Dr. Robert T. Bechtel, MD

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Dr. Robert T. Bechtel, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology | Male

Altoona Ophthalmology Assocs 600 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602 Get Directions
(814) 946-0821

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Dr. Bechtel specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology and practices in Altoona, PA. He practices at 1 location.

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adult Strabismus
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Diplopia
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Esotropia
    • Exotropia
    • Graves' Disease
    • Hypertropia
    • Hypotropia
    • Lazy Eye
    • Mechanical Strabismus
    • Nystagmus
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Pediatric Strabismus
    • Strabismus
    • Thyroid Disease

    Procedures Performed

    • 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

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      Milton S Hershey Mc/Penn State University

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Wisconsin Madison

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Northwestern U/Chldns Meml Hospital

      Completed in 1996

    • Undergraduate School
      Virginia Commonwealth Univ/Medical College Of Virginia School Of Pharmacy

      Graduated in 1985

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Board certified in Ophthalmology
    • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Bechtel's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Bechtel

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients