Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 42

Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Louisville, KY and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Norton Hospital and Uofl Health Jewish Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tenkman to book an appointment.

Dr. Tenkman

Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers

1935 Bluegrass Ave Ste 200 Louisville, KY 40215
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Tenkman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Senile Cataracts
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Dr. Tenkman treats Senile Cataracts more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tenkman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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Dr. Tenkman performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tenkman performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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Dr. Tenkman performs Cornea Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tenkman performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tenkman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridotomy
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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(502) 895-0040

Dr. Tenkman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
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Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
Universal American

Dr. Tenkman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tenkman

4.8

Based on 19 ratings

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Answered all of my questions and put me at ease. The procedure went smoothly and the recovery swifts. Now to get the other eye done, I totally trust Dr. Tenkman with the care of my eyes.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Bob Maudlin – Aug 19, 2021
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Thank you so much, Dr. Tenkman! Now see 20/20 in BOTH eyes.
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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a patient – Dec 05, 2019
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Great experience with Dr. Tenkman. He did a follow up phone call that evening.
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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Bev in Covington, KY – Jun 25, 2019
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Nice guy but arrogant
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 07, 2019
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I was very well pleased with the care I was given for my eye problem. Dr. Tenkman explained things so I was able to understand the issue with my eyes.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Vernon in Corydon – Jan 05, 2019
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I have been quite near-sided for 50 years wearing glasses then contacts. Recently, I was diagnosed with cataracts and my regular eye doctor recommended Dr Tenkman for cataract surgery. First, the entire staff at Bennett And Bloom was wonderful, welcoming, kind, helpful. But Dr. Tenkman was superb! My surgery was last Monday and I am seeing better than I have for 50 years! I am ecstatic! Thank you is not big enough. I am delighted and highly recommend Dr Tenkman for any eye surgery and care.
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
10 people found this helpful
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KImberly Esteran in Georgetown, IN – Oct 26, 2017
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I haven't met him or talked with him but I am privy to his contributions towards Dr Efe Ani (a visionary opthalmologist) from Nigeria, a developing African Nation. Dr Tenkman in his kindness has indirectly made great inputs towards eliminating blindness in Nigeria.
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Iyke Ani in PortHarcourt, Nigeria – Apr 03, 2017
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Dr. Tenkman was the most caring, attentive and wonderful doctor. He followed up surgery with a phone call that evening. I felt very confident with him working on my eyes. His staff was great as were the other doctors. The surgery center was very well run and organized and 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
4 people found this helpful
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Covington, KY – Mar 31, 2017
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extremely happy with results of cataract surgery, looking forward to the other eye being done
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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Earnest Aldridge in Louisville, KY – Mar 15, 2017
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I AM so Blessed that Dr Tenkman performed my cataract surgery. It was a wonderful experience and for the first time in way over 50 years, I can see without glasses! Thank you Dr Tenkman, You're The Best!
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Jennifer Smith in Louisville, KY – Feb 26, 2017
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I can not say enough good about Dr. Tenkman. I was legally blind, but saw 20/20 with contacts/glasses. I also have "steep" corneas which prevent me from having laser touch-ups to make my vision precise. He measured my eyes over and over and came up with a plan to correct my vision while also removing my cataracts. Each time I expressed concern about success in my case, the office staff at Bennett & Bloom, and the surgery center, responded with "well he's the best". I'm so blessed!
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Becky in Louisville, KY – Jan 20, 2017
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I had DMEK triples 12/2012 and 1/2013. I had 20/25 vision at day four post-op with each eye. Nearing my 4 year anniversary, my vision remains unchanged, 20/25. The surgery was done when he was practicing in Cincinnati. I feel so fortunate to have had him here so close. He is absolutely worth traveling for, if you need surgery for Fuch's Dystrophy, as I did. He is so kind and personable. Patiently answers questions and makes you feel so supported. In addition, he's a fantastic surgeon.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Fran in Cincinnati, OH – Nov 08, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I treat all eyes like they are sacred, because they are.  It's an honor to be able to restore and protect people's ability to see.

Biography

Dr. Lawrence R. Tenkman joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2013 as an anterior segment surgeon, specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Price Vision Group (Cornea & Refractive Surgery)
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Cinicinnati
Residency Hospital
2007
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internship Hospital
2006
Ohio State University / College of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Natural Sciences and Psychology
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tenkman frequently treats Senile Cataracts, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Cornea Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tenkman treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD's office located?

Dr. Tenkman's office is located at 1935 Bluegrass Ave Ste 200, Louisville, KY 40215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers1935 Bluegrass Ave Ste 200 Louisville, KY 40215
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Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers

Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers95 QUARTERMASTER CT Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Uofl Health Jewish Hospital

Louisville, KY

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