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Rachel Wang Kuchtey, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

4.7 4.7 447 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure

Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005


MD - West China University of Medical Sciences, 1991
PhD - Cornell University, 1999
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic, 2005
Residency - Cleveland Clinic, 2004
Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2001
Internship - Brown University, 2000


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Dr. Kutchtey is excellent
Patient | February 13, 2017

My confidence in Dr. R. Kutchley is 100%.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Great communication skills and great personality.
Patient | February 3, 2017

#1. Keeps the visit pleasant. #8. Very good - I am so thankful for that! #10. She knows her stuff.
Patient | February 3, 2017

routine annual diabetic exam, very professional with a charming personal touch
Patient | January 30, 2017

I've been with Kuchtey for approx 20 years-- she's the best
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr. Kuchtey understands how to present options to caring for glaucoma. She is helpful in a way that is easy to understand. Always presents a professional appearance and is very attentive.
Patient | January 30, 2017

It is only the waiting time that is an issue. People say it is the norm; however, if it is the norm, more time should be allocated per patient.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Patient | January 3, 2017

Professional, friendly, easy to talk to, very concerned that I am happy & comfortable with results of surgery, etc.
Patient | December 29, 2016

She the best eye dr. anywhere I thank God for her. She helped me so much.
Patient | December 27, 2016

I have not had any bad experiences in the eye clinic. Dr. Kuchtey and all staff have been excellent.
Patient | December 16, 2016

Dr. Kuchtey is beyond excellent. Wonderful specialist, kind, caring. Delighted with her.
Patient | December 16, 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rachel Kuchtey as my doctor.
Patient | December 12, 2016

Wait times excessive.
Patient | November 17, 2016

Dr Kuchtey is one of my favorite providers. Very patient and compassionate.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Excellent care
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Kuchtey is exceptional.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Good experience.
Patient | September 27, 2016

I love my provider, but I am told she starts late - other patients, emergencies?
Patient | September 16, 2016

Dr Kuchtey has excellent clinical and patient interaction skills.
Patient | September 12, 2016

I was there 3-4 hours but only saw Dr. K for about 5 minutes, so I don't know her that well but I can and do recommend the Eye Clinic.
Patient | September 9, 2016

Provider late and presented as very hurried. WHich is typical for this provider.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Dr Kuchtey is wonderful and concerned for all my needs. Always explains every stop and makes sure I understand!
Patient | August 23, 2016

Patient | August 20, 2016

always a good experience
Patient | August 8, 2016

She has an excellent set of communication skills and explains things completely
Patient | August 7, 2016

I am very thankful for Dr Kutchey and her staff. My first visit went great. They took good care of me.
Patient | August 4, 2016

I like the doctors I see and it is a good experience or I wouldn't be with them, and that works both ways.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Nice person.
Patient | July 29, 2016

Appointment time is my only gripe.
Patient | July 29, 2016

Would recommend Dr. Kuchtey to all folks who have glaucoma and may need surgery. Very competent physician. Went the extra mile in getting OR at Vanderbilt for my emergency surgery day before.
Patient | July 28, 2016

Too much waiting between tests.
Patient | July 28, 2016

I have no doubt in the doctor's expertise. However, there is not much respect accorded to a person's time, at this clinic. I will definitely avoid this doctor, if at all possible.
Patient | July 28, 2016

Patient | July 28, 2016

Best eye doctor I have ever had during my lifetime.
Patient | July 28, 2016

Good competent dr. but over-booked and always rushing. No time to really discuss concerns.
Patient | July 22, 2016

Patient | July 18, 2016

Rachel Kuchtey is a wonderful and caring doctor. I wish all doctors were like her!
Patient | May 30, 2016

Just recommended her to someone who needs her level of expertise.
Patient | April 29, 2016

She is an excellent doctor except that she runs late = 3 hours?!!!
Patient | April 25, 2016

Dr. apologized for long delays. Took her time examining me and answering all of my questions & concerns.
Patient | April 21, 2016

It has been a very pleasant experience.
Patient | March 15, 2016

Vanderbilt had another glaucoma specialist, I would change doctors.
Patient | March 11, 2016

Too long of a wait for Dr spending less than 10 min with me
Patient | February 29, 2016

Have recommended dr. to friends/family.
Patient | February 25, 2016

I have absolute confidence in Dr. Kutchtey and think she is an excellent physician. Would highly recommend her to anyone. I believe I have received the best possible care.
Patient | February 18, 2016

Dr Kuctey is an excellent practioner- very skilled. I have not had better in my 40 years of going to ophthalmologists. I trust her judgment completely.
Patient | February 7, 2016

Only recommend Vandy Eye for someone who can spend minimum of 1.5 hours & up to 5 hours per visit! Slowest clinic every seen. Been to it for 5+ years!
Patient | January 29, 2016

Doctors and other staff very professional.
Patient | January 26, 2016

My only hesitancy in recommending Dr. Kuchtey is the long wait times involved with appointments.
Patient | January 25, 2016

My only hesitation in recommending her is how poorly her office is run (wait times are extreme).
Patient | January 12, 2016

Dr. Rachel Kuchtey is good and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her. She is so kind and nice.
Patient | January 8, 2016

Very good experience. I just had a difficult eye surgery. Dr. did her very best!!!
Patient | January 4, 2016