Dr. Paul Befanis, MD

Dr. Paul Befanis, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Befanis, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Merritt Island, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Befanis is affiliated with Holmes Regional Medical Center.

250 N Courtenay Pkwy

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Contact Information

(321) 453-5700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
high
more than 86% of peers
Astigmatism
high
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Franklin Square Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Greater Baltimore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Befanis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Befanis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Befanis to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Befanis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Melbourne Beach, FL |
Had to wait over three hours to be seen by the doctor. Arrived at 9:15 for a 9:45am appointment and was finally seen at 12:45. Left the office by 1:30pm. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Doctor was extremely short and rude. Especially so when asking about the interactions of Avastin with the other 12 medications I was taking. Continuously interrupting me even though he asked questions!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Befanis accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Befanis has admitting privileges

Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 Hickory St
Melbourne, FL 32901
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