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Ophthalmologist Joins Adventist Health Clear Lake

Physicians September 12, 2017 (Clearlake, Calif.) – Adventist Health Clear Lake is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Chung, MD, to its medical staff. Chung specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, which includes cataract surgery as well as management of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. 

Chung will provide eye care at the Adventist Health Clear Lake Medical Office on Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. Eye surgeries will take place at the hospital with follow-up visits at the clinic. 

“Dr. Chung is an excellent addition to our provider team,” says Brent Dupper, executive director of outpatient services. “His focus on preventive care and excellent surgical technique will ensure our patients see better and live fuller lives.” 

Chung strives to utilize the latest technology and the most current techniques in surgery to ensure excellent surgical outcomes. His care philosophy is to take a whole-person approach to eye care. “Healthy eyes require a healthy body,” he explains. “That is why I like to take time with each patient to discuss how lifestyle and other medical conditions can affect their vision.” 

Chung chose to specialize in ophthalmology because of his interest in surgery balanced with a passion for ministry. “It is remarkable what a difference an eye procedure can make in a person’s quality of life,” he said. 

Chung obtained his college degree from Oakwood University, graduating as valedictorian. He then completed medical school followed by his ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University where he also completed the United States Navy's refractive surgery training course. 

While his primary passion is ophthalmology, Chung also has a strong interest in mission work, traveling, promoting a healthy lifestyle and spending time with his wife. He has worked extensively with community organizations providing for the needs of the homeless. He is also the founder of At the Door, an organization that provides free, hands-on coaching about healthy lifestyle changes to families in their homes. Most recently he spent a month in Zambia providing eye care and performing surgeries to restore vision. 

Chung joins a growing eye care team at the Adventist Health Clear Lake Medical Office, including optometrist Dr. Wayne Ogata, OD, and ophthalmologist Dr. Delmer Fjarli, MD, who provides diabetic eye care. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (707) 995-4518. The Adventist Health Clear Lake Medical Office, located at 15230 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake, welcomes most insurances, including MediCal, Medicare, Partnership HealthPlan of California and private insurances.