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Dr. Howard K Chen 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. Howard K Chen has the following 10 expertise
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
- Cataract Surgery
Dr. Howard K Chen has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Howard K Chen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I am concerned that the recent reviews may have been written by Doctor Chen or his staff. I find it terribly hard to believe that any person actually seen by Doctor Howard Chen would have a positive review of their treatment. Left wondering WTF happened. Paid $180.00 to be seen for metal in my eye, not metal removed, had full exam and was told at the end of my visit “well ok everything looks good” when I asked about the metal in my eye Doctor Chen’s response was “umm hmmm yeah I did not see it - if you would like to be seen in a year or two fill out a post card” I continued to ask him questions but he just walked away. The girl at the front desk apologized and offered to get answers for my questions but Doctor Chen was very rude to her about it. I ended up going to to see the doctors across the way at Arizona Eye two days later as it turns out I had a copper ring in my eye from Doctor Chen missing diagnoses and failing to properly remove the copper shaving I told him was there.
Dr Chen is a highly competent ophthalmologist and surgeon. He is very task focused which can make him seem unfriendly. He is not. He responds to questions with complete and knowledgeable answers. He could be a bit slower in his speech pattern so as to give us older folks a moment to process what he is saying. However, I have complete trust in his knowledge and skills. I also appreciate the easy going friendliness of the office. I feel/felt like a person whose needs were important and that I would be treated as a person. He did cataract surgery on both eyes and the results are outstanding.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
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.
17 Years Experience
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Howard K Chen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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