Dr. Alina Kagan, OD

Dr. Alina Kagan, OD

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Optometry  |  
Female
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Accepting new patients

Dr. Kagan received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago with Magna Cum Laude. Then she continued her education at Illinois College of Optometry earning her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2001. Her graduate education included pre- and post-operative patient care of patients undergoing Lasik and cataract surgeries while on rotation in Mount Dora, FL and valuable experience at Kraft Eye Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kagan had an extensive pediatric internship at Illinois Eye Institute. She has a caring and welcoming approach for the pediatric population and enjoys working with children, and they find her to be a comforting presence in the examination room. She completed clinical trainings at the Veteran Affairs Hospitals with Honors where her internships focused on ocular disease and glaucoma in Hot Springs, SD and Knoxville, TN. She is knowledgeable in the evaluation of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as the treatment of eye infections. Dr. Kagan is Board certified and licensed as a therapeutic optometrist for the last 15 years during which Dr. Kagan practiced in the Bay area from San Francisco, Millbrae, Belmont, Redwood city, Palo Alto, Mountain View to San Jose and Morgan Hill in different settings including private and corporate optometric practices. Dr. Kagan is also a glaucoma certified optometrist, and she continues to practice to the fullest scope of optometry in California. Dr. Kagan is proficient with the latest in optometric equipment and technology, including paperless electronic medical records. She enjoys all aspects of primary care, especially contact lenses and children’s eye examinations. Her expertise is in primary eye care and specific interests include astigmatic and multifocal contact lenses and diagnosing and treating diseases of the eye including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, dry eyes, inflammations and infections. She participates in continuing education courses each year in order to expand her knowledge even further. She past served on the Board of San Mateo County Optometric Society. She resides in San Carlos with her husband and three children and is a PTA member at Arundel elementary and Tierra Linda middle schools. Dr. Kagan’s favorite pastime is spending time with her family and traveling. She enjoys family and outdoor activities including hiking, playing table tennis and badminton, watching movies and going out to the local restaurants. Outside of the office you can find Dr. Kagan driving her daughter and sons to their sport and music events and activities. Recently Dr. Kagan participated in the vision screening at the Highlands Recreation Center’s Health Fair in San Mateo, and she is very excited volunteering her time at school and looking forward to volunteering her time with local vision screenings to serve Peninsula community. She recently volunteered in VSP mobile vision screenings and giving the Gift of Vision at PHC 66 Vision Services

Family Eye Center Optometry

1601 El Camino Real Ste 302

Belmont, CA 94002
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Novitas Solutions, Inc.
  • SafeGuard/MetLife
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Sunshine Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

At Family Eye Center Optometry you will find eyecare professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to provide exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.
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Specialties

  • Optometry
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Board Certifications

Dr. Kagan does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes
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Procedures

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kagan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kagan to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Kagan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Kagan accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Novitas Solutions, Inc.
    Medicare
  • SafeGuard/MetLife
    Dental HMO
  • Simply Healthcare
    Medicare
  • Sunshine Health
    Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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