Dr. Walter Bogart III, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 69
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Dr. Walter Bogart III, MD
Walt Bogart, M.D. has been practicing Ophthalmology for almost 30 years. He is board certified and a member in good standing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has practiced in the Columbia area for over 24 years. Dr. Bogart received his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine. He did his Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. His residency in Ophthalmology was in Washington D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Bogart has served his country in both the Army and the Air Force. During the Vietnam Conflict he was a helicopter pilot. After medical school he served as both a General Medical Officer (prior to his residency training) and as Chief Ophthalmologist at Ft. Jackson, S.C. In March 2009, Dr. Bogart retired with more than 27 years of service with the South Carolina National Guard. Dr. Bogart enjoys many outdoor activities in the South Carolina area, including boating on Lake Murray and rowing on the Broad River, biking, flying helicopters and airplanes, water sports, and riding his motorcycle. Professional Membership: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS) Personal Membership: Founding Member of the Columbia Rowing Club Columbia Sailing Club Experimental Aircraft Association Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

3227 Sunset Blvd

West Columbia, SC 29169

Contact Information

(803) 794-0000

Dr. Walter Bogart III, MD

Dr. Walter Bogart III, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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0 Sanctions

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  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tripler Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bogart III accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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