Dr. Kerry Givens, MD

Dr. Kerry Givens, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Kerry Givens, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lancaster, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from DUKE UNIV SCH OF MED in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Campus Eye Center

2108 Harrisburg Pike Ste 100

Lancaster, PA 17601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 91% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 88% of peers
Migraine
normal
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Givens' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Givens "Outside the office, Dr. Givens describes himself as a lifelong naturalist and semi-professional nature photographer. "In fact it was my love of photography, with all its lenses and cameras and gadgets, that led me to ophthalmology as a specialty," he says. Since the 1980s he has published numerous images in books, magazines, calendars and greeting cards. He also has lectured widely on the topic of closeup nature photography, including talks at Geisinger Medical Center and Hershey Medical Center. First-time visitors to Campus Eye Center are often amazed by the large gallery of Dr. Givens' colorful and exquisitely detailed photos on display there. They are equally surprised to learn that many of these beautiful subjects, from showy giant silkmoths to unusually shaped mushrooms, were photographed in Dr. Givens' own yard. "The real beauty of closeup nature photography," he says, "is that you can find interesting subjects almost anywhere.""

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Givens "I've seen too many ophthalmology practices that are focused on maximizing the number of patients seen per day. That has never been my goal; in fact, I have "inherited" a lot of patients who have left such practices. My paramount objective is and has always been to provide high-quality eye care to the residents of Lancaster County.

My golden rule is to treat every patient as I would like to be treated myself. This means spending as much time with my patients as their problems require, listening to their concerns and thoroughly answering all their questions. Doing this right takes time, and I confess that sometimes I get behind on my appointment schedule because some patients require extra time."

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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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • DUKE UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Lancaster Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Givens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Givens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Givens to family and friends
4.8
based on 311 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (311)

  • 5
    (262)
  • 4
    (32)
  • 3
    (9)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Givens' 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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Lancaster, PA |
I scratched my eye on a Sunday morning and the Urgent care doctor made a call to Dr. Givens to consult him regarding my condition. Dr. Givens did not hesitate to offer to see me that same day. I appreciate very much that he made a special trip to see me in his office on a Sunday afternoon. He...more
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Lancaster, PA |
Dr. Givens was wonderful. I had been injured by another doctor in a different office and called Dr. Givens office after hours and he was willing to see me right away. He took care of the problem with kindness and patience knowing that I had just been through something traumatic. He is very easy...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Givens accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Givens has admitting privileges

Lancaster General Hospital
555 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602
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