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 specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 35 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 10

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Loftfield performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Loftfield's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Loftfield's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Loftfield "Dr. Loftfield was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and 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. Continuing her studies, 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, and then completed a glaucoma fellowship at Ochsner and the LSU Eye Center. After completing a retina fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital in Sydney, Australia, she worked for Project Orbis as a staff ophthalmologist based on an airplane in Africa and Central America. Dr. Loftfield speaks fluent English and Spanish. She is board certified in ophthalmology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1990. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and her professional interest is in glaucoma related cases. Dr. Loftfield practices at Ochsner's main campus in New Orleans.'"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Loftfield "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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

108  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • 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
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • 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
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • 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
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • 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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7  Procedures

Background Check

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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

  • 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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Loftfield to family and friends
2 total reviews

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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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