Dr. David Underwood, MD

Dr. David Underwood, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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59 y/o
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Dr. David Underwood, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jackson, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Hughes Eye Center

112 Stonebridge Blvd

Jackson, TN 38305
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American

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Top Care Areas

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

Stye
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Underwood'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.

Dr. Underwood's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Underwood "Dr. David Underwood, board certified in ophthalmology, received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. Dr. Underwood was the first to use the excimer laser for vision correction in West Tennessee in 1998. He has remained a trendsetter in refractive surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Underwood "It's a new day at Hughes Eye Center. We treat many different eye diseases and conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma, and we offer products and services that we call "lifestyle changes." We work closely with your local eye and medical physician to provide you the best in medical and surgical eye care."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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22  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (9/16/2015)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Tennessee

Education

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Science College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Underwood has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Underwood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Underwood's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Underwood to family and friends
54 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
    (46)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Underwood'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

The optometrist did all of the preliminary work for my cataract surgery. I only got to speak to doctor Underwood because I asked to prior to the surgery. The surgery has left me with vision in one eye which is not clear at any distance. I plan to go to another doctor for the 2nd eye. I give two...more
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