Dr. Deborah Hudak, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
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Dr. Deborah Hudak, MD
I grew up in Cincinnati, in a family that embraced Medicine and the Arts. A third-generation physician, my mother was an ophthalmic operating room nurse who was known as a child prodigy on the piano, playing perfectly Rachmaninoff at five years old. My grandmother, the love of my life, was a professional ballerina, invented tap-on-toe, taught a couple of the original Rockettes, and was the owner of a dance studio. My grandfather, an Ophthalmologist, was first violinist in Cincinnati's Youth Symphony Orchestra and avid photographer and painter. My uncle, who was the first to figure out how the eye worked chemically (after describing fatty acid degradation and synthesis) and taught for years at San Diego's Medical School, loved to cook and was well-published in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines besides the professional biochemistry journals. The product of this strong influence of Medicine and the Arts, it was natural to be drawn to Oculoplastics. I love what I do, and do my utmost to help my patients achieve what they desire in the way of eyehealth and facial rejuvenation.

8311 Bandford Way Ste 103

Raleigh, NC 27615

Contact Information

(919) 845-0333

Dr. Deborah Hudak, MD

Dr. Deborah Hudak, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 91% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mississippi University For Women
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Kettering Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Internal Medicine Residency At Kettering Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Research Fellowship At Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hudak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hudak to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Hudak's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Hudak was recommended to me by my endocrinologist as I have a thyroid disorder which can affect my vision. Dr. Hudak is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. Her staff is friendly and helpful. I have only the highest regard for this practice. Since seeing her for my medical needs, I have also used this service for cosmetic services, and am more than pleased as well,l having been to two other practices in the area, and have decided to stay.
in Apex, NC |
I absolutely love Dr. Hudak and look forward to every visit I have with her. I love that she has been practicing for so long and yet her office continues to be progressive. She is both professional and authentically empathetic.
Apex, NC |
I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Hudak for her experience, knowledge, and genuine compassion for her patients. Her work alone speaks for itself. Everything I have had done by her is seemless. She is my fountain of youth! Dr. Hudak thoughtgully listens to every concern and takes the time to thoroughly explain everything and leave you without questions. She is by far one of the most experienced and intelligent people I have had the privilege of seeing.
raleigh, NC |
I have been to a lot of medical professionals in the past, and Dr. Hudak is the very best of them. She listens well, explains everything thoroughly, answers all questions, and writes out the problems and recommendations for the patients. She makes herself available to patients at all hours and days. She has correctly diagnosed and treated problems when others failed. I cannot say enough praise for her and her staff!
in Raleigh, NC |
No credit for payments and no help from office staff to resolve issue. I had receipts and no payments were indicated on my account. I had to contact off-site billing office and prove my case without any assistance offered from staff. No response about insurance authorization for eyelid surgery. I have called and asked when I visited about the payment issue.
I am so very sorry that we were unable to please you, J.D. Your insurance company twice denied our request for surgery, as they deemed it cosmetic. With persistence, we were able to get them to reverse their decision about one of the two lids. You had injections done that were not covered by insurance, and mistakenly thought that the payment for them should be applied to your outstanding health insurance deductible. The dates, money amounts, and office notes clearly show all this to be true.
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Dr. Hudak accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
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  • Humana
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    Choice Care
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice Care PPO
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    Commercial POS
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  • MedCost
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  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
    TriCare for Life
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    TRICARE Reserve Select
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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