Dr. Thomas J. Whittaker, MD

Dr. Thomas J. Whittaker, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Whittaker specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Prairie Village, KS. He practices at 1 location.

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in Kansas City, MO |
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.
in Independence, MO |
Dr. Whitaker is thorough and explains my issues to the best of his ability. Does take time to answer questions.
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Dr. Whittaker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Truman Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Mo Kansas City Eye Found

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    McGee Eye Institute

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy