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
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.
Dr. Kagan does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Kagan's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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