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Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

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Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 49 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Olympia Medical Center and UCI Medical Center.

Dr. Gaster works at Orange Coast Eye Center in Fountain Valley, CA with other offices in Beverly Hills, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Corneal Erosion, Pterygium and Keratoconus along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Orange Coast Eye Center
    18426 Brookhurst St Ste 103, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 248-7474
  2. 2
    Ronald N. Gaster, MD, FACS
    9001 Wilshire Blvd Ste 306, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 425-3938

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Olympia Medical Center
  • UCI Medical Center

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    Dec 10, 2021
    I had corneal transplant surgery 5 years ago in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Gaster took over my care when I moved to Santa Monica. He carefully removed my stitches over the course of 6 months to more finely shape my cornea. I am seeing better in that eye than I have in years! I highly recommend Dr. Gaster for your eye care.
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    About Dr. Ronald Gaster, MD

    Specialties
    • Ophthalmology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 49 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, French, Hebrew and Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1306940325
    NPI Number
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Manhattan Eye Ear Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Chicago
    Residency
    Internship
    • U Calif San Diego
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • UCLA School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

    Dr. Gaster has seen patients for Corneal Erosion, Pterygium and Keratoconus, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Gaster on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    7 patients have reviewed Dr. Gaster. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Gaster.

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