Dr. John Parker, MD

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Dr. John Parker, MD
John S. Parker, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 25 years, and in that time has become a nationally recognized ophthalmologist, introducing new, cutting-edge procedures to patients across the world. Dr. Parker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's College of Engineering in 1976. He worked as an engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana, while pursuing a medical degree at Louisiana State University, which he completed in 1986. He then accepted an internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital, followed by a three-year ophthalmology residency at UAB's Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. In 1990, he accepted a corneal fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Parker returned to Birmingham in 1991 as Director of the Cornea Service at the UAB School of Medicine. Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has served as Director of the Residency Program for the Department of Ophthalmology at UAB, trustee and advisory board member of the Alabama Eye Bank, President of the Medical Staff of the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Vice President of the International Retinal Research Foundation. Academically, Dr. Parker has written chapters for ophthalmology texts, published articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and presented scientific papers, posters and courses at numerous national ophthalmic meetings. Further, Dr. Parker is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology where he trains ophthalmology residents and fellows. Dr. Parker devotes himself to his private ophthalmology practice, Parker Cornea, located within the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, and donates time and expertise to care for needy patients in local clinics and international settings. He and his wife, Bonnie, have five children.

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Dr. Parker believes in not only caring for his patients, but educating them as well. He takes time with each patient to ensure he or she understands the condition and treatment options.

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He is one of the very best. I drive a long ways to get there, however it is well worth the trip. I am very glad that I found him and his staff. Great Doctor and Person!!!
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John S. Parker, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 25 years, and in that time has become a nationally recognized ophthalmologist, introducing new, cutting-edge procedures to patients across the world.

Dr. Parker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's College of Engineering in 1976. He worked as an engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana, while pursuing a medical degree at Louisiana State University, which he completed in 1986. He then accepted an internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital, followed by a three-year ophthalmology residency at UAB's Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. In 1990, he accepted a corneal fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Parker returned to Birmingham in 1991 as Director of the Cornea Service at the UAB School of Medicine.

Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has served as Director of the Residency Program for the Department of Ophthalmology at UAB, trustee and advisory board member of the Alabama Eye Bank, President of the Medical Staff of the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Vice President of the International Retinal Research Foundation.

Academically, Dr. Parker has written chapters for ophthalmology texts, published articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and presented scientific papers, posters and courses at numerous national ophthalmic meetings. Further, Dr. Parker is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in the UAB Department of Ophthalmology where he trains ophthalmology residents and fellows.

Dr. Parker devotes himself to his private ophthalmology practice, Parker Cornea, located within the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, and donates time and expertise to care for needy patients in local clinics and international settings. He and his wife, Bonnie, have five children.

Dr. Parker's Care Philosophy

Dr. Parker believes in not only caring for his patients, but educating them as well. He takes time with each patient to ensure he or she understands the condition and treatment options. 

Dr. Parker says...

Dr. Parker is a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of Fuchs' dystrophy, keratoconus and other corneal diseases.

Dr. Parker says...

Dr. Parker is a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of Fuchs' dystrophy, keratoconus and other corneal diseases.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Ala School Med

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy