Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from New York University in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.

520 Franklin Ave Ste 251

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 90% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 84% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

52  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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

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.


  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Columbia U Overlook Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • North Shore U Hosp Cornell MC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Valkenburg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Valkenburg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Valkenburg to family and friends
19 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Van Valkenburg'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 (9)

Wonderful interpersonal skills,smart,confident,great listener,direct,confident and supportive.Incredable professional skill set ,diagnostic,treatment and surgicical. I feel very fortitude to be under Dr Vans care.R Schoelle
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Dr Van Valkenburg is an amazing Doctor. She is knowledgeable ,but also very down to earth and friendly. She handles all problems in a calm manner and explains everything in detail. She did my cataract surgery quickly and painlessly and I am seeing everything clearly . I love the office staff. They...more
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I am so happy with the care I received from Dr. VanVolkenberg. Her professionalism and friendly personality was outstanding. I had cataract surgery in both eyes and my vision is wonderful. I always had to wear glasses for everything but now I am so happy to say I am completely free of glasses....more
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Dr VanValkenburg has been a wonderful resource for my husband and me, my parents and our children. My mother had cataract surgery and Dr V offered to make it her last case and she would drop her home. She took her to get a bite to eat and dropped her home. For my father, she referred him to a...more
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Dr. Van Valkenburg is an exceptional eye doctor! She saw me on an emergency basis and was extremely helpful with treating my condition. She is very compassionate and has an awesome bed side manner! She is thorough with her treatment plan and with providing education about your condition. I am very...more
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