Dr. Tamela Martin, MD

Dr. Tamela Martin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
(22)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tamela Martin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic surgery, and more.

44651 Village Ct Ste 102

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

Insurance 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)
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Top Care Areas

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Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Martin "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."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • 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 Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea 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
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • 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

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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.

Education

  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Martin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Martin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Martin to family and friends
3.4
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Martin's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in palm desert, ca
Dr Martin did cataract surgery on my dominant eye, put in a "multifocal" lens but I cannot see far away in that eye. I am an avid tennis player now struggling to see. I complained and she did a Yag laser..did not work. I went to a well known university eye center and the Dr said I was...more
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in Palm Desert, CA
I have had 3 appointments with Dr. Martin and have yet to meet the doctor. Her office staff has had me undergo multiple tests and when I had a question regarding the results they told me that the dr. does not speak to patients on the phone and that I would have to wait to speak to her at my next...more
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in Indio, CA
I am so unhappy with my treatment. I called Tamela's office in mid March to make a appointment and was told that the earliest appointment available would be mid June. She was highly recommended so I agreed. Today June 7th I receive a phone call that says they have to cancel my appointment and...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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