Dr. Neil Watkins, MD

Dr. Neil Watkins, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Neil Watkins, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Gary, IN. He is 57 years old.

2318 W 5th Ave

Gary, IN 46404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
high
more than 83% of peers
Posterior Scleritis
normal
more than 98% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
normal
more than 82% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
33

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Harlem Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • King Drew Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends
3.3
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Watkins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Valparaiso, IN |
We will never be back! Staff is very rude, they charge up front knowing the insurance will pay most then are hesitant to produce the refund. Very shady! I work for a doctor and we strive in providing a very pleasant atmosphere. We greet our patients, smile and make eye contact, and certainly don't charge for services unless we are 100% sure the patient will be responsible. Sad, because I actually liked the doctor.
in Merrillville, IN |
My Appointment was at 10:30 but didn't get into a a room until about 11:45. There were a lot of people there at the time. Other than the wait, the front desk person was doing about 10,000 tasks, definitely commend her on that. The attitude of the assistant who guided us to the room was very happy, cheerful, and enthusiastic. Dr. Watkins was one of the best doctors I have seen in a while. He was so very informative and helpful but, very fast. Definitely returning is any more issues.
in Wheatfield IN |
Dr Watkins by hisself, was great. His office staff could use further training. They are the reason I am giving a 1 star rating. My appointment was not keyed in right and my time was wasted. After 4 weeks of waiting I still haven't received my glasses, the office staff doesn't pick up their phone or return phone calls. I am extremely dissatisfied with how I am being treated and given the run around.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Watkins accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Watkins has admitting privileges

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus
600 Grant St
Gary, IN 46402
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