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About Dr. William Coulter
Dr. William Coulter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA. He has 52 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Coulter is affiliated with Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. William Coulter 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. William Coulter has the following 2 expertise
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Refractive Surgical Procedures
Dr. William Coulter is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Coulter was our family eye doctor for many many years, but we finally had to stop seeing him because his office manager was impossible to deal with. The billing was frequently incorrect, even to the point where they sent a "bill" to a collection agency even though we had always paid promptly. After telling me it would be removed from collections, I continued to get the same bill for months, and it showed up on my credit rating as well. In addition, the office manager was rude and irritable beyond anything I have ever experienced, not just once or twice but almost every time I called. The day she kept loudly using the "F" word in the background while I tried to make an appointment made it the last appointment for me. I was terribly sorry to stop seeing Dr. Coulter, who is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person, but it just wasn't worth dealing with the repeated surliness and rudeness of the office person, or the repeated billing errors. Even the office cat didn't make up for it.
He is smart and funny and wise with many years of wisdom to use to the patients advantage, he is kind and tells great jokes, he is prompt and takes time with us, his staff is terrific and they sometimes have a fabulous office cat to paly with. Above all he knows what he is doing and takes excellent care of us.
Dr. Coulter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
52 Years Experience
University of Michigan Medical School
Graduated in 1961
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. William Coulter 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 Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEye Surgical Medical Group, 533 E Micheltorena St, Santa Barbara, CA
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