Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 55

Ophthalmology

Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Wichita, KS and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1993. He is affiliated with Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD

Wichita Ophthalmology PA

9449 E 21st St N Wichita, KS 67206
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Cohlmia's Reviews

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Based on 24 ratings

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Very rushed dtr and rude staff
Staff is not friendly and the way one woman was speaking in the phone to someone was not appropriate. Doctor was very rushed and curt, not a good feeling from him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa M Hammond – Nov 10, 2022
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Unprofessional
Waited for 45 minutes. He spent very little time with me and completely disregarded everything I said and seemed rushed to head out . He had very poor personal hygiene and proceeded to touch my eyelid with a bare hand !
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 10, 2022
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Awful
Left sit for over an hour. Sam put drops in my eyes and left me sit another hour and took less than a moment to look and said he didn’t know and left without telling me to have a follow up or anything. Later billed me 600$. He’s very unprofessional
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pam – Nov 10, 2022
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Dr Cohimia, Has done surgery and lazer to get my eye pressure down. It was 39 and now 15. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Adams – Aug 21, 2021
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2 successful cataract removal with new lens for astigmatism in 6 years. Dr Sam is my hero and has changed my life. World Class Surgeon And Opthomologist. He’s My Rock Star ??! Wichita should be proud of this high level professional man committed to you and our community. His staff and his surgical teams are World Class human beings!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Regnier – Jul 11, 2020
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I have known and been under Dr. Cohlmia's care for 20 years. He's the absolute best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott in Wichita, KS – Jun 19, 2019
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Dr Cohlmia did my husbands blepharoplasty and from the first appointment on it was a great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carla in Wichita, KS – Nov 02, 2018
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Great office staff, who are caring; Dr. Cohlmia is very knowledgeable, professional, and caring; and the experience overall was wonderful. I highly recommend him to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dallas, TX – Sep 28, 2018
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Great ophthalmologist with good staff and good bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wichita – Mar 17, 2018
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Great staff. Great doctor. Very attentive and caring and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 21, 2018
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Dr. Cohlmia performed surgery on my eyes. The entire procedure and experience were great, and I felt at ease throughout the process. He gave me very good vision after my cataract surgeries. He is an excellent and caring doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2018
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The office staff was very professional and helpful. Dr. Cohlmia was highly professional, compassionate, patient, and spent a sufficient amount of time examining me and explaining to me my condition.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2018
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The office staff was very kind. I had a long wait time, but the office has a pleasant atmosphere so I didn't mind. However, when Dr. Cohlmia came to do my assessment he took very little time to check my eyes and stopped midway through. My appointment lasted about 7 minutes. I don't know if it was a bad day, but I was very disappointed with the level of care he offered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Wichita, KS – Aug 07, 2017
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This was my first eye exam in years (decades actually). Dr. Cohlmia's admin staff got me into an exam room right at my appointment time (when does that ever happen?!) and Dr. Cohlmia was there within a minute. He was friendly and the exam was quick. Overall a great experience for a medical appointment. I definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Megan in Wichita, KS – May 11, 2017
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The staff is very nice and care about every one. They also try to help with any problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Alondra Cordero in Wichita Kansas – Mar 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Our objective is to offer the best of technical eye care in Wichita, while at the same time providing compassionate care.  Being raised in Wichita,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Cohlmia is an American Board certified physician in the field of ophthalmology.  He graduated from Wichita State University in 1989 with two undergraduate...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
1997
U Hosp-U Colo
Residency Hospital
1997
University Hospital University Colo
Residency Hospital
1994
U Kans
Internship Hospital
1994
University Kans
Internship Hospital
1993
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cohlmia frequently treats Glaucoma, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cohlmia treats.

Where is Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD's office located?

Dr. Cohlmia's office is located at 9449 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD speak?

Dr. Cohlmia speaks Spanish, Arabic, and French. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Sam Cohlmia, MD offer telehealth services?

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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Dr. Cohlmia's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Glaucoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohlmia treats Glaucoma more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Cohlmia treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohlmia performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Cohlmia performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cohlmia treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Cohlmia treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Cohlmia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(316) 264-8932

Dr. Cohlmia accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Advantra
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Davis Vision
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
Preferred Health Systems
Principal Financial Group
Spectera
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Wichita Ophthalmology PA9449 E 21st St N Wichita, KS 67206
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Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center

Wichita, KS

92% Patients that would definitely recommend, 22% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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