Dr. TOM CHANG, MD

Dr. TOM CHANG, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. TOM CHANG, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

44139 Monterey Ave Ste A

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

(760) 779-0800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. CHANG performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Macular Edema
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. CHANG "As a retina specialist, my goal is to provide you with a superior experience from the time you check in to the time you leave our office. We understand the concerns that patients have with potentially vision-threatening eye conditions. We strive to offer the highest quality care available in an atmosphere of excellence, compassion, integrity, and innovation. These qualities are reflected in our mission statement. Please let us know if you have any special needs or requests prior to your visit."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Toronto General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Western Ont
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. CHANG has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. CHANG does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. CHANG and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. CHANG's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. CHANG to family and friends
4.0
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. CHANG's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Thousand Oaks, CA |
Dr Chang is very kind, considerate, intelligent, kind & respectful of his patients needs & eye problems. I wish I had know of Dr Chang sooner.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. CHANG accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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