Dr. David W. Underwood, MD

Dr. David W. Underwood, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 58 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Underwood's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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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.

Dr. Underwood's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Underwood'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
  •  Board actions found

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    Board Action

    Dr. Underwood has 1 board action

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

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)