Dr. John Long, MD

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Dr. John Long, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Alabama Ophthalmology Assocs 1000 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205 Get Directions
(205) 930-0700

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Dr. Long specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Long to family and friends
based on 23 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Long's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (18)
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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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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • 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
  • Chalazion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Luth Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Los Angeles

    Completed in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Long has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Long'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 Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Long's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Long

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients