Dr. Bruce Kater, OD

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Dr. Bruce Kater, OD
Dr. Bruce Kater, OD is an optometry provider who practices in Springfield, MO. Dr. Kater is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Springfield.

1229 E Seminole St Ste 430

Springfield, MO 65804

Contact Information

(417) 820-9393

Dr. Bruce Kater, OD

Dr. Bruce Kater, OD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kater's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kater to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kater's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Hartville, MO |
Dr. Kater and his nurse Melanie are the greatest!! Words don't describe how much they care and take care of you. They always listen , are caring , and wonderful! I've never had a doctor who has cared so much ! I see them several times a year and always great, and helps me.Best doctor and nurse I've ever had!
in Ava, MO |
I am an 84 year old female who has worn glasses since I was six years old. Dr. Kater has done more for my eyes than any doctor I have ever seen. I hope I never have to see anyone else for my eyes!!
in Springfield, MO |
I was referred to Dr Kater by Dr Van Ess for Visual Midline Shift. Dr Kater prescribed yoked prism glasses that were a great help. But, the follow-up was minimal. Dr Kater did not listen to my concerns. Physical Therapist told me about another Neuro-Optometrist in the area. That doctor worked with me for several months to correct the problems.
in Springfield, MO |
If you are prepared to deal with a self-centered ego-driven jerk, this is the one for you. He may have a lot of knowledge, he certainly THINKS so, but I could not get around his loud mouth, gum chewing, and know-it-all attitude. His assistant tells you ahead of time that he will ask a lot of questions and he wants yes, no, left, right, etc. To save ALL questions until the end. She was very nice. He was not. I have a hard time believing he is competent when he treats patients this way.
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Dr. Kater accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kater has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital Springfield
1235 E Cherokee St
Springfield, MO 65804
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