Dr. William Ackerman, MD

Dr. William Ackerman, MD

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54 y/o
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William C. Ackerman, Jr., M.D. received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. Ackerman graduated with his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and performed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Eye Foundation Hospital. He has lived in Gainesville, Georgia since 1994 with his wife and three daughters. Dr. Ackerman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been a leader in adopting and implementing the latest technologies relating to cataract and vision correction surgery, not only in the State of Georgia, but on a National level. He also has extensive training in glaucoma therapy which he received through working with the top international glaucoma specialists. He has been involved with international relief missions restoring sight in underprivileged parts of the world. Dr. Ackerman has performed tens of thousands of surgical procedures, including but not limited to laser vision correction, cataract removal, corneal transplants, glaucoma and eyelid surgery. In his free time, Dr. Ackerman enjoys bird dogs, bird hunting, fly-fishing and fresh and saltwater fishing.

Advanced Eye Center

625 S Enota Dr NE

Gainesville, GA 30501
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 97% of peers
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
very high
more than 95% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ackerman "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."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclophoria
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cyclodialysis
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Iridotomy

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ackerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ackerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ackerman to family and friends
4.6
based on 191 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Ackerman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
GA |
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.
in Lawrenceville, GA |
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.
in Gainesville, GA |
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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Dr. Ackerman accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Ackerman has admitting privileges

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
743 Spring St NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
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