Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(3)
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Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD
Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Girkin is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

UAB Ophthalmology Svs Foundtn

700 18th St S Ste 601

Birmingham, AL 35233

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Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Girkin's Experience

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Dr. Girkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
40

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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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 Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Al Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Ar College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Girkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Girkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Girkin to family and friends
4.7
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Girkin's 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
Patient Comments (2)
in HUNTSVILLE |
Dr Girkin has been my son's Dr for 11 yrs now (since birth) I wouldn't trade him for anything. He has always been honest and made us feel like family. You ROCK DR GIRKIN ??
Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Girkin has been my glaucoma specialist for 10+ years. When I first came, I had advanced glaucoma. He included me in his studies, pursued the latest and best practices for treatment. I feel he has helped stave off my blindness. He knows I quiz him about my condition and is prepared for my computer MD questions. He is honest about my condition. He encourages me to inform my family about this disease and get tested. I have met people from all over he is and has treated. I thank him.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Girkin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Girkin has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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