Dr. John Long, MD

Dr. John Long, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Long, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

1000 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35205

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Blind Hypotensive Eye
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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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Luth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Long has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Long's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Long to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Long's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Al |
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Long. Dr. Long came highly recommended and certainly lived up to all my expectations. I felt very confident with Dr. Long from the initial consultation thru my eyelid lift procedure and knew I had made the right decision and was in good hands. Dr. Long is highly skilled, professional yet relatable, patient and answered all my questions. His staff was friendly and accommodating. My eyes look terrific, thanks again, Dr. Long! C. Martin
Birmingham, AL |
I would recommend Dr. Long to anyone who is considering eyelid surgery. He explained to me what I should expect. He kept me at ease during the entire procedure. I never experienced pain. I am so VERY pleased with the outcome!!!!! THANKS!!!!
in Birmingham, AL |
I love this doctor. He was able to fix my dropping eyelid. I can now see so much better. My friends tell me I look a lot better as well!
in Birmingham, AL |
I can't say enough about how happy I am with this guy. Dr. Long was recommended to my by friends and then I saw my doctor and she also recommended Dr. Long. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure I was well informed and comfortable with my decision to have cosmetic surgery. The surgery was easy. I am soooooo happy. I would recommend Dr. Long to anyone. Thanks!
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Long is an outstanding surgeon and I'm extremely happy with the eyelid lift procedure, which helps me to see better but (according to lots of folks I trust) also makes me look younger. His staff is very helpful and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and confident.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Long made my whole experience so much easier and pleasent than I ever could have asked for. He and his staff were genuinely interested in me and my eye issues. Everyone from the first phone call, to my surgery was kind and welcoming. Durring the procedure he kept me at ease with his good music and engaging conversation, and the surgery was over before I knew it. I experienced no pain during the procedure, and little discomfort durring recovery. My eye looks better than I expected. Thanks!!
Birmingham, AL |
No proper blepharoplasty assessment. No identification of features critical for good outcome. Suffered severe symptoms from start...swollen conjunctiva, multiple styes, staph infection in left eye, corneal ulcer, severe dry eye, unable to completely shut lids & severe lower lid retraction. Symptoms so severe could no longer work as a doctoral level clinician. Later he wanted to tighten lids. 11 surgeons said would further damage my eyes. Had to have $40,000 reconstructive surgery may need more.
in Shalimar, FL |
Dr. Long, quite frankly, accomplished significant improvement with my eyes when other highly rated doctors could not. He took on a challenging procedure that has yielded relief and improvement, not only, physically, but cosmetically as well. Highly skilled and caring, I would recommend anyone to him, especially when experiencing difficult eye issues.
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Dr. Long accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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