Dr. Peter Van Patten, MD

Dr. Peter Van Patten, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o
(3)

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Dr. Peter Van Patten, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Virginia, MN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Van Patten is affiliated with Essentia Health-Virginia and Essentia Health-Northern Pines.

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

1101 9th St N

Virginia, MN 55792
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Van Patten

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.
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Experience for Dr. Van Patten

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Van Patten by Patient Volume

1

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Dr. Van Patten's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

2

Visual Field Defects

Dr. Van Patten treated this condition for more patients than 94% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Eye Infections

Dr. Van Patten treated this condition for more patients than 90% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Patten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Patten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Patten to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Van Patten'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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in VirginiaMN |
I really liked Dr Van Patten. I found him to be both caring and extremely knowledgeable. I went for my routine exam. However my husband had a very serious eye issue and we felt very confident working with Dr Van Patten. He was very thorough and ordered several tests and referral to a specialist; he made time in his busy schedule for daily appointments to start, then several times a week until he felt my hubby was improving. He really was wonderful.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Van Patten. We feel fortunate to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
in Tower, mn |
Liked him. He treated me with respect. Not like someone who is old. I may be old but I liked him. He let me joke which I normally do when seeing the dr..
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Van Patten. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
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Dr. Van Patten accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • State Farm
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Van Patten has admitting privileges

Essentia Health-Northern Pines
5211 Highway 110
Aurora, MN 55705
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Essentia Health-Virginia
901 9th St N
Virginia, MN 55792
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