Dr. James Huffman, MD

Dr. James Huffman, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. James Huffman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in London, KY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Read his story

Huffman & Huffman Mds PSC

503 N Main St Ste 1

London, KY 40741
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Accepted insurance

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

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Senile Cataracts
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more than 99% of peers
Cataract
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Huffman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Huffman "Jim was born in Campbell County Kentucky and attended High School at Campbell County. He attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1984 with a B.S. Degree. He earned his M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1988. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary medical society. He was an Internal Medicine Resident at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Cincinnati from 7/88 through 6/89. He was a resident in the U.K. Ophthalmology Department from July 1989 through June 1992. He is Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. After completing his residency, Jim opened a practice in East Bernstadt, Kentucky and later moved to London. His brother, Mark joined his practice in 1997 and the practice name was changed to Huffman & Huffman, P.S.C. In 2002, the brothers purchased Dr. Rose’s practice in Somerset. Dr. Jim currently practices in London, Somerset, Harlan and Jellico. Jim has been married to Paula since 1984. They have 4 children; Jimmy is a medical student at the University of Kentucky and plans on pursuing a residency in ophthalmology, Sarah is an optometry student at UAB, Rebekah is attending LMU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Rachel is studying at Western Kentucky University with plans on becoming a dentist. Jim enjoys working in his yard. He has an interest in planting native species of plants and over the years, has planted almost every species of tree that is native to this area. Currently, he is concentrating on planting native shrubs and wild flowers. Jim also enjoys his 5 dogs and 3 cats. Jim is active in his Church and is on the board at the Bennett Center. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Huffman "Welcome to Huffmand & Huffman! For over 20 years H&H has been an established practice in our community, providing the best in patient care, and improving the vision and lives of the people in southern Kentucky."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Ky Hospital Chandler Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Huffman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Opthalmology, Member
  • Kentucky Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member
  • Kentucky Medical Associations, Member
  • Laurel County Medical Association, Member

Dr. Huffman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Huffman to family and friends
3.8
based on 46 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Huffman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Somerset, KY |
I was referred to Dr Huffman by my son's pediatrician. I will now be switching pediatricians. After a 2 hour wait, he was rude and did not read the my son's chart. My son is one month old and has been prescribed 3 different medications for an eye infection, but Dr. Huffman didn't think he was important enough to even read his culture results. This man should not have a medical license. We ended up screaming at each other loud enough for all his other patients to hear. It was awful.
Somerset, KY |
I have a lot of trust in Dr. Huffman's advice. He's always spends an appropriate amount of time with me and answers my questions.
in Tyner, KY |
Took day off work to go to appointment. Staff told me they forgot to call me, but that the doctor was out, and I had to reschedule. Took another day off to go to appointment 2 weeks after the first one. Got there 15 min early, filled out paperwork. Taken to room where assistant asked me all the same questions I had just answered on the paperwork. Dilated my eyes, took me to a room where I waited. And waited. Walked out, didn't see Dr. Total time invested (wasted): 3 hours.
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Dr. Huffman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
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  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Huffman has admitting privileges

Harlan ARH Hospital
81 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
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Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
100 Medical Center Dr
Hazard, KY 41701
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Saint Joseph London
1001 Saint Joseph Ln
London, KY 40741
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Wayne County Hospital
166 Hospital St
Monticello, KY 42633
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