Dr. Charles Richards, MD

Dr. Charles Richards, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Charles Richards, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Piedmont Retina Specialists

180 Kimel Park Dr Ste 110

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 90% 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.

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. 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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Our mission at Piedmont Retina Specialists, P.A. is to provide superior care and services to patients by adhering to high ethical standards, delivering an eminent level of clinical care in a compassionate environment, and ensuring ease of availability to our referring physicians and patients."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

9  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Intraocular Melanoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Traditional Retinal Tears
  • Tumor

2  Procedures

  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • 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.


  • 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
11 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Richards' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Excellent bedside manner. Polite, well knowledgeable and willing to listen. He cares for his patients. Excellent care.
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very very supportive very very good employees , very gentle , excellent service .Its never good to have an injection done but the staff is beyond helpful . I enjoy every time i come in to office . I have never had any issues . Dr. Richards gets a 11 out of 10 . The staff gets 11 out of time . I...more
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We love the office staff here. So friendly and skilled.
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I couldn't be happier with another doctor! I have had a great experience from start to finish. I've never had a more caring doc. The staff is great and have treated me wonderfully at each visit!
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