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Dr. Warren H. Heller is an Ophthalmologist in Phoenix providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.
As a licensed ophthalmologist, Dr. Heller provides exams, diagnoses, and treatment of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Heller is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Heller is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.
Dr. Heller works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Heller's dedication to continuing education that our Phoenix patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.
Dr. Benjamin Heller attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He attended medical school at Touro University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He then completed his internship at Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, California. Dr. Heller attended his Ophthalmology residency at Nova Southeastern University in conjunction with Larkin Community Hospital. After residency, Dr. Benjamin Heller joined his father Dr. Warren Heller MD and his brother Dr. Matthew Heller DO to practice Ophthalmology in the greater Phoenix area.
Dr. Matthew Heller received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He attended medical school at Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona and completed his internship at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Heller completed his residency in ophthalmology at Nova Southeastern University/Beraja Medical Institute/Larkin Hospital in Miami, Florida. During his residency, he received the Patrick Murray Academic Achievement Award from the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2015. After residency, Dr. Matthew Heller joined his father Dr. Warren Heller MD to practice ophthalmology in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Stipanovic completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Bloomsburg University in beautiful Bloomsburg, PA. She attended The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, located just outside of Philadelphia, PA where she received the Presidential Scholarship and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree.
Dr. Stipanovic looks forward to providing comprehensive eye exams to patients of all ages in order to check the health of the eyes, as well as fit glasses and contact lenses. In addition, her training has prepared her to recognize and manage several eye conditions including dry eye syndrome, binocular vision disorders, and glaucoma. Dr. Stipanovic is dedicated to providing quality eye care to North Phoenix patients and those of surrounding communities.
Dr. Carriker’s career in medicine began when she was fifteen as a nurse’s aide at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She worked nights and weekends through high school and was given an academic scholarship to attend St. Johns Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri.
Working as a registered nurse, she attended Arizona State University to receive a B.S. degree in Zoology. She was in honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Epsilon Delta. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1968 She did her internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, followed by a five-year training program in ophthalmology. During this time, she attended the Stanford course in Ophthalmology, the Lancaster Course in Maine and Eye Pathology at Estelle Doheny Eye Institute. Her training was supervised by Dr. Francis Adler and Dr. Frederick Carriker.
As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Carriker has more than 40 years of experience in the treatment of a broad range of medical and surgical eye conditions. She plays an important role in the diagnosis of cataracts, preparation for surgery, and post-operative care of patients who have had cataract surgery.
Dr. Carriker has traveled extensively across the nation to learn the latest surgical techniques and has applied her skills in a wide variety of techniques. She has special interest and training in clear cornea cataract surgery with intraocular lens implant, glaucoma, and dry eye.
Dr. Carriker is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the academy. Her memberships include Arizona Ophthalmological Society and Phoenix Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Carriker served as the first and only woman president of the Phoenix Ophthalmological Society. She has active staff privileges at St. Joseph's Hospital and Arizona Ophthalmic Outpatient Surgery Center. Her hobbies include walking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is also a proud owner of a Chihuahua named Poppy.