Dr. Paul Chen, MD

Dr. Paul Chen, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Chen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

1905 Calle Barcelona Ste 208

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Floaters
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "Dr. Chen has worked with experts in laser vision correction at Stanford University and UCSF Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "Dr. Paul H. Chen is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care with an interest in cataracts, glaucoma, eyelid enhancements, and laser vision correction. Dr. Chen is proficient in the latest medical and surgical techniques. By performing cataract surgery through tiny incisions under eye drop anesthesia, Dr. Chen avoids the need for sutures or eye patches. He is now offering the ReStor, Tecnis MF, and Crystalens deluxe intra-ocular lenses."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Saint Mary's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
3.6
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chen's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Oceanside, CA
I take my mother here, her appointments are always quik and easy. Dr Chen and his nurses are knowledgeable and very friednly. Overall great experience everytime!
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in Encinitas, CA
Office is great, clean, friendly and on time! Dr. Chen answered all my questions and makes me feel confident in my care.
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in Carmel Valley
Very friendly staff, no wait time, highly recommend!
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in San Diego, CA
I have found Dr. Paul Chen to be extremely thorough, more so than any other ophthalmologist I have been seen. He is also very will to answer any questions I have. In addition his medical support staff as well as his office staff are all very pleasant and courteous.
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in Vista, CA
Kind, professional, confident - removed any fear.
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