Dr. Nicholas J. Schmitt , MD



Nicholas J. Schmitt, M.D., is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon and partner at Northwest Eye, specializing in the management of deformities and abnormalities of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, the orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye), and the adjacent face. He is also the resident expert in injectables, helping patients look and feel their best with products such as BOTOX®, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM™. He has been a member of Northwest Eye’s respected team of doctors since 2005. Dr. Schmitt completed his undergraduate studies in pre-medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as the University of Miami, receiving both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.M. in jazz guitar performance. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and then completed his internship and residency in ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He went on to complete a fellowship in oculoplastics and neuro-ophthalmology at Drexel University of Pennsylvania - Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Schmitt is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of many medical professional societies, including the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org), Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Medical Association, and the Twin Cities Medical Society. Outside of Northwest Eye, Dr. Schmitt enjoys music and walking his dogs, as well as being active in diving, hiking, and skiing, in particular. For Dr. Schmitt, the highlights of his profession are his ability to provide a wide variety of oculoplastic and reconstructive procedures for patients with many different needs, as well as having the opportunity to help people of all ages, from infants to seniors. Dr. Schmitt is inspired by the great staff and doctors at Northwest Eye each and every day. Dr. Schmitt sees patients at our Wayzata, Maple Grove, and Robbinsdale Northwest Eye locations.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 21 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry,University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

Graduation Date: in 1999

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
  • North Memorial Medical Center
  • Regency Hospital Of Minneapolis
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
  • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
  • Medica North Memorial Acclaim
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Preferred One PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Medica Choice
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Schmitt's Office Information

Website: nweyeclinic.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:


Doctor Schmitt's Other Office Information

Fax:(763) 341-6763
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

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
Sat8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


Fax:(952) 293-3259
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-4:30 PM

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