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Ophthalmologist, Surgeon,
14 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joan Abernethy, Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, is Excellent. Dr. Abernethy has been reviewed by 8 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.1
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joan Abernethy, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • She has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Pterygium

Education & Awards

Dr. Abernethy graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis.


Dr. Abernethy has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • Harris Methodist H E B 
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Joan Lea Abernethy MD is a female Ophthalmologist, has 14 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Joan L. Abernethy practice?
Dr. Joan Abernethy has 4 office locations.
Dr. Joan Abernethy practices Ophthalmology near Fort Worth, TX.
Additional practice locations include: Dallas, TX and Greenville, TX.
See Fort Worth Ophthalmologists.