Dr. Roderick Biswell MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Roderick Biswell is an ophthalmologist in San Jose, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including O'Connor Hospital and UCSF Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 52 years. Dr. Biswell accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 19 doctors at O'Connor Hospital and one of 57 at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Cataract, Corneal Transplantation, Refractive Surgical Procedures

Hospital Affiliation

O'Connor Hospital

UCSF Medical Center
High performing in Ophthalmology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, 1963–1966

Hennepin County Medical Center
Internship, 1962–1963

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1962

Other Training, Trachoma research; also medical and surgical ophthalmology, 1966–1968

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 46 years in Ophthalmology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations

Retrobulbar and peribulbar regional anesthesia.
Biswell, R.

Ophthalmology-epitomes of progress: danger with eyedrops.
Biswell, R.

Ciprofloxacin therapy of Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis.
Hwang, D. G., Biswell, R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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