Dr. Martin Whitaker, MD

Dr. Martin Whitaker, MD

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54 y/o
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Dr. Martin Whitaker, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Auburn, ME. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Read his story

Riverside Eye Center

245 Center St

Auburn, ME 04210
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Maine Community Health Options
  • MaineCare
  • Martin's Point
  • Today's Options

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Drusen
very high
more than 93% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 93% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Whitaker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whitaker "I am the Founder and Medical Director of Riverside Eye Center. An engineer by training, I have a special interest in the application of new technologies to the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems and diseases, and I have incorporated many high technology testing instruments and treatment methods at Riverside Eye Center. In addition to my role as an eye physician and surgeon in Maine, where I have been practicing for more than twelve years, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my two children. I am an instrument rated pilot with a great interest in flying airplanes and helicopters."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Whitaker "Riverside Eye Center is a comprehensive eye care practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the eye. We aim to provide state-of-the-art eye care with a personal touch. We offer:

• Complete Eye Examinations

• Diabetic Eye Care

• Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment

• Laser Surgery for the Retina and Glaucoma

• Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants

• Diagnosis and Treatment of Macular Degeneration

• Eyelid Surgery

• Strabismus (eye alignment) Surgery"

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
90

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Diseases Leading to Retinal Scarring
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of London
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Med Coll Of Wisconsin, Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitaker to family and friends
3.6
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Whitaker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
South Paris, ME |
Dr Whitaker performed corrective surgery on my eyelid for an entropian. I was very satisfied with the procedure, the outcome, and the follow up visits.
South Paris, ME |
I had an eye injury and he was my follow-up doc. I was alone, anxious, and wanted to make sure I understood what was happening. He was rude, and when I asked him to repeat something so I could understand it, he said: "I already went over that" and refused to help.
in Auburn, ME |
Dr. Whitaker is a consummate ophthalmologist with a interactive manner that instills confidence and mitigates patient apprehension.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Whitaker accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Maine Community Health Options
  • MaineCare
  • Martin's Point
  • Today's Options
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Whitaker has admitting privileges

Central Maine Medical Center
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St. Mary's Health System
93 Campus Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Stephens Memorial Hospital
181 Main St
Norway, ME 04268
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