Dr. Tamela A. Martin, MD

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Dr. Tamela A. Martin, MD

Ophthalmology | Female

44651 Village Ct Ste 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Get Directions
(760) 568-3334

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Martin accepts 17 insurance carriers

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      17 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      • Aetna
      • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
      • Cigna
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Exclusive Healthcare
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Health Net
      • Humana
      • Inland Empire Health Plan
      • Medicare
      • Molina Healthcare
      • MultiPlan
      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare

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      3.8 based on 19 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Martin
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (19)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (19)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (19)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Martin's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (19)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (19)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (18)
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      in La Quinta, CA |
      Dr. Martin is caring, knowledgeable, takes the time to explain things, has an upbeat personality, and a sense of humor. My husband had an emergency eye condition and she cleared her schedule so he could come in immediately to see her. And then I had an eye problem that sounded like it could be serious and she took no chances but had me come in right away to see her. Additionally Dr. Martin did both are cataract surgeries. She is the only female ophthalmologist in the desert and she is a gem!
      in Palm Desert, CA |
      I have a severe eye infection on eye she did surgery on and has refused to treat me and unless I pay $45.00 for paperwork that is needed for meds needed to treat me plus the meds, suggest I go elsewhere. My new surgery was scheduled for the end of the month, but now being told to go elsewhere, it's very difficult to be accepted by another Dr because of her under handed ways. The whole staff are not honest. Do not go there!
      in La Quinta, CA |
      Dr Martin performed cataract surgery on both my eyes about two years ago with outstanding success! I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Oculoplastic Surgery
      • Ophthalmic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
      • Astigmatism
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Blepharitis
      • Blocked Tear Duct
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Cataract Surgery Complications
      • Chalazion
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Erosion
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
      • Diabetic Cataracts
      • Diabetic Eye Disease
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Ectropion of Eyelid
      • Entropion
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Infections
      • Eye Trauma
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Eyelid Growth
      • Farsightedness
      • Floaters
      • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
      • Glaucoma
      • Headache
      • Hyphema
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Degeneration
      • Macular Edema
      • Migraine
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Orbital Cellulitis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Progressive High Myopia
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Pterygium
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Strabismus
      • Stye
      • Tear Duct Disorders
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Trichiasis
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects

      Procedures Performed

      • Anterior Vitrectomy
      • Blepharoplasty
      • Botox® Injection
      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
      • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
      • Eye Examination
      • Eye Procedure
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Glaucoma Treatment
      • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
      • Iridectomy
      • Laser Surgery
      • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
      • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
      • Pterygium Surgery
      • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
      • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
      • Repair of Eye Laceration
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery
      • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
      • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1992

      • Internship Hospital
        Mercy Hospital

        Completed in 1993

      • Residency Hospital
        Stanford University Hospital

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Uc Berkeley

        Graduated in 1988

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Martin's 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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      Dr. Martin's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Martin

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      Dr. Martin's Care Philosophy

      If you listen to the patient (truly listen), they will tell you their diagnosis. Treat the patient, not the tests. We treat one patient at a time, never double book, and take an individualized approach.