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Dr. Lawrence Kahn, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

**Please be advised we do NOT perform contact lens exams** Dr. Lawrence S. Kahn has been in private practice in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona since 1985. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Cataract and Refractive surgery. He has been voted Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine for 2005. After graduating with honors from the University of New Mexico, he went on to receive his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn trained as a resident in Ophthalmology at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kahn is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Diplomat of the International College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Arizona Ophthalmology Society and the Phoenix Ophthalmology Society. A valued part of Dr. Kahn's practice is Refractive Surgery. Keeping abreast of all advances in the field, he has pursued further education with courses, training and certification in PRK, LASIK and Wavefront technology. Dr. Kahn derives a lot of pleasure and satisfaction from the successful surgical outcome of his patients. Dr. Kahn has performed over 3000 LASIK procedures, including 16 eye doctors and 70 regular physicians and their families. Four days per year since 1986, Dr. Kahn has donated his services to Arizona Medical Eye Unit providing ophthalmologic care to indigent rural Arizona. Dr. Kahn enjoys family, bike riding, weight training, snow skiing, tennis, camping and travel.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plan of Ohio
  • Advantage Health

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Banner Gateway Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Kresge Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - Indiana University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Arizona Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Top Doctor - Phoenix Magazine - 2005

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
Speedy response
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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083688113

Office locations

Desert Vista Eye Specialists

2450 E Guadalupe Rd, Suite 107

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Patient reviews
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The staff was amazing, but I was a bit less than impressed with Dr. Kahn. He seemed preoccupied and a bit flakey. I didn't feel like he listened at all and his Ophthalmic Tech did most of the exam. I waitedover an hour, but my time with the doctor was less than 5 minutes.
Less than 3 months ago
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Everyone very pleasant, helpful & professional. I'll will certainly go to them again. Judy M
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I have only visited Dr Kahn three times. Each visit was very well conducted, fully professional and very thorough. The office staff are pleasant, polite, and efficient. I fully recommend this practice for a competent and professional experience.
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Professional service. Excellent doctor. Right to the point and knowledgeable.
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Little chatter, straight to the point. Rachel was very informative.
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Had a solution to my issue. I feel confident in his medical judgement.
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He was pleasantly kind, great sense of humor. He also resolved my issue on my first visit. I was very pleased with the outcome.
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Staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr Kahn was also knowledgeable and understood my situation
More than 1 year ago
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Pretty straightforward and basic Appointment. No complaints.
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit very easy going and put me at ease.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kahn was good and informative...
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Arrived hour early and they had time so I was finished before my appt time.
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Very good Dr. Great chairside manner, able to put a pt. at ease with his knowledge and easy going humor. Staff also was very good and knowledgeable.
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I was honest with the stars, but I hold this office in the highest regard.
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He had an easy going manner. Explained everything about what the results meant after the exam. which saved me asking a bunch of questions. Next appointment will be with Dr. Kahn.
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Dr kahn was great and i will definitely continue to see him. Office staff was great.
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Dr. Kahn was very aloof...I went in for a total eye exam and to discuss the dry, itchy, discharging eyes I had been experiencing. Once Dr. Kahn came in, he did not listen to or answer my concerns about my vision,he just appeared to rush through the exam, while training another doctor and then push bifocal glasses and prescription sunglasses on me, even after I told him I paid for ik surgery a few years earlier so not to have to wear glasses! I was rushed so much, I forgot to ask about the discharge I was having from my dry eyes, one of the main reasons I made an appointment. Then, when turned over to the glasses salesperson, I find out they don't accept my vision insurance, even though the receptionist told me they did when I made the appointment! I am going to see another, more caring ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Kahn was very professional but also set us at ease. We felt like the whole visit to his office to be a very good experience.
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I thank the Lord God for answering my prayer and using Dr. Kahn to provide health care for me. I am grateful and happy to receive the blessing.
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Even though it was a long wait; they took their time with me and gave me professional attention which gave me reasons to understand the wait.
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The receptionist was efficient, the nurse assistant was professional and friendly, Dr. Kahn was very understanding and professional. The office exam and consultation was a pleasant experience.
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Very pleased. Would recommend him to a friend.,
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Friendly, pleasant, effiecent, a sense of humor
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The MD spent time and seemed to listen to what I had to say. His attitude was great. I would definitely refer him to others.
More than 1 year ago
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Awesome. The doctor and his assistants were just the best. Thank you for such excellent service.
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I was really pleased with the way I could book my appointment online.
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You were a person not a number. Dr. Took time to explain different options that you had at your disposal.
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It was enjoyable, he was so nice and very cheeryful
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He was very nice and helpful, especially during my last visit which I had an issue I was anxious about.
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I was very satisfied. He and his staff were very thorough and efficient.
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Dr Kahn is very personable. He did a thorough exam and found that my eyes are in good shape.
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Great !! All of the staff were pleasant and helpful, Doctor was very informative.
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Pleasant and professional. True "old school" medical practitioner.
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I plan to return every year for regular checkups
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Dr. Kahn is very personal.
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Absolutely outstanding visit for my eye exam. Appt was right on time, plus the most friendly & courteous staff you could ever want. AND knowledgable. Dr Kahn & his medical staff were so thorough in explaining the exam results and thechoices that I had in improving and maintaining my eyesight. I would highly recommend Dr Kahn & his staff for long term eye care.
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Staff very professional and thorough. State of the art equipment
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Dr Kahn is soft spoken and very courteous professional but the waiting period for me was way too long. I arrived in his office 15 minutes before 10:00 AM and after waiting for slightly more than 2 hours, I was seenby Dr. Kahn few minutes passed 12:00.. Also, Dr. Kahn has seen me at least 3 times before but it appears he forgot almost everything about me and he asked all those questions which he has asked before and my file containing information about all my previous visits was right in front of him..
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kahn is excellent, and so is his staff. They are friendly, personable, efficient and very professional, as always.
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Dr. Kahn is a cataract specialist. He found an infection that needed treatment before cataract surgery and gave me an immediate recommendation to a specialist in eye infections.
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Good experience...professionally handled.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit. I liked everything about it except the long wait.
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant. Everyone was very friendly
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Beth was outstanding. Dr. Kahn has a great bed side manner and I felt totally comfortable.
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Great friendly assistant and the Doctor was wonderful. Very thorough and explained everything in detail. Would recommend him.
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Staff was very professional and friendly. Dr. Kahn was extremely thorough. I would definitely recommend this practice.
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Everyone was very nice and helpful.
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Very professional and informative.
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He friendly and quickly did his exam to diagnose the problem and recommend further treatment.
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I had a thorough exam and all staff was great. Dr Kahn explained everything very well. I will be back!
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