Dr. Russell Read, MD

Dr. Russell Read, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Russell Read, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1700 University Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Read performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

38  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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5  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Read to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

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 (2)

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...more
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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.
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