Dr. Richard Hairston, MD

Dr. Richard Hairston, MD

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Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o
(11)

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Richard J. Hairston, MD, is a vitreous and retina specialist. He joined The Eye Institute in June, 2001 coming to us from a busy retina practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Hairston graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did his residency at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He completed a fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at The Center for Retina Vitreous Surgery, Memphis, Tennessee. He then served as Assistant Chief of Service in Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Most recently he was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hairston enjoys an international reputation as an outstanding retina and vitreous surgeon.

The Eye Institute of West Florida

1225 W Bay Dr

Largo, FL 33770
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

The Eye Institute of West Florida delivers clinical excellence in every subspecialty field of ophthalmology with our fellowship trained physicians who utilize innovations, advanced medicines and latest techniques to deliver quality patient outcomes in a warm and friendly environment.
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Dr. Hairston's Experience

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Dr. Hairston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Tougaloo College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Greater Baltimore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Wilmer Eye Insts Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Center Retina Vitro Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hairston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hairston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hairston to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hairston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Clearwater, Fl |
Was diagnosed with Macular edema by Eye doctor during an exam, was referredto see a retina specialist. I selected Dr Hairston as I have been to The Eye Institute of West Florida and was impressed with the care I had received there. Met with the doctor after a series of tests and he recommended a series of eye injections which scared me, but rather do that than lose my sight. He is a no nonsense dr and very comforting, great staff especially Abraham who did the prepping, would refer him to all
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Dr. Hairston accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Pipefitters
  • POMCO Group
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Hairston has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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