Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD

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75 y/o
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Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, and more.

California Eye Institute

1360 E Herndon Ave Ste 301

Fresno, CA 93720
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Whitten Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Astigmatism
very high
more than 92% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 89% of peers
Graves' Disease
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Whitten Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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9  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Highland Alameda Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitten Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitten Jr's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitten Jr to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Whitten Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Very disappointed in this Dr. Whitten jr. I have shingles in my eye, I'm in severe pain. I had been diagnosed on wednesday. I asked DO YOU SEE URGENT WRITTEN ON THE referral ? yes. Ok what's to understand about urgent?? I call all day Thursday, no sorry we're reviewing and we're booked. Then...more
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I get in quickly, I'm out quickly, yet he cares about my health and the future of my eyes. he spends an appropriate amount of time, answers all my dumb questions, and explains everything very well. He and his father before him have been my eye doctor for my entire life.
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