Taxonomy Code 152W00000X
Optometrist

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code152W00000X
Grouping:Eye and Vision Services Providers
Classification:Optometrist
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.
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41 - Optometry
Notes:Source: American Optometric Association (AOA), approved by the AOA's Board of Trustees, June 21, 2005. [7/1/2006: definition modified]
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
50% Female
50% Male
100% Individual Providers (69199)0% Medical Organizations (35,487)50% Female Providers (34349)50% Male Providers (34850)

The code 152W00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for optometrist grouped under eye and vision services providers. NPI records indicate a total of 104,686 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is optometrist of which 34,349 are registered as females, 34,850 registered as males and 35,487 are organizations.

152W00000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.


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