Dr. John Douglas Hunkeler , MD


(913) 338-4733

Hunkeler Eye Institute
7950 College Blvd Ste B
Overland Park, KS 66210


Dr. John Hunkeler, is a nationally recognized leader in ophthalmology. He is the founder and medical director of Hunkeler Eye Institute. Specializing in cataract and lens implant surgery, Dr. John Hunkeler has maintained a private practice in the metropolitan Kansas City area since 1973. Dr. Hunkeler has helped educate ophthalmologists throughout the world in the technique of small incision cataract surgery. He was the first surgeon to use the YAG laser in Kansas City in 1984 and the excimer laser in 1988. In October 1996, he was recognized by Ophthalmology Times as one of the top 100 ophthalmologists in the United States. In 1977, Dr. John Hunkeler was the founding director of the Kansas City Eye Bank and served as its medical director for the next 10 years. He also served as a medical monitor for the laser photorefractive keratectomy study for nearsightedness. Additionally, Dr. Hunkeler has facilitated the use of Hunkeler Eye Institute as the national training facility for physicians interested in learning about excimer laser procedures in refractive surgery procedures. As chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hunkeler oversees the training of ophthalmology residents at the school. Dr. Hunkeler earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and continued his medical training with an internship at the Los Angeles County Hospital and subsequent ophthalmic residency at the University of Kansas. Also, he has held leadership roles in many ophthalmic organizations and served on the boards of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, the American Board of Eye Surgery, and the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr. John Hunkeler is a board-certified ophthalmologist and past president of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: N/A

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Belton Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
  • Anthem MO Pathway X
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry KS PPO
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Hunkeler's Office Information

Fax: (913) 390-6655
Website: hunkeler.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Hunkeler's Other Office Information

Overland Park Eye Surgery Center
5520 College Blvd Ste 200
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 491-3040

Fax:(913) 349-1364
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM-5:00 PM

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