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Dr. James Patterson, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

James Patterson, MD treats Colorado Ophthalmology Associates patients at both of our Denver and Lakewood offices. Dr. Patterson is a Denver native, and the son of a former Denver urologist. He has two sons, Colin and Cameron. Dr. Patterson graduated from Cherry Creek High School, and spent one year living in Norway as an American Field Service foreign exchange student. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1976, and then completed medical school at the University of Colorado in 1981. After serving his medical internship year in Christchurch, New Zealand, he returned to the University of Colorado for his residency in ophthalmology. Since finishing his residency, Dr. Patterson has been in practice with Colorado Ophthalmology Associates, excelling in eye surgeries such as; refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Patterson has been performing refractive surgery since 1987, and started performing PRK and LASIK surgery in 1996, when they were first approved in the United States. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Patterson was one of the founding physicians of the Clear Vision Laser Centers in the Denver metropolitan area. He is also a member and past president of the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and is a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. In the past several years, he has partnered with the Centura Global Health Initiatives to provide cataract surgery to needy patients in the Amazon Basin in Peru. Outside of his rewarding profession as an eye doctor, Dr. Patterson enjoys skiing, sailing, hiking, and bicycling.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Colorado, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
Speedy response
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396788493

Office locations

Colorado Ophthalmology Associates

11750 W 2nd Pl, St. Anthony Hospital, Medical Plaza 1, Suite #235

Lakewood, CO 80228

Colorado Ophthalmology Associates

1666 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80210

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Dr. Patterson is a careful and thorough physician who cares for and about his patients.
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Short and sweet
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Dr. Patterson took time to explain procedures, ask questions regarding my health and took a personal interest enough to explain affects to eyes. Followed through to make sure I was able to see clearly with glasses and contacts.
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Excellent, efficient service from Rebecca and Dr. Patterson.
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Dr. James was very professional and show lots of interest in helping me, it was my first time going to the clinic and loved it.
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Good visit, quick and professional.
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Worked like clockwork. Very efficient, great personnel, made me feel comfortable and at ease. Any questions I had were answered to my satisfaction.
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Always a pleasant experience. Professional staff, great new office. Parking was full.
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Dr. Patterson was very patient and provide answers to all of my questions. Great experience with everyone in the office. Rebecca was especially kind!
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Good personal attention. Good explanations.
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To receive a good report on your sight is very reassuring!
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I drive 50 miles one way to see Dr. Patterson. Great doctor, and awesome staff.
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Very friendly. Knows his business. Best ever eye appt I have had..
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Dr. James Patterson was a very kind ! He came in so friendly was very professional made me feel a immediate trust. All his staff was also very friendly and helpful .
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This was a major checkup and all was fine.
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Friendly staff, thorough examination. Thanks!
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Dr. Patterson was very informative and clear in his explanations. His general manner was friendly and understanding, and he helped me know exactly what my next steps should be.
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Dr. Patterson was very kind and knowledgeable. Julie, the assistant, was amazing.
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HE IS THE BEST!
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Patterson and I was very impressed. Every staff member I met was professional, courteous, and welcoming. I had many questions for Dr. Patterson and he answered each one in a clear and understandable way.
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Although the waiting room was full, I was taken back to a room exactly on time. The staff was professional and friendly and I felt well taken care of during my visit. I would recommend Dr. Patterson to anyone.
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Explains everything concisely and clearly. Very pleasant and also professional.
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He was a little fast, but highly competent. Answered all my questions.
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Dr. Patterson has been my ophthalmologist for many years and I would not consider changing. Thank you!
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Very pleasant explained issues and procedures very well. Very accepting of questions.
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Friendly and professional !
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The front desk had my appointment entered in their system incorrectly and had to shift things around to make the appointment work. Otherwise, went smoothly. Dr. Patterson was friendly and helpful.
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Very thorough and caring, good listener to my 86 yr old dad.
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Professional and thorough exam. Answered all my questions. Great location.
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Highly qualified, personable professional.
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The visit was great. Got all my questions answered and learned what was going on with my eye. I only wish doctor's offices were a bit more sensitive to people's time. It is interesting that one of your time increments inyour survey is "less than 30 minutes." Between taking my folks to doctor appointments and my own appointments, I spend hours every month waiting beyond appointment times. I lose work time with each appointment and that makes my time valuable as well. I was a nurse for many years and I know that emergencies and other events can throw off schedules, but I ran an outpatient clinic for years and I know that staying on schedule can be achieved with diligence.
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Dr. Patterson is great! Very energetic and pleasant. I just see him for routine visits to do a thorough eye diagnostic, and to update my prescriptions for contacts and glasses, but highly recommend him for these services.
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He was awesome. Really enjoyed my visit to the eye doctor. I am glad I found him on zocdoc as I just moved to Denver and was apprehensive about finding a doctor that I liked here.
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He was quite good. Their was a lot of testing and evaluation before Dr. Patterson came in, so he had most of the necessary information. I cannot comment on the quality of the initial analysis, but hope that Dr. Patterson monitorsthat quality. Don't know, but watch Restaurants Impossible. It happens in Dr. offices too. Don't know what this one rates, but I liked my experience, and hope that Dr. Patterson expects the best of his employees.
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He was professional, did a thorough exam, and explained the minor procedure I have to have in detail. He's the best!
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Very informative . I have to go back for further tests!
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Very positive
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Responsive care. Clean office. Professional staff. Highly recommended.
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He was wonderful! Kind and caring! His medical assistant was kind and wonderful too! Would highly recommend!
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Office staff was excellent. He is always great.
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Very helpful and informative.
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As always, Dr. Patterson is very professional, takes his time assessing the situation. Plus he explains the situation and solutions and always answers all my questions.
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Dr Patterson and his nurse were both great. I had to take my 5-month-old baby in with me and when she got fussy, they were both very pleasant toward her and even let her sit in my lap during the exam.And when it turned out that I didn't even need glasses, Dr Patterson was very honest and didn't just try to make a buck by selling me something I didn't need. Overall, it was an ideal experience.
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Very knowledgeable and professional.
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Dr. Patterson is always professional. I have gone to him for at least 20 years!
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Dr. Patterson was fantastic couldn't ask for a better doctor. His staff was just as amazing very kind and caring.
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Dr. Patterson always humors my worries. He is a great doctor and I always feel reassured after seeing him.
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Have been seeing Dr. Patterson for years. Love his staff.
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Always cordial and professional.
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