Dr. Joseph Calkins, MD

Dr. Joseph Calkins, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Calkins, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lancaster, PA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years.

202 Butler Ave Ste 103

Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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Nearsightedness
high
more than 83% of peers
Farsightedness
normal
more than 76% of peers
Stye
normal
more than 60% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Iridotomy

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

  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Usphs Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Usphs Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Calkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Calkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Calkins to family and friends
2.3
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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

Dr. Calkins' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Lancaster, PA |
I've been very satisfied with Dr. Calkins. He is patient and very thorough when conducting eye exams. His office does not sell eyeglasses, but that is not an issue for me.
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Lancaster, PA |
I recently moved to PA. I called this office and inquired about insurance that is accepted. I was told that it was and made an appointment. I later received a statement from my insurance and then a bill from the doctor. It turns out that they are not part of my insurance. I have since fled an...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Calkins accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • 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
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Calkins has admitting privileges

Lancaster General Hospital
555 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Lancaster Regional Medical Center
250 College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
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WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
169 Martin Ave
Ephrata, PA 17522
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