Dr. Frances McMullan, MD

Dr. Frances McMullan, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Frances McMullan, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. She graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read her story

3120 Maple Dr NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McMullan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 89% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 78% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. McMullan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McMullan "The reason I got into ophthalmology is because I like working with my hands and it was a surgical sub-specialty that interested me. I went to the University of Virginia and was in the first class of women for undergraduate. I went to the Medical College of Virginia and then went to Emory and Grady where I did my residency. I did two fellowships including a cornea fellowship at the New England Medical Center in Boston and one with a surgeon in Atlanta who was one of the first to do implant surgery back in the '80s. I have been in practice for more than 30 years, and I love what I do. One of the good things about getting on in years is that with the experience I have now, there are very few things that are a surprise to me. I have balanced my clinical career serving as an international lecturer and residency instructor. I have participated in medical mission trips to Belize, Peru, Guatemala, Tanzania and Bhutan, and have worked at The Good Samaritan Center in Atlanta. I currently serve on the managing board of the University of Virginia Alumni Association. I enjoy traveling, sailing and photography, and I would love to get to know you."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McMullan "The great thing about ophthalmology that I didn't know about it when I started out is that you really have to listen to your patients' interests, hobbies and professional day-to-day activities so you know how to best take care of them.

When I first meet a new patient, I try to listen to them to really understand why they're here to see me and to find out what I can do to help their visual needs. This usually means an interview and getting to know the patient beyond superficially just "what do you do." I need to know if my patient works on hard copies or computers, how far away is their desk. I need details about their professional activities and hobbies."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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19  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Barrie H Thrasher Md
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McMullan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McMullan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McMullan to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. McMullan'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 (3)

I found her very knowledgeable, caring, and kind. Surgery was successful.
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Dr McMullan is an excellent Doctor. She is a great listener...Dr McMullan loves what she does and is very good at it. I had one I done and am looking to get the other one done in the next 2 weeks. She has a passion for doing eye surgery. Those who assist her are just as professional as her. I...more
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I was completely impressed with the excellent procedure with my cataract surgery. Thank you Dr McMillan.
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Thank you for the kind words. Dr. McMullan and her staff work very hard to make sure all of her patients get the quality, personal eye care they deserve. We're so happy to hear you had a great experience!

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