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Dr. Maria Whitney, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Whitney was born in Texas and has lived in the Lone Star State her entire life. She grew up in McAllen, later moving to Houston to attend Rice University for her undergraduate degree in Biology and then Baylor College of Medicine for her medical degree. After medical school, Dr. Whitney moved to the great city of San Antonio for a one-year Internal Medicine internship followed by Ophthalmology residency, both at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During her residency, she conducted research in diabetic retinopathy and optics, presenting at both the Alamo City Ophthalmology conference and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Following residency training, Dr. Whitney completed the ophthalmology board certification process, becoming a full member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She worked several years as a faculty member with the University of Texas Health Science Center, teaching ophthalmology residents and medical students. In the fall of 2013, Dr. Whitney joined San Antonio Eye Center. In addition to her ophthalmology practice, Dr. Whitney is a fluent Spanish speaker and an avid musician and artist. Dr. Whitney is also a devoted Spurs fan, splitting her time between cheering Tim Duncan’s leadership and lamenting Manu Ginobili’s baffling inconsistency.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Residency in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1376720730

Office locations

San Antonio Eye Center

14807 San Pedro Ave

San Antonio, TX 78232

San Antonio Eye Center

800 McCullough Ave

San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio Eye Center

6151 NW Loop 410, Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78238

San Antonio Eye Center

2119 Commercial Ave

San Antonio, TX 78221

San Antonio Eye Center

511 Dallas St

San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio Eye Center

622 Camden St

San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio Eye Center

622 Camden St

San Antonio, TX 78215

San Antonio Eye Center

523 Dallas Street

San Antonio, TX 78215

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SHE IS A VERY CAPABLE AND CARING PHYSICIAN. I FEEL SAFE IN HER HANDS.
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Dr. Whitney is always very professional and explains exactly what I need to improve my vision. She is an excellent surgeon and did an amazing job with my left eye earlier this week. No more blurry vision for me. Thanks to Dr Whitney.
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Dr. Whitney was kind enough to receive me out of schedule because I had a small emergency with my left eye and she gave her time to find out the problem and refer me to a Specialist to help me seal my retina
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The doctor was very professional and explained my options in detail. Excellent visit for me.
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I like her very much she is very professional while being real friendly. I wish all doctors were like her.
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Overall very happy. Wait was somewhat long, and the appointment itself was long. But this was an opthaopthamology appt. Those tend to take a while.
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Front office staff was very unprofessional. I gave the office staff 2 forms of identification; drivers license and military ID. I was then advised that the practice required them to take a photo ID. I advised the office that you have2 photo ID, that is enough to confirm my identity. I have had to deal with identity theft. When I made my appointment I asked if I would be required to take a photo. I was then advised... Yes they do take pictures of there patients, but I could opt out as long as they could verify my identity. So, again, 2 pictures ID' should have been enough. My appointment was at 730. The office doors did not open until 750.
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Very good care, fast and efficient
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VERY CLEAR AND CARING SERVICE
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Dr. Whitney was great, but the overbooking, crowded conditions were awful. Many people in the waiting room and the staff were frustrated.
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Dr. Whitney showed absolute complete compassion for my care. All her entire staff were very professional.
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Dr. Whitney is great! She explains everything in detail, left there feeling very healthy about my vision!
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The wait time was due to an emergency she had to deal with. I certainly did not hold that against her due to the fact I know should we have an emergency she would take time with us as she didher emergency patient today. I would give her 5 stars Wb
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Except for the wait time, I always enjoy my relationship with Dr. Whitney. She is good, friendly, professional and someone I trust with my eyesight.
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Everything done very professionally. No long wait time to be seen.
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Very good and helpful Dr Whitney explained to me the procedures the advantages and risks very clear
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Very professional! Make me trust her immediately!
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Great bedside manner and takes time to explain and listen to patients. Only the wait time needs improvement.
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She is very informative and helpful
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maria whitney was very concern on my progress of the eye infection I had on both my eyes so she gave me a medical plan that I followed closely and to today I am doing very well,thank you Jesus for Dr. Whitney
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Very pleasant and got good feedback to my questions. I look forward to visiting her again.
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Very professional, extremely thorough and gave me information I did not have about my eyes! Her demeanor is excellent and her expertise is fantastic.
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Dr. Whitney was terrific. She performed my cataract surgery and all of my appointments with her have been on time, professional, and friendly. Tina C.
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She asked questions. She listened and she reviewed my file prior to seeing me. She also requested additional testing.
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It was a pleasant visit. The staff were friendly and both Doctor Whitney and Laura, were very informative while they were doing my eye test.
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Good Spanish speakers.
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Nice, she is very professional ladie.
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The office visit was timely, all questions were answered and exam findings explained.
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The whole staff was very professional and performed all aspects of my visit in the most organized manner that I have ever experienced. Dr. Whitney was especially cordial and presented recommendations to improve my visual lifestyle based on her findings during my visit.
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Dr. Whitney was very nice and explained my examination where I was able to understand . She is an awesome doctor , I would continue to see her as my doctor
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Excelente
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she was very thorough in her exam in diagnosing my problem.
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She was okay, but wasn't as thorough as my statement I received after the visit indicated. She was kind and professional. Setting 3 appointments in one time slot is unnecessary. Wait was over two hours due to overbooking.
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Very professional
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I liked everything about my visit except the waiting time - with a 10:30 appointment, I saw the tech at 11 and the doctor at noon.
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Spent more time waiting than talking to MD, but all of them are nice ...
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The visit was good, resolved all my doubts and problems as well.
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Great except very long wait
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