Dr. William White, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. William White, MD

Dr. William White, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Kansas City, MO. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. White is affiliated with Western Missouri Medical Center, Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill, Saint Joseph Medical Center and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. White's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Had an appointment with Dr. White May of 2016. After waiting 6 weeks to get the appointment, driving 150 miles and waiting for 2 hrs in his office I was complaining to a nurse on the wait time when he came in and over heard. He rudely and quickly informed me "I am a specialist and if the time you had to wait bothers you I can walk you to the front. After acquiring my co payment back I left. I wish I would of told him that with all the letters in "specialist" I couldn't spell God or Lord.
in Marshall, MO |
Dr. White researched my condition and identified IGG4 periorbital disease and Maltoma. He was great and is still doing follow ups on my condition. Would highly recommend Dr. White.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr. White is capable, however, he has no "bedside manner" whatsoever. He left me waiting for :45 to tell me biopsy results. He could not be described as warm, friendly, or caring...his response to my complaint of having to wait so long was that he didn't even look at me and said, "well, that's typical for this office."
in Leawood, KS |
As another commenter mentioned - always in a hurry & that leaves you as a patient VERY frustrated. I had two procedures with him & left unhappy. Quite frankly, I was in tears more often than I should have been. I was one of his much younger patients, & he didn't really care much about the ascetic outcome of my procedure just that it was done. I'm left with an outcome that is no better than what I started with. The last straw was at my final follow up, I waited 1.5 hrs to see him.. never did.
Leawood, KS |
Dr. White is a busy man and, unfortunately, he's always in a hurry. Don't ask too many questions. He's in a hurry. Don't question the outcome of your surgery. He's in a hurry. Don't ask him to repair something you believe isn't right with your treatment. He's in a hurry. A kind man, but pushed to his limits and your treatment/ surgery outcome may be less than you expect.
in Leawood, KS |
Dr. White did a skin graft right near my left eye. I had basal cell cancer and had MOHS before the graft. It looks terrific--no one can see it and it healed well. Dr. White is easy to work with and has a good patient/doctor rapport.
in Liberty, Mo |
Dr White gave the correct diagnosis and treatment when 2 other specialist had no idea what was going on. By describing my symptoms to him he ordered tests and had me in his office within the week. He had an idea of what was going on and he was right. I had a mass growing behind my eye. He did not sugarcoat the diagnosis. He told me what he would do and what the possible outcomes would be. His follow up care was excellent.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Fitzsimons Army Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooke AMC

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Med School Mass Ee Inf

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery