Dr. Katherine Donnithorne, MD

Dr. Katherine Donnithorne, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donnithorne graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a B.A. in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. Following completion of her undergraduate studies, she served for two years in Bolivia as a 4th grade teacher as well as teaching English as a second language to high school students. After concluding her post-baccalaureate studies in pre-med at Bryn Mawr College, she worked for one year performing clinical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Donnithorne received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was awarded the Paul Palmisano Excellence in Pediatrics Award as well as the Medical Alumni Association Community Leadership Award. Following her internship in Internal Medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Donnithorne completed an ophthalmology residency at UAB. Trained in comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract, glaucoma, and eyelid surgery, Dr. Donnithorne has a concentrated interest in medical retinal disease. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Donnithorne and her husband Jeff, a Colonel in the United States Air Force, have two young children. In their time away from work they enjoy hiking, traveling, and involvement in church and service activities.

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Montgomery, AL 36106
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Donnithorne's Experience

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


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Donnithorne does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Bryn Mawr College - Post Baccalaureate - Pre-Medical Program
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • National Institute of Health Intramural Training Award Student Fellowship
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Wheaton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Internal Medicine - Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital - Bethesda, Maryland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Ophthalmology - University of Alabama - Birmingham - Birmingham, AL
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donnithorne's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donnithorne to family and friends
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Dr. Donnithorne'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 (1)
in Prattville, AL |
She took a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions. I have type 2 diabetes and was worried about some issues I was having wuth my eyesight. She is a wonderful Doctor.
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Dr. Donnithorne accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS

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