Dr. Scott Hartzell, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Scott Hartzell, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Lewisburg, PA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hartzell has more experience with Eye Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hartzell to book an appointment.

Dr. Hartzell

The Eye Center of Central PA

137 Jpm Rd Lewisburg, PA 17837
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hartzell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hartzell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hartzell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (866) 995-3937.

Eye Conditions

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Dr. Hartzell is experienced in the area of Eye Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 103 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Hartzell
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Cataract
Senile Cataracts
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Dry Eyes
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Dr. Hartzell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brawny Scleritis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(866) 995-3937

Dr. Hartzell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Hartzell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hartzell

4.6

Based on 65 ratings

5 Stars
87.6923076923077%
(57)
4 Stars
1.5384615384615385%
(1)
3 Stars
1.5384615384615385%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
9.23076923076923%
(6)
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The very best in the state of PA. Saved my sight. Would not trust anyone else with my vision. Great Surgeon and took less than an hour from the time I check in until the time my wife and I walked out. Love the staff in Allenwood. They make this easy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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SP – Jul 02, 2020
Excellent surgeon
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
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2020
I couldn't be happier with the results I have had with The Eye Center of Central PA and Dr. Hartzell. This is the only place I've gone for vision care for between 15 and 20 years. In the past year I had an enhancement done to one eye and my vision is excellent, I couldn't be any happier. The staff is friendly and always answers any question I ask. The wait time is normal. I highly recommend The Center of Central PA and Dr. Hartzell.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Yvonne Miller in Loganton, PA – May 31, 2019
Dr. Hartzell and staff were outstanding. My procedure was explained thoroughly and my questions answered without hesitation. Very satisfied at every level. Thank you for the excellent care.
2 people found this helpful
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May 17, 2019
I have absolutely no complaints about the treatments and the office visits with Dr. Hartzell. I have always been treated very well and very professionally. The cataract surgery went great, and Dr. Hartzell reviewed everything very thoroughly. I'm very happy with the treatment I received at the Eye Center of Central PA. I would recommend him to anyone.
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 20, 2019
Had Raindrop surgery, was totally straightforward with procedure and expectations of the outcome. Only 5 days since surgery and I have not had to reach for my "cheaters" once since Friday. Outcome for me thus far is actually better than was described to me prior to surgery.
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
Helpful
Apr 25, 2017
I had LASIK surgery with Dr. Hartzell and it was perfect. He explains the procedure, and his staff makes the whole process easy. I was thinking of going out of the area, but I'm glad I chose Dr. Hartzell.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Berwick, PA – Apr 22, 2017
Went for a free consultation and all procedures and options were explained and my questions were answered. Best option was recommended but there was no "high pressure". Yesterday was surgery day for my first eye and today is the first time in forever I am working without glasses. Very pleased with Dr. Hartzell and his staff.
What went well
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Sandy in Muncy, PA – Apr 06, 2017
Dr. Hartzell and the staff at the Eye Center have been wonderful throughout my eye treatment. Dr. Hartzell had previously performed successful surgery on my son so I knew I could count on excellent care.
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
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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LIsa Walker in Mill Hall, Pa – Feb 15, 2017
Went for a 2nd opinion said I was a candidate per the dr and they other place said I was not. The whole time i was treated terrible and they just keep talking down about other places just didn't feel right, I went for a third opinion and they agreed with the first I should not get it done . i called eye center of pa to see if can get them to review and give me explanation why they think it not a issue, nope just canceled everything and said because i got a third opinion will see me anymore
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
6 people found this helpful
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Chris Totton in Middleburg, PA – Oct 18, 2016
Very personable. Education was health literate and he discussed all possible options for treatment. Great skill level. Have and will continue to recommended him to family and friends.
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
5 people found this helpful
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patricia in Danville, PA – Apr 18, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Eye Center of Central PA is your LASIK and Laser Cataract Experts. With 14 convenient locations, we are committed to bringing advanced technology and exceptional eye care to Central PA.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Geisinger Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences
Medical School
1986
Swarthmore College
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Scott Hartzell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hartzell frequently treats Eye Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Hartzell specializes.

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Dr. Hartzell's office is located at 137 Jpm Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Eye Center of Central PA

The Eye Center of Central PA137 Jpm Rd Lewisburg, PA 17837
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hartzell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Evangelical Community Hospital

Lewisburg, PA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Jersey Shore, PA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC Lock Haven

Lock Haven, PA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average