Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD

Oculoplastic SurgeryFemaleAge 40

Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD is a Oculoplastic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities Rochester General Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Whipple to book an appointment.

Dr. Whipple

Katherine M. Whipple MD PC

3000 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14618
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Whipple's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whipple performs Eyelid Surgery more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Whipple performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Blepharoplasty
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whipple performs Blepharoplasty more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Whipple performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whipple treats Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis) more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Whipple treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Whipple's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Probing
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(585) 444-3937

Dr. Whipple accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Humana
Independent Health
Encompass
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO

Dr. Whipple's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whipple

4.4

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (27)
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Very professional and results from eye lift are perfect. Just follow post surgery procedures and desired results will be exactly what you were wanting. Kind and very supportive group and answer to all those questions. Recommend to give Dr Whipple a try. I think she has done a great job and is a kind person. Appreciate all she has done for me!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tim Lehman – Apr 18, 2021
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Always knows what treatment is best to address my skin concerns in the most efficient and effective manner. This place is a keeper.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 09, 2020
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Great experience. How all doctor's offices should run. Everyone was so kind and addressed my problem promptly. Recommend every go here. Love that she cares about the cosmetic side of things as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan – Sep 09, 2020
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My visit to see Dr. Whipple was a disaster from the very beginning. Her lack of empathy and bed side manner was very upsetting for my wife. She was degrading in her tone and was flippant in answering questions. She kept looking at her watch (which she was 30 minutes late in seeing us) and rushing us through. I had been told by other people to avoid Dr. Whipple at all costs and I did not listen to them and I wish I had. Complete waste of time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kenneth Humphries – Sep 08, 2020
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Dr Whipple not only gave me my vision back with eyelid surgery that included some complications, her concern for appearance was an added appreciated benefit! Her care for her patients complete wellbeing is another indication of her medical competence. I would highly recommend her and her office anytime! She and her staff are top notch!
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Patricia Thompson – Mar 20, 2020
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Great dr. She did my eyelids and repaired torn ear. All was excellent
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Apr 25, 2019
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Dr. Kathy is the best ! I live in Chicago now, but still fly to Rochester to see her because the care and treatment I receive is exceptional. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and always takes the time to answer all my questions until I feel comfortable moving forward with treatment. Also, her staff are super friendly !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashley in Fairport – Aug 22, 2018
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It really seems like I am visiting some friends vs going to a doctors appointment when I come here. Everyone is always so pleasant, my appointment is always on time without feeling rushed. Dr Whipple is very talented and knowledgeable. I would recommend her and her office to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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KENNETH ROLLAND in Rochester , NY – Jul 04, 2018
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Great experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan A. in Rochester – Jun 18, 2018
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Excellent & responsive physician that really listens to what your needs are, superb staff, amazing results...….would not consider going anyplace else! I love having a female doctor; I feel like I'm really being listened to and she is interested in helping me achieve the best looking "me".
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LL in Rochester, NY – Jun 15, 2018
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Dr. Whipple performed two surgeries on my eyes and both had excellent outcomes. Dr.Whipple exhibited great skill and confidence which put me at ease. Her professionalism is second to none. I have recommended her to my friends and to anyone else who has needed eye surgery. And may I add she is a very kind and compassionate person. Her office staff and nurses are also excellent. John Thompson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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John Thompson in Williamson, NY – May 31, 2018
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I had eye surgery by Dr. Whipple and did not have a good experience. I had to have 3 more corrective surgeries to fix my eye because of the work she did. Be careful. I would not recommend Dr. Whipple for any eye surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 20, 2018
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Uncertain and confused about my diagnosis "squamous cell carcinoma" within my right lower eye lid (pocket) I found Dr. Whipple confident and reassuring in her explanation of all aspects of my diagnosis..from definition of squamous cell carcinoma to details of the surgery and its aftermath...she prepared me well..confidence and trust of a Dr. is very important to me and Dr. Whipple aced that for me....fortunately the surgery went very well as did my healing. Many thanks to her dedicated staff!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Rosanna Granger in Victor ny – Feb 09, 2018
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I had wonderful treatment path with Dr. Whipple, from a first minor eye irritation to a a recent surgical procedure. Her office staff is very caring, accommodating and professional. I would recommend Dr. Whipple to any family member, friend or anyone that would be having eye problems.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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R. Paulsen in Victor, NY – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Whipple is a down to earth, caring doctor. She has created her office with a wonderful staff. Love this office. This is the place to go!
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What could be improved
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Patti Grant in Rochester, NY – Nov 04, 2017
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Excellent experience from my first appointment to surgery and in post surgery. Very excited with the outcome. I think I look fantastic thanks to Dr. Whipple and her staff.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Carol Cavallaro in Rochester, NY – Oct 09, 2017
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Dr. Whipple is friendly, well organized with a good "surgical hand".. I had two minor but needed surgical procedures on my eyelids, after meeting with a lack of success with another provider.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Michelle in Rochester, NY – Sep 26, 2017
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Dr. Whipple and staff are fantastic! I recently had work done due to a medical condition that has left me with facial paralysis. I was so stressed going in. Dr. Whipple quickly put my mind to ease, and did an amazing job. I couldn’t be happier with the results! I’ll be back for Eyelid surgery this fall and have absolutely no worries that I am in great hands! What an amazing team of knowledgeable and caring people. They do wonderful facials too!
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K.J in Canandaigua, NY – Aug 07, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr. Whipple to family and friends. She was professional, caring and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with the outcome of my procedure.
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What could be improved
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Sandy Dyer-Wigg in Pittsford, NY – Jul 20, 2017
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Just saw Dr. Whipple and had such a good experience. She is gentle, knowledgeable, and puts you at ease. She is happy to answer your questions and you never feel rushed or unimportant.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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anne in Fairport, NY – Jul 19, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Whipple opened Envision Eye & Aesthetics, a practice based on her philosophy that "If you treat each patient as you would a loved one, you can't...Read more

Biography

Katherine M. Whipple, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. After...Read more

Specialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Aultman Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Whipple frequently treats Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty, and Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Whipple treats.

Where is Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD's office located?

Dr. Whipple's office is located at 3000 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD speak?

Dr. Whipple speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Katherine M. Whipple MD PC3000 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14618
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Whipple is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received