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Dr. Ali Zaidi, MD

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17 years of experience

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Overview

Dr. Ali Zaidi, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in San Francisco, CA. He currently practices at Pacific Eye Associates and is affiliated with CPMC Van Ness Campus. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Zaidi is board certified in Ophthalmology.

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    What is the most important information I should know about VABYSMO?

    • Injections like the one for VABYSMO can cause an eye infection (endophthalmitis) or separation of layers of the retina (retinal detachment). Call your healthcare provider right away if you have increasing eye pain, vision loss, sensitivity to light, or redness in the white of the eye.
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Locations

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    Pacific Eye Associates
    2100 Webster St Ste 22, San Francisco, CA 94115 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 923-3007

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

About Dr. Ali Zaidi, MD

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Specialties
Years of Experience
  • 17 years of experience
Years of Experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English, Cantonese, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
Languages Spoken
Gender
  • Male
Gender
NPI Number
  • 1417006479
NPI Number
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Education & Certifications

Internship
  • Scheie Eye Institute, University Of Pennsylvania
Internship
Medical Education
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical Education
Undergraduate School
  • Stanford University
Undergraduate School
Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
Board Certifications
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Admitting Hospitals
Admitting Hospitals

Admitting hospitals are where the provider is credentialed to see patients, perform procedures, and send patients for continuous care.

  • CPMC Van Ness Campus
  • Valley Medical Center

Patient Satisfaction

4.9
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Ali Zaidi, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Zaidi is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

Dr. Zaidi has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

Dr. Zaidi has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

Dr. Zaidi has seen patients for Conjunctival Hemorrhage, Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Zaidi on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

Dr. Zaidi speaks Cantonese, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

60 patients have reviewed Dr. Zaidi. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Zaidi.

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