Dr. Gerald Harris, MD

Dr. Gerald Harris, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(3)
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Dr. Gerald Harris, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Milwaukee, WI. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 47 years.

8701 W Watertown Plank Rd

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Information

(414) 955-8296

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
high
more than 88% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Harris ""Dr. Gerald J. Harris is Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia/ received his medical degree and Ophthalmology training at Northwestern University and was a Fellow in Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at Columbia University. He served as a U.S.A.F. Flight Surgeon in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic/ Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)/ The Orbital Society/ and the American Ophthalmological Society. He is a past president of the Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Harris has received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology/ recognizing his frequent contributions as Senior Course Instructor. He is listed in ""The Best Doctors in America""/ and in ""The Best Doctors in America: Midwest Region""; all editions. He is Editor-in-Chief of ""Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery"". Dr. Harris is one of 27 Fellowship Preceptors sponsored by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to frequent participation in national and international meetings/ he has delivered 88 invited lectures. He is the author of 120 scientific publications. Among other honors/ he was the keynote speaker at a recent Annual Scientific Symposium of ASOPRS and the Wendall Hughes Lecturer at the 2006 meeting of the American Academic of Ophthalmology.""

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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)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Northwestern Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Northwestern Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Colum Presby Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Harris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harris to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Harris' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Harris accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Harris has admitting privileges

Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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