John P. Eitzen, MD

Decatur Ophthalmologist

Dr. Eitzen

Dr. Eitzen was born and raised in Alabama and grew up in Birmingham. He attended Auburn University where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He went on to get his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine where he graduated cum laude.

He was awarded an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for his medical training. He attended a training courses at the School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, TX as a medical student. After completing medical school, he remained in Birmingham for his internship and initial residency training. He subsequently entered active duty in the Air Force and participated in Operation Desert Storm where his unit built the largest medical evacuation hospital in the Gulf Theater. He later completed additional training at LSU/ The Ochsner Clinic Foundation and a Cornea Fellowship at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He relocated to North Platte in 2017 to join Eye Surgeons of Nebraska.

Dr. Eitzen is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Nebraska Medical Association and the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

In his off time, he enjoys all types of sports activities, good music, good conversation and good books.