Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD

Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. Roswell Pfister, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Vestavia Hills, AL and has been practicing for 56 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1962 and specializes in ophthalmology, cornea & external diseases, and more.

2198 Columbiana Rd # 200

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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

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more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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more than 95% of peers
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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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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

84  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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39  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
  • 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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Pfister's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pfister to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Pfister's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I had a cornea transplant and I am very pleased with the service that Dr. Pfister provides. I would highly recommend His practice!
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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...more
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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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