Dr. Steven Patalano, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Steven Patalano, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Boston U, School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Cambridge Health Alliance. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patalano to book an appointment.

Dr. Patalano

Cambridge Hospital

236 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Patalano's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Astigmatism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patalano treats Astigmatism more than 99% of his peers

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patalano treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 99% of his peers

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

Nearsightedness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patalano treats Nearsightedness more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Patalano treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Patalano's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(617) 591-4949

Dr. Patalano accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO

Dr. Patalano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patalano

2.9

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(6)
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  • Wait times (4)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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I waited 15 mins for an assistant to see me.Then she proceeded to dilate my eyes and give me a generic eye exam even though I said specifically I was only there for a glaucoma check. After taking out my contacts and having the dilation, she put me in a room where I waited. And waited. And waited. After 45 minutes of no one know coming by to even say sorry for the wait, I got up and left never having saw the doctor. Unacceptable. An office visit with no procedure should not take almost 2 hours. I immediately called my insurance and told them I am refusing to pay anything for this "visit" when the doctor never even spoke to me. I also told them they should drop this guy and CHA from in network. Sorry for typos but the pointless dilation makes it difficult.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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MS – Apr 10, 2021
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Had him for 4 years. Maybe not his fault but I had progressively worse office visits. This week I had a 2:30pm appointment. By 4pm he still hadn't seen me. No one came out to tell me he was running late, or running beyond late. Unacceptable. I walked out. You can do better.
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What could be improved
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Apr 23, 2019
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Dr Patalano performed Lasik surgery on my eyes in 2006 and have been very happy with the results. Since then, he has performed the surgery on my wife, my sister and two other friends. I continue to see him for routine eye exams and find him to be warm, caring and extremly smart/knowledge. My three children are now patients of him
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Winchester, MA – Mar 07, 2019
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I will never recommend this doctor. I waited for 2 1/2 hours in the waiting room along with many other patients. Clearly either the doctor or the office don’t respect their patients time .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 15, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Steven Patalano, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Somerville, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Boston...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Auburn Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Eye Inst of Med Coll Wisc
Fellowship Hospital
1993
NYU Med Ctr/Bellevue Hosp
Residency Hospital
1989
Boston U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Does Dr. Steven Patalano, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Steven Patalano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patalano frequently treats Astigmatism, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), and Nearsightedness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Patalano treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Patalano, MD's office located?

Dr. Patalano's office is located at 236 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cambridge Hospital

Albert H Fine MD236 Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02143
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Practice

Cambridge Health Alliance195 CANAL ST Malden, MA 02148
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Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge, MA

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