Dr. William Bigham, MD

Dr. William Bigham, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. William Bigham, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 310

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers
Chalazion
high
more than 87% of peers

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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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • LASIK
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • 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

  • United States Naval Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bigham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bigham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bigham to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Bigham's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in San Diego, CA
Love this guy. Capable, caring and skilled. Enjoy him both as an excellent clinician and as a human being.. Great combination of social and professional skills. Honored to have him as my surgeon.
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