Dr. Tamela Martin, MD

Dr. Tamela Martin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tamela Martin, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center.

44651 Village Ct Ste 102

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

(760) 568-3334

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)
  • 8 More

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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 Trauma
  • 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
3.5
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
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 appointment 6 month later. Her office staff is incredibly rude and I believe this is due to mismanagement by the person in charge. Do not recommend!
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 can get me in June 20th but not with Tamela. They said I would have to wait longer to get an appointment with her. How sad that someone cannot even accommodate a new patient who waited months to go.
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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Dr. Martin accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
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    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
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    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Optimum Choice PPO
    Platinum PPO
  • Exclusive Healthcare
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum POS
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Covered California Small Group PPO
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net POS
    Health Net PPO
    Health Plan of Oregon PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Large Group PPO
    Medicare POS
    Medicare PPO
    SmartCare PPO
    Tricare PPO
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Metra Health
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Martin has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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