Dr. David Underwood, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 64

Ophthalmology

Dr. David Underwood, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Jackson, TN and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Memorial Hospital Carroll County and Hardin Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. David Underwood, MD

Hughes Eye Center

112 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, TN 38305
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Underwood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stye
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Stye more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diabetic Cataracts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats Diabetic Cataracts more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Underwood treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Underwood treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Underwood's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(731) 664-1994

Dr. Underwood accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Underwood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Underwood

4.6

Based on 56 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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Cataract surgery with Toric lenses ($1499 per eye paid up front). Left eye is fine. Right eye is ruined. Dr. Underwood "put the wrong lens" in my eye....his words not mine. Recommended second surgery to correct his mistake. This second surgery left me with permanent damage to my cornea. (Persistent and irreversible swelling) I understand risk with surgery. "Oops I screwed up" should never be one of them.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Melissa Shuster – Jan 17, 2020
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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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Michael Woods – Aug 21, 2019
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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
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Wanda Black in Henderson , TN – Jun 22, 2018
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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...Read more

Biography

Dr. David Underwood, board certified in ophthalmology, received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
U Ark
Internship Hospital
1985
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Arkansas For Medical Science College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. David Underwood, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. David Underwood, MD treat?

Dr. Underwood frequently treats the following conditions: Stye, Diabetic Cataracts, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. David Underwood, MD's office address?

Dr. Underwood's office is located at 112 Stonebridge Blvd, Jackson, TN 38305. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. David Underwood, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. David Underwood, MD is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital Carroll County and Hardin Medical Center.

Is Dr. David Underwood, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. David Underwood, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

How much experience does Dr. David Underwood, MD have?

Dr. Underwood has over 38 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Hughes Eye Center

The Hughes Eye Center112 Stonebridge Blvd Jackson, TN 38305
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Underwood is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Memorial Hospital Carroll County

Huntingdon, TN

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

Hardin Medical Center

Savannah, TN

50% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% lower than the national average

Henderson County Community Hospital

Lexington, TN

Henry County Medical Center

Paris, TN

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

Jackson-madison County General Hospital

Jackson, TN

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average