Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Robert Bechtel, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Altoona, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.

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

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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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

25  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

8  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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bechtel to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have 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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