Dr. Rebecca Leenheer, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
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Dr. Rebecca Leenheer, MD
Rebecca Leenheer, MD specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, eye muscle disorders in children and adults, as well as general adult ophthalmology. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a degree in Biological Sciences and Neurobiology. Her medical degree is from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She also completed her ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Southern California and Cedars Sinai. Dr. Leenheer is very active in the American Association for Pediatrics Ophthalmology and Strabismus and serves on the Socioeconomic Committee and Young Ophthalmologist Committee. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Becky is married and has two young boys. She loves serving others and has an interest in nutrition, running, hiking, and reading.

Family Eye Care and Children's Eye Center of New Mexico

303 Mulberry St NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 243-9739

Dr. Rebecca Leenheer, MD

Dr. Rebecca Leenheer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We are a family-oriented ophthalmology practice that specializes in both adult and pediatric eye care. We evaluate, diagnose, and treat all types of eye problems and perform surgery when necessary. Our philosophy is to always act in the best interest of our patients – that is why we have been a trusted source for innovative, quality eye care in Albuquerque for over 40 years.
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Dr. Leenheer's Experience

Dr. Leenheer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Uveitis

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Thyroid Disease


  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Colorado State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Loma Linda Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Usc-Keck Sch Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Leenheer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Leenheer has admitting privileges

Unm Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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