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About Dr. Thomas J Whittaker

Dr. Thomas J Whittaker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Prairie Village, KS. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Whittaker is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center and Childrens Mercy South. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas J Whittaker is Great. Dr. Thomas J Whittaker has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas J Whittaker is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ku Eye Clinic

7400 State Line Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Specialties

Dr. Thomas J Whittaker has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Neurology
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain

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Reviews

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Extremely Grateful!!! Literally a Life-Saver!

My mother recently suffered from a very serious medical condition that doctors were having trouble pin-pointing. We saw a number of ophthalmologists and neurologists before finally finding our way to Dr. Whittaker. I was honestly weary, given the negative reviews here. However, Dr. Whittaker was able to discover signs and symptoms that other doctors had missed in her MRI and testing and was able to discover the root of her condition. He acted fast to help my mother receive the surgery that saved her life. His staff was relentless in making sure my mother received the care she needed. We could not possibly be more grateful.

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Doctor very pompous

Staff is prompt, courteous and overall excellent. However, the rest of these negative reviews are exactly right. He tries to talk above you, talks over you and acts like you're uneducated (I hold three degrees by the way, doctor!) Honestly have never been spoken to like that in my entire life, not even by my own father. Do yourself a favor and find another doctor. It will save you the emotional stress you will endure sitting in a consultation with him. He tried to tell me of a procedure I had done previously by another doctor and when I told him that's not what the procedure was...he actually had the audacity to tell me I was wrong. When it comes to something as precious as eyesight, I would not trust this man even if given a million dollars to do so.

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Five Stars

I felt Dr. Whitaker was so very informative, besides being humorous, witty and his bed side manner was stellar. I would recommend him to anyone I know that has an eye issue. He was open and explanatory.

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One Star

I waited over 45 days to get in. (I had double vision. - later diagnosed as Optical Myasthenia Gravis - by another doctor.) I was having a difficult time driving because of my vision plus road construction. I left home an 1.5 hours ahead of time so that I would get there in plenty of time. Mapquest said I needed only 25 minutes but I didn't want to have anything interfer with the appointment. I called at the appointment time to let them know I was lost but still coming. I arrived 17 minutes late. My appointment was the first one of the day. The waiting room was empty. I was TWO minutes over the acceptable 'late' time. He refused to see me. No one else was waiting. The staff were still settling in chatting & getting their coffee. I would never ever recommend him. I wish I had known of this site before I made the appointment.

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One Star

This man has the WORST bedside manner out of any doctor I know, and I have been seeing eye doctors for over 20 years now. He is arrogant, makes flippant remarks, talks over you and basically treats you like you are stupid. If you could look up arrogant jerk in the dictionary, there would be a picture of this man next to those words!!!!!! His staff literally apologized for his bedside manner when I was finished with my appointment. I urge everyone to read other patient reviews on different web sites, not just this site as they detail their similar experience with this arrogant, self centered, egotistical man.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Whittaker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas J Whittaker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City
    • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ku Eye Clinic, 7400 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS

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