Dr. Nathan Steinle, MD

Dr. Nathan Steinle, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 39
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Dr. Nathan Steinle, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lompoc, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

611 E Ocean Ave

Lompoc, CA 93436

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Macular Hole
very high
more than 98% of peers
Macular Edema
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Steinle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Steinle "Dr. Nathan C. Steinle received his undergraduate and medical training in his home state of South Dakota, where he was named the class valedictorian and graduated with summa cum laude honors. After completing his ophthalmology residency in Kentucky, Dr. Steinle had the fortune of performing his surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the renowned Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic is a world-class institution and is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in all of healthcare. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Steinle worked closely with Dr. Daniel F. Martin, who is one of the world’s leading experts in ophthalmic research including the groundbreaking Comparison of Age Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials (CATT). Dr. Steinle earned multiple awards for excellence during his surgical training. He was given the honor of being named Chief Resident in addition to earning the prestigious Wirtschafter award recognizing the finest resident teacher. During his fellowship, he was named the best fellow teacher while at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Steinle has published numerous book chapters and research articles on topics including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular trauma. Dr. Steinle has been an investigator in a number of clinical research trials including the investigation of novel therapies for neovascular age related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Steinle is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the American Medical Association."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Steinle "As vitreoretinal specialists, we provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for all disorders of the retina, macula and vitreous. We focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these conditions. Many abnormalities of the retina and vitreous may cause visual loss. These disorders include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular holes, macular edema and epiretinal membranes. Our practice has multiple locations throughout Central California to serve our patients."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • 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

  • Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Steinle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society of Retina Specialists, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member

Dr. Steinle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Steinle to family and friends
5.0
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Steinle'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 (4)

in Morro Bay, CA
One of the best eye surgeons on the central coast.
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in Arroyo Grande, CA
Dr. Steinle has been treating me for Periferel Macular Retinopathy for going on six years. He understood my fears and helped me get a handle on my condition. He is exceedingly kind, gentle, and eplains everything as he treats your problem. I was terrified of getting laser treatments because of a...more
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in Atascadero, CA
My cataract implant came lose, Dr Stringer explained it's a very difficult surgery & a long recovery, He did the surgery & it went exactly as He said. Now my other implant is in same condition, I'm ready to get it done now. I have a restless leg problem & He even worked that out, They knocked Me...more
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in San Luis Obispo, CA
I was referred to Dr. Steinle for repair of a detached retina. He thoroughly explained the situation and options in non-technical language. Surgery was performed the next day, without any complications or pain and recovery progressed almost exactly as predicted. I have seen him several times on...more
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