Dr. Paul Petelin Jr, MD

Dr. Paul Petelin Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Paul Petelin Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from U of Arizona in 1997 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

14275 N 87th St Ste 112

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • U of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Good Samaritan Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Emory University Hosptial
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Hunkele Eye Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petelin Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petelin Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petelin Jr to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Petelin Jr's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Scottsdale, AZ
Excellent doctor with clear and understandable explanation of his diagnosis and treatment suggestions. Only complaint is that of the 6-7 appointments over the past several years 3-4 have been chronically late in terms of start of the scheduled appointment time until actual exam commencement....more
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in Sun Lakes, AZ
After another doctor said to wait, I was having trouble with halos and diverging lines. Dr Petelin said no extras needed. I now have perfect vision beyond two feet, and perfect closer with glasses. Cataracts on both eyes done. House is now white not green. Great doctor.
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in Phoenix, AZ
The office manager is so unhelpful, she is more worried about her "health with pyramid scheme " then my eye health! I could hear the staff gathered at the desk being extremely unprofessional talking about this product in coffee waiting area.When Im in my Eye doctors office I don't want to see...more
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in Scottsdale, AZ
This was the WORST experience ever with an Opthamologist. I waited 1hr. and 40 minutes! The waiting room packed. If you want quality, then this is the WRONG place to go. Felt like a cattle call. "Techs" did the majority of the exam including the refractory for my glasses. Finally got to see Dr....more
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Dr. Petelin is a specialist and when a patient is faced with a problem he tends to sit in the room and explain in detail with the patients and their family. Our technicians are certified to do retractions and most of the testing is done by a tech when you see an Ophthalmologist. When you see an Optometrist they specialize in glasses and contacts so they are the ones that usually do the refraction. I hope this helps you understand our process.

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in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Petelin restored my husband's vision after another two other surgeons botched his procedures. His eyesight was 20/15 the day after the surgery!
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