Dr. Russell Nelligan, MD

Dr. Russell Nelligan, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russell Nelligan, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in St Augustine, FL. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read his story

1400 US Highway 1 S

St Augustine, FL 32084

Contact Information

(904) 829-2286

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Nelligan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelligan "I am a board certified ophthalmologist as well as a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. My scope of practice is general eye care and cornea/anterior segment. Current interests include expanding the availability of bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery and establishing a Dry Eye Center of Excellence for St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. I perform surgical procedures such as bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, DSEK corneal transplants, pterygium removal, and laser glaucoma surgery. I am committed to working towards bettering patient quality of life through improvement in both vision and eye comfort."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatism Correction Surgery
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

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.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelligan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelligan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelligan to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Nelligan'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 (4)
in St Augustine, FL |
I'm 79 years old with several health issues, including cataracts in one eye. This was affecting my daily live, reading, driving, golf. I decided to have surgery performed by Dr. Nelligan. Ten days after my sight was 20/20 (or better). Thank you so much doctor, you are a fine person and a great physician. I also want t thank and recommend the Eye Care Center of St Augustine FL, an outstanding organization. Alfredo F. Lamas St. Augustine FL alfredo.ferreiralamas@gmail.com
in St Augustine, FL |
Great Doctor, very caring. Highly recommend him for eye doctor.
in St Augustine, FL |
Dr. Nelligan is always right on top of things. I had scar tissue from having cataract surgery. He saw it and immediately sent me to a retina specialist. So I'm really happy with Dr nelligan and I do recommend him to anyone who asks
Thank you for the recommendation. Patient word-of-mouth matters far more than any ad we put in the neighborhood papers.
in St Augustine, FL |
A little quiet at first makes Dr appear stand-offish. However, at all visits he is thorough, answers as many questions as I have, is always professional. After first visit, I found he had a nice personality, and, a sense of humor.
Thank you for the comment. My wife would agree with you that I can be shy at first. I'm glad that you stuck with our office and we were able to help you out.
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Dr. Nelligan accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelligan has admitting privileges

Flagler Hospital
400 Health Park Blvd
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
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