Raj U. Dugel, M.D.

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Dugel has been practicing ophthalmology in the South Bay since 1986. He received his undergraduate and pre-clinical medical education in England and following medical school spent three months as a volunteer ophthalmologist for a charitablefoundation in Haiti. He then returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship training in corneal disorders and transplant surgery. Dr. Dugel has lectured extensively to the medical community, optometrists, medical personnel and the public. He has coauthored book chapters in his specialty of Corneal disorders and refractive surgery. He has been featured in numerous news articles and local publications and has appeared on several local television programs. His specialty interests include cataract micro-surgery, lens implants and laser microsurgery. Dr. Dugel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a former Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Education
Institution
Type
Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
Medical School
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency
Doheny Eye Institute/USC, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Interests
  • Cataract Removal
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Disorders
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 46 Comments)


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03/27/2018
I was impressed with his professional service.
100

03/15/2018
Dr Dugal is thorough and knows what he's talking about and doing
100

03/14/2018
Dr Dugel is a super person who really cares and takes time to explain things.
100

03/06/2018
Dr. Dugel is EXCELLENT! What a monumental positive difference in care from the other ophthalmologist I was first sent to for care. I have been suffering and struggling visually for almost 2 years. He actually prescribed medication to help me and I feel a difference. I still have a follow-up with him to go over test results. I am very happy with his care.
100

02/28/2018
I have been going to Doctor Dugel for last 3 yrs. He and his staff have give me the best care EVER.
100

02/21/2018
Other than having to wait, Dr. Dugel is the most thorough doctor I've ever seen He takes his time, gives appropriate assessments and referrals, if needed.
100

02/06/2018
my provider Dr.Dugel was a God send to this medical Institute.I am so happy he's in the Providence Family.I do believe in my Heart he help save my life iam especially gratified an Bless an i say again Thanks You Dr. Raj U. Dugel
100

01/30/2018
Always takes good of me.
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01/24/2018
I have always found Dr. Dugel to be very professional. He listens and answers questions. Requests tests if there is a change in my vision.
100

01/22/2018
Dr. Dugel has always acted professionally and is very thorough in his examinations.
100

01/18/2018
My questions were answered ,and my exam was very thorough.
90

12/27/2017
excellent, well-informed doctor.
100

12/23/2017
Dr. Dugel is excellent.
100

11/13/2017
very pleased with the provider , great team work
100

11/13/2017
All's good!
90

11/10/2017
for health reasons, I was recommend to this Doctor to check for signs of diabetes. He is a good and compassionate Doctor. He did tests on my eyes and explained results thoroughly. I was pleased with results.
100

10/26/2017
Think Dr. Dugal is very competent and would recommend his services to others .
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10/24/2017
Dr. Dugel is a very skilled and an experienced physician. Excellent bedside manners. Always, he listened patiently to the questions I had in mind, and gave the right advise and guidance. I would definitely recommend Dr. Dugel to all of my friends and family. We are extremely fortunate to have him taking care of us! Thanks Dr. Dugel! We love you! [...]
70

10/23/2017
I feel the doctor has too many patients to check, too busy to take care of each patient.
100

10/19/2017
very good
100

10/16/2017
I believe Dr. Dugel saved my eyesight!
100

10/12/2017
I have recommended about 3 individuals
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10/10/2017
Dr. Dugel is the best provider.
90

10/04/2017
Dr displayed genuine care and concern for my well being. He listened to what I have to say. great bedside manner & didn't treat me like a number.
100

10/04/2017
Excellent, no nonsense, no chit-chat.
90

10/04/2017
had to call several times in order to get an appointment but it turns out that it was well worth it because the doctor was excellent
80

10/02/2017
Dr was very knowledgeable in this field of eye care
80

10/02/2017
I do not like two appointments, one for eye exams, one for doctor. I live far away and like the usual way of one appointment for both.
90

09/28/2017
The professionalism and care provided by Dr. Dugal is very good. The problem with the visits is the long wait. No one seems to care that it can be as much as 45minutes for a routine eye exam. I know this has been the case for years and always take a good book to read.
80

09/11/2017
Wait time was extremely long.
100

09/06/2017
Dr Dugel saved my vision 4 years ago -- and I came back to him because he helped me so much in the past -- and again this time he helped my eyes heal and get better -- he knows his stuff!
100

09/05/2017
He is a wonderful Dr. I have been with him for a number of years. And will continue to see him when I need to.
90

08/30/2017
Dr. Dugel is excellent. wait time is sometimes long
70

08/24/2017
I question how good his eyes are because another ophthalmologist told me he saw certain things in my eyes that this doctor did not see at all. Either the other doctor (a very reputable local ophthalmologist with a huge, thriving practice) lied to me or Dr Dugel's eyes no longer have the visual acuity to detect this level of detail.
100

08/23/2017
I love Dr. Dugal. He is so kind, communicative and VERY smart. He has a nice office staff although he has a new girl [...] who chews bubble gum and blows bubbles with it. I liked her a lot. [...] only the gum is unprofessional and it HAS TO GO.
50

08/22/2017
3 hr. wait!
80

07/26/2017
My visit at Dr Dugal office took over two hours to be completed, most spending time there was in the waiting room.They need to improve these delays !!!!! It always happens.
40

07/24/2017
Very little bedside manner. Did not feel comfortable at all with this provider.
90

07/10/2017
I waited a long time in the chair to be seen. this was my appointment in May. I had to reschedule for the july appointment. it took 3 weeks for me to get another appointment.
80

07/03/2017
I'm satisfied.
100

06/06/2017
I had an emergency eye issue and was taken care of on the same day and again 2 days later. the office was very kind to fit me in and the Doctor was professional and friendly. I was referred by an Urgent Care facility. I highly recommend this office and Doctor.
100

05/31/2017
prompt, knowledgeable, kind and caring
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05/29/2017
I was able to get an appointment right away, The physician was professional, very knowledgeable, and answered all my health questions and concerns. Very pleased and will refer this physician to family and friends.
100

05/29/2017
Dr Dugal paid attention to my queries and answered appropriately.
100

05/25/2017
Very courteous and very helpfull
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05/05/2017
The wait time is long. I usually wait 45 min. in the lobby then the appointment takes another hour, sometimes my exam takes 3 hours due to wait times. Otherwise, the care is excellent.
 
PMI Ophthalmology
4825 Torrance Boulevard Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-3809
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance