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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Dennis-Zarate is Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology. She received her Bachelors degree fron UCLA and earned her Medical Doctorate from Brown University, Program in medicine, In Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago where she served as chief Resident and is the recipient of the Harvey Z.Klein award for excellence in patient care during the years of her residency.She specializes in small incision, no stitch cataract surgery as well as adult and pediatric strabismus surgery. Dr.Dennis-Zarate is fluent in both English and Spanish and enjoys spending time with her two children.
Verified Patient Reviews
The staff and doctor were all very friendly. Appointment was for my 4 year old and she felt very comfortable with the staff and doctor.
Everyone was friendly and quick. I got my eyes checked and was comfortable the whole time. You might need to pay for parking if you park in the hospital. I will defenatly go again.
Great and informative!
I like her. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long. Last time I had to wait almost an hour.
Everyone was very friendly and professional. My visit was over before I knew it because of how seamless each step of the process was. I will definitely continue to visit her regularly for years to come.
Dr. Dennis-Zarate was very pleasant and patient while analyzing my 2 year old daughter. Not only was she great but the staff was just as accommodating and thorough. I will definitely continue to use Dr. Zarate.
Overall, I had a very positive experience. Dr. Zarate was thorough and professional. I was seen very promptly. Contrary to some other reviews, parking in the adjacent launch was a breeze. The only thing about my visit that could be improved was my experience with the receptionist. She claimed to not have received all of the health information I entered in ZocDoc and had me complete two antiquated paper forms - both of which were poorly designed and were redundant to one another. When I told her I received a note from you saying that my medical information had been delivered she just gruffly said "no, we just received the appointment" without offering to check again. I got the feeling it was just easier for her to have me fill out the forms again. Frustrating as I spent so much time doing it on ZocDoc. Other than the receptionist, I'd highly recommend.
Very pleasant and professional!!! Highly recommend !!!
Loved her! She is efficient, thorough and super friendly/approachable. Finally found my new permanent eye doctor!
She was very thorough and gives excellent service to the patients. Thank you, Dr. Zarate!??.
She is excellent & I highly recommend her. Thank you Dr. Zarate!
I really like being treated by Dr. Dennis-Zarate, she was very informative.
Very ptofessional service
Excellent. Her front desk and office staff were very friendly and helpful, and she was wonderful.
Doctor came in quicker than most doctors, everyone seems to be on top of their jobs and working efficiently. Also Dr. Zarate was friendly and welcoming. I came for an eye check up and was done in about 30 minutes. SHORTEST DOCTOR VISIT EVER, so I would reccomend her and keep her as my opthomalogist
Dr. Kathleen Dennis-Zarate is a great doctor, what else is there to say.
Great staff and the doctor is awesome. I have found my new eye doctor.
Dr. Dennis-Zarate was very knowledgeable and able to diagnose my eye problem. She took the time to explain to me the condition and at-home recommendations to take care of it.
She was very patient with me as I squirmed every time she had to give me eye drops or get close to my eyes. The exam was thorough and she was very knowledgable and made me feel as comfortable as possible.
Good very knowledge and good listener of my condition made me feel comfortable
It was great, she's also my mom's dr and she did her cataract surgery early this year. She is awesome and very pleasant and so are all her staff.
I was seen right away within 5 minutes, outstanding. A great improvement with the staff. Five Stars from me.
Was a great experience, the staff was also really friendly and efficient.
Dr. Kathleen is knowledgeable and patient. She listens to questions and concerns and addresses them properly and patiently. Nurses and assistants were polite and efficient. Overall it was a good experience.
very patient and nice doctor, will definitely recommend her!
My eye checkup with Dr. Zarate was as pleasant as an eye-checkup could be. The office was clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and professional and Dr. Zarate's bedside manner among the best I've experienced.
She was great. Explained everything in detail answered all my questions. The front desk was quick and sweet.
Dr. Zarate does an excellent job listening and determining the best solution for better eye health. You can tell she really cares about her patients! Someone like Dr. Zarate is hard to find in an area like LA.
Wonderful doctor and great staff. Thanks for your help!
Very nice, knowledgable and professional!
This was by far one of the worst experiences I've had in a doctor's office. Had to wait an hour and a half before they even told me my insurance wasn't valid (it was, but they figured that out *after* I paid for the appointment out of pocket). All in all it took me 3 hours to get a prescription for contacts. I won't be back.
She was great and thorough and gave me plenty of options for treatment.
Very nice Dr. She explained everything I asked her. Very patient and experienced ophtalmologist. Her staff is very friendly.
In full agreement with the other 5-Star comments. Also, with the parking situation. However, convenient street parking is available.
Easy to get to (right off I5), parking structure next door, friendly, efficient office with optometrist/eye glass selection included, only waited about 5 minutes to be seen by Dr, Zarate who explained very clearly my situation and course of treatment. Very good technology not seen elsewhere.
The exam went quickly and painlessly. And I received a great explanation of the process and results. Wish all doctors were this good!
Very professional. Very well explained what's the problem and how to take care of this problem.
Great doctor. Friendly and efficient staff. I felt like everyone knew what they were doing and did it well which is what I was looking for. This was an initial visit for a consultation/checkup. Been awhile since I'd seen anyone about my eyes. The doctor handled everything I was concerned about. Definitely will stick with her.
Excellent Doctor. I highly recommend her.
Dr. Dennis-Zarate was so helpful in finding the right solution to a problem that had been ongoing for at least 6 months. I was feeling 100% better in less than 10 days.
Well, I'm torn--first and foremost, and perhaps most importantly, I LOVED the doctor herself. She was super sweet and caring, and obviously enjoyed what she does. Unfortunately by the time I finally made it to her, I was pretty sour. The parking situation was AWFUL--there is a lot ((or rather, a "structure")), but it's $2 an hour. Which of course SOUNDED like it wasn't a big deal except that I waited just about an hour to go in. After an hour of waiting, I was wishing I had just tried to find street parking ((impossible)) and not cared about arriving for my appointment on time ((since I waited an hour anyway)). I had even filled out my paperwork before coming, so it's not like anyone was waiting on me. So I had to pay for two hours of parking at the end of the appointment, which totaled $4. Part of the reason I chose an office in Glendale was because I assumed it wouldn't have all the negatives of a city office...but that it sure did. So, as you see, I'm conflicted. I had already committed never to come back before the doctor even came in, but when she did, I started to soften quite a bit. She's great...which I suppose in the end is what really matters.
Great, great experience. Calmed my fears but was very honest and upfront with me. Didn't seem rushed at all - gave me time to ask all of my questions and spent a good deal of time giving thoughtful answers. Lobby was very crowded but I was called in less than 10 minutes after I arrived.
I'm a photographer so my eyes are super important to me and Kathleen provided excellent assessment and diagnosis and was very kind and professional. The staff were kind and professional and seemed very efficient as I didn't wait long to be seen. Excellent experience, highly recommend!
Very professional and caring Would recommend her to friends and fam
Lovely, personalized attention from Dr Zarate and her staff. I would definitely recommend her!
Professional. Took time. Informative. Personable.
Exceptionally professional and precise in how information was explained to me and very understandable.
It was a wonderful experience, I'm very glad I I went to her. She was very professional, took her time to explain everything in detail. I'm satisfy with the attention. Her staff was very helpful and courteous.
Staff was very friendly and kind and Dr Kathleen Dennis-Zarate was very nice as well. I'm glad I found them on Zoc Doc! Zoc Doc is a great service as well!!
I was happy to be there. And I noticed that the people in the waiting room also seemed like they were happy. Other doctors I've been to, that's just not been the case. I couldn't help feeling this doctor liked me. Wow! That's new. This doctor listened carefully to what I had to say. That's also very new. She fave me very bad news but I wasn't that upset by it. All in all, I found her to be impressive.
She was very friendly and listened very well to me. I felt comfortable and respected by the way she and her assistant treated me.
Very professional, referred me immediately to a retinal specialist, after thorough examination. Wonderful service.
Gave me the right diagnosis and help I needed.
Kind and took time to listen to my son.
After a month of itchy red eyes, Dr. Zarate's thorough evaluation and treatment prescriptions resolved my problem overnight. Very nice staff, nice office, gentle and knowledgeable doctor.