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Dr. Stephen Bylsma, MD

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33 years of experience
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Dr. Stephen Bylsma, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Santa Maria, CA. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 33 years of experience. They graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine and is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bylsma works at Shepard Eye Center - Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis and Nearsightedness along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross 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
    Shepard Eye Center - Santa Maria
    910 E Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 925-2637
  2. 2
    Shepard Eye Center
    1414 E Main St, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 925-2637

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Marian Regional Medical Center

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    4.6
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    Based on 220 ratings
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    Aug 03, 2020
    Outstanding Doctor! I've been blessed to have found him years ago. I had a sever eye injury when I was very young and I have seen eye doctors all of my life and he is the best.
    — Aug 03, 2020
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    About Dr. Stephen Bylsma, MD

    Specialties
    • Ophthalmology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 33 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1265435325
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University Of California San Diego
    Residency
    Internship
    • St Vincent Med Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Oregon
    Undergraduate School

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

    Dr. Bylsma works at Shepard Eye Center - Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. View the full address on Dr. Bylsma’s profile.

    Dr. Bylsma has seen patients for Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis and Nearsightedness, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bylsma on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    220 patients have reviewed Dr. Bylsma. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bylsma.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Bylsma, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Bylsma appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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