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Dr. David Underwood, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Underwood

Hughes Eye Center

112 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, TN 38305

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(731) 664-1994


Dr. David Underwood, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Jackson, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Good communication . Patients said there was good doctor communication at the hospital. See hospitals

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(731) 664-1994

Dr. Underwood accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (9/16/2015)View details
No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Underwood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retina Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Retina Diseases more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Autoimmune Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Thyroid Disease more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Underwood's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dr. Underwood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Underwood

4.6

Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
85.45454545454545%
(47)
4 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
3 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
2 Stars
3.6363636363636362%
(2)
1 Star
3.6363636363636362%
(2)

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What People Say About Dr. David Underwood, MD
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Dr. Underwood judt completed the cataract surgery on both my eyes and they are better than they have been in over 40 years and I am 55. I highly recommend him.
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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 stars only because he did a good job with my laser surgery years ago
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1985
1984

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)