Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Alan Richards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1400 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Ste 103

Shreveport, LA 71105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richards performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Richards's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  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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9  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

2.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

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)

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...more
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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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