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Dr. Gayle Howard

“I aim to consider each patient's personal characteristics and direct the best care possible.”

  • Welcomes new patients
  • Offers same-day/next-day appointments
Specialty
  • Ophthalmology (Board certified)
Advanced degree
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
619-420-2111
681 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Biography plus

I became an ophthalmologist because, while I love the ability to perform surgery and help someone's vision, I also wanted to develop long-term relationships with patients through nonsurgical care. Our eye care team strives to provide excellent care with a personal touch in an efficient and friendly setting. We try to take into consideration those personal characteristics of each patient and direct the best care possible for them to maintain a lifetime of great vision.

In my spare time, I enjoy singing with a rock band and traveling on cruises. My children are, of course, a huge source of pride for me and they keep me busy with many activities.

Age: 47
In practice since: 2001
Gender: Female
Additional language spoken: Spanish (View Spanish Video)

Education plus

  • Medical School: Duke University
  • Internship: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Duke University

Treatments and conditions plus

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular Lens (IOL)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery

Insurances accepted plus

  • Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Health Fund HMO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • AIM HMO, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • Cash/Self pay
  • For Life, Prime
  • PPO
  • HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • PPO
  • EPO, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Assignment, Medicare with supplemental Medi-Cal, Sharp Health Plan Sharp Advantage (HMO), UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • PPO
  • Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, Options PPO, Signature Value HMO
  • Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
  • Workers' Compensation

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Chula Vista, CA 91910
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