Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD

Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Oscar Cruz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.

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

See how frequently Dr. Cruz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Cruz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  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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3  Procedures

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

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Dr. Cruz's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Cruz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    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 (5)

He is a very rude person, will sit in patient’s situation to help patient make a comfortable decision. He acts he is the smartest just because he knows more than patients. Not going to see him again because I feel awful about him every time.
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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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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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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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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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