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Daniel F. Goodman, M.D. is a Corneal and Refractive Surgery - LASIK specialist. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and at California Pacific Medical Center. He was Medical Director at the Stanford Laser Vision Correction Center (San Francisco) from 1996-1997, and was recently named to the “Best Doctors in the Bay Area” (San Francisco Focus Magazine), “Best Doctors in America: Pacific Region” and “Best Doctors in America” from the prestigious Woodward-White publication (an award bestowed by his peers).
Dr. Goodman received his undergraduate degree (with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Medical Degree (with highest distinction, Alpha Omega Alpha) from the University of Michigan Medical School. He then completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (Heed Fellowship). Dr. Goodman was Co-Director of the Corneal Surgical Service at UCSF (1988-90) before establishing his private practice in downtown San Francisco in 1990. He specializes in Refractive Surgery including Laser Vision Correction, Cornea and External Diseases of the eye, Corneal Transplantation, and complicated Cataract and Lens Implants. Dr. Goodman has lectured nationally, conducted research, and published peer-reviewed articles in his areas of specialty. He has helped train many other Ophthalmologists in the principles and techniques of Ophthalmic Surgery, including Refractive Surgery and Laser Vision Correction.Dr. Goodman is the Team Ophthalmologist for the San Francisco Giants.
Verified Patient Reviews
The office or Daniel Goodman seems to operate very efficiently and I appreciate their team’s sense of urgency. However, moments felt slightly impersonal, somewhat like I was being filtered through a machine, which was okay and understandable due to the heavy traffic. Overall, I was able to go in and get my exam complete and received my prescription promptly - overall a good experience.
The visit was very easy and efficient—no long wait times or delays. Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and professional. I would certainly go back.
From his office, to his staff, to the Doctor himself, everything was top notch. Very professional staffers at the reception desk who got me in right away to the first part of the exam. They took my vision insurance with no questions, filled out a quick medical history form (first time visit) and started the exam. I had an early appointment so that might have helped, by the time I left about an hour later the waiting area had more people in it than I arrived (no one was there). I would definitely recommend if you are like me and you like to see an ophthalmologist instead of an optometrist at the mall.
Pleasant and informative
Always great when the actual doctor is the one doing the consult. Dr Goodman was professional and calm and detailed and a great listener
Dr. Goodman is very professional, thorough, and accommodating. I look forward to having him care for my eyes.
Very respectful of time and of ones overall goals
Very thorough, professional and friendly staff. Well organized and no waiting.
great experience with Dr. Goodman, gave good advice on how to take care of eyes and potential lasik
Very busy practice. Several Doctors assist with routine eye exams but at the end of the appointment you get 5 minutes with Dr. Goodman. If you expect an full exam given by Dr. goodman go elsewhere.
professional and efficient
Excellent and efficient
Very efficient and professional.
Cost of treatment was just what I expected.
Excellent. Very professional
My appt was made through ZocDoc, but somehow it showed up in their system for the wrong day. Fortunately for me, they were able to accommodate me anyway, but you should confirm with their office since it seems their ZocDoc scheduler isn't aligned.
Had a Lasik consultation and a follow-up surgery. It was overall a great experience.
Daniel Goodman is great doctor. This was my routine exam after 10 years. they did a through job an gave me [prescription for glasses an provided me information about monovision.
I had a very nice experience to think it was my first time. They were very nice and accommodating, very professional....I love to comeback for my LASIK surgery because I know they will take care of me... Especially Doctor Goodman
Went in for a lasik consultation. Practically no wait till his assistants started testing me. They were all very professional and really nice. All describing what tests were being performed and asking if I had questions. Saw Dr. Goodman after all the tests, around an hour. He was fantastic, described everything in detail and answered all questions. EXCELLENT bedside manner. Really nice guy. Look forward to actually getting the procedure done!
Overall a very good experience. Efficient and professional, everyone I was in contact with was very friendly.
Excellently run practice.
Excellent, except for the wait.
I didn't spend much time with Dr. Goodman at all, but the rest of the staff was fantastic, thorough, and knowledgeable! The office is a really nice space, too.
It was my initial consultation with Dr. Daniel Goodman. His staff did quite a bit of testing prior to my meeting him. He also performed some tests to check my eye issues and came up with a recommendation that he passed on to my Opthomologist for his approval. I will be seeing my eye doctor in early August and we will discuss his findings/recommendation and what approach we will take to correct the problem.
After waiting over a month for my appointment (including it getting rescheduled directly through ZocDoc without even a call), I hardly got any time with Dr. Goodman himself. I had one of his assistant docs come in to do my eye exam, who was then rushed out for an emergency appointment a few minutes in, and then another assistant doc assigned to do my exam. After another 30 mins of waiting, I finally got to see Dr. Goodman for less than 5 minutes... he was very rushed throughout the appointment as he seemed to have better places to be. He may be good but seems like too much of a chase for a celebrity.
Dr Goodman is talented, skillful and engaging. His expertise in dealing with unusual issues generates life long appreciation for one who wishes for the best sight possible
I didn't like the wait but he and his associate were very nice and seemed very knowledgeable
Goodman's office did NOT have my appointment and stated that "they were having problems with ZocDoc".
The visit was great! Dr. Goodman is very friendly and made me feel at ease.
Dr. Goodman is excellent in his specialty, but scheduling an appointment is just awful.I got a call three times from his office staff to reschedule for various reasons. Unless you have very specific corneal problems go to a different doctor.