Dr. John Downing, MD

Dr. John Downing, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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80 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

I went to medical school at the University of Louisville, and was inducted into AOA Honor Medical Society as a Junior, and was President of the chapter my senior year. I interned at Parkland Hospital, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, was a flight surgeon in the US Navy, then did my ophthalmology specialty training at the US Naval Hospital Philadelphia, Wills Eye Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania. I am a Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. I have taught at both institutions part time for many years, and have received multiple teaching awards from both residency programs. I go on international medical missions annually, mostly with Orbis International, the Flying Eye Hospital and have taught doctors surgical procedures in many developing countries, including China, India, Bangladesh, Lithuania and Peru.

Downing Eye Care

1724 Rockingham Ave Ste 204

Bowling Green, KY 42104
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Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dry Eyes
high
more than 84% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 75% of peers
Nystagmus
normal
more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Downing "As an ophthalmologist, I strive to provide caring, state of the art eye services. We try very hard to maintain a schedule to minimize your waiting time. Sitting in a doctor's waiting room for more than a few minutes is a waste of your time, and from experience, I know it becomes frustrating very quickly. I specialize in cataract surgery, including laser assisted cataract surgery, treat conditions such as glaucoma and diabetic problems, and provide general eye care."

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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
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ophthalmic Microsurgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

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

  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1959
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1967

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downing to family and friends
5.0
based on 11 total reviews
Dr. Downing's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Downing accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital
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1100 Brookhaven Rd
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The Medical Center at Bowling Green
250 Park St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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