Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD

Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Lucas Wendel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Iowa City, IA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 2006 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2629 Northgate Dr

Iowa City, IA 52245

Contact Information

(319) 338-3623

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 93% of peers
Floaters
high
more than 85% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Wendel'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wendel "I believe in establishing a relationship with patients based on mutual respect and cooperation.  While modern medical care is complex and care is nuanced, I strive to educate patients and allow them to make decisions that are true to their values and goals.  I also believe in creating a joyful environment filled with levity and gratitude."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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14  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • MacNeal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wendel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wendel's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wendel to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Wendel'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

Patient Comments (1)

I will miss this incredible doctor very much. It was my good fortune to be one of his Fletcher address patients on his first day. I received excellent care, advice, attention to details from that day forward. He took such good care of my eyesight. Thank you Dr Wendel.
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