Dr. James Linder, MD

Dr. James Linder, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. James Linder, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

6258 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38119

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Qualchoice
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Linder performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Linder's bio

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Care Philosophy

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Indiana University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Linder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Linder's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Linder to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Linder's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Germantown Tennessee
Dr. Lender is very thorough I feel confident with his diagnoses & care. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Always a warm smile no matter how busy. Thank you for your personal care.
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in Collierville, TN
seeing my dermatologist that was uneasy about removing a cyst so close to my eye. He recommended Dr. Linder. I just popped in and they squeezed me in and removed it. It was much more extensive than I thought. Dr. Linder was so nice..his staff was great!! I'm so happy that it's gone and I will...more
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in Memphis, TN
I waited far too long (over an hour) to be seen by the doctor, then he hurriedly performed a procedure and threw some eye drops at me to "see if that makes a difference" with instructions to "come back in a month". Not the solutions I was looking for. He seemed very preoccupied and didn't ask...more
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Sorry for your experience. We are always working on our scheduling to improve wait times but we do have some urgent patient work ins that can affect my ability to stay on time. Based on your comments, I suspect you presented with complaints of tearing. This is a common complaint in my practice, and I feel comfortable I can help you with this. If you will give me a chance to see you for follow up, please ask for appt before 9 AM to avoid a longer wait.

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in Memphis, TN
Dr. Linder performed droopy eyelid surgery on me an outstanding job. Would highly recommend him.
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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take care of you.

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in Parsons, TN
Dr. Linder has created tear ducts in both of my eyes. Explains everything. And one actually stopped up again over a year later. He created a new one and had to scrape more bone and scar tissue. I still had very little bruising and swelling Keeping ice on it. Dr. Linder is a very nice doctor, easy...more
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Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure taking care of you Kerry.

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