Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD
Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Watanabe is affiliated with AllinaHealth - United Hospital, HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital.

1675 Beam Ave Ste 100

Saint Paul, MN 55109

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Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD

Dr. Todd Watanabe, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Watanabe's Experience

Dr. Watanabe'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Headache
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Ariz
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watanabe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watanabe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watanabe to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Watanabe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
St Paul, MN |
Our children saw Dr. Watanabe regularly for 4 years. I never felt that Dr. Watanabe explained himself very well nor did I ever feel that he took the time necessary to really figure our my child's issues. I would not recommend Dr. Watanabe because after 4 years of seeing him, I went to another ophthalmologist with another group and the Dr. was thorough, took 4 times longer with each of my kids and explained herself clearly. We ended up having a different prescription for two of my children.
Prosper, TX |
We saw 5 other eye doctors (optometrists) before finally finding Dr. Watanabe. He was wonderful with my daughter. He always made it fun and painless, even when we had to give drops for dialation. We have since moved to Texas (Dr. Wantanabe was our Dr for 4 years before we moved) and cannot find a doctor that even comes close to Dr Wantanabe here. I will still search but I am very tempted to make an appointment and head to MN just to see him again.
St Paul, MN |
Dr. Watanabe knows kids, understands how best to examine them, and makes the visit fun. My sons look forward to their eye appointments with him. Most important, the boys had their vision managed with glasses and later contacts, in a timely and appropriate manner as they grew older. We think he's great!
in Woodbury, MN |
waited a month for apt and then had to take vac time for apt at 2 which was fine, get there and they say oh, we tried calling you to say the dr is not in today, funny, my home,cell and work phone shows no calls ?? been a patient for almost 40 yrs with this clinic and I am done
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Watanabe accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Watanabe has admitting privileges

AllinaHealth - United Hospital
333 Smith Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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HealthEast Care System - Saint John's Hospital
1575 Beam Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
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Saint Joseph's Hospital
45 10th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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