Dr. George Alter, MD

Dr. George Alter, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. George Alter, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

6035 Fairview Rd

Charlotte, NC 28210

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

18  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis

8  Procedures

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.


  • University of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Naval Reg Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Bethesda Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alter to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 1

Dr. Alter'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 (1)

For many years, I have seen Dr. Alter annually for eye exams. I am impressed with his competence and professionalism.
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