Douglas G. Katz, MD

4.75 out of 5

About

Dr. Douglas Katz graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and served his ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He then completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and anterior segment surgery at the University of Minnesota. He treats medical and surgical conditions of the cornea and performs cataract and anterior segment surgery. He has an interest in corneal transplantation and infections, including herpetic eye disease and herpes zoster that affects the eye. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has written multiple textbook chapters in the field.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Conditions treated

    • Ocular Surface Disease
    • Herpes Simplex Eye Disease
    • Herpes Zoster Eye Disease
    • Corneal infections
    • Keratoconus
  • Surgeries performed

    • Corneal transplantation surgery
    • Cataract surgery
    • Pterygium surgery
  • Awards

    • Best Doctors® in America, 2015-16
    • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014

Training & Education

Degree

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor

Residency

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.
University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor

Fellowship

Cornea and External Disease, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.75 out of 5
33 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Katz is excellent.

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    Dr. Katz is possessed of great expertise and is quick and efficient in his analysis. I have been impressed with his pragmatic knowledge as well as his specific understanding of his specialty. I am privileged to be a patient of Dr. Katz.

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    Dr. Katz was very informative, answered all questions, gave me good answers and let me know what I need to do for my good eye health.

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    Every thing was very good from the time of date listed every thing was very good.

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    A lot of this appointment was getting a good dataset for comparison with past and future observations. The appointment wasn't about a specific problem. I did have one new complaint; the doctor didn't know what to make of it (which may well be the right response).
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      I strongly recommend Doctor Katz to everyone all the time. If all the doctors in the UK clinics were As deeply concerned and fully focused on analyzing and treating their patients problems as Doctor Katz the UK system would be vastly improved. Thanks for asking.
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      Very happy with the care and attentive I received
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      He really wasnt sure another laser procedure would help but was willing to try
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      Dr. Katz has always been a great provider and suggests what he feels needs to be done. I do not always understand his vocal instructions. It may be because he is projecting through a mask, it could be my inability to hear well (yes, I do wear hearing devices), it could be because he Is projecting to the computer and not directly to me and it could be a combination of all of the above. My answers on the previous page had to do strictly with the administrator of the various eye exams.
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      I feel that I have the best Dr. And care team @ UK and yes I would recommend them to others.
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      Doctor Katz was very helpfu. He explained things to me as my visit went alone. He is a very caring Doctor. I feel he is very concerned with my well being. I could not ask any more care and concern from a doctot. I'm very Blessed to have a doctor as caring as he.they
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      Dr Katz has always been very good at explaining the situation
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      *Dr. Katz is a great doctor. He has too many patients to treat them all in a timely manner. I appreciate that he does not rush through the exam.
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      I am hesitant about recommending Dr. Katz to anyone only because of the extremely long wait time each and every time I have an appointment. Dr. KATZ IS SELDOM ON SCHEDULE! This last visit was rescheduled twice with two months time between each reschedule. I have been seeing Dr. Katz for many years, and only once do I recall having him see me within a reasonable time frame.
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      Although I trust and respect Dr. Katz, I had to wait for over 10 minutes in the exam room after I finished all the required tests. During his exam, he is excellent. Attentive to what I had to say.
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      Was never actually asked for my opinion on the care plan or what my goals were.
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      Had a good conversation about my eye condition.
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      No explanations of risk were given without me asking. No explanation of urgency of treatment was given in the previous appointment.
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      Good
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      I would recommend the doctors to anyone
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      Dr. Katz is wonderful. I am in a difficult situation and it's very frustrating to me, but he has been amazing talking me through the entire process.
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      Dr. Katz is wonderful- the PA or resident was okay. The wait, and surrounding delays when the group' didn't seem to be that busy, was frustrating.
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      Liked him
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      The nurse and doctor were wonderful. The resident (I think) didn't introduce himself, texted on his phone, didn't really engage with me. His "bedside manner" wasn't very good.
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      Vvery good
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      My situation seems to be complicated; attempts to prescribe a lens combination that makes it possible to read have not succeeded. I am a little annoyed that the only idea always seems to be for me to see someone else: kicking the can, only I'm the can. The problem may not be solvable, but no one has suggested that.
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      I think my Dr is very good. I don't know if the number of appointments scheduled is more than the Dr. Can accommodate in a reasonable time as often it seems that the patient's time is not considered important
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      Dr. Katz is a excellence doctor, he care and concern of his patience
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      The whole team is excellent. From the receptionists to Jane, to Dr. Padilla to Dr Douglas Katz they all are compassionate knowledgeable professionals. I am very fortunate to have them looking after my eyes. I wish all the doctors I deal with were up to Dr. Katz level and depth of treatment.
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      Dr Katz and his resident were thorough and explained their findings and treatments
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      Great
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      Overall a good experience.
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      Excellent experience. Would highly recommend this practice to others.