Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 64
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Dr. Russell Edwards, MD
Dr. Russell Edwards, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

3969 4th Ave Ste 301

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information
Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Specialist in Diagnosis and Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic and Other Eye Disorders Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Optic Neuritis Myasthenis Gravis Double Vision Temporal Arteritis Optic Disk Swelling Chiasmal Syndromes Graves Disease Orbital Tumors Cataracts Glaucoma Botulinum Toxin: More than 15 years of experience with BOTOX including the treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, chronic headaches and strabismus.
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Dr. Edwards' Experience

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Dr. Edwards' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis

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.

Education

  • University Of Misouri In Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Allegheny Gen Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Calif
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cum Laude (University of Alabama School of Medicine), 1980
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1997
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edwards to family and friends
4.4
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Edwards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
I was sent on an emergency basis today for his expertise, immediate treatment. And consolation for vision loss. I was very impressed with his urgency to treat me , his staff knowledge, and his professionalism and decision making. He has earned the respect of his profession.
in Carlsbad, CA |
Dr. Russell Edwards has many qualities that make him an excellent doctor. Obviously, his professional training. experience and years of practice and expertise in his field are beyond outstanding! In addition to the importance of these qualities, Dr. Edwards has the superior ability to "really" communicate with a patient. He is an excellent listener (and, that is an art in itself) and explains to his patient in a clear, direct way. He is eager to answer questions and explore options.
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Dr. Edwards accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Edwards has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
435 H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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