Dr. John Kitchens, MD

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Dr. John Kitchens, MD
John W. Kitchens, MD received his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He served his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Hospital. He completed his fellowship and was the Chief Resident at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Dr. Kitchens is listed in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, America's Top Ophthalmologists and Best Doctors in America. He enjoys speaking both nationally and internationally about new treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes, and vascular disease. Dr. Kitchens has developed several innovative surgical techniques and has been awarded the American Society Retina Specialists "Rhett Buckler" Award on 3 different occasions. He is featured on the Discovery Channel's Mystery Diagnosis. He is a National Board Examiner and is listed on the OSN Retina Top 150 Innovators in Retina.

Lexington

120 N Eagle Creek Dr Ste 500

Lexington, KY 40509

Contact Information

(859) 263-3900

Dr. John Kitchens, MD

Dr. John Kitchens, MD

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Care Philosophy

Our Mission is to provide the best possible care to any patient with a disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous in a compassionate, personalized, and timely manner.

We will provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art mix of diagnostic, and medical and surgical treatment services, through a network of offices convenient for our referring doctors and patients.  We will strive to provide the most compassionate care for all patients.  We will dedicate ourselves to the future of our profession by training the nation's top new retinal surgeons, and by engaging in meaningful, cutting-edge research.

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Dr. Kitchens' Experience

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Dr. Kitchens' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
72

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • In University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kitchens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kitchens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kitchens to family and friends
3.6
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kitchens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Richmond, KY |
Without Dr. Kitchen's brilliant work on 2 complete retinal detachments in both eyes I would be blind. My eyesight with glasses is 20/20, and I cannot be happier with my unbelievable results. Thank God this great team of doctors is in Lexington!
Lexington, KY |
Dr. Kitchens is intelligent, friendly, explains the problem and the treatment.
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Saint Joseph East
150 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
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