Dr. Robert Equi, MD

Dr. Robert Equi, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Equi, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

Retinal Consultants Medical Group Inc

3939 J St Ste 106

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alameda Alliance
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas


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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Equi "We provide exceptional care and compassionate service to optimize the vision of patients with retinal disease. Dr. Equi was raised in California and attended college at UCLA, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He began his work in ophthalmology while at UCLA, researching treatments for retinal diseases at the famous Jules Stein Eye Institute. He subsequently earned his M.D. at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Scripps-Mercy Hospital in San Diego before heading east to the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University to pursue his residency training in ophthalmology. Following residency, he returned to California to be a fellow in vitreo-retinal surgery at the Doheny Retina Institute, part of USC?s Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Equi was awarded the inaugural Heed Foundation Clinician-Scientist award in 2002, one of only two ophthalmologists in the country to receive that award. Following his fellowship, he returned to Johns Hopkins to serve as the Assistant Chief of Service of the Wilmer Eye Institute following in the footsteps of his colleagues, Drs. Arun Patel and Joel Pearlman. Dr. Equi has published papers and written chapters on treatments for infectious diseases of the retina, diabetic eye disease, and macular degeneration. He has been involved in several national clinical trials in the treatment of macular degeneration. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Board Certified. Dr. Equi is an avid long distance runner and cyclist, having competed in marathons and triathlons, and he describes himself as a die-hard family man."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Flashes
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lattice Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Spider Veins
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photopneumatic Therapy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University of California At San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Doheny Retinal Insitute / Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Equi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Equi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Equi to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Equi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Elk Grove, CA |
Dr. Equi is a very nice and likeable person with terrific bedside manner. He explains the reasons for your eye problems, the steps involved in fixing the problem and the steps you can take to help keep your eyes healthy. In the last 2 years Dr. Equi has done laser surgery on both of my eyes with great success on both eyes. I would have to say he is one of the three doctors in my lifetime that I have 100% confidence in his skills, treatment and opinions. Also his staff is great.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Equi accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Alameda Alliance
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
    United Healthcare West
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Equi has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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