Dr. Gary Kocher, MD

Dr. Gary Kocher, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

1516 Gregg St

Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Information

(803) 254-8143

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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more than 70% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 68% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 65% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

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


  • 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.


  • 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
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kocher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Dr. Kocher accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kocher has admitting privileges

Providence Health
2435 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29204
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