Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD

Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(75)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Charlotte, NC. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 5 years.Read his story

6035 Fairview Rd

Charlotte, NC 28210

Contact Information

(704) 295-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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Top Care Areas

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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Punjabi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Punjabi "Omar Punjabi, MD is a retina specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates (CEENTA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship training in retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery at the prestigious Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Punjabi has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented numerous scientific abstracts and text-book chapters. During fellowship he received the Best Fellow Teacher of the Year award, and was the recipient of the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He has won several academic awards and scholarships during his residency training at Northwestern University and during medical school. Prior to his residency training, he spent a year as a research fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and worked on the development of the spectral domain OCT. He has received several research awards including the Beem-Fisher Award in 2010, the Research Award from Northwestern University in 2010 and the National Eye Institute travel grant in 2006. Dr. Punjabi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society of Heed Fellows. His areas of interest include medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy and ocular trauma. Specialties: Retina and Vitreous, Ophthalmology Office contact information for appointments (accepting new patients in all locations): South Park Office:6035 Fairview RoadCharlotte, NC 28210 704.295.3000 Matthews Office:1401 Matthews Township PkwyMatthews, NC 28105704.295.3550 Concord Office:645 Amalia St NEConcord, NC 28025704.295.3255 Statesville Office:646 Hartness RoadStatesville, NC 28677704.872.4108 "

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
51

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashes
  • Floaters
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • D.G. Ruparel College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Punjabi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Punjabi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Punjabi to family and friends
5.0
based on 75 total reviews (60 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

  • 5
    (73)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Punjabi'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
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (60)

in Hamptonville,NC |
Dr. Punjabi is an extremely qualified and caring physician. He along with his staff have been treating me for an eye condition over 3 years, It finally came down to surgery on both eyes. These surgeries were both done this year, The results have been wonderful and the recovery time has been speedy....more
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in Matthews, North Carolina |
Dr. Punjabi is the most knowledgeable, caring and competent surgeon. He performed retina detachment surgery on my husband, Charles Spennicchia, and saved his vision. He is an asset to CEENTA and we highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of this type of surgery. You do not find many...more
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in Concord, NC |
I am so thankful for Dr. Punjabi's experience! I noticed the gray veil in one of my eyes but made an appointment with my eye doctor who confirmed my fear that I did have a retinal detachment. I had surgery the following week and Dr. Punjabi is the most caring, knowledgeable doctor I've ever met....more
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Charlotte, NC |
Dr. Punjabi is very personable and had the expertise I needed to do immediate laser surgery to repair a torn retina. He was able to work in the laser surgery right away on my first visit. A week later I received a good report after he thoroughly checked my eyes making sure the laser surgery was...more
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in Clover, SC |
Dr. Punjabi Is caring , friendly , patient and educated in his field beyond his years.
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Dr. Punjabi accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Frontpath Health Coalition
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Punjabi has admitting privileges

Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Novant Health - Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC 28204
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