Dr. Darrell Hester, MD

Dr. Darrell Hester, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
9 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group

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Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Hester's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hester to family and friends
3.7
based on 9 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Hester's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Leland, NC |
I would recommend Dr. Hester to all my family and friends. I felt that I had the best eye exam of my life. Dr. Hester is professional and easy to understand. He spent time talking to me explaining all my eye issues. The time waiting in the reception room was well worth it. I believe he must spend quality time with all his patients.
Wilmington, NC |
Dr. Hester is very good, professional, and always willing to explain things. Office is bad - hard to schedule, wait times are often over 2 hours. I was there once after lights were turned off and staff had left. Not very apologetic.
in Wilmington, NC |
You are in the office a minimum of two hours. I've had follow up appointments and waited three hours or more. When you finally see the doctor he's in there about 5 minutes.
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Dr. Hester'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 malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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