Dr. L Nichols Cook, MD

Dr. L Nichols Cook, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. L Nichols Cook, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

2020 Kay St Ste 200

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 579-3920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Hypertropia
high
more than 83% of peers
Dry Eyes
high
more than 81% of peers
Keratitis
normal
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Cook's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cook "I like to say we are in the Happy Patient business! My staff and I strive to treat each patient with respect and courtesy, and truly care about each one's well-being. I enjoy spending time explaining their exam and test results to patients, and educating them about their care choices. I completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky and spent a year in practice there before doing my Ophthalmology training in Norfolk, Virginia. I bring a knowledge of the whole patient to my care of the eye; after all, the eyes are just part of the whole body!"
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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 South Al Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • U Ky Coll Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • U Ky Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cook to family and friends
3.3
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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

Dr. Cook's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Knoxville |
After meeting Dr. Cook a couple of years ago I have recommended him to everybody I have came in contact with that needed a eye doctor. I wore glasses from age 9 til 59 and assumed I would wear them for the rest of my life. I developed cateracks on both eyes. He preformed surgery and now I have...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cook accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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