Dr. Joan Abernethy, MD

Dr. Joan Abernethy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Joan Abernethy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1997 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6551 Harris Pkwy Ste 200

Fort Worth, TX 76132

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abernethy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Keratitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Pinguecula
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Abernethy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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16  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abernethy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abernethy's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abernethy to family and friends
16 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Abernethy'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 (8)

I HAVE USED DR. ABERNETHY FOR MANY YEARS AND SHE RECENTLY DID SURGERY ON BOTH MY EYES IN TWO SEPARATE OPERATIONS ON DIFFERENT DATES. SHE EXPLAINED THE PROCEDURE PROFESSIONALLY AND IT WORKED OUT AS STATED. SHE FOLLOWED UP AT DIFFERENT DATES TO SEE EVERYTHING WAS GOING AS PLANNED. i APPRECIATE HER...more
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Dr. Abernethy is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable in her field. I have every confidence that my eye health is in good hands.
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Dr. Abernethy is very caring and extremely detail oriented. She works quickly and prepares excellent records of her findings. Her surgery has definitely improved my vision with no pain or adverse reactions. She impressed my wife and me so much that when my wife needed help, she left her previous...more
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Dr. Abernethy and the staff at Nethery Eye Associates were more than comforting and helpful. The front desk was welcoming, the technician was caring and gentle, and Dr. Abernethy was kind and thorough. I was in great hands at Nethery Eye Associates and I am certain you will be too. I recommend Dr....more
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Dr. Abernethy listens, explains and answers any and all questions(see score below). Very high level of trust. I do recommend her to family and friends.
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