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About Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder
Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Pflugfelder is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Pflugfelder has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder 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. Stephen C Pflugfelder has the following 25 expertise
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Fungal eye infections
- Eye Injuries
- Corneal Ulcer
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Eyelid Diseases
- Viral Eye Infections
- Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
- Corneal Diseases
- Eye Diseases
- Eye Pain
- LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis)
- Corneal Transplantation
- Penetrating Eye Injuries
- Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
- Vision Issues
- Conjunctival Diseases
- Bacterial Eye Infections
- Lasik Surgery
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I scheduled an appointment months out (his earliest availability). Two days before my appointment, after waiting MONTHS, a staff member called me to tell me that they had made a scheduling error, and had scheduled me on a Wednesday, not a Monday. The problem with this was that I needed to see Dr. Pflugelder for my dry eyes and he only sees dry eye patients on Mondays, not Wednesday. They said they would be happy to reschedule me for a Monday instead - in SIX MONTHS!!! Even though it was their error, they would not even try to get me in any sooner and they also would not allow me to keep my current appointment in two days because it was on a 'Wednesday, and thats not a dry eye day'. When I asked to speak to his nurse they told me she wouldn't talk to me, I would need to reschedule. In any other business this kind of customer relations wouldn't stand. If I made an error on the job, I'd have to bend over backwards to try to fix it. I'd have to allow the existing appointment even though it wasn't on the right day. Or I'd have to stay late to squeeze one extra meeting in on a Monday. But they would rather make their patients wait an entire year. They couldn't be bothered to even have the nurse speak with me.
I CANNOT UNDERSTAND ANYONE THAT DOES NOT THINK HE IS GREAT. HE WAS SO HELPFUL AND DID CATERACT SERGERY FOR ME AND HE WAS WONDERFUL. I ALWAYS HATE THE WAIT TIME IN THE MED CENTER BUT THAT IS JUST HOW IT IS. waiting IS NOT UNEXPECTED. AND SPEND LOTS OF TIME ON THE PHONE
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Dr. Pflugfelder is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Stephen C Pflugfelder accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsBcm Alkek Eye Center, 1977 Butler Blvd, Houston, TX
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