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Dr. Steven D Zelko 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. Steven D Zelko has the following 9 expertise
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Eye Exam
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
Dr. Steven D Zelko has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Steven D Zelko is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I have been Dr.Zelko's patient for many years. He's straight-forward, a listener as well as dispenser of pertinent information, knowledgeable, and has every other quality you'd want in a doctor. Once during a visit he left for a few minutes to take an emergency phone call. He came back and apologized. I told him - no problem, you'd do the same for me in an emergency. And a few years later he did. I had a painful corneal abrasion, he fit me in even though his schedule was full. He's polite and compassionate - truly a SB treasure. (Also has great art work on his office walls).
I was diagnosed with Iritis which was very frightening for me and I found Dr. Zelko to be very thorough in his explanation of my diagnosis. Dr. Zelko seems to be a very caring doctor, he was the Dr. on call when my doctor was on vacation. He takes his time with you and is willing to answer your questions and provide explanations for symptoms so you have a clear understanding as to what is happening to your eyes, etc. He never rushed me out the door as I find is ofen the case when you go to the doctors and he also explained any tests he ran and also medication prescribed. I would definitely recommend him based on my experience.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
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.
Dr. Zelko is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Nassau University Medical Center
Dr. Steven D Zelko accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Locations & DirectionsSteven Daniel Zelko Md, 309 W Quinto St Ste B, Santa Barbara, CA
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