when my insurance company said it wasn't correct. My insurance company contacted...more
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in Phila, PA |
Extraordinary knowledge
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in Wynnewood, PA |
I would recommend Dr. Roat to anyone, no matter what level of eye care they need. When you are with him you are his sole focus. He listens to your questions and answers them all with respect and expertise. He is an excellent communicator who loves his work. Every visit is a positive, reassuring...more
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Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Roat is a great doctor! He's listens and no question goes unanswered. He also takes the time to thoroughly explain what he's doing and why. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
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Dr. Roat accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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1068 W Baltimore Pike
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