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Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 60
Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD
4.6 (9 Ratings)
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Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD is an Ophthalmologist in Spokane Valley, WA.
Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD
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Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 60
Spokane Valley, WA
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience
Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD is an Ophthalmologist in Spokane Valley, WA.

About

Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD is an Ophthalmologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has 32 years experience. They graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1992 and completed a residency at University Tex Med Br.They currently practice at Empire Eye Physicians, PS and are affiliated with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Providence Mount Carmel Hospital. Dr. Sturbaum has experience treating conditions like Nearsightedness, Keratitis and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Sturbaum received an average rating of 4.6/5 from patients and has been reviewed 9 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Sturbaum is board certified in Ophthalmology and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Nearsightedness
Keratitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Nearsightedness
Keratitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Drusen
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Accommodation Disorders
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Astigmatism
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blepharitis
Cataract
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Chalazion
Chronic Conjunctivitis
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Corneal Diseases
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diplopia
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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dry Eyes
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Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Farsightedness
Floaters
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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma
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Iridocyclitis
Keratoconus
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Migraine
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Presbyopia
Progressive High Myopia
Senile Cataracts
Stye
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Tear Duct Disorders
Visual Field Defects
Cataract Removal Surgery
Cornea Surgery
Cornea Transplant
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Tear Duct Surgery
Acute Endophthalmitis
Anisocoria
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Bell's Palsy
Blindness
Blocked Tear Duct
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chorioretinal Scars
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Chronic Endophthalmitis
Color Blindness
Conjunctiva Cyst
Conjunctiva Degeneration Deposit
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Erosion
Corneal Ulcer
Dacryoadenitis
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dislocation of Lens
Disorder of Choroid
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Endophthalmitis
Entropion
Esotropia
Exophoria
Exotropia
Eye Melanoma
Eye Pain
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Eyelid Spasm
Foreign Body in Eye
Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Headache
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Herpetic Keratitis
Heterophoria
Hordeolum
Hypertensive Retinopathy
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Lazy Eye
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Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Nystagmus
Ocular Hypertension
Optic Neuritis
Orbital Cellulitis
Paralytic Strabismus
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Pinguecula
Pterygium
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinoschisis
Shingles
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Trichiasis
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Vertical Heterophoria
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
Anterior Vitrectomy
B-Scan Ultrasound
Blepharorrhaphy
Contact Lens Treatment
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Eye Examination
Eyelid Surgery
Farnsworth Lantern Test
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Glaucoma Surgery
Implantable Contact Lens
Iridectomy
Iridotomy
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Ocular Prosthetics
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Pterygium Surgery
Puncture Aspiration
Relaxing Corneal Incisions
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
Ultrasound, Eye
Vision Screening
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Vitreoretinal Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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  • National (BlueCard) PPO
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Medicare
  • HealthyBlue Advantage
  • Curative EPO
    Curative PPO
    Curative PPO Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare

Locations

  1. 1 Empire Eye Physicians
    1414 N Houk Rd Ste 103, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
  2. 2 Office
    1414 N Houk Rd Ste 103, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
  3. 3 Northwest Eye Surgeons
    1306 Roosevelt Ave, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  4. 4 Northwest Eye Surgeons
    1412 SW 43rd St Ste 310, Renton, WA 98057
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  5. 5 Empire Eye Physicians
    16010 E Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

Patient Satisfaction

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sturbaum
4.6
Based on 9 Reviews
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4 Stars (0)
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1 Star (1)

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Patient Reviews
Dec 19, 2018
Dr Sturbaum performed 2 very difficult eye surgeries flawlessly preventing what would have been eventual blindness. His staff was well trained and well coordinated for thorough and timely care. They handled my questions and my anxiety appropriately. The result: better than 20/20 vision.
Spokane Valley, WA — Dec 19, 2018
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Specialties*
Ophthalmology
Specialties*
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    1992
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
Board Certifications
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Internship

Internship
  • Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital
    1993
Internship

Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University Tex Med Br
    1996
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Herman Hospital
    1997
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Sturbaum's profile.

Dr. Sturbaum frequently treats the following conditions: Nearsightedness, Keratitis and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD is affiliated with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Providence Mount Carmel Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Christopher Sturbaum, MD holds board certification in Ophthalmology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

    315 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA

  • Providence Mount Carmel Hospital

    982 E Columbia Ave, Colville, WA