Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD

Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

1755 S Grand Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63104

Contact Information

(314) 256-3200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Diplopia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 98% of peers
Esotropia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Baylor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cruz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
3.4
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Cruz's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Lake Saint Louis, MO |
After taking my son to doctor Cruz for the past 6 months, he has shown me exactly what I am not looking for in a medical professional. His lack of bedside manner is matched by his level of class, tact. He told me “I could give a dog just as thorough exam” referring to my 14 month old. I wouldn’t...more
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in st. louis mo |
took my daughter to Dr Cruz for her yearly check up and was given a prescription for new glasses, the prescription was wrong, had to go back to see the dr and was billed for it again even though the dr messed up the prescription. my daughter will not be going back to see this Dr ever again.
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Belleville, IL |
This provider is not recommended!!! He walked in after a resident examined my child and told us that he was fine when our eye doctor sent us there immediately for an eye wound that was not healing. He wasn't even going to look at our child's eye until I asked him to, when he looked he said...more
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St Louis, MO |
I would not recommend Dr. Cruz. He spent less than 5 minutes examining my child and did absolutely nothing in terms of treatment. He was very short with me and his bedside manner is poor to say the least.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cruz accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cruz has admitting privileges

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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