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Dr. Kay Park, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr.Park received her Bachelors Degree Cum Laude from Harvard University, and her Medical Doctorate from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Yale University where she also served as Chief Resident, then completed a fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation at the University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute. Her interests include cataract surgery with multifocal and toric implants, and cornea and inflammatory diseases of the eye. Dr. Park is fluent in Korean as well as English. In her free time, she enjoys being a Girl Scout troop leader for her daughter, a soccer/basketball/baseball mom for her son, and organizer of classical music, opera and family events for the Harvard Club of Southern California.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center
  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • Publications: Park K.L.: “Anatomy of the Uvea” In: Yanoff M, Duker J, 1st and 2nd eds. Ophthalmology. London: Mosby; 1998 and 2000. Park K.L. and Rao N.A.: “Pathology of Ocular Manifestations of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, Ophthalmology Clinics of North America 1997, 10:73-84. Park K.L., Marx J.L., Lopez P.F., and Rao N.A.: “Noninfectious Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, 1997. Park K.L., Rao N.A. and Smith R.E.: “Cataract Management and Preferred Surgical Techniques in Patients with Uveitis”, Ophthalmic Practice 1996, 14:144-151. Park K.L. and Rao N.A.: “Necrosis Retiniana Externa Progresiva” In: SIDA en Oftalmologia (“Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis” In: AIDS in Ophthalmology), 1996. Park K.L., Smith R.E., and Rao N.A.: “Ophthalmic Manifestations of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 1995, 6: 82-87. Park K.L., Mannor G.E., and Wolfley D.E.: “Preoperative Embolization of an Orbital Brown Tumor”, American Journal of Ophthalmology 1994, 117: 679-680. Presentations/Posters: Park K.L., Marx J.L., Nichols T., Lopez P.F., Frambach D.A.and Rao, N.A.: “Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope Microperimetry in the Management of Smoldering Cytomegaloviral Retinitis”, Poster at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 22, 1996. Park K.L. and Rao N.A.: “Anterior Segment Manifestations and Ocular Pathology in AIDS”, Presentation at AIDS Symposium, Beverly Hills, CA, January 13, 1996. Park K.L., Marx J.L., Lopez P.F., and Rao N.A.: “Branch Vein Occlusion Misdiagnosed As Cytomegalovirus Retinitis”, Presentation at the American Uveitis Society Meeting, October 29, 1995. Honors/Awards: Residency - Chief resident - Yale Eye Center and West Haven Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, 1995. Medical School - Dean’s N.I.H. Research Fellowship - Awarded for Research on Phagocytosis of Rat Lens Epithelia Following X-Irradiation, 1988. Undergraduate - Scholarships Awarded for Academic Excellence: John Harvard-1987; Harvard College -1986; Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Scholarship-1985

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1306814371

Office locations

Vision Care Medical Group

222 West Eulalia Street, Suite 110

Glendale, CA 91204

Vision Care Medical Group

2330 Honolulu Avenue

Montrose, CA 91020

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It was wonderful to see Dr. Park. She’s very thorough, listens carefully and seems to genuinely care about her patients’ concerns.
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She is a great doctor! They also have a pediatric practice in their office which is interesting, but because of the amount of patients checking in I feel like they need more front office staff. This is not saying anything badabout the staff or doctors, Just feeling sorry for how busy everyone seems to be with how many patients they need to see !
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Dr. Park and her team were all very kind, prompt, and professional during my first visit. Highly recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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Wonderful dr. Very thorough and explained everything to me. Also wrote it down so I would not forget
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If you guys are going to take my appointment later than I signed up for, I should have my parking validated.
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Great experience!
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Very good and thorough, but long wait times.
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Dr. Park and her team are fantastic. I got in and out of a 2pm appointment, everyone was kind and helpful, and very informative about what all the tests were. I get very tense at eye exams, but I would recommend her a million times over.
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The visit itself was acceptable. The appalling thing was when I got the bill. I was charged for both a medical exam and a vision exam. They did a vision field test which they claimed is part of the medical exam,but honestly it felt like they were just trying to throw on extra charges. If a service is a separate charge and especially if it's not covered under insurance, they should let you know before they proceed. Instead, this vision field test was the first thing they had me do, without any warning that it would be an additional fee. I was extremely irritated and taken aback when I received the bill. I called and the explanation that I was given by "Mike" was that this is part of the medical exam. If they had been upfront from the beginning, it wouldn't have been an issue, but it came across sneaky and scheming. Medical problems are annoying enough without feeling like you're getting scammed. Needless to say, I won't be returning.
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Professional and thorough. I would recommend her.
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Dr. Kay is very professional and knowledgeable. She addressed all of my questions and concerns about my eye health. Also, my last eye doctor appeared to have reversed the prescription numbers between my left and right eye. Dr Kay noticed and now I can see very well!
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Very professional . I was seen right away. I will definitely recommend this doctor
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Dr. Park was extremely helpful and patient. Top notch care!
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Nice, fast, smart and staff was nice too.
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Very professional and efficient!
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This was my first visit to Dr Park, and I chose her based upon online reviews. She is very professional and kind. I felt like my questions were answered and needs were met. I waited less than 15 minutes to beseen. The office staff was efficient and friendly. The Montrose office is nothing fancy - in fact, badly in need of a facelift. Old linoleum tile floors, torn upholstery on furniture, needs painting. I was expecting a modern doctor's office and didn't realize it is in the back of a small optical shop. However, this did not affect the quality of my eye exam or the professional care I received. Perhaps the Glendale office is more updated.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and complete.
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Dr Park is kind and knowledgeable. She is thorough and addresses the eye health concerns very professionally. I am a returning patient.
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I'm fairly disappointed with my entire experience at the Vision Care Medical Group in Glendale, CA. I was new to the area and had a difficult time finding the building on the day of the appointment. I called their office, butit was only an automated system. None of the number options connected you to a live person except when pressing “0” for the Operator, who redirected you to the automated system again. I finally found the building after receiving help from a kind patient out front. Once I walked into the suite, the front desk receptionist was not friendly nor welcome and she immediately threw paperwork at me to fill out. After I filled out the paperwork, it was already 10 minutes past my appointment time. No one had called my name during those 10 minutes and then I proceeded to wait another 45 minutes past my scheduled appointment time. At one point, someone finally had come out to take me back. The assistant was nice, except I feel she could have been more thorough when cleaning the equipment, which was shared by hundreds of different patients. Dr. Kay Park, MD, arrived into the room shortly and we began the eye examine, which went fairly well. However, once she found out I was unable to do the eye dilation, her mood immediately changed and she became very cold towards me. She directed me out of the room and started doing other things unrelated to my appointment. I was confused, as there was no affirmation that my contacts would be ordered, so I asked her directly. She said that they’d order them for me. It’s been three weeks since the eye examine and no one has called me to let me know the status of my contacts order. I’ve left two voicemails on two different days and I am still waiting for a return call. Because of my negative experience with the staff and how they choose to run the Glendale Vision Care Medical Group, I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, as this is completely unacceptable from a customer service level.
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This was a very good visit; I hardly waited at all and Dr. Park was kind and professional.
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Exactly how a visit to a doctor should be. She is methodical, detail-oriented, knowledgable, fields questions well, and has good "bedside" manner.
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she is fabulous: took a lot of time with me, answered all my questions and showed an impressive attention to details. would recommend her without doubt to anyone.
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I would not go back to the doctor due to the wait time. My appointment was at 11am and I was not first called in by 11:45am.
More than 1 year ago
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It's very expensive n she should lower the price for lower income people to have low fees scale n the vista must be reduce if people don't have no insurance n for low income people
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When I arrived, the wait was a little long, but that might be because I was a new patient and my insurance had to be cleared. Once I got inside the inner office, everyone was very nice and professional. Dr. Parkeven took the time to go through my list of vision tests that I had to get done for work and add them to my vision medical record. Overall, a pleasant experience.
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Third time I had to wait over an hour for my appointment.
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Very satisfied with Dr. Park. She knew right away what my problem was and was able to explain it to me and help me to correct it.
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Doc was fine, but in the time since I've visited (when trying to schedule an order for my contacts, calling to fax my prescription, picking up contacts) I've never once gotten ahold of the receptionist. I've left multiple messages and sometimes waited over 24 hours for a response.
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She's very helpful and informative. Staff has great professional demeanor and everybody was very kind. The wait time was a bit long.
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Not sure really. Very Little face time.
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Np frills, right down to business and eficient.
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Very good!
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Easy going personality, efficient exam and concise diagnosis.
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Great experience!
More than 1 year ago
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She was very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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A very nice lady.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Park is truly an AMAZING doctor!! I chose her from this referral site because I needed to see someone right away, and knew nothing else about her. She is extremely caring, and spends whatever time is needed with a patientto make sure she hears and addresses all your concerns. I also found her to be thoughtful and a good communicator, in addition to her obvious intelligence and skills. It is true that because she meets each patient's needs you may have to wait. My "routine" eye exam took well over 2 hours, much of it spent waiting to get into the exam room and then waiting between each phase of the exam. But bring a book or some work and sit out the wait, it is well worth it!!! Best health care experience I have had in years. (Also, her staff was very nice and helpful, every one of them!!)
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Very proffessional, and good advise. Her receptionest was also helpfull. Was well worth my money.
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The doctor was great, once I actually got to see her. The staff were nice, but not as helpful as I would have liked them to be. I was told that they weren't sure if my insurance would cover my visit,but if I wanted to continue the exam they would just bill my insurance and I'd pick up whatever cost my plan didn't cover. I contacted my insurance directly and found that I was, in fact, covered. I would expect the staff at the office to take care of accurately confirming my insurance coverage without prolonging my visit and making me do their legwork for them. Again, once I was in to see the doctor, she was great. While I would recommend someone to see her, it would be with the caveat of knowing you'll have to wait to be seen and possibly have to know your insurance coverage before hand if you want to be certain you're covered.
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Dr. Kay Park was very good and the level of service I received was very professional. The front desk could have taken more time to explain to me about ordering my lenses and/or if they offered the service etc. I waskind of on my own once the prescription was written by the Doc. Thanks!
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Very nice and answered all the questions I had.
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I had to wait a long time to see her, which I wasn't happy with. I had to pick up my daughter from school and was afraid I wouldn't make it. I did like Dr. Park once I did see her though.
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Great professionalism and bedside manner-I received a small injection in my eyelid and she and her staff worked hard so that it didn't hurt.
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It was an excellent experience.
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Dr. Park is a great Dr. who is totally normal and you can tell she loves what she does. Very easy ! The young lady at the dask was also great but i forget her name!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Less than 6 months ago
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