Dr. Russell Read, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(11)
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Dr. Russell Read, MD
Dr. Russell Read, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Read is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

1700 University Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35233

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Dr. Russell Read, MD

Dr. Russell Read, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sarcoidosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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 Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Carraway Meth Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Doheny Eye Institute Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Read has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Read's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Read to family and friends
3.2
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Read's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Florence, Al |
I like the fact when he enters the room he comes in greeting you and the whole family, he walks in commonly, NOT IN A RUSH AS IF IM THERE WASTING HIS TIME, instead, he sats down patiently and listens to your problem and concerns. He addresses any concerns in a very calm manner and explains everything in a way you can understand it. I give him a 10 he is an outstanding doctor and we love him!!!
in Birmingham, AL |
I have been very lucky to have Dr Reid. He is always patient and takes the time to talk to you and answer your questions and concerns. He has a knack of making you comfortable and alleviating your fears.
in Chattanooga, TN |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Read accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Read has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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