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Dr. William Woolf, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

**INSURANCE STATEMENT-AHCCCS plans do not cover routine eye exams or contact lens exams.** Dr. Bill Woolf was raised in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University before attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. His well-rounded post-doctoral training includes an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas San Antonio and a three-year Ophthalmology (Eye physician and surgeon) Residency at the world famous Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chief Ophthalmology Resident in his last year of training. He volunteered and served in the United States Navy as a general medical officer assigned to the First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. He also worked as a Family Practitioner in New Ulm, Minnesota and in Emergency Departments in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Banner Gateway Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Brigham Young University (Bachelor's)
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - University of Arizona, Tucson, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Selected as one of "America's Best Physician's 2016, 2017 & 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board
  • Selected as a "Top Ophthalmologist" 2011, 2012 & 2013 by Consumer Research America.
  • Included in "The Leading Physicians of the World" 2015-2016

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1659341964

Office locations

Woolf Eye and Laser Center

2855 E Brown Rd, Suite 10

Mesa, AZ 85213

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My wife saw Dr. Woolf for a second opinion on the diagnosis of an eye disease. He spent substantial time reviewing the test and diagnosis from our prior ophthalmologist, offered to perform a test at no cost to us if ourinsurance would not pay for the second test, and then called us in the evening to assure us that my wife did not have the eye condition. He is extremely professional as is his staff, takes the time to explain what is going on, and really cares about the health and well being of his patients. I wish other doctors were more like him looking out for their patients.
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Dr Woolf is such a wonder Dr. He is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff.. He doesn't rush you out and listens to your concerns. He explains to your what is going on. He caught the cancer on my eyelid whenno one else knew what it was, and I'm so thankful I found him. His staff is just wonderful! very nice and courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr Woolf if your're in need of a great opthamologist . He is the best!
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It was my first visit to Dr. Woolf. He was very personable and understood my concern with my eye. I felt confident with him. My husband was with me for the appointment and he liked him as well. I would definitely go back and see Dr. Woolf again.
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He's good, a man of few words
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Good Doc. Eye recovery better than expected. I would highly recommend him.
Less than 1 year ago
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I really liked him and his office staff
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Dr. Woolf was very friendly, appeared very knowledgeable and was very thorough. He spent a lot of time with me and explained everything very well
Less than 1 year ago
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it was great, staff was great.super nice, everybody made me feel better.thank you.
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Was referred by friends to Dr. Woolf and I am glad I got to see him for my eye symptoms. Dr. Woolf found a problem with my tear ducts, which has not been treated before. He is a very friendly andprofessional doctor who listened and analytically treated by symptoms. I would recommend anyone see him for eye care.
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He was very knowledgeable, reassuring and professional. His office staff was very welcoming and organized. It was also a nice surprise that he is a doctor for the world champion Chicago Cubs and I am a die hard Cubs fan!
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I think Bill is one of the best doctor ever. He is warm and friendly with great communications skill and very detailed in his exam. Highly recommend Bill and his services.
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Everyone was very professional, testing was quick and easy, options were explained and if I had questions they were answered to my satisfaction! Highly recommend!
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He is great. Explains everything and did through exam.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Woolf and his staff are awesome; you can tell they truly care about you by the way the engage in conversation about your reason for visiting and personal life. It was a pleasure to talk with them and I gotthe help and guidance I needed. I would highly recommend making an appointment at his office which is very clean, organized and comfortable.
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My vision has been in the care of Dr. Woolf for years. He's not only brilliant and thorough, but he treats me like a lifelong neighbor and friend. His staff is just as fantastic.
More than 1 year ago
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He's great. Takes time, answers questions, super nice.
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He was very pleasant. As well as the ladies that helped me in the office. Very personable and funny. He will definitely be my primary eye doctor and I would recommend them to anyone.
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He did a great job. I saw two different doctors before and still was in so much pain. I walked out of there without pain and with an accurate diagnosis. He was very professional, kind and reasonable price without insurance.
More than 1 year ago
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His staff is courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Woolf is personable, attentive and very knowledgeable....Very satisfied!!
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Excellent
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My first visit (of two) was great here. He really spoke to me like a person, and allowed me to ask MANY questions and answered them as much as possible. I like to participate in my health care, so this wasimportant to me. That visit which was in the afternoon was about a 30 minute wait. The second visit however was somewhat of a let down. I waited over an hour to see the doctor - if I had known it would take so long (why don't they warn you? Where is the courtesy?) I would have grabbed a snack so I wasn't so hungry and moody. When I expressed my frustration about the wait he said "Well, you can leave." As if I have a choice? It was extremely rude. He checked my eyes and recommended I see a specialist above him elsewhere, so I am following up on that. I was told he could no longer help me at this stage. At the very end he apologized for the wait, but that apology did not erase his rudeness earlier. I would still recommend him to people, perhaps those with less serious eye issues and who do not feel their personal time is very important or who have more patience than I. I would have seen him again if he had offered further treatment options.
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Dr. Woolf was great! He was professional.
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Very professional, made you at ease, and explained everthing as we went along. Couldn't have been better!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good!
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor and office staff. Highly recommended. The Optical Shop has an outstanding selection of frame and lenses.
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Very knowledgeable about everything eye!
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Professional physician who listens, examines and recommends viable solutions to your problems. Friendly, helpful staff with no waiting! Actually took me 15 minutes before my actual appointment.... Highly recommend!
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Professional; courteous and answer all questions. spent time needed to address concerns. excellent staff.
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Was impressed with the friendliness of Dr Woolf and entire staff..also very efficient. Was easy to locate the office and plenty of parking spaces.
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Staff and Dr. Woolf always very friendly. He takes the time to give an accurate and thorough exam.
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Certainly shows that he is willing to try his best to solve any problems which made my concerns put at ease. I feel I don't have to have as many worries when I'm put in his care. Kind gentleman that definitely highly recommend.
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Caring and very helpful doctor
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I loved my experience with Dr. Woolf and his office staff. When I moved here, I didn't think I would ever find an opthalmologist I liked as well as I did the one I left in Utah, but I have. Dr.Woolf is so knowledgeable and personable, and I'm so fortunate to have connected with him.
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Very very professional easy to approach and talk to salt of the earth kind of man would recommend him to everyone.
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The experience was beyond my expectations. I had checked his rating and it seemed to good to be true. But he and his team wer excellent.
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Dr. Woolf was very attentive & concerned
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It was a good visit but way too long. It was difficult for my 91 year old mother to be there for 2 1/2 hours.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Woolf was very friendly and polite and put me at ease. I felt that he knew what he was doing. He took his time and was never rushed. I need eye surgery and never thought a moment of looking forsomeone else. It is scheduled for May 11th. I feel very confident in Dr. Woolf and his staff.
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Great office staff and compassionate doctor!
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Dr. Woolf is always great. He is friendly, on time, and professional
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comfortable and informative.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable and thorough..Highly recommend..
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He was great!!
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He was condescending. They dilated my eyes and it was difficult to open my eyes and he got very snippy because I was having difficulty keeping my eyes open. He told me it was in my head and just keep my eyes open.
More than 1 year ago
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The Staff was professional & friendly & attentive. Dr. Woolf is always on top of all the particulars in giving a diagnosis & in making recommendations. This will be my second time that I will have used Dr. Woolf for surgery.My first time for surgery two years ago had excellent results and I could see again 20/20-better than I could in years.
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I found the staff to be very friendly and I found that dr. Wilson was very friendly as well figured out what my problem was with my eye and we are now on the upside of getting it healed up Idefinitely am glad that I went and saw him and I would recommend anyone with any kind of an eye problem to go to his office
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Dr Wolf is very knowledgeable and attentive.
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He is knowledgable as well as his staff
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, very thorough, answered all my questions, very friendly
More than 1 year ago
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He has very good communication skills and explains things clearly. The appt time available through zoc doc was not available but Dr. Woolf's office called me and found an opening. I will definitely return.
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