Dr. Gayle Howard | a Sharp-affiliated Ophthalmology Doctor in San Diego
Dr. Gayle Howard

Dr. Gayle Howard

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Specialty

  • Ophthalmology (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

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

Locations

  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    681 3rd Ave.
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 am to 5 pm
    Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

Biography

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.

Biographical Details

Age: 45
In practice since: 2001
Gender: Female

Additional Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Medical Group

Hospital Affiliations

Education

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

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    AIM HMO, California HMO, EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street
    PPO
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    PPO
  • CIGNA
    HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Coventry Healthcare
    PPO
  • Health Net
    EPO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Medicare
    Assignment, Sharp Pioneer ACO, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • United Healthcare
    Signature Freedom, Signature Independence, Signature Options PPO, Signature Value EPO, Signature Value HMO, Signature Value POS
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
  • Workers' Compensation

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Treatments & Conditions

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

Practice Features

  • Second Opinions

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  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-420-2111
    681 3rd Ave.
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

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