Dr. Melvyn Defrin, MD

Dr. Melvyn Defrin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(5)
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Dr. Melvyn Defrin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

67 Belmont St Ste 302

Worcester, MA 01605

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
38

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Med College Wisc Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Med College Wisc Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Vit Ret Rsch Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Defrin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defrin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defrin to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Defrin's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I started seeing Dr. Defrin last summer for a detached Retna. I was just telling someone the other day what a great experience I have had. He is so calm and always takes the time to explain what he is doing. He definitely is well liked and trusted my myself and my husband.
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My experience has been nothing but positive and encouraging.. I am so pleased with the help that my husband and I have had from Dr, Defrin!
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