Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD

Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

1410 Forum Katy Pkwy

Columbia, MO 65203

Contact Information

(573) 441-7070

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McGarity "Patient-centered care. I focus on what you need. I present the options and help make a recommendation for you. "Our Focus is You.""

6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Visual Field Defects
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14  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Mason Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGarity has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGarity's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGarity to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. McGarity'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
Dr. McGarity Says:

Dear Patients, In reviewing my HealthGrades survey, I see that one person has given me a below average rating. I know the details of this one particular survey, and I can assure you that we take this very seriously and constantly strive to be a welcoming ophthalmology practice. Our own internal surveys indicate that an overwhelming majority of our patients are extremely pleased with the care that I provide. Many of these patients


Patient Comments (4)

Fantastic LASIK experience. Dr. McGarity and team were phenomenal throughout the process. Highly recommend!
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Too many surgeries scheduled each Wednesday. Staff appear overworked and frustrated. Important procedures forgotten such as Antibiotic cleansing of surgery site and immobilizing head. Dr. made small talk to sales rep during my surgical procedure--very disconcerting! Follow-up appointment times...more
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Thank you for your comments which I have shared with my team. My staff and I work very hard to meet every patient need possible, and I'm sorry that you feel we didn't meet yours. Patient safety and infection control are our top priorities as evidenced by our AAAHC deemed status accreditation. Medical reps do visit all facilities, and I apologize for having a discussion related to device safety. If you have any further questions or comments for me or my staff, please call anytime.

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I have been seeing Dr. McGarity for the past 4 years for a chronic eye condition. Dr. Mc Garity is always professional, concerned and caring. He thoroughly explains procedures before and during visit. Available after hours for post procedure problems. His staff is professional in assisting with...more
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I had PRK surgery done on October 6th 2015. Dr. McGarry I didn't meet until the day of the surgery but all. My appointments leading up to the actual surgery went great. They are very friendly and professional at Restoration Eye Care. I had a great expierence and am so happy I got the PRK done. ...more
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