Dr. Richard Childs, MD

Dr. Richard Childs, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Richard Childs, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Foley, AL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1330 N McKenzie St

Foley, AL 36535

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinguecula
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Childs'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*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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9  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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 South Al Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • U South Ala
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • U South Ala
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Childs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Childs' Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Childs to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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

Dr. Childs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Nice guy. Seems to be very thorough. Been seeing him about 10 years for diabetic eye exam. My PCP, Dr. Rick Snellgrove referred me to him.
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