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Joan Kaestner, MD

COVID-19 update:

If you have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms, please call our COVID-19 nurse line at 888-261-8431 before coming in or use one of our virtual care options. Do not schedule online. For general guidance on COVID-19, visit or call the county hotline at 2-1-1. For other patients, please do not schedule non-essential appointments at this time. Call your doctor’s office if you have questions.

Dr. Joan Kaestner, MD


477 N El Camino Real Ste C308
Encinitas, CA 92024
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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, 1987

Medical Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine, MD, 1978


  • University of California, San Francisco, Residency, Ophthalmology, 1983
  • Pacific Presbyterian Med Ctr, Internship-Medicine, 1980


  • California Pacific Medical Center, Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery, 1992
  • University of California, San Francisco, Ophthalmology, 1984

Research Fellowships

  • Harvard Medical School, 1979
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