Dr. James Gills, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 51

Dr. James Gills, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University Medial Center medical school in 1997. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gills to book an appointment.

Dr. Gills

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

43309 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Gills' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gills

4.7

Based on 164 ratings

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I don’t believe there is a better eye surgeon. Exceptionally gifted Dr. who I trust my eyesight to. That really says everything!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Sally OBRIEN – Aug 29, 2021
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Wildly unprofessional. Was the second doctor in a row, despite my polite compliance, to take one look at an opiate on my meds list and refuse proper treatment (and I even had Blue Choice PPO guaranteeing payment). Despite my being super honest and polite and cooperative, both the ER doctor before him and Gills Jr. assumed because I have to take an opiate for an agaonizing spinal condition (I've tried sugery and all else for decades) that I was lying about a foreign, painful object in my eye creating a cataract. Finally a third doctor and opthamologist put me on a proper machine and saw the truth. I required cataract surgery, and most certainly because of the injury. If the ER doctor would have properly processed me I may have saved my original lens which borders on you know what, and Gills Jr. blindly followed his lead, taking a token glance and telling me I'm full of boloney and "goodbye". Skip Jr.
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  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 15, 2021
We absolutely would and have recommended Dr.Gills. He is the best we have found in our area. Dr. Pitt Gills operated on me, for cataracts, Jean and Dr. James Gills did ,John, my husbands eyes. Both were fabulous. They are the best in Florida !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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John Arthur & Jean Anne Shepherd – May 27, 2021
John Arthur & Jean Anne Shepherd, thank you for...Read More
The Journey – Phase II-a Site loss is a journey. A stressful one for most. I had hoped to add, as review, in Phase II, of our surgeon consultation. That has been delayed and this review now titled: NO SHOW / COMMUNICATION. Due to Laurie’s scheduled consultation with Dr. Gills at 7:30am last Thursday we began our preparation the day prior, for an 8hr journey from Atlanta to Clearwater. During the trip we experienced electrical issues with my Kia. Two+ hours later (I’m leaving out all the chaos we encountered) we were once again on our way. Ninety minutes later just prior the Lake City exit my Kia again experienced the same electrical issues. This is not to be about the continued chaos we were experiencing. We believe we were blessed this day; however, this is about “Communication” and a review of St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute. I can’t imagine the stress my wife was under as the day unfolded she was already concerned about the news she would receive from Dr. Gills, but not h
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William P. Rader – May 25, 2021
I was so impressed with this practice! Everyone was kind, friendly and efficient! Dr. J Gills was thorough, willing to answer any questions and I felt very confident I was at the right place!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 24, 2021
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Exceeded expectations, other place tried to upsell me to lens not realistic for me for my cataracts. I have referred my mother and cousin to him, cannot say enough. St Luke’s is a blessing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 18, 2021
Hello, thank you for your kind words and this...Read More
Very caring Doctor, I certainly trust him with my sight. The staff was super nice too. Doctor Gills really cares about patients.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda S. – Feb 11, 2021
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Dr, Gills was very nice and explained everything clearly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 13, 2021
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Dr. Gills is quite simply the best! It is always comforting to feel safe in his hands! I utterly trust him with my eyes and my sight!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sherry C – Oct 02, 2020
I would recommend Dr. Gills to my family and my friends. I had eye surgery on 8/21 and am having my left eye done on 9/1. The wait time was a bit long but they are very busy and it was not as long as I expected. I am glad that they take there time and make sure that everything is done right. Their COVID protocol was very good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 23, 2020
Long wait but good result.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Aug 21, 2020
Temperatures are only taken of some patients not all. Why?
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 21, 2020
This was my second operation by Dr. Gills and it seems flawless.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DONALD MCTARNAGHAN – Feb 27, 2020
I have run many businesses, been to far too many medical practices to remember......St Luke’s is the most welcoming, joyful experience. Never encountered a happier more helpful group of people. Dr Pit Gills, St Luke’s is a special place, thank you so much for my gift of sight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Egan – Feb 19, 2020
Very professional. Great results.
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Feb 16, 2020
As highly a professional team of people I have ever come across. They all take the time with you that is necessary and all appear to be dedicated to what they do. It is truly a team too
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 16, 2020
Everything was great. I had both cataracts removed. now I can see .Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Tittle – Feb 15, 2020
I knew beforehand what to expect during my cataract surgery and was not disappointed. The entire staff including Dr. Gills III is the reason why St. Luke's is considered a preeminent and World Class Cataract & Laser Surgery Center.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 08, 2019
EXCEPTIONAL & one, others in the profession should follow!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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John D Perry, USN Ret. – Nov 26, 2019
Extremely professional service all the way around. Eye care is scary, don't choose a so so rated Dr. ST LUKE'S is comforting and the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Darlene Harrell – Jul 29, 2019

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I approach each patient as a member of the family. I will ask myself, "What would I do if this was my mother, my bother or my sister?"...Read more

Biography

Pit Gills, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry/Pre-Med...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Cornea - Dr Ramsey St Lukes
Fellowship Hospital
2001
USF
Residency Hospital
1998
USF
Internship Hospital
1997
Duke University Medial Center
Medical School
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. James Gills, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Gills, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gills frequently treats Cataract, Senile Cataracts, and Cataract Removal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gills treats.

Where is Dr. James Gills, MD's office located?

Dr. Gills' office is located at 43309 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gills' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cataract
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gills treats Cataract more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gills treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gills treats Senile Cataracts more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gills treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gills performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gills performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gills' conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iridotomy
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(727) 938-2020

Dr. Gills accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Locations

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute43309 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute- Spring Hill187 Mariner Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34609
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Clearwater501 S Fort Harrison Ave Clearwater, FL 33756
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Practice

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute- Clearwater501 S Fort Harrison Ave Clearwater, FL 33756
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