Dr. Ron Gallemore, MD

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Dr. Ron Gallemore, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gallemore to book an appointment.

Dr. Gallemore

Retina Macula Institute

4201 Torrance Blvd Ste 220 Torrance, CA 90503
Accepting new patients

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Cold, does not say much, rushes around, lots of support people seem to do the work…Please, do not try to ask a question!!! Terrible!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 23, 2021
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Office does not and will not prescribe glasses, which I didn't know in advance, as this was the primary reason I went. Excessively long wait to see doctor, almost three hours.
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  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 22, 2021
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Horrible experience at Dr. Gallemore's office this afternoon. Due to the excessive overbooking of appointments, many patients (myself included) faced a nearly 3-hour wait to see the doctor for a 3-minute consultation. This was my first and will be my last visit. Avoid by all means!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Never Again! – Sep 21, 2021
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I have seen Dr Gallemore for my eyes, and he is a great eye doctor. I've been seeing him for a couple of years know. And I will be staying with him because he is the best. I thank God for him and his workers because they are the best. John S.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John sheahan – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr. Gallemore identified an ocular nevis after I went in to be seen for a flashing light and floaters. I’ve now been going to this busy, but efficient office every six months since late 2017.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jun 06, 2020
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I recently saw Dr. Gallemore for macula degeneration highly recommended by my eye doctor, Dr. JoAnn Giaconi, at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Through many tests in his office in order to confirm that I need the treatment. He is a very good doctor!
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Mar 30, 2019
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I saw Dr. Gallemore several times a year for nearly 5-1/2 years and had three surgeries for retina problems, the last of which was never clearly explained to me. I had the same experience as one of the other reviewers: the average wait time was very long--in my case almost always at least 90 minutes, and at least once I noticed he did not change latex gloves between patients (previously he used hand sanitizer). The office is crowded, noisy, and unpleasant.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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EAA in Torrance, CA – Oct 10, 2018
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When I needed a 2nd opinion, Dr Gallemore was highly recommended by 2 different friends-- each of whom had had serious eye problems. I am mediately knew why. His caring, professional, and experienced approach to hearing my concerns was very reassuring. Due to this level of competence He is extremely busy, so he relies heavily on his well-trained staff for the more routine care which frees him for his most serious tasks. I am so happy I switch to his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Rose-Marie Browning in Hermosa Beach, CA – Apr 02, 2017
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Intelligent and knowledgeable in his field
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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paula cayan in carson – Nov 03, 2016
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Exam that should have taken 1 hour ended up at 2 1/2 hours. Dr. wore rubber gloves and did not change them between patients. Dr. spent less than 1 minute of time with me and that was for the injection of my eye and no time for any discussion of condition. I will not return for another appointment.
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Bernice Roberson in Torrance, CA – Sep 08, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to preserve and restore vision providing the highest level of patient care using compassion, innovation and the latest technologies in a caring, state of the art facility.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Education

1998
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
University Of California
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Awards

  • Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, 1997
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute Alumini Research Award, 1999

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Ron Gallemore, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gallemore frequently treats Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gallemore treats.

Where is Dr. Ron Gallemore, MD's office located?

Dr. Gallemore's office is located at 4201 Torrance Blvd Ste 220, Torrance, CA 90503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gallemore speaks Spanish, Tagalog, and Arabic. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gallemore's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Glaucoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallemore treats Glaucoma more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallemore treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallemore treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallemore treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallemore treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallemore treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gallemore's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Degeneration - Nanophthalmos - Glaucoma
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Gallemore accepts the following insurance:

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Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
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Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Locations

Retina Macula Institute

Retina Macula Institute-Torrance4201 Torrance Blvd Ste 220 Torrance, CA 90503
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Retina Macula Institute

Retina Macula Institute1414 S Grand Ave Ste 105 Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gallemore is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)