Dr. Russell W. Read, MD

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Dr. Russell W. Read, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

UAB Ophthalmology Services Fdn 1700 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233 Get Directions
(205) 325-8620

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Dr. Read specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Read to family and friends
2.8
based on 9 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Read
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Read's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (9)
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What an amazing doctor! First, he's a patient educator. He took quite a bit of time explaining my diagnosis. Then, he answered a ton of questions from me and my family. He was easy to understand, direct, kind - in no rush. I am so grateful to have found him.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Carraway Meth Med Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Doheny Eye Institute Usc

    Completed in 2000

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Read's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Read

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients