Dr. Mark Chittum, MD

Dr. Mark Chittum, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Chittum, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

2770 N Union Blvd Ste 140

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Contact Information

(719) 473-9595

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas


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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University Of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chittum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chittum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chittum to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Chittum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Pueblo, CO |
Dr Chittum & his staff took exceptional care, and that was just a bonus to saving my sight.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Outstanding care and expert surgery by Dr. Chittum. Great explanations re eye issue. All team members were professional and clearly enjoyed working here. All focused on customer care. Thanks!
Ottoville, OH |
Dr. Chittum saw me on an emergency basis while I was vacationing in CO. He took great care of my sudden loss of vision and has referred me on to a great physician back home Ohio! Will always be greatful to him!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I have been at the hands of this wonderfully blessed man for over 10 years. My vision is still 20/25 (on a good day) thanks to modern medicine, an up-to-date doctor and old time prayers. Dr. Chittum, PLEASE don't ever retire!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr Chittum is a gifted/talented surgeon.He performed surgery for a Macular Pucker and also got rid of my galaxy of floaters. I have had floaters 12 - 15 years and a cloudy eye for over 10 years. All the physicians I have talked to said there's nothing that can be done. Dr. Chittum is a super hero to me -- I can see clearly now !!! No Haze Or Dullness. All was done with no pain at all. Thank You, Thank You,Thank You !
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Had a great experience. I was very pleased with the results. Dr Chittum is very talented & did an excellent job in reducing my (R) eye wet macular degeneration from near blindness to 20/40 vision. Way to go Dr Chittum!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Awesome experience on all levels. Dr Chittum, thank you for all that you did to save my eye sight.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Excellent staff, great service, wonderful doctor/patient relationship.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I am very pleased with everyone here especially Dr Chittum. I finally don't have that annoying non floating floater. Great Doctor
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Great people!!.....very professional and courteous 11
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Chittum has cared for my eyes in excess of ten years. Without his expertise, I may have been blind by this time. He is the best of the best.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Mr. Chitum doesn't like questions, I tried to explain my extreme intolerance to pain, which seemed to fall on deaf ears until I had to insist, having had these procedures before. After that, I had a huge floater, so big, I thought I had gone blind. I called after hours. He came in and yelled, NEVER call after hours!! Unless you are on your knees vomiting/blind! I had to get an injection, he said it shouldn't hurt, and stuck the needle in my eye. And reacted badly when I made a sound.
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Dr. Chittum accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Elevator
  • Principal Life
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chittum has admitting privileges

University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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