Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD

Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(58)
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Dr. Dennis Matzkin, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

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
  • 9 More

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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
Stye
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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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
  • LASIK
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Matzkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matzkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matzkin to family and friends
4.5
based on 58 total reviews (30 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (58)

  • 5
    (43)
  • 4
    (9)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Matzkin'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 (30)

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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Apison |
My experience was enjoyable. Only con was they forgot about me in the exam room for awhile.
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chickamauga, ga |
Dr. Matzkin is a great doctor. He is a very thorough and knowledgeable doctor. He and his staff are kind to their patients. Dr. Matzkin is compassionate, understanding, and gentle. I highly recommend him.
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in Ringgold, GA |
I was referred to Dr. Matzkin by my neurologist due to blurred vision. After a thorough examination, I was informed I had cataracts on both eyes which would require surgery. After Insurance considerations, I elected to have the standard lenses with a small procedure to minimize an astigmatism in...more
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Dr. Matzkin accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
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    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
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    Blue Care Security
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Care Security PPO
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Lincs
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    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
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    Blue Preferred
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    Blue Traditional
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional POS
    Blue Traditional PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Caring Program for Children
    Community Blue PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Health Select
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    MCare HMO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
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    Network C
    Network P
    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
    Preferred Plus (Ford)
    Preferred Plus (GM)
    Prudent Buyer
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Basic
    Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Standard
    State Employees Program
    Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Matzkin has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Parkridge West Hospital
1000 Tennessee 28
Jasper, TN 37347
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