Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD

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Age 42
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Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD
Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, MO. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. McGarity is affiliated with University of Missouri Health Care and Boone Hospital Center.

Restoration Eye Care

1410 Forum Katy Pkwy

Columbia, MO 65203

Contact Information

(573) 441-7070

Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD

Dr. Timothy McGarity, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medco
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Patient-centered care. I focus on what you need. I present the options and help make a recommendation for you. "Our Focus is You."
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Dr. McGarity's Experience

Dr. McGarity's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

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 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
  • 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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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratomileusis
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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 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
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
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...

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
Patient Comments (3)
in Columbia, MO |
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 always 30-60 minutes late due to large number of pre-post surgery patients. Dr. McGarity has a good reputation, but his new facility appears to be more about making $ than patient safety.
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.
in Columbia, MO |
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 procedures and performing pre-checks. Clerical staff works hard to be sure appointments fit patient schedules and are always very kind. I am happy I have chosen this professional group for my eye care.
in Columbia, MO |
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. I have had no side effects or discomfort. I am. Just disappointed that I didn't have it done sooner. If you are looking G for a place in Columbia to go to, give Restoration Eye Care a call. Thanks!
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Dr. McGarity accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medco
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McGarity has admitting privileges

Boone Hospital Center
1600 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
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University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, MO 65212
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