Dr. Michael Pachtman, MD

Dr. Michael Pachtman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Michael Pachtman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1220 S Higley Rd Ste 106

Mesa, AZ 85206

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

18  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Indiana University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Pachtman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pachtman to family and friends
29 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Pachtman'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 (10)

I had strabismus surgey and it was a complete success. My vision is now perfect. I would definitely recommend Dr Pachtman and would use him again if I ever need any type of eye surgery again.
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My son (11) had an eye appointment (1st time) with Dr. Pachtman this morning and we waited 2 hours for his appointment. The receptionist was not friendly and when we finally did see the doctor he did not greet us and acted like we were doing him a favor by being there. When asked if there is...more
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We were referred to Dr. Pachtmann because my 3 year old son had a developing lazy eye. Dr. Pachtmann is obviously bright and obviously experienced, and he was able to diagnose my son fast and offer treatment immediately. We have been back to see him a number of times for other eye issues with my...more
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He was a condescending jerk. He wouldn't answer my questions and he kept talking over me. He is very rude. We will not be returning to his office again & strongly recommend that other parents not take their kids to him. I will also tell my son's pediatrician to refer his other patients to a...more
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He was very dismissive of my concerns of suffering from double vision for several years. I had consulted another ophthalmologist prior to seeing him who actually referred me to the practice. The previous dr I saw, Dr Aaron Peterson, was extremely thorough, ran numerous tests and spent a good hour...more
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