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Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Richards

Pediatric Eye Specialists

1400 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Ste 103 Shreveport, LA 71105

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Dr. Alan Richards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.


Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richards

2.3

Based on 13 reviews

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  • 31 – 45 minutes
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  • Staff friendliness
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My daughter has been seen by Dr. Richards for 13 years. Yes the wait is always long but it is expected due to the amount of patients he sees. I can tell he truly cares about his patients.
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Horrible experience. We waited an hour plus after our scheduled appointment time to be first seen with zero apology. Everyone my child and I encountered in this office was rude. Dr. Richards was rude and rushed through his part of the exam and come to find out gave my child an incorrect prescription, which caused severe headaches. Now I'm out money for useless glasses and a 2d eye visit with another eye doctor. I will pursue this legally to the fullest extent.
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He seemed very hurried and rude like. Not very professional and wasn't very compassionate when it came to dilating my 2 year olds eyes.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Child Friendly, mostly seeing children 0-6 years and older children with eye muscle problems

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Eye Fdn Hospital University Ala
Residency Hospital
1976
Baylor University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1975
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1980
1979
1976
1975

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honor Award, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2010

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(318) 222-8402

Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diplopia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Diplopia more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Tear Duct Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Nystagmus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Nystagmus more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Motor Nystagmus
  • Nystagmus 1, Congenital, X-Linked
  • Nystagmus 2, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Nystagmus, Congenital Motor, Autosomal Recessive
  • Nystagmus, Hereditary Vertical
  • Nystagmus, Myoclonic

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects