Dr. Gary Kocher, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(11)
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Dr. Gary Kocher, MD
Dr. Gary Kocher, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Kocher is affiliated with Providence Health.

Kocher Eye Center

1516 Gregg St

Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Information

(803) 254-8143

Dr. Gary Kocher, MD

Dr. Gary Kocher, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Kocher's Experience

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Dr. Kocher'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
16

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
1

Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South 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.

Education

  • WV UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Med U Hosp Sc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Med U Hosp Sc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kocher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kocher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kocher to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kocher'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Red Springs, NC |
Dr. Kocher was incredibly helpful and made me feel like my medical concerns were valid. Going to a MD was worth it. The wait was short, their glasses selection was large, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend, and I am definitely going back. His online prescence is smaller because he is a locally owned and operated small business, but don't let that deter you from his business.
in West Columbia, SC |
Dr. Gary Kocher is a very efficient and thorough doctor. He is honest and trustworthy and he and his staff have always provided kind and gentle care. I think he is the very best eye doctor around. I would recommend all of my family and friends to him. Best of the best without a doubt!
in Lexington, SC |
Dr. Kocher has been my eye care Ophthalmologist for 30 years. In every instance he and his staff have be supportive and thorough in providing for my eye care and comfort of visits. Wait time is minimal and is the most pleasant of all my doctor visits. They have always worked me in when I had a urgent need. Just today, they gave me a 30 minute appointment and saw me within 5 minutes after I arrived. Sherry, his scheduler, is very accommodating. I recommend Dr.Kocher highly to family and friends.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kocher accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Kocher has admitting privileges

Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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