Dr. Scott Hartzell, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Hartzell
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The Eye Center of Central PA

205 Park Pl Bellefonte, PA 16823

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Dr. Scott Hartzell, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Bellefonte, PA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. 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 and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hartzell to book an appointment.


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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.
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SP – Jul 02, 2020
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Excellent surgeon
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Feb 14, 2020
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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.
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Yvonne Miller in Loganton, PA – May 31, 2019
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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.
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May 17, 2019
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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.
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Mar 20, 2019
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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.
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Apr 25, 2017
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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.
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Berwick, PA – Apr 22, 2017
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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.
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Sandy in Muncy, PA – Apr 06, 2017
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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.
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LIsa Walker in Mill Hall, Pa – Feb 15, 2017
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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
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Chris Totton in Middleburg, PA – Oct 18, 2016
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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.
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patricia in Danville, PA – Apr 18, 2016
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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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Dr. Hartzell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Visual Field Defects
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartzell treats Visual Field Defects more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Hartzell treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartzell treats Retina Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Hartzell treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartzell performs Cornea Surgery more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Hartzell performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Hartzell's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Locations

The Eye Center of Central PA

The Eye Center of Central PA205 Park Pl Bellefonte, PA 16823
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The Eye Center of Central PA2401 Columbia Blvd Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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The Eye Center of Central PA732 Church St Danville, PA 17821
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The Eye Center of Central PA408 MARKET ST Lewisburg, PA 17837
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The Eye Center of Central PA5 Railroad Ave Middleburg, PA 17842
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The Eye Center of Central PA4 Eye Center Dr Muncy, PA 17756
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The Eye Center of Central PA1172 State Route 487 Paxinos, PA 17860
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The Eye Center of Central PA125 W Commerce St Shamokin, PA 17872
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The Eye Center of Central PA66 Enterprise Blvd Allenwood, PA 17810
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The Eye Center of Central PA3020 N Susquehanna Trl Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
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Bernstein Hilliker Hartzell Eye Center137 Jpm Rd Lewisburg, PA 17837
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Mifflinburg88 HARDEES DR Mifflinburg, PA 17844
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The Eye Center of Central PA435 River Ave Williamsport, PA 17701
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Evangelical Community Hospital

Lewisburg, PA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Jersey Shore, PA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

UPMC Lock Haven

Lock Haven, PA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average