Dr. Richard Witlin, MD

Dr. Richard Witlin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Witlin, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

557 Cranbury Rd Ste 15

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 96% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 84% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
more than 83% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Witlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Witlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Witlin to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Witlin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Marlboro NJ |
I'm so lucky to have had my cataract surgery by Dr. witlin. Not only was his office in E. Brunswick GORGEOUS but his staff was kind & answered every question I had (I was very nervous & called many times). I felt 110% confident w/ Dr. Witlins skills & he answered all of my concerns & spent about 15-20 in the exam room with me. I can see again! I never realized how poorly I was seeing until I had my first eye done. Then I couldn't wait to have my second eye operated on. Thank you!
in East Brunswick, NJ |
Dr Witlin is the most obnoxious MD I have ever encountered. I went for cataract surgery consultation and the only option he offered me on a take it or leave it basis was laser at $2000 per eye! Not willing to answer any questions or discuss any other options. I walked out. Very greedy and arrogant attitude. Stay away. There are many other competent doctors.
in Metuchen, NJ |
My cataract surgery went well. My complaint is with Dr Witlin not fully explaining how I would see after the laser surgery and my implant. I have perfect distance vision but for midrange and close I still need glasses. He did explain I would need them but not how often. If you have medicare and secondary insurance don't go with the implant for $3,990.00 it is not worth it. I would only have had the cataract taken out and just worn glasses full time again.
in East Brunswick, NJ |
Could not be happier! I never waited more than 5 minutes to see Dr. Witlin. My surgeries were both wonderful. My insurance was processed properly and I received no bills afterward. I would recommend Dr. Witlin without reservation.
in Somerset, NJ |
Dr Witlin's practice changed from patient customer focus to capitalizing in making money on cataract operations from patients that need IOL lens and lazer surgery.
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Dr. Witlin accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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