Dr. Katherine Loftfield, MD

Dr. Katherine Loftfield, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Katherine Loftfield, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Loftfield is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Katherine Loftfield's professional interest is glaucoma related cases. She is board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Loftfield attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, participating in the Sophomore Year Abroad Program at Centro Andino, University of New Mexico in Quito, Ecuador. She obtained her bachelors degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. Dr. Loftfield completed a fellowship in ocular pathology and an internship in medicine-ophthalmology at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Ochsner, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She completed a glaucoma fellowship at Ochsner and the Louisiana State University Eye Center and a retina fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the Ochsner team in 1990, Dr. Loftfield worked as a staff ophthalmologist with Project Orbis. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she worked from an airplane thoughout Central America and Africa.
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Dr. Loftfield's Experience

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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
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Utah Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Loftfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Loftfield's Reviews

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4.5
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Dr. Loftfield'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
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Dr. Loftfield accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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    Worker's Compensation WC
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Health Payors Organization
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  • Humana Veterans
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
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  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Loftfield has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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