Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 68
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Dr. Alan Richards, MD
Dr. Alan Richards, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Shreveport, LA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Willis-Knighton Medical Center.

1400 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Ste 103

Shreveport, LA 71105

Contact Information

(318) 222-8402

Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Exotropia
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more than 94% of peers
Esotropia
very high
more than 91% of peers
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Child Friendly, mostly seeing children 0-6 years and older children with eye muscle problems"
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honor Award, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
2.2
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Bossier City, LA |
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.
Dallas, TX |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Richards accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • 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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Richards has admitting privileges

Willis-Knighton Medical Center
2600 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71103
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