Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Goldban to book an appointment.

Dr. Goldban

Desert Ophthalmology Medical Corportation

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W100 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Goldban's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Tear Duct Disorders
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Dr. Goldban treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Goldban treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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Dr. Goldban treats Dry Eyes more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Goldban treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldban treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Goldban treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Goldban's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(760) 320-8497

Dr. Goldban accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Goldban's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Goldban

4.0

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
68.96551724137932%
(20)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
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1 Star
17.24137931034483%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (25)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
  • Staff friendliness (23)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Goldban has healed my eyes! My whole life I have had problems with near-sightedness and had macular degeneration so my eye sight has always been terrible. Had to have a very high contact lens prescription. I had cataract surgery from Dr. Goldban and for the first time ever in my life I had 20 20 vision! Since then, I have learned its typical to develop cloudy spots and my eye sight started to get poor again. I went to Dr. Goldban and had a follow up laser surgery. I was able to make appointments in a very timely manner with his office. I am not the easiest patient about my eyes especially bright lights but Dr. Goldban is so easy to work with. He is patient and kind. My eyes seem even better than after I had cataract surgery. Colors look brighter and I don't need glasses (except for reading). But I'm confident he will help make that amazing too once I go for the follow up. If you want a great eye doctor this is the one- even if you have to wait. Iamsoexcited to see if I am at 20/20
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nicole Chess – Dec 04, 2020
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Dr. Goldbans credentials are excellent. I've been a patient for about l6 years. I've been through cataracts removals. He is a very skilled ophthalmologist. Sometimes his waits can be long so bring something to do or a friend to talk to in case you have to wait. I feel he's worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 25, 2019
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Dr. Goldban's other physician was terrible as I had already been diagnosed with cataracts but after first visit I was asked to make appt for glasses as they may help. WHAT? Please be very wary. I should report this but haven't had time.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 18, 2019
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Very busy office. Small cramped waiting room. Seemed like an assembly line practice with no patient education or encouragement for questions about your eye health. Appoint focuses on what you write down on your intake health summary so be sure to include everything you are concerned about.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jul 16, 2019
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He is a good doctor, I think, if you don't mind waiting for an hour plus for a routine appointment. I do mind so I left after an hour when I was told it would be another 20 minutes. Overbooking shows little respect for patients. When I called and asked that my records be sent to me so I can take them to another doctor, I was told I would have to come in to sign a release form. Wrong answer. I told them to mail me the release. We'll see if they follow through. Patients do have rights in CA.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Aaron Allbright in Rancho Mirage – Mar 24, 2018
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I've been a patient for over four years. Two cataract surgeries, procedures, General eye care for glaucoma eyes and so on. He's the best ophthalmologist in the Coachella Valley and he possesses excellent credentials (education).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Frank Jay in PALM SPRINGS – Aug 24, 2017
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I'm new to the area, got my new Tiffany glasses and I love them. The staff was respectful, great and so friendly. Definitely referring my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kim P. in Palm Springs – Jul 25, 2017
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Nice guy. Knowledgeable, hurried, lacking patient education skills on risk factors attendant to cataract surgery, i.e., likelihood of torn retinas. He's overbooked frequently which impacts on wait times and hurried visits. Patient education takes time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Palm Springs, CA – Jun 16, 2017
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First of all I drive from Nevada to see Dr. Goldban every year for my routine eye examinations and having a problem with my eyes have driven other every week for treatment. Staff: The greatest staff, you will not find a complete staff more friendly and helpful. Dr. Goldban: Wonderful. He sits and takes time explaining everything going on with your eyes and answers all your questions. If you are willing to take the drive it is worth it. I love this group and would recommend this office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Suzanne in Las Vegas, NV – Mar 04, 2017
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Wonderful doctor and friendly staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dayel G in Palm Springs, CA – Apr 18, 2016
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They have taken good care of my eyes..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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descudero60 in Cathedral City, CA – Apr 05, 2016
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If you value your time even somewhat, I would not recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Goldban. I understand things come up and doctors run late. So after 35 minutes in the waiting room, I was told that he was running late, and it would be another 20-25 minutes before I even made it to the exam room!!! The receptionist offered no explanation and offered to re-schedule but I declined. I'm sure he's a great dr, but I won't be back and I'll be sure to pass this experience on to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Rachael C in Palm Springs, CA – Mar 22, 2016
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Care Philosophy

At Desert Ophthalmology our mission is to provide the highest level of eye care possible. Our focus is to meet the goals of each individual patient. We...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Of California San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Sinai Hospital of Detroit
Residency Hospital
1994
White Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
Winthrop - University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Goldban frequently treats Tear Duct Disorders, Dry Eyes, and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Goldban treats.

Where is Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD's office located?

Dr. Goldban's office is located at 1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W100, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Desert Ophthalmology Medical Corportation

Desert Ophthalmology Medical Corportation1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste W100 Palm Springs, CA 92262
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Practice

72650 Fred Waring Dr Ste 106 Palm Desert, CA 92260
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 1:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average