Dr. Stephen Wilmarth, MD

Dr. Stephen Wilmarth, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Stephen Wilmarth, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Roseville, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

1830 Sierra Gardens Dr Ste 100

Roseville, CA 95661

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  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Wilmarth's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wilmarth "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 and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Medical Vision Technology, the largest private practice ophthalmic group in Northern California. Dr. Wilmarth is a founding member of Horizon Vision Centers, the largest laser vision provider in Northern California and Medical Director at the Horizon Vision Center in Roseville. He also serves as Medical Director of Ophthalmic Surgery at Sutter Sierra Surgery Center in Roseville. Dr. Wilmarth has over 35 years of experience as an eye surgeon and significant experience in new product development and application in pharmaceuticals and ophthalmic devices. Dr. Wilmarth is a 4th generation San Franciscan raised in the Bay Area. He graduated with Honors from the University of California, Berkeley and attended Stanford University School of Medicine where he participated as a research scientist in the first isolation and purification of endorphins. After completing his medical training, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service, caring for Indians and Eskimos throughout the State of Alaska. Humanitarian work took him to the Philippines, China, Tibet, Japan, South Africa and Kenya. In 1989 Dr. Wilmarth returned to California and began a full time practice as a founding member of Medical Vision Technology. Dr. Wilmarth enjoys running, biking, skiing, golf, mountaineering and SCUBA diving. He finished the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii swimming 2.4 miles in the ocean followed by a 112 mile bicycle race and a 26.2 mile run all in one day. Professional Activities Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology Chairman, Board of Directors, Medical Vision Technology, Sacramento, CA Medical Director, Ophthalmic Surgery, Sutter Sierra Surgery Center, Roseville, CA Medical Director, Horizon Laser Vision Center, Roseville, CA Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Member, International Society of Refractive Surgeo "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wilmarth "Wilmarth Eye and Laser provides outstanding service to our patients.

From the front desk to the clinic and surgical services, we treat out patients like family.

All clinical staff members are Board Certified and regularly trained in service and communication."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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20  Procedures

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 Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Kaiser Fdn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of California Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wilmarth has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wilmarth's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wilmarth to family and friends
13 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Wilmarth'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 (6)

I have recommended Dr. Wilmarth to several friends and family.
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excellent care, answered all my questions, before,during and after, would definitely recommend. very compassionate!
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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...more
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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.
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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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