Dr. John Parker, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Dr. John Parker, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with UAB Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Parker to book an appointment.

Dr. Parker

John S Parker MD

700 18th St S Ste 503 Birmingham, AL 35233
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cornea Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Cornea Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Parker performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Corneal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker treats Corneal Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Cornea Transplant
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Cornea Transplant more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Parker performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)

Dr. Parker's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(205) 933-1077

Dr. Parker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
VIVA Health

Dr. Parker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parker

4.9

Based on 96 ratings

5 Stars
94.79166666666667%
(91)
4 Stars
3.125%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
2.0833333333333335%
(2)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (93)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (92)
  • Explained conditions well (92)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (14)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Good explanations. Kept looking for causes when another MD Dismissed me.
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Feb 22, 2020
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The staff, and the equipment used are both first rate. You are expedited through numerous eye tests and see Dr. P very quickly after completion of your testing. He is courteous and efficient. I trust him.
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C. Alan Martin in Birmingham – Jan 28, 2018
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Great person and great doctor.
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Jan 20, 2018
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Very though with eye examination.Answers all questions took all the time I needed like I was his only patient.Highly recommend him and the son as well very caring father and son. Need more like them.
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Cathy stiefel in Ft Payne, AL – Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. John Parker has treated my eye condition in both eyes, Fuch's Dystrophy. I have had two successful corneal transplants using the latest techniques which were known at the time of each surgery. His professionalism, knowledge and concern for me as a patient is very reassuring. I am so thankful for Dr. John Parker, and the excellent care he has given to me. It has felt like a miracle to be able to see again. I have recommended PARKER Cornea in the past and will continue to do so.
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Dorothy Hobbs in Anniston, AL – Sep 26, 2017
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Dr Parker and staff were friendly. Helpful and on time! They really did a great job with office visits and cataract surgery! Everything was smooth and easy!
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Lee ann abernethy in Birmingham, AL – Sep 24, 2017
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Compassionate, thorough and caring physician. I have been his patient for many years, and am very grateful for his care.
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Dr. Ragnar Førli Flatland in Birmingham, AL – Sep 24, 2017
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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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Billy McNeel in Louisville, Ms – Dec 10, 2016
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About Me

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. 

Biography

John S. Parker, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 25 years, and in that time has become a nationally recognized ophthalmologist, introducing...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
U Ala Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1986
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1976
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. John Parker, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. John Parker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Parker frequently treats Cornea Surgery, Corneal Diseases, and Cornea Transplant. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Parker treats.

Where is Dr. John Parker, MD's office located?

Dr. Parker's office is located at 700 18th St S Ste 503, Birmingham, AL 35233. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. John Parker, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

John S Parker MD

Parker Cornea700 18th St S Ste 503 Birmingham, AL 35233
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Practice

Michael A Callahan MD & Associates PC700 18th St S Ste 711 Birmingham, AL 35233
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Parker is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)