Dr. James Pitts, MD

Dr. James Pitts, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. James Pitts, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Clanton, AL and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

109 Medical Center Dr

Clanton, AL 35045

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VIVA Health

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Top Care Areas

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more than 84% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 83% of peers
Bell's Palsy
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Pitts' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pitts "Dr. Pitts is a board certified, ophthalmologist specializing in "no stitch" cataract laser and surgery, refractive lens exchange with bifocal implants, and the diagnosis and management of eye diseases. He received his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Noble Army Hospital in Fort McClellan, Alabama. He has been in private practice in Birmingham since 1975. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology. Education and Training B.S. Birmingham Southern College M.D. University of Alabama School of Medicine Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Alabama School of Medicine Professional Achievements Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Chief of Ophthalmology, Noble Army Hospital, AL Staff Ophthalmologist, Fort Gordon, GA"


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7  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Birmingham-Southern College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Saint Vincent Hospital Birmingham, Alabama
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Of Al Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pitts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pitts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pitts to family and friends
9 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pitts' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Pitts left pieces of the old lens in my eye for two months, causing so much damage to the cornea that I had to have a transplant. He should be retired from ANY surgery. I would never recommend him.
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Dr. Pitts is WONDERFUL! Fabulous personality and a wonderful and very knowledgeable eye doctor! I will miss seeing him once a year! Thinking about driving to Clanton, just to see him! He is that good! A longtime patient that will miss you very much! Diane Ross Unger!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Pitts since 1979 and have the utmost confidence in his skills and abilities as an opthamologist. He is warm, friendly and communicates on a level that the patient can understand. Additionally, his staff has always been courteous and professional on each and every...more
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Dr Pitts is the best!! It would be hard to trust my eye care to anyone else. Can't wait to see him at his new location in Clanton!!
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Dr. Randall Pitts no longer works for Alabama Vision & Hearing Center. Dr. Bartlett will be operating at this location in the future.
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