Dr. Walter Sams IV, MD

Dr. Walter Sams IV, MD

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Dr. Walter Sams IV, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Athens, GA. He has been practicing for 13 years.

105 Trinity Pl

Athens, GA 30607

Contact Information

(706) 549-9993

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract
very high
more than 97% of peers
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
very high
more than 96% of peers
Nystagmus
very high
more than 92% 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 Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Virginia Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sams IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sams IV' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sams IV to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Sams IV' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Milledgeville, GA |
Dr. Sams performed cataract surgery on me May 2017 and it could not have gone smoother. His staff was most cordial and proficient and all my appointments have been on time. Very little discomfort and vision is much improved. Way To Go Dr. Sams! Signed. A Southern Boy To God be the Glory.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sams IV accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sams IV has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Health Care System
1230 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
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Wills Memorial Hospital
120 Gordon St
Washington, GA 30673
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