Dr. Jimmie Riggins, MD

Dr. Jimmie Riggins, MD

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Dr. Jimmie Riggins, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fayetteville, NC and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University of Houston / College of Optometry in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

1726 Metromedical Dr

Fayetteville, NC 28304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Riggins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Riggins "Education and Training Undergraduate: 1973-1977 Mercer University, B.S., Macon, Georgia Doctorates: 1977-1981 University of Houston College of Optometry, O.D., Houston, Texas1984-1988 Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, M.D., Bethesda, Maryland Internship: 1988-1989 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Residency: 1990-1993 Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C. Professional History 1981-1984: Chief, Optometry, USAMEDDAC, Bremerhaven, Germany 1989-1990: Director, Health Services, Ft. Dietrich, Maryland 1992-1993: Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1993-1999: Clinical Instructor of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1993-present Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Services, Bethesda, Maryland 1993-1997: Chief of Ophthalmology, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina 1997-1999: Assistant Chief, Department of Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft.Bragg, NC 1999-Present: Cape Fear Eye Associates, Fayetteville, North Carolina Staff Privileges Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville Ambulatory Surgery Center Professional Awards and Honors1992, 1998 Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina2014-The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Professional Interests Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Strabismus/Muscle Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Neonatal Exams, Corneal Transplants, Oculoplastic Surgery Professional Memberships American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow North Carolina Medical Society American Society of Military Ophthalmologists Cumberland County Medical Society American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Clinical Trial1996- Photorefractive Keratectomy for the treatment of refractive error in the United States Army Service Members, Principal Investigator.2014- Evaluating a non-contact fundus camera for retinopathy of prematurity screening, NIH/Duke University Military ServiceColonel Medical Corps U.S. Army Reserve (Retired). "
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This content was provided by Dr. Riggins "We strive to provide the highest quality eye care to our patients with compassion and integrity.Our office is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality ophthalmic care. Every decision and every action are aimed towards this goal. We believe that our patients are our most important assets. Without them, we would have no purpose. We place great importance on treating our patients with courtesy, fairness and respect."

9  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

131  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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46  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
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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.

Education

  • Mercer University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Houston / College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Army Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington, Dc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Department Of Ophthamology, Residency
    Other Education | Completed 1993
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Internship
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, 1992, 1998
Media & Publications

Dr. Riggins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Military Ophthalmologists, Member
  • Cumberland County Medical Society, Member
  • North Carolina Medical Society, Member

Dr. Riggins' Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riggins to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Riggins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Extreme waste of time and money. Appointment was supposed to be at 8:55 didn't leave until 11:30. The doctor did nothing but accept the copay, dialated eyes and said request info from previous doctor and come back in two months. Meanwhile, my daughter still can't see. I should have stayed with...more
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An extraordinary leader in the health care profession. As a medical doctor and ophthalmologist with years of practicing experience to serve his patients at a high level of competence.
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