Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Goldban
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72650 Fred Waring Dr Ste 106 Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Dr. Wallace Goldban, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has over 28 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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Goldban is an amazing doctor. Great manner in which he cares. But more than that I was legally blind in both eyes and now I see 20/15 in both eyes. I have not been able to see clearly in 35 years. His staff is amazing and I am so glad I found him!!! You won't be sorry!!!
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Nicole Chess in Palm Desert, CA – Jun 14, 2018
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Suzanne in Las Vegas, NV – Mar 04, 2017
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Wonderful doctor and friendly staff.
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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..
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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.
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Rachael C in Palm Springs, CA – Mar 22, 2016
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About Me

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 will take each patient's case seriously and with the respect and attention is deserves.

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Goldban accepts the following insurance:

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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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EPO-CA
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Goldban's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldban treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Goldban treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldban treats Eyelid Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Goldban treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Goldban's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease

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Practice

72650 Fred Waring Dr Ste 106 Palm Desert, CA 92260
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  • Hours
    • 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 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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Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average