Dr. James Hiatt, MD

Dr. James Hiatt, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Hiatt, MD is an ophthalmic surgery doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Hiatt is affiliated with Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

220 S 63rd St

Mesa, AZ 85206

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • 44 More

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  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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 Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Keratomileusis
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

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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 Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, Department Of Opthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Boxerwachler Vision Institute, California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hiatt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hiatt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hiatt to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Hiatt'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 (7)
in Mesa. AZ |
I have seen Dr. Hiatt on several occasions for diabetic eye checkups. Recently he preformed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I choose the Crystalens. I now have 20/20 vision at all ranges. Dr. Hiatt and his staff were very informative before the surgery and I am very happy with all the results. I highly recommend Dr. Hiatt.
in San Tan Valley, AZ |
Dr Hiatt and his staff have taken extremely good care of myself and the many family members I have referred to his office. He is professional, runs a well organized office and his staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Hiatt is thorough with his examinations, and explanations.
gold canyon, AZ |
Dr Hiatt is clearly knowledgeable, but his bed side manner is severely lacking. Constant, and I do mean constant, complaining about Medicare and other health insurance reimbursement. So much so that he is considering leaving ophthalmology surgery and doing basic exams. That is not my concern. I am there for my health care not his constant barrage of complaints. His negative attitude reflects on the other staff members. I appreciate his expertise but not his complaining.
Gilbert, AZ |
He shares his religious and political beliefs too freely which is inappropriate in an office setting. Dr. Hiatt was unaware that the FDA had approved a new drug for dry eye. His staff suggested a procedure would be performed but Dr Hiatt refused to do it and his reasoning seemed convoluted and dismissive He also refused to write a prescription for my eye condition which is painful. He was very interested in making a follow up appointment ; No thank you, look elsewhere.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Hiatt is largely responsible for saving the sight in my left eye. A few years ago I had been to several other doctors trying to understand the symptoms I was having. They either had no idea what was wrong or thought I was imagining my symptoms. Dr. Hiatt was the only one who took the time to figure out that I had fluid leaking under my retina and sent me to see a retina specialist who was able to do surgery to save my eyesight. Then the last few months a cataract had formed in that same eye
in Chandler, AZ |
The minute I met Dr. Hiatt, I knew that I had made the best choice for myself. He was forthright and personable while presenting me with his diagnosis and prognosis. Dr. Hiatt encouraged me to ask questions and even told me to bring someone in to the exam room who could ask questions I hadn't thought of. I had complete understanding of my procedures. When I entered the surgery center I was put at ease by his caring staff. Dr. Hiatt will give you every consideration that he gives to others.
Awesome experience! Both my parents had their cataracts removed by Dr. Hiatt. My only complaint is the wait time for surgery, which is about 3 hours before they were called back to the surgical suite. The staff informs you of the expected wait time during the consultation appointment, though.
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Dr. Hiatt accepts 53 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Concentra
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • LifeWise
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Medicaid
  • MedPartners
    MedPartners PPO
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Principal Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Self Pay
  • State Farm
  • TPA
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare POS
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Hospitals where Dr. Hiatt has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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