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Qualifications and Experience
J Timothy Ammons, MD treats Colorado Ophthalmology Associates patients at our Denver & Lakewood offices. Dr. Ammons has been performing cataract refractive eye surgery since 1992 and laser refractive eye surgery since 1996, when the first FDA-approved excimer laser arrived in Denver. He is dedicated to personally caring for patients throughout the preoperative, surgical, and postoperative experience, believing that personalized care leads to optimal outcomes. Dr. Ammons also has an active cataract, glaucoma, and general ophthalmology practice.
Dr. Ammons grew up in Denver's Parkhill neighborhood. He attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude in 1979. After college, he married and took his wife, Mary, also from Denver, to England. As a Marshall scholar, he earned his Master's degree at Oxford University. He and Mary returned to Denver, where Dr. Ammons attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine and continued with his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Ammons joined Colorado Ophthalmology Associates in 1993. He is a board-certified member and past president of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Appointed by the Governor, he served four years as a member of the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, chairing panel A, before returning to dedicate himself full time to his ophthalmology practice. More recently, he has partnered with the Centura Global Health Initiatives to provide cataract surgery to needy patients in the Amazon Basin in Peru.
The Ammons' are busy at home raising five children. Dr. Ammons enjoys trying to keep up with them while skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and whitewater kayaking.
Verified Patient Reviews
I liked Dr Ammons, but the staff not so much. I felt like they were a bit rude, and impatient with basic procedures. Also their medicaid acceptance policy was misleading. Good Dr., not so good everything else.
Dr. Ammons was on time for my appointment. He did not rush through the appointment to get to other patients as many Dr's do. He took time to explain my problem, gave information and answered questions. Very professional, would highly recommend him.
Professional & Knowledgeable
Dr. Ammons was wonderful! He addressed all of my concerns and was able to get me accurate correction for my complicated eyes.
Very careful examination of eyes!
Dr. Ammons was very nice and cheerful and my appointment was quick. My boyfriend and I went in together and he waited less than 10 minutes; I waited maybe 5-10 minutes more but my appointment was schedule for a later time anyway. Everyone was in a good mood and got us in and out of there quickly.
Dr. Ammons seems knowledgeable, was kind, and clearly quite careful in his examination.
I thought Doctor Ammons was very knowledgeable and friendly. When I was being treated, it was pleasant and professional. However, I was taken back 15 minutes late for an appointment first thing (8:30 am) in the morning. After working with the nurse and being told the doctor would be in, in 2-3 minutes, I sat alone in the room for over 25 minutes. I understand emergencies happen and things pop up, but it would be great to deal with a doctor's office that also provides great service and communicates with its patients. Had I been told there was an emergency, and I might have to wait a few minutes longer than expected, I would have been more patient. Feeling neglected and receiving negative attitude left me with a bad taste in my mouth when it could have been easily avoided with a friendly update.
I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Ammons. He was very thorough with his explanations and very pleasant.
One member of his office staff was extremely rude, but I talked with Dr. Ammons about it.
One member of his office staff was extremely rude, but I talked with Dr. Ammons about it. Dr. Ammons and his assistant were empathetic. I hope someone has a discussion with her about throwing a chart down on the counter. My mind was on my kids' eyes. I had completed the insurance portion to get the appt. underway and wanted to complete the rest afterward.
Very professional, informative and friendly. Great experience!
Very professional staff, prompt, and a very pleasant experience.
Great visit. I waited less than 10 minutes. I arrived early and was seen early! Highly recommend.
The receptionist was rude, and didn't check me in until I'd already been there for 30 minutes. My total wait time ended up being over an hour, and I had an early morning appointment! Wasn't impressed with the office staff.
I am more than impressed with Dr Ammons and his staff. I am in Colorado for a few months and have been trying to resolve my issue with not being able to see with new glasses for over three months. I was able to make an appointment the same day on ZOCDOC.COM. The front office staff were professional and friendly. The wait time was less than 20 mins and the actual time I spent with either his nurse or the doctor himself was about 35 mins. He is very thorough and kind. He listened to all the trouble I have been having trying to resolve my not being able to see. He explained clearly my medical situation and the procedure necessary to correct it. All of my questions were answered clearly and he scheduled surgery for cataracts within the week. I highly recommend this doctor!!!! Thanks again to Dr. Ammons and his entire staff, I could not have asked for better service !!!!
Exceptional as always
So knowledgable and patient. Made sure to explain thoroughly and answered all questions. Very professional and personable.
Dr. Ammons is the most caring doctor out there. While I was traveling last year with a month stay in Colorado he was able to schedule me in to have cataract surgery and get me out of town. Did both eyes within one week and I was able to get back on the road and enjoy my retirement. Doing my yearly exam with him so he can keep a check on my eyes, and all is well.
It was excellent service. My only concern was that the time of the appointment was one hour later than what I had scheduled online.
It was the best ever. I was very nervous and they made me feel wonderful!!!
Routine annual checkup; Dr. Ammons was very thorough.
nice Dr and staff...wait time a little long, no one came over to say how long the delay would be...exam room very hot...until someone turned the fan on.
Very professional and thorough.
Dr. Ammons was thorough in explanation and I really appreciate his common sense approach to treatment.
I trust Dr. Ammons implicitly!
Great visit. Very thorough and understandable. Dr. Ammons, Daisy and front desk staff all provided first class care.
Wished I knew about this practice and MD sooner. seen. Just stumbled upon this website and scheduling online. Like it!
Very professional and caring doctor. Answered all my questions regarding my current contact prescription and took his time during my vision screening test to ensure I had the correct prescription. It was a very positive experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Ammons.
It was great!!
Extremely professional and Thorough I will definitely continue to go back there everyone in the office was very friendly and made you feel at ease
Dr. Ammons was very thorough and took the time to explain and answer any questions I had.
He was great! He was genuinely concerned for me and professional in his treatment.
I would not recommend Dr. Ammons. Cold and not very informative with exam. I needed contacts and was very hard to get followup when the trial contacts did not work. Had me come back in and charged an additional fee for contact fitting after he failed to fit them the first time. The ones I received for trial at the fitting did not work either, and I called the office several times to get more trials...left several messages and he never returned my call.
Dr. Amommons was professional, friendly and listened to my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone needing eye care. His staff was also very professional, from the office personnel to the technicians. Though my wait was a bit long, they apologized and were sincere. Great people.
Very nice and highly competent.
I really like Dr. Ammons but I had to wait over 20-25 minutes before I got to the exam room. His nurse/assistant was very nice and was with me for about 20 minutes; left and said the doctor would be right with me then I waited 25 more minutes before he came in. I was there for 1 hour, forty five minutes for an eye exam that shouldn't have taken more than 45 min. total. It might have been an off day and I would still recommend him.
Amazing Dr. He got right on the phone to speak w another specialist to help me. Highly recommend this Dr and practice.
Dr. Ammons, tech Nancy, and front desk Amy were polite, friendly, and answered all my questions. I'm happy I chose to come here.
I'm always verry impressed with Dr. Ammons
Very happy with the professionalism of Dr Ammons, I will recommend him to friends.
very professional and responsive
Explained things well. Great demeanor.
Awesome doctor, great staff. I felt comfortable, well taken care of and confident of the knowledge and expertise when I walked out.
Dr. Ammons and his staff were very professional and helpful.
Dr was good, he answered my questions, and gave me good advice.
Staff was very pleasant and thorough.
Very happy with Dr. Ammons, I got answers to my specific problems and ended up with a prescription that really works, after failing with another Dr. Much appreciated!