Dr. Richard Akers, MD

Dr. Richard Akers, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Akers, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Gastonia, NC. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

2555 Court Dr Ste 150

Gastonia, NC 28054

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
normal
more than 64% of peers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
normal
more than 58% of peers
Exotropia
normal
more than 54% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
22

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment

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.

Education

  • Medical University Of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akers to family and friends
3.3
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Akers' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Akers accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Akers has admitting privileges

CaroMont Health
2525 Court Dr
Gastonia, NC 28054
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