Dr. Jimmie Riggins, MD

Dr. Jimmie Riggins, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o
(14)

Accepting new patients

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).

Cape Fear Eye Associates

1726 Metromedical Dr

Fayetteville, NC 28304
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Experience for Dr. Riggins

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Riggins by Patient Volume

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Stye

Dr. Riggins treated this condition for more patients than 99% of his peers nationwide.

very high

2

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Riggins treated this condition for more patients than 95% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Eyelid Disorders

Dr. Riggins treated this condition for more patients than 94% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Optometry
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Sports Vision
  • Surgery
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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 Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • 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
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • 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
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Riggins to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in Hope Mills, NC |
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 Duke. You get what you pay for.
in Sanford, NC |
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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Dr. Riggins accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Riggins has admitting privileges

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
1638 Owen Dr
Fayetteville, NC 28304
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