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Ervin N. Fang, MD

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My specialty:
Ophthalmology: Glaucoma

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente physician

I speak: English

My gender: Male

Where I practice

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About me

"Change starts with you, but it doesn't start until you do."—Tom Ziglar. I believe we all can make our lives better, but nothing changes (for better or worse) till we do. We all have the ability to elevate our lives and to thrive.


By nature, I like to help others. I nurture positivity. I also do not like to sit passively, when I can take action. As a child, I felt frustrated and helpless by my father's Parkinson's disease. I became a physician to empower my abilities to help and make a difference. I thrive in helping my patients live and see better. In fact, I also volunteer in medical missions, providing eye care services to people in the South Pacific and Tibet. I am grateful that I am able to make a difference with my life.

About my practice

I am comprehensive ophthalmologist, in general, but specifically a glaucoma specialist. In addition to providing a full range of eye care services, I enjoy the relationships and continuity of care to my glaucoma patients. Glaucoma is like the "internal medicine" of ophthalmology. A doctor-patient relationship is just that: a long-term communication whereby two individuals work together to achieve a common goal. And, in this case, good health and vision. I am fortunate to be able to work with a great team of professionals: doctors, optometrists, nurses, and technicians. I am proud that Kaiser Permanente strives to be the best in providing affordable, quality health care. And, having access to the top technologies to keep people healthy is terrific.

How I thrive

I get asked what can be done to keep eyes healthy. I tell them that healthy living keeps every part of them healthy, eyes included. In a busy life, it's hard to find time to exercise, eat right, drink plenty of water, and rest. But I personally constantly struggle and work towards this goal. I also try not to sweat the small things. Having a healthy attitude and optimistic perspective really helps me personally, as well as helps me help others.

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My office

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My provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
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Ophthalmology Department
1515 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • After-hours advice
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC Los Angeles, School of Medicine
Los Angeles , CA

Board certification


American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical training



Harbor-UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA



University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville , FL



Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis , MO

Joined Permanente Medical Group


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My hospitals

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4867 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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