Dr. Stephen Wilmarth, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 73

Dr. Stephen Wilmarth, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Roseville, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wilmarth to book an appointment.

Dr. Wilmarth

Wilmarth Eye and Laser

1830 Sierra Gardens Dr Ste 100 Roseville, CA 95661
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Wilmarth's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Presbyopia
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Dr. Wilmarth treats Presbyopia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wilmarth treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Stye
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilmarth treats Stye more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Wilmarth treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilmarth performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wilmarth performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wilmarth's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(916) 782-2111

Dr. Wilmarth accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Select PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
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Choice Care PPO
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Medicaid
Meritain Health
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
National Elevator
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Wilmarth's Reviews

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3.6

Based on 25 ratings

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Using Dr. Wilmarth is either great or terrible depending on outcome. He has an outstanding educational background (Stanford Trained). I checked his reviews before "hiring" him and they were mostly great. Results of multifocal implant were terrible. Many office visits and attempts to correct bad vision failed. He wanted to do a lasik procedure to maybe help but I decided that I was done with him. Went to a large well respected group locally for a second opinion and was told to get new prescription for glasses and live with results. The reason for the surgery was to remove cataracts and not need glasses for outdoor activities. Dr. told me he gets these results about every 500 operations. Odds were in my favor but I lost. They won't answer my calls after I told them they should refund my money for the implant portion of the procedure ($3k for one eye). When it comes time to have the other cataract removed you can be sure I won't fall for the "top of the line" upgrade.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gary R – Sep 01, 2021
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I had a horrible visit with this Doctor. I could hear him talking to the patient in the room next to mine, he was very kind to him. I am a person of color, immigrant worker for 10 years. I let him know I had pterygium and severe dry eye. When he came to my room he stood at the door and yelled at me from the door frame in an accusatory tone “ and what makes you think you have dry eyes? who told you that?” Despite me telling him how much pain I am in he said he didnt think it was that bad. I left on tears. I don’t ever want to see this doctor again and it makes me question if race was a factor in how I was treated. I would advise any poc to steer away from this doctor
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I was disappointed by seeing how staff in the office followed the precautions to avoid contamination. The girl who did the measurements of the eye had no gloves. Touched the eyes and head of the patient then with the same hands did typing on the computer. Really? Even without coronavirus you shouldn’t do that.
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If you're looking into Lasik eye surgery this is the place to go to. Dr. Wilmarth performed my Lasik eye surgery a few months back & let me just tell you, it has changed my life! Not only did he make me feel extremely comfortable, he gave me AMAZING results. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 4th grade & it is so freeing not having to rely on glasses or contacts anymore. I highly recommend this provider. We're in the year 2020, make this your year to finally have perfect vision!
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B Rodriguez – Jan 18, 2020
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I just had my Lasik procedure preformed at Steve Wilmarth's office and I am thrilled with the results! My vision is now remarkable, I was actually able to see and go about tasks mere hours after the procedure. In addition, Colette and the rest of the staff at Dr. Wilmarth's office are superb and made me feel very comfortable and the Lasik was done in less then 10 minutes. Dr. Wilmarth kept me engaged the entire procedure and I very much appreciated the dialogue and quirky humor to make the time pass even quicker. I would recommend Dr Wilmarth to anyone considering Lasik corrective surgery. My only regret is that I didn't have it done sooner!
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
What could be improved
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Greta Henderson – Jan 07, 2020
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I thought he was very professional and he knows eyes better than anyone else
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
What could be improved
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Mandy M – Dec 13, 2019
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He fixed my eyes. I don’t have to wear contact lens anymore
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
No results
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Erik M – Dec 13, 2019
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I had a great experience at Dr Wilmarth’s office, he made me 20/20 and he is so knowledgeable
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
No results
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Alex R – Dec 13, 2019
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If you have anything seriously wrong, steer clear. Gave me long vision cataracts without asking my preference (I wanted close vision) and was satisfied at keeping my eye pressure too high for glaucoma with thin corneas. This went on for too long and probably contributed significantly to so much vision loss I lost my drivers licence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 26, 2019
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Dr Wilmarth is exceptionally intelligent. He is professional and caring. His office is organized and friendly. I have recommended him.
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
No results
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Oct 27, 2019
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I felt in very good hands and Doctor Wilmarth made everything easy to understand. I will continue as a very satisfied patient—their eye glass door is great too!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa Tanin in Lincoln, CA – Apr 22, 2018
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I have recommended Dr. Wilmarth to several friends and family.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Sacramento, CA – May 16, 2017
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excellent care, answered all my questions, before,during and after, would definitely recommend. very compassionate!
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
What could be improved
No results
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mary fike in Lincoln, CA – Apr 29, 2017
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My experience was amazing. From the moment I called to inquire about an appointment to the surgery was flawless. The staff were amazing and the doctor knowledgeable. I have been in glasses for 45 years and was hesitating, but I am so glad I did it. The doctor and staff addressed every concern and were very patient with me. Colette, Pat and Shawn were great. Very great experience and I should have done it years ago. I especially appreciate all the double checks they did.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Melody Husain in Roseville, Ca – Apr 20, 2017
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I had Lasik done by Dr. Wilmarth over 10 years ago, and I'm really glad I did. The office is clean, the staff is friendly, and I had 20/20 vision the next morning at my first Post Op appointment, a very positive experience! I would definitely recommend this office to anyone interested in Lasik.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Laura R. in Roseville, CA – Apr 12, 2017
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I had my lasik done with Dr. Wilmarth in 2003- how wonderful to see without glasses or any corrective lenses after 30 years! Great staff, Great location- Great Doctor. Thank you Dr W. Joann M/ Sacramento, CA
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joann in Sacramento, CA – Mar 11, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Wilmarth Eye and Laser provides outstanding service to our patients.

From the front desk to the clinic and surgical services, we treat out...
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Biography

Stephen Wilmarth, M.D. is one of the most respected and experienced Laser Vision Specialists and Eye Surgeons in Northern California. He is Board Certified...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Education

Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Santa Clara
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of California Davis
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Wilmarth frequently treats Presbyopia, Stye, and Cataract Removal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wilmarth treats.

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Dr. Wilmarth's office is located at 1830 Sierra Gardens Dr Ste 100, Roseville, CA 95661. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Wilmarth Eye and Laser

Wilmarth Eye and Laser1830 Sierra Gardens Dr Ste 100 Roseville, CA 95661
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Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Roseville, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)