Dr. Ellen Petrilla, OD

Dr. Ellen Petrilla, OD

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Optometry  |  
Female
88 reviews

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Dr. Ellen Petrilla, OD is an optometry provider who practices in Denver, CO....See Less

Vision Care Specialists

1050 17th St

Denver, CO 80265
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

Learn about Dr. Petrilla

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ellen Petrilla graduated from Ohio University with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology. She then went onto pursue her optometry degree at the University of Houston. During optometry school, Dr. Petrilla worked for a neuro-ophthalmology practice, where she assisted in the diagnosis and treatment of many neuropathies, such as optic neuritis and temporal arteritis. Her patient care experiences at this neuro-ophthalmology clinic led to an article published in the Review of Optometry about Horner s syndrome. In addition, Dr. Petrilla did an internship at Queen Victoria Hospital in England. During her rotation, she assisted in the pre and postoperative care of corneal transplant patients, and had the opportunity to treat other corneal anomalies. Her training in England allowed her a chance to travel to different countries, such as France, Holland, Spain, and Ireland. Besides traveling, some of Dr. Petrilla s other hobbies and interests include hiking, skiing, painting, and art collecting.
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Specialties

  • Optometry
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Board Certifications

Dr. Petrilla does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
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Procedures

  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ohio University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Houston / University Park
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Houston College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Eye Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Queen Victoria Hosp
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Petrilla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Petrilla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petrilla to family and friends
4.9
based on 88 total surveys (29 with reviews)
Dr. Petrilla's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (29)
in Denver, CO |
My fav eye Dr ever!
in Denver, CO |
Very friendly and personable! My eyesight is very important for my career and Dr. Petrilla does a wonderful job of ensuring it stays in top shape!
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is always so friendly and makes you feel so comfortable. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes sure that you understand what is going on during your visit.
Denver, CO |
Very thorough and explained all concerns.
in Denver, CO |
Best ever! Always gets my eyes right the first time, every time. Personality plus and genuine care & compassion.
in Denver, CO |
I have been a patient of Dr. Petrilla for 10 years and couldn't be more pleased. Had LASIK 5 years ago with great results.
in Denver, CO |
She was very friendly, professional and would highly recommend her to friends and family!
Dr. Perilla is great! She answered all my questions and gave my eyes more time and attention then anyone else. I'd give six stars of I could!
Littleton, CO |
Very thorough and explains everything so clearly. I think my eyes will stay healthy longer because of the great care I receive here.
in Denver, CO |
I visited Dr. Petrilla to get a LASIK consult. She was very patient with me switching off my hard contacts and making sure I knew all the risks associated with my eyes when it came to the surgery. Over all she seems very knowledgeable and personable. I will not hesitate to make all of my future appointments with her.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is quick and super friendly. I 100% recommend!
Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is the best! I would definitely recommend her!
Denver, CO |
Knowledgeable, very personable, evident she cares greatly about her patients
in Denver, CO |
The best, most personable eye doctor I've had. Plus the LASIK referral and procedure has been top notch.
in Englewood, CO |
Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Willing to explain things when asked. Definitely recommended!
in Denver, CO |
Extremely thorough and provided reliable options. I would recommend Dr. Petrilla highly!
in Denver, CO |
Dr petrilla is the best.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla feels like an eye doctor who is also a friend! She's incredibly smart and friendly, and I actually love coming to the eye doctor so I can see her!
in Denver, CO |
Dr petrilla is thorough, skilled, and so pleasant. I would recommend her to anyone! I feel as though my eye care is excellent., and all of my concerns are addressed at every visit.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is always warm and welcoming. She takes the time to learn about my life style and how that impacts my eye care and plan accordingly.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla has an outstanding disposition. She's very funny and definitely a 10 on the likability scale. I plan to continue working with her and the Vision Care Specialists in the future. As an added bonus, the Vision Care Specialist group is using cutting edge technology. All of there equipment is state-of-the-art and left me feeling like my eyes had been thoroughly tested. Hands down a fantastic experience, and even though it was my first visit, they completely won me over!
in Denver CO |
She is very sweet and explains everything during the appointment. She goes above and beyond.
in Denver, CO |
Very knowledgeable and professional. Really enjoyed my time with her.
in Denver, CO |
Dr was great. Very nice and extremely helpful.
in Denver, CO |
Very friendly & personable!
in Denver, CO |
Always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable!
Denver, CO |
She is great¡
in Denver, CO |
I always feel comfortable with the service and the suggestions. Thank you
Denver, CO |
Dr. Petrilla is the best eye doctor I've ever had! She has completely changed my life post lasik. When I asked my last dr. about my dry eyes he told me to eat foods with flax. She actually listened, performed tests and prescribed me a treatment that has drastically changed my condition. I no longer have red, dry, vampire eyes. In my follow-up appts she is attentive and spends the time to describe what has happened and goes through all the detail of options. She is a smart, awesome doctor!!
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Dr. Petrilla accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare PPO
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO