Dr. John Wells III, MD

Dr. John Wells III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. John Wells III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Emory Univ Sch Of Med in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology and other.

2750 Laurel St Ste 101

Columbia, SC 29204

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wells III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 92% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 88% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Other

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Wells III does not have any board certifications listed.

65  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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14  Procedures

  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.

Education

  • Emory Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Emory University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Emory University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Moorfields Eye Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Wells III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Wells III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wells III' Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wells III to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Wells III' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I have been in several eye studies over the past 5 years and feel that Dr. Well provided excellent care and concern for my eye disease.
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I saw Dr. Wells due to a referral from my primary eye care physician due to a reported inflamed optic nerve, Not only was Dr. Wells one of the rudest physicians I have encountered but he was totally unprifessional. I was shocked that all examining room doors were left open and other patients could...more
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I have been acquainted with Dr. Wells for 20 years in his practice. He treats his patients the same as he would a family member. The waiting time for him shows that he spends the necessary time with all of his patients to give them the best and most thorough treatment. He will never hurry through a...more
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Our experience with Dr. Wells has been trying at best. Frequently late, arrogant, and even my 94 year old mother today made mention of his lack of consideration towards his patients in his demeanor. It was almost like we were there for him in some way for billing purposes only. I would suggest...more
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