Dr. Michael Samuel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 44
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Dr. Michael Samuel, MD
Dr. Michael Samuel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in La Quinta, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Samuel is affiliated with PIH Health Hospital - Whittier and Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Retina Institute of California

78150 Calle Tampico

La Quinta, CA 92253

Contact Information

(760) 779-0800

Dr. Michael Samuel, MD

Dr. Michael Samuel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Treat patient like they are family. My cell number is on my business card.
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Dr. Samuel's Experience

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Dr. Samuel'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
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
38

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.

Education

  • Capital University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Mount Carmel Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Lac+Usc Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samuel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Samuel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samuel to family and friends
4.1
based on 14 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Samuel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Cathedral City, CA |
I was interested in becoming part of an experimental group at USC exploring the use of stem cells for the treatment of dry macular degeneration. On the basis of Dr. Samuel's evaluation, I was accepted. After two days of testing they and I discovered his acuity evaluation was totally inaccurate and that my eyesight as too good to include me in this particular study (which was for the safety of this procedure with humans), For me this was good news but his report wasted project time and money.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Samuel accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Samuel has admitting privileges

Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
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