Dr. Joseph Childs, MD

Dr. Joseph Childs, MD

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Dr. Joseph Childs, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Hattiesburg, MS and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 2010 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

1420 S 28th Ave

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Childs's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

10  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

20  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Kentucky
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Kentucky
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University Of Kentucky
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Childs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Childs' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Childs to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Childs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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