Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD

Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 79
(11)
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Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Vestavia Hills, AL. He is 79 years old and has been practicing for 55 years.

2198 Columbiana Rd # 200

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Keratoconus
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Keratitis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pfister "Our practice is designed to resolve problems in the full spectrum of eye diseases, from simple to complex. To accomplish this goal we expand our extensive clinical observations with advanced eye imaging and optical equipment to obtain the best picture of your ocular health. This practice has been serving Birmingham, Alabama and all of the surrounding states for 30 years. We pride ourselves in offering the most advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities available throughout the Southeast. We receive referrals for in-depth evaluations and treatments from medical professionals of all types including internists, optometrists and ophthalmologists. At different times we serve as primary, secondary and tertiary care providers to offer the full spectrum of care to our patients. We specialize in the full range of cataract, corneal and external ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. Refractive surgery of all types is performed. We perform the most advanced corneal surgery including DSAEK, DMEK, DALK, corneal stem cell transplantation, and bio-adhesive applications as well as many more. It is our intent to serve our patients with the most advanced knowledge and care available."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Los Angeles Co Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Mich
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Ee Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ms
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pfister has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pfister's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pfister to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Pfister'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 (2)
in Cullman, AL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Pfister since 1997, and as the Song Amazing Grace goes' "I was Blind , but now I see." I owe it all the Dr. Pfister and Dr. Alvarez. I had seen numerous Drs. all over the South East and No body knew what was wrong with my eyes. My husband , had a friend at UAB and he called her for Help, she recommended Dr. Pfister. And as the saying goes the rest is history. Thanks to Drs. Pfister and Alveraz!!!!!!! I can see better than I ever have in my life (20/20) now
Cedar Park, TX |
One of the BEST in the treatment of eye injuries and conditions! His wisdom and caring saved my son's eye and other health issues when he had a cornea infection. In fact, due to his great care, my son did not require a potential corneal transplant!
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Dr. Pfister accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pfister has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
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UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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