Dr. David Underwood, MD

Dr. David Underwood, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
(53)

Accepting new patients

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.

Hughes Eye Center

112 Stonebridge Blvd

Jackson, TN 38305
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Accepted insurance

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

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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.
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Dr. Underwood's Experience

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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
  • Color Blindness
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Underwood to family and friends
4.7
based on 53 total reviews
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
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Dr. Underwood accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Underwood has admitting privileges

Hardin Medical Center
935 Wayne Rd
Savannah, TN 38372
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Henderson County Community Hospital
200 W Church St
Lexington, TN 38351
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McKenzie Regional Hospital
161 Hospital Dr
Mc Kenzie, TN 38201
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Tennova Healthcare - Dyersburg Regional
400 E Tickle St
Dyersburg, TN 38024
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Tennova Healthcare - Regional Jackson
367 Hospital Blvd
Jackson, TN 38305
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