Dr. John Witherell, MD

Dr. John Witherell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(31)
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Dr. John Witherell, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chester, PA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology.

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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Top Care Areas

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

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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Procedures

  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • 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
4.6
based on 31 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Witherell'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 (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...more
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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
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