Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
74 y/o
12 reviews

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Dr. Richard Whitten Jr, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Whitten Jr is affiliated with Valley Children's Hospital and Saint Agnes Medical Center....See Less

California Eye Institute

1360 E Herndon Ave Ste 301

Fresno, CA 93720
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Whitten Jr's Experience

Dr. Whitten Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • 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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  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitten Jr to family and friends
based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Whitten Jr'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 Reviews (2)
in Visalia, CA |
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 Friday booked. Called the after hours (as instructed) on call dr whitten 2 x s after 5.He refused to see me I have lesions on my eye that have progressed to cornea due to delay in seeing me Left me helpless
in Sanger, CA |
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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Dr. Whitten Jr accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Whitten Jr has admitting privileges

Saint Agnes Medical Center
1303 E Herndon Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
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Valley Children's Hospital
9300 Valley Childrens Pl
Madera, CA 93636
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