207W00000X Taxonomy Code - Ophthalmology

Code

207W00000X

ClassificationOphthalmology
GroupingAllopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
LevelLevel II - Classification
DefinitionAn ophthalmologist has the knowledge and professional skills needed to provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are medically trained to diagnose, monitor and medically or surgically treat all ocular and visual disorders. This includes problems affecting the eye and its component structures, the eyelids, the orbit and the visual pathways. In so doing, an ophthalmologist prescribes vision services, including glasses and contact lenses.
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18 - Physician/Ophthalmology
NotesSource: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]

Additional Resources: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007. http://www.abop.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certification

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 21.0 - January 2021

The code 207W00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for ophthalmology grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 39,032 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is ophthalmology of which 7,486 are registered as females, 20,470 registered as males and 11,076 are organizations.

207W00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify 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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