Dr. John Heffernan, MD

Dr. John Heffernan, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. John Heffernan, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mount Vernon, WA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from UNIV OF WA SCH OF MED in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

2100 Little Mountain Ln

Mount Vernon, WA 98274

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Heffernan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heffernan "As a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon in the Seattle area, I am pleased to offer consultations and perform surgeries once a week at Cascadia Eye's Mount Vernon location. My focus is in ophthalmic plastic surgery, as I am highly skilled at treating a variety of conditions involving the lid of the eye and the tissue surrounding it. At Cascadia Eye, I frequently perform both elective and essential procedures designed to address the appearance and function of the eyelid and eye area. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, and BOTOX® Cosmetic are examples of some of the treatments I provide. Dedicated to professional development and advancement, I am a member of a number of prestigious professional and academic organizations, including the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Washington State Medical Association."
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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

14  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Color Blindness
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Night Blindness
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss

18  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • 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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  • University of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst-U Miami Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • LSU Eye Center New Orleans
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Heffernan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffernan to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Heffernan'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 (1)

I felt very rushed at my appointment. It seemed as if he scolded me for coming to him for a second opinion. He asked very few questions about my situation. Over the past year, in battling cancer, I have seen dozens of doctors and he is the only one I would strongly NOT recommend.
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