Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD

Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
(14)
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Dr. Lawrence Tenkman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Crestwood, KY and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Ohio State University / College of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

6400 Westwind Way

Crestwood, KY 40014

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 88% of peers
Senile Cataracts
high
more than 93% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Tenkman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tenkman "Dr. Lawrence R. Tenkman joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2013 as an anterior segment surgeon, specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Tenkman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. In addition, Dr. Tenkman received extensive training in cataract surgery during his residency at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Eye Institute. He furthered his anterior segment training with fellowships in glaucoma at Emory University in Atlanta, and in cornea and refractive surgery at Price Vision Group in Indianapolis. Most unique is Dr. Tenkman's training in DMEK, the newest and most advanced surgery for endothelial disease including Fuch's endothelial dystrophy. He is proud to have developed some of the latest techniques for this surgery that provide better vision, faster recovery and less rejection than any other type of cornea transplant. Dr. Tenkman performed DMEK combined with cataract surgery on his mother, with an outcome of 20/15 vision in each eye! Dr. Tenkman regularly presents at national optometric and ophthalmic meetings, has authored numerous research publications, produced surgical videos and a surgical movie, and has received numerous honors and awards in his areas of expertise. He is board certified by the the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tenkman "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."
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Specialties

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

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • LASIK
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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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

  • Natural Sciences and Psychology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Ohio State University / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Cinicinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Price Vision Group (Cornea & Refractive Surgery)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tenkman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tenkman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tenkman to family and friends
5.0
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tenkman'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
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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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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.
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extremely happy with results of cataract surgery, looking forward to the other eye being done
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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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