Dr. James C. Hays, MD

Dr. James C. Hays, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 65 years old

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We treat the most challenging and difficult eye cases, most of which are referred by other eye doctors. We restrict our practice to only surgical and serious medical eye conditions. We don't do routine eye care.Read more

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Dr. Hays Says:

This is a response to a review on March 10.  The person's comment seems to be they couldn't hear me well, that they had to lean forward to hear.  I am very sorry for that.  The patient then says "My Bad"... I'll take them at their word.  If you can't hear well then the polite things to do is to let someone know.  Same thing if you speak too loud... you don't want people...

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Alpharetta, GA |
Was in my Ophthalmologist's office discussing cataract surgery and referrals. Dr Hays, one of the referrals was in the office. I agreed to have him ck me at this office. Dr Hays came into examining room...did a brief eye examination. Sat down and started discussing the cataract procedure to me. Only thing... machinery was in between us. I had to lean over out of my chair to hear & face him. My bad, I should have said something... but I was so disenchanted, I knew I would be going elsewhere!!
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Dr. Hays' Care Philosophy

We treat the most challenging and difficult eye cases, most of which are referred by other eye doctors. We restrict our practice to only surgical and serious medical eye conditions. We don't do routine eye care.

Dr. Hays says...

This is a response to a review on March 10.  The person's comment seems to be they couldn't hear me well, that they had to lean forward to hear.  I am very sorry for that.  The patient then says "My Bad"... I'll take them at their word.  If you can't hear well then the polite things to do is to let someone know.  Same thing if you speak too loud... you don't want people thinking you yell at them.

Quite frankly, I don't remember the incident.  No disagreement, no disagreeable person, no confrontation, no billing issue, no medical mistake, etc.  

He/she rated me one star out of five... which is the same rating that you'd give someone that committed medical malpractice.

If a patient is this critical then I'm glad they are going somewhere else.  For the reader...how would you feel in your life if you got graded like this?  Someone leaned forward to hear you so your medical degree and 30 years of practice are worthless? That's just something to think about when you read these reviews.

Thank you for reading my reply.

Jim Hays

Dr. Hays' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hosp

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    McGee Eye Institute

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan Sate University

    Graduated in 1973

  • Other Education
    Auburn University School Of Business

    Completed in 2009

    University Of Michigan School Of Public Health

    Completed in 2006

    University Of Texas At Dallas

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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