Ophthalmologist
Taxonomy Code 207W00000X

Classification: Ophthalmology

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Description

An ophthalmologist has the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit and the visual pathways. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.

Notes

Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007.
www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]

Additional Resources: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007.
http://www.abop.org/.
American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 2007.
http://www.osteopathic.org/certification

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

Additional Taxonomy Codes from Ophthalmologist

  • 207WX0200X Surgeron (oculofacial plastic and reconstructive)
    A physician who specializes in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This subspecialty combines orbital and periocular surgery with facial plastic surgery, and includes aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbit, eyelid, and lacrimal system. Practitioners evaluate, diagnose and treat conditions involving the eyelids, brows, midface, orbits, lacrimal systems and surrounding and supporting structures of the face and neck.

Volume numbers are based on primary as well as secondary taxonomy codes of Providers.

Ophthalmologists Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 12/5/2017


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The NPI Database was last updated on 12/5/2017 with 5,415,278 records.

Ophthalmologists per State with Population Ratio