Dr. John Parker Jr, MD

Dr. John Parker Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 31
Dr. John Parker Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 1 years. He graduated from Univ Of Al Sch Of Med in 2012 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1720 University Blvd Ste 503

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Diseases
more than 79% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 34% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 22% of peers

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Dr. Parker Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Parker Jr "Jack Parker is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the treatment of keratoconus and Fuchs dystrophy. He is currently the only U.S. eye surgeon fellowship trained at NIIOS–the Dutch institution that developed modern corneal lamellar surgery (DMEK, DSEK, and Bowman layer transplantation). During medical school and residency at UAB, Jack collaborated with world renowned corneal surgeon Gerrit Melles of Rotterdam. Following completion of a UAB ophthalmology residency, Jack completed a joint fellowship with NIIOS in Rotterdam and his father at Parker Cornea in Birmingham. Jack's PhD thesis Recent Innovations in Minimally Invasive Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty was co-promoted by Dr. Melles and Dr. Martine Jager and was accepted by Leiden University on July 4, 2017."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parker Jr "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Parker Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

30  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

9  Procedures

  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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

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


  • University Of Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2008
  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Gerrit Melles/ Niios
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Parker Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Parker Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parker Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parker Jr to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Parker Jr'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 (4)

Very knowledgeable . Straight forward. No sugar coating.
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Professional and courteous. Very comfortable in talking with me about any issues and treatment plans.
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Kind, considerate, thoughtful and patient. Dr. Jack is clearly educated on corneal disease.
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Dr. Parker was fabulous! He was professional yet patiently explained my problem in terms my husband and I could understand (even though I am a RN). I appreciated the fact he didn't assume I would know everything. I would definitely recommend him to others!!!!
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