Dr. Frank Cotter, MD

Dr. Frank Cotter, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Frank Cotter, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Roanoke, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

707 S Jefferson St

Roanoke, VA 24016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Georgetown U, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • U Va
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cotter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cotter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cotter to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cotter's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Roanoke, VA
Dr. Cotter as well as his staff always go above & beyond to make my every 6 month eye appointments pleasant. The care & compassion they show is wonderful. Sometimes my time spent in the office is long, but I know its for a good reason & they are doing their very best to treat my glaucoma. I can...more
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in Roanoke, VA
Dr Frank Cotter is wonderful, but his staff leave a bad taste in my experience with him. They are not sensitive to the needs of the patients. Example, I needed a tissue and there was an empty box in the waiting room. I pointed this out to a lady behind the desk and she stated we are aware of it...more
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in Wolfcreek, WV
Dr. Cotter came out at 10:00 p.m. Sat. night opened his office and took care of me after a blow to my eye with a bungee cord. We drove 2 hrs. from WV, they could not find any doctor available or willing to see me till Monday. The emergency room Dr. was very worried about the blood he could see in...more
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in Roanoke, VA
Dr. Cotter is extremely professional, very knowledgeable and understands exactly what his patients are going through. I am always pleased when I leave the office, always having an understanding as to what is going on with my vision. Thank You Dr. Cotter for all you do, your practice is fantastic.
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in Roanoke, VA
I would recommend Dr. Cotter for cataract laser surgery. I had cataracts removed, lens implant and IStent in both eyes (2 weeks apart). He and his staff explained what would happen during the surgery and recovery. Right after the procure was complete - what a difference - I could see without...more
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