Dr. Michael Schermer, MD

Dr. Michael Schermer, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
74 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Jacob Schermer-recipient of the first UC Davis Eye Center Alumnus of the Year Award-is a native of Detroit, Michigan and attended both undergraduate and medical school at the University of Michigan. After completing a medical internship in Ann Arbor, he joined the United States Public Health Service as a General Medical Officer, working at the Sells Indian Hospital in Arizona where he was chief of staff. In 1973, he began his residency in ophthalmology at UC Davis and was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1977. From 1976 to the present, Dr. Schermer has been in private practice in Sacramento providing a broad range of general ophthalmic care to our region. He was one of the first local practitioners to develop refractive surgery in Sacramento and he performed the first modern posterior chamber lens implantation in Sacramento. Dr. Schermer also brought outpatient cataract surgery to the region. He has devoted considerable volunteer time with Surgical Eye Expeditions (S.E.E.) International, providing surgical services in Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam as well as the World Eye Foundation in China. In addition, he has devoted time each year to provide opportunities to the less fortunate and developmentally delayed here in Sacramento. Along with his busy practice and his volunteer work, Dr. Schermer has been a devoted family man, husband, father and grandfather. In 2016 he was chosen as the volunteer of the year by the local chapter of Association of Fund Raising Professionals. Also in 2016 Dr. Schermer was chosen as one of only 7 outstanding alumni of UC Davis. Check the reviews by Googling Schermer Hunt Rogers.

Michael Schermer MD

2620 Hurley Way Ste A

Sacramento, CA 95864
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Health Net
  • Medical Eye Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

     Since 1976 we have provided state of the art high tech eye examinations in Sacramento. We treat each patient as if they were a guest in our home. When you call 453-1111 a person will answer. We are in the VSP Premier program and we are certified for GOOGLE GLASS. Our optical department has hundreds of frames on display. Marshal B. Ketchum University formerly The Southern California College of Optometry has approved our office for the training of interns.

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Experience for Dr. Schermer

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Schermer by Patient Volume


Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Schermer treated this condition for more patients than 96% of his peers nationwide.

very high


Eye Infections

Dr. Schermer treated this condition for more patients than 83% of his peers nationwide.




Dr. Schermer treated this condition for more patients than 74% of his peers nationwide.


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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • University Hospital Mich
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • UC Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Of California Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schermer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schermer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schermer to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Schermer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
New York, NY |
Very professional staff. You are in and out quickly but never feel rushed by the doctors or staff. The long term staff members says a lot about the culture of the business. Great group!
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Dr. Schermer accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
  • Medical Eye Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare West
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO

Hospitals where Dr. Schermer has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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