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About Dr. Cristan M Arena
Dr. Cristan M Arena, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Reading, PA, with other offices in Exton, PA and West Chester, PA . She has 13 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Arena is affiliated with Schuylkill Medical Center, Reading Hospital and University Hospital (UMDNJ). She speaks English.
Dr. Cristan M Arena has 3 locations
740 W Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
915 Old Fern Hill Rd Ste 200
West Chester, PA 19380
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Dr. Cristan M Arena has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Cristan M Arena has the following 9 expertise
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Macular Degeneration
Dr. Cristan M Arena is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Cristan M Arena - Posted on July 9th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Cristan M Arena - Posted on January 12th, 2015
Insensitive, terrible bedside manner
Self-verified patient of Dr. Cristan M Arena - Posted on May 22nd, 2013
After fitting me in with very short notice to treat an severe chalazion, she agreed to drain it. After two very painful failed attempts to numb the area, she continued with the treatment, which comprised clamping the lower eyelid and cutting it to promote drainage. She made it clear to me that it was my fault the numbing didn't work because I squirmed when she attempted to put a needle in a very sore spot on my lower eyelid. When I made her stop because it hurt too much, she said nothing to comfort me, appeared annoyed, packed up her things and walked out. Horrible experience.
I want to apologize for your experience and with your feedback we will continue to strive to have excellent patient care and learn from your visit. M Walraven Associate Administrator
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Arena is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
13 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2005
Dr. Cristan M Arena Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
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