Dr. Darrell E. Hester, MD

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Dr. Darrell E. Hester, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Live Oak Ophthalmology 1915 S 17th St Ste 101, Wilmington, NC 28401 Get Directions
(910) 251-8200

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Dr. Hester specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Wilmington, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Roanoke Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    North Carolina Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hester

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients