Dr. Brett W. Katzen

Doctor (M.D.)

Lutherville, Maryland Map External Link
Website: katzeneye.com External Link
Practice: Katzen Medical Associates
Med. School:Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Grad. Year: 1988

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 6 reviews. Dr. Brett W. Katzen has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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12/06/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 3.9 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Brett" to "Brett W." 
RID: 2573693
01/03/13 5 5 5 5 Very competent and personable. I went for a second opinion and was surprised by the amount of time and thoroughness I received. This is a place where they really care about you. Glad I found Dr. Katzen 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 557306
03/04/08 5 5 5 5 I had an unfortunate experience from another eye doctor. I went to Dr. Katzen for a second opinion. He surgically corrected my eye with better than expected results. I was so happy, I paid to have my sons eyes done by Dr. Katzen as well.  Respond
RID: 313859
09/05/07 5 5 5 Top notch doctor and my vision is great! I would send all of my friends. Thanks Dr. Katzen  Respond
RID: 306792
02/05/07 5 5 5 I had seeked the opinion of several eye doctors for my somewhat complicated eyes. Dr. Katzen won me over. After a very through evaluation, he explained why I was somewhat not a perfect candidtate to have my vision corrected. He went over all the options to correct my vision with a full discussion of the risks and benifits. We together devised a plan. Well, after all is said and done, I am tickeled. My vision is great, better then I expected. He underpromised and overdelivered. I couldn't be happier. Thanks Dr. K. Your the best!!  Respond
RID: 118691
30/01/07 5 5 5 You can tell almost immediately that Dr. Katzen is passionate about his work. He did a tremendous job with my surgery and I owe him a lot for correcting my vision. He is a friendly guy, good people skills and he sincerely cares about me, the patient. He made me feel at ease and I never worried about my surgery. I have been to other eye surgeons, and quite frankly, there are none better than him. Thanks Dr. Katzen! 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 31827
07/06/06 3 1 2 Since I hate having to fill out insurance paperwork during my visit, I called 2 days in advance to make sure that Dr. Katzen accepted my insurance. The secretary assured me he did, so I provided my plan number. While at my visit, I told him the purpose of my visit was to inquire about Lasik surgery. He ran me through the full gamut of tests, and tried 4 times to get me to sit for a "contact lense fitting" (which has an attached $75 fee just for sitting). I told him no all 4 times, and asked about Lasik. He let me know briefly that I would have to be older, as my eyes might change, and to contact the secretary about any charges left. I was really unhappy, so I walked to the secretary and asked if I had any balance or co-pay and she said "no," that I was all set. Two months later I got a $140 bill from Dr. Katzen for the eye exam, which I had been told in advance was covered by Blue Cross. The secretary denied ever telling me it had been. I just paid it, and won't be returning...ever ;-) 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield