Dr. Joseph Trentacoste MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Joseph Trentacoste is an ophthalmologist in Miami Lakes, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and Jackson Health System. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Trentacoste accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 108 doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and one of 47 at Jackson Health System who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Turkish, French and Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliation

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami
Ranked #1 in Ophthalmology

Jackson Health System
Ranked #1 in Ophthalmology

Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Education & Medical Training

Waterbury Hospital Health Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1984 - 1985

B Palmer Eye Institute - A B Leach Eye
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1985 - 1988

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified 25 years in Family Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2015

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2015

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Publications & Presentations

Surgical and refractive outcomes of cataract surgery with toric intraocular lens implantation at a resident-teaching institution.
Pouyeh, B., Galor, A., Junk, A. K., Pelletier, J., Wellik, S. R., Gregori, N. Z., Trentacoste, J.

Corneal photoablation by far ultraviolet lasers.
Thompson, K. P., Trentacoste, J., Parrish, R. K., Berman, M. R.

Mutagenic potential of a 193-nm excimer laser on fibroblasts in tissue culture.
Trentacoste, J., Thompson, K., Parrish, R. K., Hajek, A., Berman, M. R., Ganjei, P.

See all 4 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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