Dr. James C. Hays, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 64

800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 120
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hays to family and friends is 3.1 out of 5 5 1 21

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Woolfson Eye Institute
Atlanta office
800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 120
Atlanta, GA 30328
Williamson Eye Care
Williamson Eye Care
179 Handley Rd Ste C
Tyrone, GA 30290
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    Dr. Hays' Experience

    Dr. Hays' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Astigmatic Keratotomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Eye Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    • Astigmatism
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataract
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diplopia
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Keratitis
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
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    Background Check for Dr. Hays

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Michigan Medical School
    Graduated in 1977

    Internship Hospital

    Henry Ford Hospital
    Complete in 1978

    Residency Hospital

    Henry Ford Hosp
    Complete in 1982

    Fellowship Hospital

    McGee Eye Institute
    Complete in 1984

    Undergraduate Schools

    Michigan Sate University
    Graduated in 1973

    Other Education

    Auburn University School Of Business
    Complete in 2009
    University Of Michigan School Of Public Health
    Complete in 2006
    University Of Texas At Dallas
    Complete in 2011
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hays & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Hays' Hospital Quality

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    • Emory University Hospital Midtown

    • Northside Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Hays

    Dr. James C. Hays, MD
    DR. HAYS RESPONDS - (Dr. Hays, edit your response)

    This is a response to a review on March 10.  The person's comment seems to be they couldn't hear me well, that they had to lean forward to hear.  I am very sorry for that.  The patient then says "My Bad"... I'll take them at their word.  If you can't hear well then the polite things to do is to let someone know.  Same thing if you speak too loud... you don't want people thinking you yell at them.

    Quite frankly, I don't remember the incident.  No disagreement, no disagreeable person, no confrontation, no billing issue, no medical mistake, etc.  

    He/she rated me one star out of five... which is the same rating that you'd give someone that committed medical malpractice.

    If a patient is this critical then I'm glad they are going somewhere else.  For the reader...how would you feel in your life if you got graded like this?  Someone leaned forward to hear you so your medical degree and 30 years of practice are worthless? That's just something to think about when you read these reviews.

    Thank you for reading my reply.

    Jim Hays

    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.1
    • 21 responses
    • 1 review

    3.1 out of 5

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    1 out of 5
    -Alpharetta, GA |

    Was in my Ophthalmologist's office discussing cataract surgery and referrals. Dr Hays, one of the referrals was in the office. I agreed to have him ck me at this office. Dr Hays came into examining room...did a brief eye examination. Sat down and started discussing the cataract procedure to me. Only thing... machinery was in between us. I had to lean over out of my chair to hear & face him. My bad, I should have said something... but I was so disenchanted, I knew I would be going elsewhere!!

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    Office Locations

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    Woolfson Eye Institute
    Atlanta office
    800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 120
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    (404) 236-6747 (Office)
    (770) 804-1679 (Fax)
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    Williamson Eye Care
    179 Handley Rd Ste C
    Tyrone, GA 30290
    (770) 486-1020 (Office)
    C
    Peachtree City Eye Center
    100 N Peachtree Pkwy
    Peachtree City, GA 30269
    (770) 487-8900 (Office)
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