Dr. Joseph Allen, MD

Dr. Joseph Allen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Joseph Allen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boone, NC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2640 Highway 105 Ste 102

Boone, NC 28607

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North 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.


  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Francis Hospital Of Evanston
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Allen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen to family and friends
20 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Allen'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 (8)

Dr Allen is such a caring Doctor; he isn't there to just quickly do what is necessary but he takes the time to really get to know his patients. I have had cataract surgery by him and had no problems. I see him once a year for follow ups. I am getting ready to get my husband in to see him as the VA...more
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He is the best eye Dr. I have been to very informative and tells you what going on with you eyes. And cares about you and is a personal person and takes care of your eyes. Very excellence in surgery also.
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Dr. Allen on a scale of 1 to 10 rates at least an 11. He did cataract surgery on both eyes for my mother last spring. We could not have asked for a more caring and professional physician. Boone is EXTREMELY fortunate to have Dr. Allen practicing in our area. Aside from being a fine doctor is...more
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Dr. Allen is wonderful. A great doctor and such a kind person. We're so fortunate to have him here in Boone.
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Knowledgeable, caring. Gave me assurance about a persistent eye problem and explained rationale knowledgeably, reassuringly.
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