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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Scott Olitsky is Good. Dr. Olitsky has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.1
Promptness 3.7
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 4.1
Spends Time with Me 4.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Scott Olitsky, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Cataract
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Vision Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Olitsky graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He has 6 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Kansas City Metro Area


Dr. Olitsky has 17 hospital affiliations:

  • Saint Luke's South Hospital 
  • St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City 

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Additional Information
Dr. Scott Eric Olitsky MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 24 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Scott E. Olitsky practice?
Dr. Scott Olitsky has 2 office locations.
Dr. Scott Olitsky practices Ophthalmology near Kansas City, MO.
Additional practice locations include: Leawood, KS.
See Kansas City Ophthalmologists.