Dr. John Witherell, MD

Dr. John Witherell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Witherell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chester, PA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

30 Medical Center Blvd Ste 104

Chester, PA 19013

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 2 More

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Ocular Surface Reconstruction
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 84% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 90% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • 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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Witherell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Witherell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Witherell to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Witherell'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 (9)
in Lansdowne, PA |
Dr. Witherell recently performed cataract surgeries on each of my eyes. Throughout the entire process from start to finish, Dr. Witherell and his medical, surgical and administrative staff were professional, knowledgeable, very helpful and top-notch. Dr. Witherell is a highly skilled surgeon who cares very much for each and every one of his patients. He took the time to answer all of my questions before and after surgery, and, best of all, for the first time in decades, I now can see 20/2o!
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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Dr. Witherell accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Witherell has admitting privileges

Crozer - Chester Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA 19013
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