Dr. John Witherell, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. John Witherell, MD
Dr. John Witherell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chester, PA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Witherell is affiliated with Crozer - Chester Medical Center.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    in Philadelphia, PA |
    I highly recommend Dr. John Witherell. His eye examinations are thorough. He explains the findings of the exams in a way that the patient can understand. A patient develops trust in his expertise and feels secure under his care.
    Dr. Witherell is an excellent opthamologist in whom you can put your trust. His manner is one of confidence and concern for his patient. Combined with his surgical expertise he is a physician I highly recommend.
    in Brookhaven, Pa. 19015 |
    This Doctor is amazing!! His skilled hands performed my cataract surgery & implant, & now I can see without glasses after 55 years!! In addition, he's personable, young, & EOE- (easy on the eyes)! I cannot speak highly enough about him!!
    in Aston, PA |
    the cataract procedure that dr witherell performed on both of my eyes were beyond my expectation-process before and after surgery was clear and with very good directions-I am very pleased and would refer to all of my friends with cataract issues to see dr witherell
    in Brookhaven, PA |
    Sometimes there is a wait, yes, but I have waited longer at my Primary care doc's office than here. Plain and simple, that is the nature of the beast when it comes to a specialist. It's worth it when I come to see Dr. Witherell, though. He has excellent bed side manner and as long as I'm still asking questions, he's still listening and answering. Incredibly helpful doctor that truly takes the time necessary to make you feel taken care of.
    in Brookhaven, PA |
    Great experience, I have tremendous confidence in Dr. Witherell.
    in Aston, PA |
    I have been seeing Dr. Witherell for the past six years, and even after moving 75 miles away, I travel back to him for my ophthalmology appointments. He is an exceptionally gifted and caring physician, and I feel very confident in his care.
    in Media, PA |
    This office is very disorganized. Didn't go into details about issues! One hand doesn't know what the other is doing, receptionist is rude and any information you give her will not be relayed properly or at all. Been waiting for a script to be called in now for 5 days because the Doctor is spread so thin between multiple offices and had to call back multiple times. Have to start 10 day regimen over because of missed days of ophthalmic steroid due to not being able to reach Doctor for script.
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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Duane Retraction Syndrome
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Hole
    • Mechanical Strabismus
    • Migraine
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Presbyopia
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects


    • Medical School
      Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

      Graduated in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      Hahnemann University Hospital
      Wills Eye Hospital

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery