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Dr. Steven Zelko, MD

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37 years of experience
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Dr. Steven Zelko, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 37 years of experience. They graduated from University of Hawaii At Manoa and is affiliated with Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.

Dr. Zelko works at UCLA Health in Santa Barbara, CA with other offices in Solvang, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Presbyopia, Floaters and Stye 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

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    Steven D Zelko MD
    1933 Cliff Dr Ste 29, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 682-2618
  2. 2
    Family Eyecare Optometry Center PC
    2030 Viborg Rd Ste 105, Solvang, CA 93463 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 688-6612

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

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    Dec 30, 2016
    Conscientious. Keeps patient well informed. Does not push surgery using fear. Staff is pleasant and helpful. This is a great glaucoma doctor and I strongly recommend him.
    Joe N in Goleta, ca — Dec 30, 2016
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    About Dr. Steven Zelko, MD

    Specialties
    • Ophthalmology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 37 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1306908223
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Nassau University Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • U Hawaii
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Hawaii At Manoa
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

    Dr. Zelko has seen patients for Presbyopia, Floaters and Stye, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Zelko on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    20 patients have reviewed Dr. Zelko. 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. Zelko.

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