Dr. Kristin Bains, MD

Dr. Kristin Bains, MD

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Dr. Kristin Bains, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Univ Of Al Sch Of Med in 2006 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1000 19th St S

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • National Elevator
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Cornea Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Bains'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Bains does not have any board certifications listed.

67  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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20  Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • 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.

Education

  • Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bains has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bains has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bains' Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bains to family and friends
12 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Bains' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Bains is a truly professional and wonderfully skilled ophthalmologist. She is a very caring doctor. I have great respect for Dr. Bains. God bless her. I received corneal cell transplant, cataract removal and lens implant in both eyes in 2016. My progress has been tremendous.
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DMEK surgery on both eyes, January and May, transformed me from someone struggling to maintain reasonable productivity and self reliance because of fading vision to a man seeing the world as he did when 20 years old. I am very thankful to the Good Lord, to Dr. Bains and staff, and the the donor...more
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Dr Baines was very kind, thorough, and accommodating in her care. Had an excellent experience and will enjoy continuing to follow with her.
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The best thing my former ophthalmologist did was refer me to Dr Bains! None of his treatments gave me relief. I was having dreadful problems with my eyes - gritty, inflamed. I was unable to read or use a computer for extended periods and becoming depressed. Ten minutes into a consultation, Dr....more
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