Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology.

700 18th St S Ste 601

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers
Blind Hypotensive Eye
normal
more than 95% of peers
Iridocyclitis
normal
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Girkin'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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7  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Girkin to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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

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 ??
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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...more
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