Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD

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Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Girkin to book an appointment.

Dr. Girkin

UAB Ophthalmology Svs Foundtn

700 18th St S Ste 601 Birmingham, AL 35233
Accepting new patients

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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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 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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Ar College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1993
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher Girkin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Girkin frequently treats B-Scan Ultrasound, Farnsworth Lantern Test, and Eye Examination. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Girkin treats.

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Dr. Girkin's office is located at 700 18th St S Ste 601, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Girkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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B-Scan Ultrasound
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Dr. Girkin performs B-Scan Ultrasound more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Girkin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Farnsworth Lantern Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Girkin performs Farnsworth Lantern Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Girkin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Eye Examination
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Girkin performs Eye Examination more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Girkin performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Girkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(205) 933-0120

Dr. Girkin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
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Locations

UAB Ophthalmology Svs Foundtn

Uab Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic700 18th St S Ste 601 Birmingham, AL 35233
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