Dr. James Huffman, MD

Dr. James Huffman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
13 reviews

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

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

Personal Bio

Jim was born in Campbell County Kentucky and attended High School at Campbell County. He attended Northern Kentucky University and...Read more

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Somerset, KY |
The wait time at the office is annoying but Dr. James is very knowledgeable and, I think, worth the wait.
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 says...

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.

Dr. Huffman's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Huffman's 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss


  • Medical School
    University of Kentucky

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Ky Hospital Chandler Mc

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

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