Dr. Nimesh Pathak, MD

Dr. Nimesh Pathak, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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38 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Nimesh Pathak, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Long Beach, CA. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

Lucent Vision

5175 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 102

Long Beach, CA 90804
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Easy Choice Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 83% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Pathak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pathak "Dr. Nimesh Pathak is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases and laser vision correction. He understands that patients trust him with their most precious sense, their eyesight. He strives to improve his patients' lives by safeguarding and optimizing their vision. Raised in Orange County, Dr. Pathak earned his Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with honors. He was able to continue his academic excellence at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. He then completed his medical internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pathak honed his surgical skills at the Cook County Hospital of Chicago where he served as chief resident. Wanting to expand his knowledge of corneal diseases and refractive surgery, Dr. Pathak completed a fellowship at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Pathak specializes in diseases of the cornea. He has undergone extensive training in procedures such as corneal transplantation, DSAEK, and the treatment of dry eyes. He has received certification for the use of Intacs segments in the treatment of keratoconus. He is trained in the newest laser vision correction techniques, including "bladeless" LASIK. He has presented his research at international ophthalmology conferences such as the World Cornea Congress. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Along with cooking and traveling, Dr. Pathak enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and lovely daughter. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pathak "Dr. Nimesh Pathak is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases and laser vision correction. He understands that patients trust him with their most precious sense, their eyesight. He strives to improve his patients lives by safeguarding and optimizing their vision."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal

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

  • University Of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • John H. Stroger Hospital Of Cook County
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pathak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pathak does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pathak and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Pathak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pathak to family and friends
5.0
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Pathak'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)
in Pasadena, CA |
Thorough and compassionate doctor. he actually cares about his patients. would highly rec seeing him if you have an eye problem
in Long Beach, CA |
Excellent doctor
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pathak accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Easy Choice Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pathak has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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