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Dr. Mehdi Shaaf, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 62
Dr. Mehdi Shaaf, MD
4.5 (41 Ratings)
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Dr. Mehdi Shaaf, MD

Ophthalmology* Age 62
Rancho Mirage, CA
Accepting new patients
31 years of experience


Dr. Mehdi Shaaf, MD works in Rancho Mirage, CA as an Ophthalmologist and has 31 years experience.

They are board certified in Ophthalmology and graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1993. Dr. Shaaf completed a residency at University Hospital of Arkansas. Dr. Shaaf has has worked on more claims relating to Senile Cataracts and Eyelid Disorders than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Shaaf has received an average rating of 4.5 from patients and has been reviewed 41 times. They are affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center and Eisenhower Medical Center. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Shaaf also speaks Persian. Dr. Shaaf practices at Practice in Rancho Mirage, CA.

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  1. 1 John Hodgkinson Inc.
    40055 Bob Hope Dr Ste J, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    08:30 - 16:30
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    08:30 - 16:30
    08:30 - 16:30
    08:30 - 16:30
  2. 2 Office
    39000 Bob Hope Dr Ste K201, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Jul 03, 2024
The staff were well trained and efficient. Dr.Shaff professional and thorough. I have never had an optic exam like I received. I believe Dr Shaff was precise as he evaluated both of my eyes. Thank u
— Jul 03, 2024
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Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Anterior Segment Surgery
Cataract Surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Ophthalmic Surgery
Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Oculoplastic Surgery
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  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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  • Ophthalmology
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Dr. Mehdi Shaaf, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today.

Dr. Shaaf accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross as well as many others. See all of the insurances Dr. Shaaf accepts here.

Dr. Shaaf frequently sees patients for Senile Cataracts and Eyelid Disorders.

Yes, Dr. Shaaf speaks Persian. See Dr. Shaaf's profile on MedicalNewsToday for more information.

Dr. Shaaf has a star rating of 4.5/5 and has been reviewed 41 times.

Dr. Shaaf is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shaaf has been practicing as an Ophthalmologist for 31 years.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Eisenhower Medical Center

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