About Dr. Byron L Lam

Dr. Byron L Lam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Miami, FL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Lam has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Byron L Lam is Good. Dr. Byron L Lam has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Byron L Lam is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


900 NW 17th St
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-4000

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Dr. Byron L Lam has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Byron L Lam has the following 19 expertise

  • Vision Issues
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness
  • Optic Nerve inflammation (Optic Neuritis)
  • Optic Nerve Diseases
  • Iris Diseases
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Cataract
  • Papilledema
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Vision Disorders
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Pain
  • Retina Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Lasik Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Byron L Lam is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Horrible bedside manner

Wrong diagnosis , spoke to his students , that were observing , as if I was not in the room . Then proceeded to pronounce that I would become ill, even though all test results proved otherwise .. Misdiagnosed me and has poor attitude . Choose another doctor , if possible . By the way , it’s been four years, His diagnosis is still incorrect .

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Horrible Experience with Dr. Byron Lam

I would give him 0 stars if I could. He has no chair side manner. You can tell he is burnt out and over worked. It's time for him to retire. Don't waste your time at Bascom Palmer. Your just a number with an insurance card. My dog gets better treatment at the vet.

Wait time
60 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Unethical Billing

Deliberately misleading and unethical billing practices! I went to Bascon Palmer to see Dr. Byron Lam. I knew there would be hospital fees AND the fees from the doctor and I tried calling to find out what those fees would be in advance. I called billing, I called the doctor's scheduling department, I asked when I was physically there and no one was able to give me a quote. Not even a ballpark. I got the bill 2 months later and noticed I was being charge for my visual field test twice so I called to correct the issue. I was told that I was being charge for the right to use the machine and again for actually using it. The bill also said "and other diagnostic tests" even though I only had a visual field and nothing else. When I tried to explain to the billing representative that one should not be charged twice for the SAME thing, she said that she had worked there for 24 years and has been yelled at by every patient she has spoken with. She literally told me the last phone call she had, the woman hung up on her for the exact same thing. Notice that if there are 24 consecutive years of complaints, there is clearly a problem. I will NEVER return to this facility. I hope my doctor will some day move to a different facility but if not, oh well, I'll just find a different neuro-opthamologist. Even if that means flying back to NY for my original doctor. That would have literally been cheaper due to the unethical billing practices conducted by Bascon Palmer Institute at the University of Miami Health System.

Wait time
56 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Swedish Covenant Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Byron L Lam accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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