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Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD

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Overview

Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD is a ophthalmology specialist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Ramkumar completed a residency at University Of California At San Diego. She currently practices at Retina Consultants of Orange County and is affiliated with Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center. She accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Ramkumar is board certified in Ophthalmology.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Retina Consultants of Orange County
    301 W Bastanchury Rd Ste 115, Fullerton, CA 92835 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (714) 738-4620
  2. 2
    Retina Consultants of Orange County
    6319 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (562) 945-2468
  3. 3
    Retina Consultants of Orange County- West Covina
    1135 S Sunset Ave 407, West Covina, CA 91790 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (714) 738-4620
  4. 4
    Retina Consultants Of Orange County
    3771 Katella Ave Ste 110, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (714) 738-4620

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

About Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Specialties
Years of Experience
  • 12 years of experience
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Languages Spoken
  • English, Hindi, Spanish and Tamil
Languages Spoken
Gender
  • Female
Gender
NPI Number
  • 1184919524
NPI Number
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Education & Certifications

Fellowship
  • University of California, San Diego
Fellowship
Residency
  • University Of California At San Diego
Residency
Internship
  • Naval Hospital San Diego
Internship
Medical Education
  • NWU FIENBERG SCH OF MED
Medical Education
Undergraduate School
  • Northwestern 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.

  • Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center
  • PIH Health Whittier Hospital
  • Providence St. Jude Medical Center

Patient Satisfaction

4.8
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Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Ramkumar is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

Dr. Ramkumar has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

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

Dr. Ramkumar has seen patients for Vitreous Hemorrhage and Retinal Hemorrhage, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Ramkumar on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

17 patients have reviewed Dr. Ramkumar. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Ramkumar.

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