Dr. Mark Heimmel, MD

Dr. Mark Heimmel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Mark Heimmel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Freehold, NJ and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnson UMDNJ in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

509 Stillwells Corner Rd Ste E5

Freehold, NJ 07728

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 29 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Heimmel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heimmel "Dr. Mark R. Heimmel is a highly skilled ophthalmic surgeon having performed thousands of vision restoring surgeries since 2006. He is a board certified ophthalmologist, VISX Star4 certified LASIK surgeon, and LenSx laser cataract surgeon. Dr. Heimmel has been honored with many awards including Top Ophthalmologists in America, Compassionate Doctor Award, Patient's Choice Award, and NJ Top Docs. Dr. Heimmel graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University and was selected for the prestigious 7 year joint B.A./M.D. program at Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Heimmel went on to complete his ophthalmology training at the Brown University School of Medicine in Rhode Island. With the exception of his three years of medical residency at Brown, Dr. Heimmel has been a lifelong New Jersey resident. Dr. Heimmel uses state-of-the-art technology in performing premium lens cataract surgery, plastic surgery of the eyelids and face, and refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK. Dr. Heimmel has published numerous articles in leading medical journals on the latest treatments in medical retina care for diabetic retinopathy and Lucentis treatments for age-related macular degeneration. When not caring for his patients, Dr. Heimmel is an avid tennis player and swimmer. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their two young children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heimmel "Dr. Heimmel enjoys caring for his patients in the same way that he would for his own family. "

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Robert Wood Johnson UMDNJ
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heimmel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heimmel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heimmel to family and friends
25 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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  • 2
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Dr. Heimmel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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Dr. Heimmel is a pro!!! Very through and he found glacoma that another doctor missed . All my family sees him now
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Dr. Heimmel did not give me the correct prescription for glasses. I had to return to the office to have an exam from another doctor in order to get the correct prescription. Luckily my optician picked up the fact that the prescription was totally off.
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