About Dr. Coates
A Community Physician
Dr. Coates has cared for Ridgefield eye health since the opening of Ridgefield Ophthalmology in 2009. She recently celebrated her 10th year as a small business owner in the Ridgefield community. She seeks to serve her patients physical health and provide a professional and calming experience for her patients.
In addition to caring for her community, she is the mother of four children: Laura, Emma, Julia and Steven. Laura and Emma graduated from Princeton University and Julia is pursuing her undergraduate studies at Washington University of St. Louis. Steven, the youngest, is entering his final stage of the Ridgefield Public School systems, while following in his sisters' footsteps of running for the Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Ridgefield High School.
Dr. Coates has been married to Dr. Jack Hergenrother for over 25 years. Jack is an engineering executive at IBM.
Christienne F. Coates, M.D.
Education and Experience
A Board-Certified Ophthalmologist
2009 - Present
Founder and Attending Physician
Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates
2005 - 2009
Lectured and taught medical students as well as ophthalmology residents at Greenwich Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
2004 - 2005
Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery
Super Chief, NYU Dept of Ophthalmology
Taught medical students and ophthalmology residents at NYU / MEETH, and Cornell
New York University / MEETH
2001 - 2004
Residency in Ophthalmology & Chief Resident
Mount Auburn Hospital
1995 - 1996
Internship in Internal Medicine
Mount Auburn, a Harvard Community Hospital
UVM College of Medicine
1991 - 1995
1985 - 1989
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Co-Captain of Women's Tennis Team
Ridgefield Ophthalmology is conveniently located in picturesque Ridgefield, Connecticut. RO offers an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Dr. Coates provides eye care of the highest quality to individuals and families. The office features state-of-the art equipment and diagnostic ophthalmic technology.
Ridgefield Ophthalmology has state-of-the-art equipment so that each aspect of your appointment is performed with the ultimate precision and care. All of patients’ eye care needs are handled in this supportive and technologically advanced environment.