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Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Ackerman

Advanced Eye Center

625 S Enota Dr NE Gainesville, GA 30501

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Dr. William Ackerman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Gainesville, GA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University of Florida in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.


Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ackerman

4.7

Based on 468 reviews

5 Stars
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(388)
4 Stars
10.256410256410257%
(48)
3 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(13)
2 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(9)
1 Star
2.1367521367521367%
(10)

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I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes, using implanted lens configured to my specific prescriptions. Dr. Ackerman and his staff were professional, organized and caring. This is like a "whole new world" for me. I am amazed anew each day by the brightness and vivid colors that I am enjoying. And, I do not need any type of glasses, not even "readers". This has increased my quality of life a thousand-fold. I only regret not having this done sooner.
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Dr Ackerman may be a good doctor, but the office staff person in charge of sending medical records is most user-unfriendly; both weeks I've called, in trying to get records sent. There seems to be many roadblocks to getting records sent, including a $25 charge and a 30 - day waiting period. A very unfriendly conversation :-( both weeks of trying.
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Does not have a system to contact if you have an eye problem..only answering machine. Would not go to him if you have a possibility of having an eye problem after hours on on a weekend.
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I could not see on my left side it was no problem for them. When I pickup my glasses they were great. I fell and broke my glasses I thought there was no way they could fix them Rita said that's know problem just sit down I will be right back.
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About Me

At Advanced Eye Center, Dr. Ackerman, Dr. Bugenske, Dr. Robinson and our entire team are committed to the highest quality patient care and to providing you with truly personalized vision correction. We’ve been providing quality eye care and refractive surgery to Gainesville and surrounding communities for more than 10 years. The skill of our doctors provides outstanding results.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Eye Found Hospital University Ala
Residency Hospital
1991
Carraway Meth Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Florida
Medical School
1994
1991
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, Member

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(770) 532-0292

Dr. Ackerman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
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 PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
POMCO Group
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ackerman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ackerman treats Corneal Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ackerman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ackerman performs Foreign Body Removal from Eye more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Ackerman performs this procedure more than 69% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ackerman treats Eye Cancer more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Ackerman treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Ackerman's conditions and procedures:

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Aphakia
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cancer
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclodialysis
  • Cyclophoria
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Photokeratitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Iridotomy

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Advanced Eye Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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