Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD

Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand/Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

7405 Shallowford Rd Ste 420

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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27  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University Of The Witwatersrand
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of The Witwatersrand/Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Johannesburg General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Mount Vernon Hospital, Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Groote Schuur Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Johannesburg Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matzkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matzkin to family and friends
61 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Matzkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (32)

My first visit to Dr Matzkin office was very impressive. He runs a smooth operation from reception, to initial evaluation through the eye exam. The office and equipment are clean and the staff very professional and very friendly. Staff members ran through a series of tests and then Dr Matzkin came...more
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Purchased glasses, Jamie was easy to work with, and they look great!
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I was having vision problems and could not see to drive. I contacted them and they were able to schedule an office appointment. I went in and found out that I had 2 cataracts. I was scheduled to get the surgeries and had them. I went in with 20/50 vison and now have 20/20. Thanks Dr Matzkin.
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I would definitely recommend Dr.Matzkin, as he is a very knowledgeable opthamologist and the only neuro-opthamologist in the area.
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My experience was enjoyable. Only con was they forgot about me in the exam room for awhile.
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