Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD

Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD

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Age 76
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Dr. Bennett Chotiner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Harrisburg, PA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

4100 Linglestown Rd

Harrisburg, PA 17112

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chotiner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lazy Eye
high
more than 89% of peers
Heterophoria
normal
more than 74% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
normal
more than 72% of peers

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Dr. Chotiner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chotiner "Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania's first fully approved freestanding ophthalmic surgery center. He pioneered outpatient ophthalmic surgery in Pennsylvania and is a recognized leader in this field. Dr. Chotiner is widely recognized as the leading and most experienced LASIK surgeon in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing refractive surgery since 1981. In 1994, Dr. Chotiner established the Laser Vision Center at Memorial Eye Institute where he performed the first refractive laser procedure in Central Pennsylvania. He has been performing LASIK since 1996 and has been selected as a clinical investigator for several national LASIK studies. Harrisburg Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 Readers' Poll has judged Memorial Eye Institute to be "Simply the Best" LASIK facility. Dr. Chotiner's scientific articles and papers have appeared in numerous professional medical publications. He is an avid film and video enthusiast, and has produced and directed several documentary films and videos."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
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7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Harrisburg Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chotiner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chotiner's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chotiner to family and friends
21 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Chotiner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I had my first eye appointment on Monday and had my cataract surgery the following day. The second eye was done a week later. The doctor and staff were very informing and very friendly. I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute to my friends.
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Office personnel was very friendly and the doctor did a great job. I would recommend to others.
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My procedure went very well. The staff were very friendly and I was seen in a timely manner.
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I think the doctor did a good job. I also thought that the picture, flowers, and everything else he did was wonderful and a nice surprise.
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Valerie (Surgery Coordinator) was very prompt and helpful throughout the entire process. She was very friendly and explained everything very thoroughly. Dr. Chotiner was exactly the same!
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