Dr. Charles Richards, MD

Dr. Charles Richards, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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47 y/o
(3)

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Dr. Charles Richards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Wake Forever University

MEDICAL CENTER BLVD

Winston Salem, NC 27157
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Richards' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Dr. Charles Richards is an experienced, board certified Retina surgeon with degrees from Emory University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards Dr. Charles Richards is an experienced, board certified Retina surgeon with degrees from Emory University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Richards received his ophthalmology training at Wake Forest University Eye Center and completed a retina fellowship at the University of Virginia. After four years of delivering top notch retina care as a faculty member at Wake Forest, he brings his skills and expertise to Piedmont Retina. He has been involved in many clinical trials for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Richards looks forward to continuing to provide excellent retina care here in his home community, the Piedmont Triad.
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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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Edema
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • UNC Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Wake Forest University Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Richards' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

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