Joseph C. Peters, M.D.
Dr. Joseph C. Peters is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. He is from Ohio where he was born and educated. He attended Ohio University and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio and obtained his medical degree. He completed his internship at Harbor General/UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He then completed his eye residency at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, which is one of the finest eye residency programs in the United States. He moved to Mobile, Alabama where he was on the medical staff of The University of South Alabama Medical School. Dr. Peters is also a UCLA alumnus.
Upon Dr. Peters return to the Los Angeles area he entered private practice in Lynwood and Long Beach, California, where he was on the medical staffs of St. Francis Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical center. He later became an active staff member of the medical staffs of Downey Medical Center and Brea Community Hospital. Dr. Peters has been chief of Ophthalmology at St. Francis Medical Center on three separate occasions.
Dr. Peters is an expert in small incision cataract surgery. He uses the “no-stitch” technique, which is often called the “Routine Miracle”. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and no overnight stay is required. Dr. Peters is also a Laser and Glaucoma specialist. Dr. Peters is an active member of LACMA (Los Angeles County Medical Association) and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has done research and has also published.