Dr. Joseph Williams, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Joseph Williams, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Saint Vincent Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Williams to book an appointment.

Dr. Williams

Arinella & Williams Mds

591 Lincoln St Worcester, MA 01605
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Williams' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cataract Removal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Williams performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Williams performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Williams treats Senile Cataracts more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Williams treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Cataract
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Williams treats Cataract more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Williams treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Williams' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(508) 853-2020

Dr. Williams accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Williams' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Williams

3.9

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(12)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
15%
(3)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
15%
(3)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
What could be improved
  • Office environment (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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I waited an hour and fifteen minutes for a check up, which is fine. Things happen, and I had enjoyed Dr Williams in the past. However, when I was done waiting I spent a few uncomfortable moments watching Dr Williams loudly berate a younger staff member. It was unprofessional and unbecoming behavior from a supervisor. I felt terrible being complicit in her treatment... should have spoken up at the time.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Sarah – Apr 01, 2021
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When things go poorly, he knows right away, its NOT his fault!
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What could be improved
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Mar 01, 2020
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Itook parent to a second preop appt for cataract surgery. Measurements done by a technician, and then waited in hallway for 3.5 hours, watching Dr. Williams go from room to room, slamming the door behind him. Two patients with the exact same appt time-one left after 4 hr wait.No warning appointment would be this long. We sat--no emergencies (an excuse given). I did speak with staff 3x times and was told "that's how it is with Dr. Williams." Incredibly disrespectful of patients. Poor office mgmt.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Worcester, MA – Dec 07, 2018
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Although wait time for scheduled appointments are very long, it is worth while for the special treatment I receive from Dr. Williams and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Johannes Bouwer in Webster, MA – May 15, 2018
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My mother had an appointment with this physician weeks ago. I spoke to her today to check up on her current status for possible cataract surgery. She stated that he appeared to be very courteous and professional, however she had to wait 4 HOURS before she could see him. She was upset by this. She is also of the age/generation where she is not comfortable discussing this with him or the staff. Thus, I am reporting it.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Williams, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Wash U-Barnes Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Wash U-Barnes Hosp
Residency Hospital
1990
Graduate Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Is Dr. Joseph Williams, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Joseph Williams, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Williams frequently treats Cataract Removal Surgery, Senile Cataracts, and Cataract. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Williams treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Williams, MD's office located?

Dr. Williams' office is located at 591 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA 01605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arinella & Williams Mds

Worcester Office591 Lincoln St Worcester, MA 01605
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Vincent Hospital

Worcester, MA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

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