Joseph L. Wilhelm, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Joseph L. Wilhelm, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cataract Surgery, Retinal Disease, Vitreo-Retinal
Board Certified
Business 4.5 stars / 10 Reviews
Star rating: 
9
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Main Location: 
Okemos
Additional Locations: 
East Lansing - Coolidge Road

Dr. Wilhelm received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College, Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Wilhelm completed his retinal-vitreal fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic.

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Testimonials*

Kind MD thorough and efficient.

10/09/2018

Dr. Wilhelm is superior, i wouldn't trust anyone else.

10/09/2018

I have been Dr. Wilhelm's patient for almost 30 years, I will be his patient until he retires! I have complete confidence in his knowledge and skills.

10/01/2018

Very friendly, very professional.

09/25/2018

Very happy with the way the cataract surgery went. Now on to the other one.

09/17/2018

Dr. Wilhelm's friendliness is improving with each visit I have with him.

09/18/2018

Very good at talking with me.

09/10/2018

Very kind and caring. Tries to get to the cause of my dry eyes.

08/27/2018

Dr Wilhelm just seems to be the perfect Doctor for all aspects of eye. My Husband & I have gone to him for years and never been disappointed.

08/14/2018

I feel confident that with Dr Wilhelm I am getting the best care.

08/07/2018

Doctor has excellent skills.

08/07/2018

Dr Wilhelm is very soft spoken and sometimes hard to hear.

08/07/2018

This Dr communicated he was taking my situation seriously and then proceeded to direct my next steps for diagnosis with care and urgency, which is much appreciated.

07/18/2018

Very gentle doctor which is appreciated!

07/06/2018

I've gone to Dr. Wilhelm for about 30 years ... and I TOTALLY trust and respect him. He is very thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and comfortable discussing issues and questions with.

06/18/2018

I've been a patient of Dr. Wilhelm for at least 30 years! I trust him fully. He's thorough and exceptional.

06/12/2018

Sometimes treated as a protocol, not human patient. Would like discussion regarding short term and long term plans; I only have one set of eyes and my vision is very important to me!

06/04/2018

I've been very pleased with my care and results and have great confidence in Dr. Wilhelm.

05/21/2018

Doctor was excellent.

05/21/2018

Very nice man.

05/15/2018

Dr. Wilhelm has been my eye Doctor for quite a few years. I trust him with my eyes much less my life.

05/03/2018

Dr. Wilhelm is an excellent doctor.

04/30/2018

he's an excellent eye doctor!

04/10/2018

I’m amazed. I’m seeing things that I’ve overlooked for years I can actually read without glasses!

04/10/2018

Feeling a bit uncomfortable meeting this doctor for the first time, and wondering if my symptoms indicated even more surgery, etc. This doctor was very professional, calming in his demeanor, thorough in his examination, and informative in his explanation.

04/04/2018

Dr. Wilhelm is amazing

04/03/2018

Dr Wilhelm has treated me for quite a few years. My MD all of a sudden decided to rear it's ugly head. It scares you. It took me a week to get in but as usual Dr Wilhelm eased my fears and started treating the problem. I trust him very very much.

03/21/2018

Dr. Wilhelm is a very good doctor. I trust him completely. He never tries to force his opinions on you. He listens carefully, and honors your wishes. He NEVER pushes surgery on you. Just the wishes of the patient. That is what he honors. I recommend him highly to anyone looking for a good eye doctor.

03/21/2018

Dr. Wilhelm is a superb physician.

03/05/2018

I am extremely grateful for Dr. Wilhelm's extraordinary surgical skills and commitment to quality patient care. I have recommended him already!

03/06/2018

Dr. Wilhelm took plenty of time to answer the questions I had.

03/07/2018

Everyone goes out of there way to make you comfortable.

03/10/2018

I am totally amazed at my results. I am seeing things that I have not realized I was missing.

02/20/2018

Didn't have to wait long at all. Staff was friendly, Dr. was friendly - in and out! Love it!

02/06/2018

The staff was very helpful, and the appointment progressed in a timely fashion. Thank you!

02/06/2018

I am glad that LOeyecare hires great professionals.

12/27/2017

Excellent physician

12/27/2017

SIMPLY THE BEST ...........ALL OVER PROFESSIONALISM

12/18/2017

An exceptional physician who truly cares for his patients. Warm, welcoming and thorough!

12/11/2017

Dr. Wilhelm is very professional and knowledgeable.

11/23/2017

I found Dr. Wilhelm to be an "old school" doctor - not especially willing to share information with me. He asked me if I was experiencing a particular symptom, and I asked what that would indicate. He said, "Something else." Not a communication style I favor. I will not be returning to Dr. Wilhelm.

11/09/2017

DR. WILHELM IS A CARING, COMPASSIONATE PERSON AND A WONDERFUL DOCTOR. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ALL PEOPLE OF ALL AGES! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY IF YOU CHOOSE HIM AS YOUR EYE DOCTOR!

11/01/2017

His qualifications seem to be excellent. He is very professional. I got the sense that perhaps his view of my reported symptoms was that they weren't significant.

11/01/2017

very informative and friendly.

11/01/2017

Very caring!

10/25/2017

I trust him, and do not wish to have any other dr. for my eye care

10/19/2017

I've had Dr. Wilhelm for many years. A few years ago I had surgery for a macular hole in my right eye. He was with me many times after the surgery and helped me get through the surgery and beyond.

09/27/2017

We believe Dr Wilhelm to be extremely knowledgeable in regards to eye care.

09/27/2017

Very satisfied with Dr. Wilhelm. Hope he continues for another 10 years.

09/27/2017

100% confidence in Dr. Wilhelm

09/28/2017

He is a great doctor and I feel very confident in his care.

09/28/2017

Because of Dr. Willham I can still se after 8 yrs. of wet mac.

09/14/2017

Very professional

08/22/2017

Dr. Wilhelm is everything I could want in a Doctor. He is very attentive, courteous and answers all questions. .

08/23/2017

I have seen him for years and he just the best!

08/23/2017

Dr. Wilhelm provides excellent care & services.

07/31/2017

Dr Wilhelm is a wise, careful and well experienced expert.

07/30/2017

Dr. Wilhelm put me at ease and made me feel that he was totally focused on my surgery

07/28/2017

Dr. Wilhelm is always knowledgeable and professional. He really listens to me and my concerns. I can't recommend him highly enough.

07/26/2017

I would recommend Dr. Wilhelm to anyone who wants excellent eye care. He is the best.

07/19/2017

Dr Wilhelm repaired a macular hole in my left eye. The hole was repaired and I am very satisfied with his work. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a retina specialist.

07/20/2017

Dr. Wilhelm was very thorough in his examination of my eyes and I felt very comfortable with his explanation. I was also very pleased he could see me the same day my symptoms occurred.

07/09/2017

Fantastic Doctor! I trust him implicitly- my most precious gift is my eyesight and I trust him unquestionably with that gift!

07/06/2017

My daughter & I have gone to Dr. Wilhelm for approximately 10 yrs. He's very thorough, patient & kind!! He never makes you feel rushed. I hope that all Docs from all specialties are just like him !!!!!

07/01/2017

Very knowledgeable and professional!

06/28/2017

Dr Wilhelm is a devoted, caring professional who has a passion for his work. It would be nice if all doctors were like him.

06/15/2017

He is an incredibly great doctor.

06/09/2017

Dr. Wilhelm spends time with patients to understand their symptoms and develop a solid plan of care.

06/01/2017

I HAVE CMPLETE TRUST IN DR, WILHELM.

05/31/2017

Th Doctor will explain a diagnosis thoroughly.

05/31/2017

Wonderful doctor who takes a personal interest in my eye care. Wish he didn't get moved to Okemos because it is twice the distance now. Hard to book into Coolidge office.

06/01/2017

Very caring

05/26/2017

Dr Wilhelm is an extremely experienced, wise , well seasoned professional who can be trusted to handle whatever challenges you might face. He is thorough and I think he really loves his work. He is what you would hope all doctors would be.

05/24/2017

I was very impressed with the doctor and felt that his diagnosis and treatment plan was right on. A very nice man.

05/24/2017

Dr. Wilhelm takes the time to answer any and all of my questions on a personal level. Nothing is too mundane to him.

05/17/2017

Dr. Wilhelm is great at what he does. He is cordial and matter of fact. He is not much of a conversationalists but is friendly. He did not explain the procedure to me and I only knew what was going to occur because someone else not in the practice had explained it to me. I know he has a good reputation and I was very at ease with him doing the procedure to my eye.

04/05/2017

I really did not learn much about my condition except to come back in 60 days. Just another excuse for another appointment at $200 each, #feelingused

03/23/2017

Excellent eye care.

03/15/2017

He is an excellent Dr.

03/15/2017

Have been with Dr. Wilhelm since 1984. He's the best.

03/08/2017

Very good doctoring.

01/26/2017

Dr Wilhelm has always been very thorough/ conscientious.

01/19/2017

Very satisfied with the care I have received from Dr Wilhelm.

01/11/2017

Dr. Wilhelm is excellent in all respects!

12/28/2016

Very professional, Dr. Wilhelm has taken care of my wife's vision issues for well over 12 years. We both have complete trust in his care and staff.

12/29/2016

For over 30 years I chose Dr. Wilhelm. If I didn't think he was giving me good care I would go to another Doctor. Hope he's around for many more years.

12/14/2016

I really appreciate Dr. Wilhelm's thoroughness and kindness. I feel that my care is in good hands.

12/08/2016

He is very skilled and of good character.

11/17/2016

Very satisfied with the care I get.

11/09/2016

Very professional and compassionate, Explains treatments and procedures well and always answers all questions

11/14/2016

Excellent Physician who provides excellent care and concern For his patients

11/07/2016

I am always pleased with my appointments with Dr. Wilhelm. Professional and friendly treatment every time.

11/07/2016

I trust him. A whole lot and highly recommend him

10/27/2016

I have a patient of dr. Wilhelm for more than 10 years and have always been very satisfied with him and his staff.

10/29/2016

Very good.

08/24/2016

Dr. Wilhelm is an excellent communicator. He answers all questions and explains as well.

08/25/2016

My regular doctor is Dr. Liu but he was on vacation when I needed immediate care. Dr. Wilhelm did a good job for me on this day.

08/11/2016

Dr. Wilhelm is wonderful!

07/28/2016

I love Dr Wilhelm so much that I travel 500 miles just to see him. I owe my vision to him and will always be grateful for his care.

07/31/2016

I love Dr. Wilhelm. I have been with him for a good few years. I have the utmost confidence in him. He answers my questions in a professional manner that I can understand and takes the time to listen to my questions.

07/20/2016

I always feel the right things are done during my visits and I really admire Dr Wilhelm

07/14/2016

Have been his patient for many years. Would highly recommend him.

06/29/2016

I have poor hearing and Dr w. Speaks very softly. when I check out there there were item mentioned that we discussed. Not that I heard. Dr w. Was great when I asserted myself and asked specific questions. He gave question plenty of thought before answering.

06/29/2016

very competent, gave very complete exam.

06/29/2016

In 2008 I was told my left eye would blind in six mouths Dr Wilhlem ask me to Participate in a experimental study and I still can see

07/04/2016

The experience is always wonderful!!

06/23/2016

Dr. Wilhelm is an excellent ophthalmologist - informative and current in his field.

06/20/2016

I think DR. Wilhelm is excellent.

06/02/2016

This doctor is nothing less than incredibly great.

06/02/2016

Felt like an assembly line visit. Don't think he spent more than a five minutes with me. Exam was done by a technician and not the doctor. I have been given more attention at Pearle Vision.

06/02/2016

COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER DOCTOR!

02/18/2016

I don't really know him yet.No reservations at yet at this point,

02/18/2016

Such a wonderful and personable doctor! Would recommend him to friends and family.

02/10/2016

Great Doctor. Saved my sight in one eye.

02/03/2016

We have gone to Dr. Wilhelm many years; will continue to do so.

02/05/2016

Dr. Wilhelm is always attentive, professional and caring. I will always remember that he saw me on an emergency basis in his office on a Sunday afternoon and performed successful retina reattachment that same evening. I could not recommend him more highly.

01/20/2016

Dr. Wilhelm is always thorough in his exam.

02/25/2016

Nice, kind man.

01/13/2016

Very pleasant customer service oriented staff!

01/14/2016

I have great confidence in Doctor Wilhelm

01/14/2016

Excellent work. Best in town.

01/06/2016

I am very confident in Dr Wilhelm and have referred several people to him. Thanks for all you've done for me and all that have been referred.

01/07/2016

Dr Wilhelm has been my eye Doctor for decades and even though I now live an hour away I will never change to any other eye Doctor.

12/23/2015

The Doctor does not speak loudly enough!

12/23/2015

I have seen Dr. Wilhelm on several occasions and have always been very impressed with his concern and the way he explains my situation and what should be done to treat it. I am looking forward to maintaining seeing him for future appointments.

12/28/2015

Dr. Wilhelm has done a great job in providing an overall treatment plan for my eye/vision health. I would definitely recommend this doctor to others.

01/04/2016

He did not explain all the risks that I saw in the print out I received. I don't know if he is up on the latest technology that I read on the internet concerning this in New Zealand and a clinic in the East. I believe he is skilled in the method he knows. He asked me general questions concerning holiday, but my husband said that he really didn't listen.

12/09/2015

He is a caring doctor.

12/16/2015

In preparing me for my eye surgery the doctor and staff were very knowledgeable patient in spending time to explain the process and answer my questions. During and after the surgery (in follow-up appointments, etc.) the care has been excellent.

12/09/2015

Communications was lacking.

12/09/2015

He is the greatest! I recommend him to anyone who will listen

12/09/2015

Very helpful.

12/10/2015

Doctor does not explain what or why he is doing something. He dismisses questions that you ask by basically saying that happens sometimes and does not explain why or if it is normal. Would not recommend him to someone because of his poor bedside manner.

12/09/2015

Fabulous doctor. His staff was also prompt and courteous. In all I would highly recommend Dr Wilhelm and very much appreciate the careful attention I received there from all involved.

12/07/2015

I have a high level of confidence in this doctor.

11/19/2015

He is a very caring Dr.

11/13/2015

The Doctor does not talk loud enough for us oldsters.

11/12/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is a very caring eye doctor. He is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone.

10/28/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is an accomplished healthcare provider. All surgeries are fraught with potential dangers that should not be taken lightly. However, I have complete confidence in Dr. Wilhelm so that I have absolutely no doubts as I enter into surgery under him. He surrounds himself with well trained and friendly nursing assistants. I am fortunate to have Dr. Wilhelm for my eye doctor.

10/29/2015

I would not keep coming back if I didn't have trust in him. Thanks Dr. Wilhelm

10/21/2015

Overall my experience with dr wilhem is very positive and I appreciate his skills as a doctor and surgeon. thank you!

10/22/2015

I have always had complete confidence in Dr. Wilhelm.

10/16/2015

I was very pleased with the outcome of both surgeries

10/07/2015

Service has always been great. I feel like the doctors and staff have always been focused on helping to protect my vision/eyes.

10/07/2015

Dr and staff are super nice and skilled.

10/08/2015

Thank you for getting me an appointment so quickly! All staff including Dr. Wilhelm, were very nice and professional.

09/30/2015

He is very good.

09/30/2015

I greatly appreciate and admire the great care Dr Wilhelm has given me. He is a wonderful doctor and surgeon.

09/30/2015

I have recommended Dr Wilhelm to many others over the years.

09/30/2015

Have been a patient of Dr. Wilhelm's for 24 years. I had detached retinas in both eyes and if not for him I would now be blind. I will be forever grateful to him for that.

10/02/2015

Would have liked it if he would have explained what he was testing for and what results showed.

09/16/2015

The doctor is fine, but I have noticed a tendency amongst SOME younger staff to address older patients in a certain tone of voice, as if we we may be hard of hearing, feeble or even easily confused. Dr. Wilhelm gives exudes confidence. He'll be my first choice in the future.

09/17/2015

No complaints at all.

09/15/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is the best ophthalmologist I have had in my 65 years. He is very thorough and trustworthy.

09/02/2015

Performance is excellent.

09/02/2015

After the initial appt. I am very pleased with Dr. Wilhelm. As we continue, I expect my confidence will increase as we get to know each other.

09/02/2015

The doctors were backed up about 45 minutes the day of my appointment (emergencies), but the staff was courteous and they got me in as quickly as they could. Rumor has it Dr. Wilhelm skipped lunch.

08/19/2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Wilhelm for many years. He is awesome at what he does, I wouldn't trust my sight to anyone else. Thank you Dr. Wilhelm.

08/19/2015

Wasn't impressed with sanitation measures.

08/19/2015

I appreciate Dr. Wilhelm's judgment, skill, and professionalism.

08/19/2015

He is a true professional, well spoken, right to the point and has the confidence you would expect from a top rated Doctor.

08/19/2015

Everything was good.

08/19/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is very kind, thorough and caring.

08/19/2015

Good and on time.

08/26/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is an excellent doctor. He's very thorough and listens to you with all respect. I'd highly recommend him. He's genuine and caring.

08/12/2015

I like Dr Wilhelm's chastised demeanor. He presents the facts calmly and answers all my questions.

08/27/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is exceptional in his communication skills. He answers all questions. We established a plan. My confidence in him is 100%.

08/12/2015

Dr. Wilhelm and staff are excellent! I recommend Dr. Wilhelm/Lansing Ophthalmology to all my friends and family.

08/12/2015

I had a macular hole repaired by Dr. Wilhelm last fall. He was there for me all the way through recovery and beyond.

08/14/2015

I was very satisfied with my recent appointment at Lansing Ophthalmology.

08/10/2015

Dr. Wilhelm knows what he is doing and I have the utmost confidence in his abilities.

08/12/2015

Eye surgery was never in my top 10 list of things to do, but I feel that Dr. Wilhelm's skills are excellent. I am very satisfied.

07/30/2015

I'm absolutely sure that having Dr. Wilhelm as my doctor is the best for me. He and his staff are exceptionally helpful.

08/07/2015

I guess sometimes I don't know if he talking to me or the nurse.

07/22/2015

I'm so very happy to be a patient of Dr. Wilhelm. He's an incredible doctor, truly exhibiting his expertise by the type of care he extends his patients, as well as the personnel that he has supporting him in both the back and front offices.

07/22/2015

Very thorough and clear regarding treatment and future steps for treatment.

07/23/2015

Dr. Wilhelm has always treated me fairly & honestly, I have complete confidence in his judgement.

07/15/2015

Fabulous!

07/15/2015

Very friendly and professional.

07/15/2015

I've been a patient of Dr. Wilhelm for years and have always been very satisfied with my vision care.

07/15/2015

We LOVE Dr Wilhelm! Wouldn't trust our eyes to anyone else.

07/16/2015

We love Dr Wilhelm and are so grateful for his care.

07/09/2015

Excellent and careful treatment. His staff are friendly and the entire Office is very well organized. I am most grateful for his care and expertise. Thank you.

06/24/2015

I was very impressed that Dr. Wilhelm listened to my concerns and answered them clearly.

06/17/2015

I have strong confidence in this dr's abilities not so much in his personality-----sorry. But I see him for his skills not his personality.

06/18/2015

I feel the girls doing the testing tell me more than the doctor. he mumbles to the girl typing & says very little to me about anything. its always see me in this long ... looks good. I asked about full exam & he said next time. a little more information on what he was looking for and what he found would be nice. i feel frustrated when i leave for the amount of time I'm there for a visit & what i get from the visit from the doctor.

06/17/2015

Dr Wilhelm is the best! We have already recommended him to our friends and family.

06/10/2015

Dr. Wilhelm is awesome and I'm confident in this skills and knowledge to treat my issues.

06/10/2015

Have always had confidence in Dr. Wilhelm.

06/10/2015

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