Dr. Gary Jerkins, MD

Dr. Gary Jerkins, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Gary Jerkins, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology.

4306 Harding Pike Ste 202

Nashville, TN 37205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Drusen
very high
more than 88% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 80% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
normal
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Jerkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Metro Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jerkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jerkins' Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jerkins to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Jerkins' 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

Patient Comments (3)

Friendly, thorough, explains things clearly. Helped me feel at ease about some freaky ocular migraine symptoms. The office is responsive to calls and concernes. I trust this doc and would recommend him without hesitation.
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Dr. Jerkins is a great doctor. He cares about his patients, he is thorough and takes his time explaining things. I appreciate him very much! Thank you Dr Jerkins.
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Dr. Jerkins explains eye issues in a way that's completely scientific, but comes across as completely understandable to a layperson. I can't say enough how the entire staff at this office is very professional from sign in to check out. If you want top notch eye care in the Nashville area, do...more
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