Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Altoona, PA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

600 E Pleasant Valley Blvd

Altoona, PA 16602

Contact Information

(814) 946-0821

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
normal
more than 79% of peers
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
normal
more than 78% of peers
Esotropia
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
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Procedures

  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Strabismus Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ/Medical College Of Virginia School Of Pharmacy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Milton S Hershey Mc/Penn State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Wisconsin Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Northwestern U/Chldns Meml Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bechtel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bechtel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bechtel to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Bechtel's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Bechtel did a surgery to correct my severe double vision. He was wonderful. It was a life changing experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Beautiful office. The office staff was very pleasant. Dr Bechtel was very helpful, explained everything and answered any question we had.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bechtel accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Bechtel has admitting privileges

Altoona Regional Health System
620 Howard Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
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