Dr. Richard Gillett, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 71

Dr. Richard Gillett, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Mcallen, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gillett to book an appointment.

Dr. Gillett

Buena Vista Discount Optical

521 S 10th St Mcallen, TX 78501
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Gillett's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Visual Field Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillett treats Visual Field Defects more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gillett treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillett treats Headache more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gillett treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Lazy Eye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillett treats Lazy Eye more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gillett treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gillett's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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(956) 631-1951

Dr. Gillett accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Superior Health Plan
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Gillett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gillett

3.0

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
42.857142857142854%
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What went well
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  • Office environment (4)
  • Staff friendliness (4)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Although I'm sure Dr. Gillett is a fine physician, my experience was less than average. First of all, his staff is disorganized, brusque, and callous. Upon initially being seen by Dr. Gillett I was subsequently seen by another opthamologist, but alas to no avail, my condition worsened. Finally, upon arriving for my THIRD appointment, I was informed that I had been notified about a cancellation(simply not true: no record of a missed call or voice mail, staff simply did not bother). Poor care.
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May 22, 2017
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Great and Caring DR. Knowable fluent in Both English and Spanish!
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Biography

Dr. Richard Gillett, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Mcallen, TX and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1983
White Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
White Memorial Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Gillett, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gillett frequently treats Visual Field Defects, Headache, and Lazy Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gillett treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Gillett, MD's office located?

Dr. Gillett's office is located at 521 S 10th St, Mcallen, TX 78501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Buena Vista Discount Optical

Buena Vista Discount Optical521 S 10th St Mcallen, TX 78501
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Doctors Hospital At Renaissance

Edinburg, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)