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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is Good. Dr. Pflugfelder has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.8
Promptness 2.7
Courteous Staff 2.9
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
Bedside Manner 3.0
Spends Time with Me 3.2
Follows Up After Visit 2.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 17 areas:
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Fungal eye infections
  • LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
  • Penetrating Eye Injuries
  • Viral Eye Infections
  • Vitrectomy
  • Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)

Education & Awards

Dr. Pflugfelder graduated from Upstate Medical University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Syracuse. He has 6 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bacterial Eye Infections
Corneal Diseases
Fungal eye infections
American academy of ophthalmology honor award
Honor award american academy of ophthalmology
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)


Dr. Pflugfelder has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Ben Taub General Hospital 
  • The Methodist Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 30 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Stephen C. Pflugfelder practice?
Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder has 1 office location.
Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder practices Ophthalmology near Houston, TX.
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