Dr. Thomas Whittaker, MD

Dr. Thomas Whittaker, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Thomas Whittaker, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Prairie Village, KS and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

7400 State Line Rd Ste 100

Prairie Village, KS 66208

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Truman Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Mo Kansas City Eye Found
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • McGee Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whittaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whittaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whittaker to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Whittaker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I saw Dr. Whittaker in November, 2016. My husband and I were very impressed with him. He was thorough, explained everything he did and found in detail, and detected a problem previously undiagnosed by other ophthalmologists. And he was very courteous and caring. I would very highly recommend him.
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Dr. Whitaker is thorough and explains my issues to the best of his ability. Does take time to answer questions.
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