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Dr. George Alexandrakis 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. George Alexandrakis has the following 14 expertise
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Angle-Closure Glaucoma
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Lasik Surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Dry Eye Syndromes
Dr. George Alexandrakis has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. George Alexandrakis is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I had an appointment for an annual screening a year ago and waited more than an hour after my scheduled appointment time. After that appointment I scheduled another appointment for this year. I asked the receptionist for the first appointment when they opened so that I could get in and out quickly. We actually moved my appointment a day later so that there would be no one scheduled first. I showed up this morning, at 10 minutes before mny appointment at 8:00 AM, before they opened and there was one other person waiting in line. The staff opened the office door 5 minutes early and we signed in and sat in the waiting room. At 8:15 (15 minutes after my appointment was scheduled) they started calling people up, collecting their co-pays and giving them paperwork. I was the 5th person called. When I got to the desk the receptionist said, "That will be $110, for your co-pay" . I said "my usual co-pay is $30 for an office visit, what is this for?" She said that I haven't been seen for a year so the exam co-pay is $110" I said "OK" and gave her my credit card . I then said, "I know that you don't have any control over this but I scheduled my appointment over a year ago so that I could be the first appointment in the morning and not have to wait." She replied "Well, I had to call to get your co-pay amount" and I replied, "Couldn't you have done that first?" The receptionist then asked "Do you want to be seen today or not?" This attitude ticked me off so I said, "No, I don't. Cancel my appointment and give me back my credit card. I'll find another doctor" I don't like to wait and I will go out of my way to schedule appointments as far ahead as I can, on whatever schedule their office wants but I expect the office to meet their commitment to appointments unless there's an emergency or something. But, I won't tolerate rudeness from anyone, especially since the receptionist had not been mistreated by any patients there, yet.
I have been bringing my children here for years with Dr. Alexandrakis. I love his office staff and him. The front desk lady is nice and courteous. It does seem thought that she has alot of work to do on her own not allowing her to be more talkative or friendly with everyone. She checks in patients, collects payments, answers phone lines and also checks out the patients. She doesn't have a lot of free time to chat up every patient that walks in. She does have a nice demeanor on phone when calling to remind patients about their appointments. Personally, I understand why office policy is one child only in exam room. There is expensive equipment in the room and more than one child in the exam room could cause distractions for both child who is a patient or the dr himself. I usually leave my other 5 kids at home or find a relative to help me with them. I believe that they keep the lights low as Will A. stated because during examination your eyes are dilated, and the bright light hurts your sight. Overall, this ophthalmologist is excellent at his job and his staff are great!! I recommend this office to everyone! He is the best of the best in what he does!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
- University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
Dr. George Alexandrakis accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- Health Net SmartCare Large Group
- Humana Choice POS
- UHC SignatureValue Flex1
- UHC SignatureValue Flex2
- UHC SignatureValue Flex3
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsGeorge Alexandrakis Md, 1851 Oak St Ste B, Bakersfield, CA
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