Dr. Richard Akers, MD

Dr. Richard Akers, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
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Dr. Richard Akers, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Gastonia, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2555 Court Dr Ste 150

Gastonia, NC 28054

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Akers'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

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

3  Procedures

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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akers to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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