Accepting new patients

Dr. Russell Edwards, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Edwards

San Diego Eye Institute

3969 4th Ave Ste 301 San Diego, CA 92103

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. Russell Edwards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Edwards accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(619) 291-6191

Dr. Edwards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Edwards' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Headache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Headache more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Diplopia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Diplopia more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Visual Field Defects more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma

Dr. Edwards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

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 Tu...

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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

Media & Publications

Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Edwards

4.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
81.25%
(13)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(2)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Edwards?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Edwards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Russell Edwards, MD
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Russell Edwards, MD?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Russell Edwards, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Edwards?