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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.
Dr. Thomas J Whittaker has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Eye Exam
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lasik Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Whittaker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
28 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Dr. Thomas J Whittaker accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
BCBS Kansas City
- BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
- 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 PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsKu Eye Clinic, 7400 State Line Rd, Prairie Village, KS
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