Dr. Richard H. Whitten Jr., MD

Dr. Richard H. Whitten Jr., MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 73 years old

California Eye Institute
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Dr. Whitten Jr. specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Fresno, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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      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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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Oculoplastic Surgery
      • Pediatric Ophthalmology

      Board Certifications

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      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • 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

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1969

      • Internship Hospital
        Highland Alameda Co Hospital

        Completed in 1970

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of California San Francisco

        Completed in 1973

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of California San Francisco

        Completed in 1976

      • Undergraduate School
        University of California At Berkeley

        Graduated in 1965

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Whitten Jr.'s Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Experience with Dr. Whitten Jr.

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients