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Dr. Gayle Howard

Dr. Gayle Howard

Welcoming new patients | Same-day/next-day appointments available

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



Mon. - Thurs., 8 am to 5 pm
Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

681 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Mon. - Thurs., 8 am to 5 pm
Fri., 9 am to 5 pm

681 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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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: 46
In practice since: 2001
Gender: Female

Additional Language Spoken

Hospital and Medical Group Affiliations


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

Treatments and Conditions

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

Practice Features

  • Second Opinions
Insurances Accepted

Insurances Accepted

  • 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
  • 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
  • Assignment, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • PPO
  • Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Performance Plus, 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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  • Phone: 619-420-2111
    681 3rd Ave.
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
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