Dr. William Tang, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. William Tang, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Natick, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham and MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tang to book an appointment.

Dr. Tang

Retina Eye Care PC

182 W Central St Natick, MA 01760
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tang's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Macular Edema
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Macular Edema more than 95% of his peers

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

Vitreoretinal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tang performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Retinal Vein Occlusion
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Retinal Vein Occlusion more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Tang's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(508) 903-0003

Dr. Tang accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Network Health
Simplifi
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Tang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tang

4.4

Based on 103 ratings

5 Stars
79.6116504854369%
(82)
4 Stars
2.912621359223301%
(3)
3 Stars
3.883495145631068%
(4)
2 Stars
5.825242718446602%
(6)
1 Star
7.766990291262136%
(8)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (91)
  • Staff friendliness (91)
  • Office environment (89)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (17)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (17)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (12)
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Dr. Tang is a true master of his profession. I am a single eye sighted man who by the grace of God am most grateful to have him in my path. He identified my retina detachment, diagnosed, thoroughly explained my vision problem and immediately performed emergency surgery within one hour that same afternoon. If not for Dr. Tangs expertise in his field of retina specialist, I would be blind now . He has reattached my one and only retina. I can see to drive, work, and maintain a normal life. He and his staff were very helpful and kind to my wife and I and maintained a clean office and exam rooms all practicing a safe social distancing environment with sanitizer and PPE. THANK YOU ALL
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
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JESSE hECHAVARRIA – Nov 05, 2020
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Hopefully my review will positively state how impressed I have been with Dr Tang and his helpful staff. After a surgery complication elsewhere, I was immediately referred to Dr Tang who saw me on that day & stayed late for a small repair & pressure release. While I am still healing and improving, after two weeks, Dr Tang continues with thorough examinations and answers all my questions with clarity. His prompt attention & follow up watching for infection (which included weekend ph checks) has reassured me that his care & expertise is of the highest quality.
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Sue MacPhee – Oct 20, 2020
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Dr. Tang is an excellent doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 05, 2020
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Dr. Tang moves at a fast pace. Yet I know he was extremely thorough in his examinations. I get summary of visit letters after an examination. I had a Covid related complication of my own doing and Dr Tang worked to find alternatives and called several times to check on my status including on a holiday. In the end he did the surgery and the process went very well. Virtually no post-op discomfort. Follow up visits were thorough to be sure the surgery was successful. An important consideration, I believe he really cares about his patients. I would confidently recommend him to anyone needing his expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas Huse – Sep 02, 2020
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Yes! Dr Tang is fantastic.I am very fortunate to have him for my eye care.
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
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William Iseman – Aug 27, 2020
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Dr. tang is a great doctor who takes care of his patients. He checks with them after a surgery to make sure they are doing well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 26, 2020
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Had some symptoms related to a detached retina. Took lots of pictures and did a thorough exam. Dr. Tang then asked questions and listened to my experience.
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
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Aug 25, 2020
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Tang to anyone. He saved my eyesight by re-attaching my retina 8 years ago. He is brilliant and really cares about his patients.
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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Randy Pfeiffer – Aug 19, 2020
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Having reached my 74th year 2020 was unique in many ways not readily evident. For me 2020 was the year of the doctors, all wonderful with some being exceedingly so. It started with a knee replacement in October of 2019. I then went to see my eye doctor who had been following me for cataracts. I subsequently had uneventful cataract surgery. Soon thereafter I complained of ‘floaters’ and a sharp disappearing bright light and was referred to Dr. Tang for a possible retinal tear. Following examination Dr. Tang assured me that I had no tear but then asked me about my history of heart disease as he saw plaque in my right eye. On Dr. Tang’s advice I had a follow up with ultrasound and it was discovered I had an 80% blockage in my right carotid. Within a week I had surgery to correct that. After talking with my surgeon it is my understanding that if Dr. Tang had missed that plaque I would be either dead or severely crippled from a stroke. I owe Dr. Tang my life.
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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Joseph P. LALLY – Aug 18, 2020
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Today I visited Dr. Tang, under Covid-19 restrictions and it was very smooth. The appointment was confirmed by text, which is very helpful and a telephone message, that is likely preferred by other users. So the instructions and the general processing was very smooth. I have to say that as the best Dr's tend to be busy for good reason, Covid has necessitated a reduction in the number of patients and we benefit by speedier service :-). Dr. Tang is v. professional, as are all his staff. He makes time to chat and answer questions. Over the years Dr. Tang has upgraded his equipment, he has always wanted the best tools, but is the same friendly person interested in you. He checks readings, clearly trying to ensure that he hasn't missed anything. I do recommend him, as Doctor and am very happy that he and his team have taken the trouble to stay open, serving us and keeping us safe and healthy.
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Aug 13, 2020
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Tang has the worst “bed-side manner” of a doctor ive ever seen. And I see a lot of doctors. He may be good at what he does but waiting 1.5 - 2 hours after your scheduled appointment time is ridiculous. No apology from him when I had to leave at 11:30 today after my appointment was at 9 because I had my final at 12. “Okay fine”.
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Scott Miller – Jun 15, 2020
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Very efficiently run office which is a reflection of the doctor. After having some apprehension about my upcoming surgery Dr Tang took the time to meet with me a third time and layed my fears to rest. The results were a significant improvement in my vision.
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Ed Giombetti – Nov 06, 2019
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My Ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Tang because I had blurred vision. Dr. Tang discovered that I had several tears in my retina in both eyes. Dr Tang took care of the problem and I am very satisfied with the laser treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Tang, he goes above and beyond in terms of taking care of you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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John Leigh – Sep 16, 2019
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My Ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Tang due to loss of sight in one of my eyes. I was referred to additional specialists after my appointment with Dr. Tang and due to the urgency of my condition, he was able to expedite the timing of the appointments. I continue to be under the care of Dr. Tang. Dr. Tang and his team are professional and I would highly recommend them.
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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Mark Carrigan – Sep 03, 2019
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Earlier in my life, I had a detached retina. Dr. Tang saw me right away and performed surgery on my eye. Following the surgery, I knew that I could see, but the healing took time. This is normal. Dr. Tang was encouraging and supportive throughout this period. Fifteen years later, I still have my sight and never miss my yearly check up. When my husband was found to have a torn retina, I called Dr. Tang's office, and the next day the doctor performed laser surgery, We trust Dr. Tang 100%.
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Susan J – Feb 17, 2018
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I am extremely pleased with the exceptional care and excellent office experience provided by Dr, Tang and his wonderful staff. I've had several office visits from diagnosis, surgery and follow up and each visit was friendly, on time and professional. Dr. Tang improved my vision greatly and I am very confident and happy to continue under his care.
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Gary Chute in Watertown, MA – Nov 06, 2017
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would highly recommend Dr. Tang-very efficient-explained what happened to my eye (torn retina) and performed laser correction-all done quickly and painlessly. Follow up was the same
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Maura Flynn in West Roxbury, MA – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Tang and his office staff are very professional, courteous and expressive of their caring for their patients. Dr. Tang himself was upfront and honest in his interactions with me - and I felt very comfortable asking questions of him and interacting with him.
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Jeffrey L. Chaffee in Franklin, MA – Oct 05, 2017
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Dr. Tang might be a very competent doctor but he appears to schedule patients so tightly that he is so busy he does not have time to spend time with the patient. His "bedside manner" is poor. I went away today confused about my condition and I am a health professional.
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Donna Ring in Foxboro, MA – Sep 07, 2017
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Dr. tang has been my Dr. since he first started his practice. He has done many surgeries on my eyes over the years to save my eye sight. I cannot say enough good things about his talent and care of his patients. He goes above and beyond in caring for his patients!
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Carolyn J. Cournoyer in Grafton, MA – Feb 03, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am passionate about achieving the best vision possible for each patient that I see every day. Vision is a precious gift. When there is a retina problem,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Tang is a Retina Surgeon and Diagnostician. He does lasers and surgeries and injections for Retina Detachment, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinopathy....Read more

Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Ophthalmic Consultants Boston
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Med Coll WI
Residency Hospital
1994
St Luke's Med Center Wi
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Tang, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tang has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. William Tang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tang frequently treats Macular Edema, Vitreoretinal Surgery, and Retinal Vein Occlusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tang treats.

Where is Dr. William Tang, MD's office located?

Dr. Tang's office is located at 182 W Central St, Natick, MA 01760. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Tang, MD speak?

Dr. Tang speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Chinese, Cantonese. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Retina Eye Care PC

Retina Eye Care PC182 W Central St Natick, MA 01760
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tang is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham

Needham, MA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

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

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)