Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD

Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 37
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Dr. Katherine Whipple, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. She graduated from New York Med Coll in 2007 and specializes in ophthalmology and plastic surgery.Read her story

3000 Monroe Ave Ste 100

Rochester, NY 14618

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
normal
more than 69% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
normal
more than 51% of peers
Dry Eyes
normal
more than 34% of peers

Dr. Whipple'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. Whipple's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whipple "Katherine M. Whipple, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. After completing her residency in ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego where she earned several research and academic honors and was named Chief Resident in 2010, Dr. Whipple spent an additional two years to complete a prestigious and highly sought after fellowship in Orbital and Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This fellowship is approved by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly specialized, graduating only approximately 15 physicians nationwide each year. The fellowship exposed Dr. Whipple in depth to every part of orbital, lacrimal, and eyelid surgery, including learning the very latest techniques. This included advanced training in aesthetic techniques and rejuvenation treatments. During her fellowship, she completed thousands of reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, published numerous chapters, presented internationally at scientific meetings, and even developed a novel technique to rejuvenate the aging eyebrows. She is well respected by her colleagues and looked up to by the residents she trained, even receiving the Teacher of the Year Award during her fellowship. With exciting opportunities to practice all over the country, Dr. Whipple decided to do what she dreamed of doing since she was young. She chose to return to her hometown, Webster, NY where she was born and raised, and treat the community she grew up loving. In her first year in a local private practice, Dr. Whipple pursued her interest in using light devices in ophthalmology, being the first and only physician in Rochester, NY to treat refractive dry eye. Initial results demonstrated positive results with relief to many patients. Dr. Whipple presented these findings at a specialty meeting in Las Vegas, this past fall. In 2015, 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 go wrong." She believes each person is unique, so his or her health care should be too. Every member of the Envision team believes in this philosophy, making it easy to take care of each patient by simply doing the right thing. Put into practice, this concept has paved the way for adding new services at Envision Eye & Aesthetics: medical grade treatments, including facials, waxing, and brow shaping by licensed aesthetician, Amanda Phelps. So whether your treatment is restorative or cosmetic, Dr. Whipple will personally sit with you to discuss all your options. Then, together, you'll decide on the optimal plan to achieve the best version of you. We look forward to working with you."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whipple "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 go wrong."  She believes each person is unique, so his or her health care should be too.   Every member of the Envision team believes in this philosophy, making it easy to take care of each patient by simply doing the right thing."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

30  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Tear Duct Probing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • State University Of New York At Geneseo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Aultman Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whipple has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whipple's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whipple to family and friends
25 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Whipple'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
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

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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".
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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