Diane B. Whitaker, OD Diane B. Whitaker, OD

Diane B. Whitaker, OD

Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, Optometrist

4.7 out of 5  (101 ratings, 23 reviews)
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Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I have a clinical background and skill set for dealing with complex surgical outcomes from various types of eye surgeries; I have a special interest in optimizing visual function at any level. I am passionate about advocating for individuals who have any type of visual limitation or impairment. Academically, I only participate in clinical research with a direct impact on health care delivery. Program development is my second passion since it drives clinical practice to better serve the community. A large portion of my clinic practice is dedicated to serving older adults with vision loss. My third passion is to promote successful aging by empowering and equipping individuals with the skills and technology needed to participate in mainstream society. Helping others is professionally and personally satisfying to me. It is the reason why I constantly juggle the balance between my professional commitments and my commitment to being an excellent mother to my young children.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
OD, University of Houston College of Optometry (Texas), 1998
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Diane Whitaker's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (101 ratings, 23 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.