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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 77

2198 Columbiana Rd # 200
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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University of Alabama Hospital
1802 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Roswell R Pfister MD PC
Pfister Vision Correction Center
2198 Columbiana Rd # 200
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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    Dr. Pfister's Experience

    Dr. Pfister's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Blepharorrhaphy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Contact Lens
    • Contact Lens Services
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Corneal Tattooing
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Eye Procedure
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • Iridectomy
    • Laser Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Ocular Prosthetics
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Refractive Surgery
    • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
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    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Transplant Surgery
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anterior Scleritis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Color Blindness
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Scar
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Endophthalmitis
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    • Exotropia
    • Eye Disorders
    • Eye Injuries
    • Eyelid Growth
    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Hypertropia
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Presbyopia
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Rosacea
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleritis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Trichiasis
    • Visual Field Defects
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Michigan Medical School
    Graduated in 1962

    Internship Hospital

    Los Angeles Co Hospital

    Residency Hospital

    University Mich

    Fellowship Hospital

    Mass Ee Infirm

    Other Education

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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pfister & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Pfister's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Brookwood Medical Center

    • University of Alabama Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pfister to family and friends

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    national average

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    19 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    19 responses
    above
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    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Experience with Dr. Pfister
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    19 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    19 responses
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    national average

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    Roswell R Pfister MD PC
    Pfister Vision Correction Center
    2198 Columbiana Rd # 200
    Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    (205) 877-2837 (Office)
    (205) 877-1777 (Fax)
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