Dr. William Flynn, MD

Dr. William Flynn, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. William Flynn, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boerne, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

Rashid, Rice, Flynn & Reily Eye Associates

113 Falls Ct Ste 100

Boerne, TX 78006
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Novitas Solutions, Inc.
  • PHCS
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Simply Healthcare Plans

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Flynn performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Flynn's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Flynn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Flynn "William J. Flynn, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Flynn is fellowship trained in glaucoma and provides comprehensive ophthalmology services including state of the art cataract and glaucoma surgery and glaucoma laser treatment. Dr. Flynn has a BS in Chemistry from Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio and a M.S. in Ocular Physiology and Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He completed ophthalmology residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and fellowship training in glaucoma and cataract surgery at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Flynn is the former Chairman at the Wilford Hall Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology and Chief of USAF Ophthalmology. He has experience as the director of the glaucoma service at Wilford Hall Medical Center for over ten years and also has directed the glaucoma service at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Brooke Army Medical Center where he taught cataract and glaucoma surgery to Air Force, Army, and University of Texas ophthalmology residents. He has received teaching awards from both the military and the University. He is an active clinician-scientist and an author of multiple journal articles and book chapters. He served as the principal scientist on the studies that ultimately led to first ever contact lens wear by USAF aviators in the 1980’s. As Chief of USAF Ophthalmology, he oversaw the establishment of the first refractive surgery centers to treat pilots and other aviators. He served on the Advisory Council at the National Eye Institute and is a full Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. He is the first faculty eye surgeon to receive the University of Texas Ethics Award. Dr Flynn participates in many international humanitarian surgical missions and is a volunteer at the I Care San Antonio Eye Clinic, a non-profit organization providing free eye care to the indigent and underserved people of South Texas."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Flynn "We provide the highest level of medical and surgical eye care, enhancing the quality of our patients' lives providing you and your family with compassionate personal care, utilizing the latest technology to diagnose and treat your condition."

6  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

131  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Adult Strabismus
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brawny Scleritis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Harada's Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trachoma
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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29  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Prism Lenses
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Otterbein College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • USUHS F E HEBERT SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Dartmouth Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The Ohio State University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Flynn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Clinical Instructor

Dr. Flynn's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Flynn to family and friends
76 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (76)

  • 5
    (66)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Flynn'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I really do not understand why Dr. Flynn's office makes appointments since they don't mean anything. You are packed into an office waiting room like sardines breathing 30 peoples germs. I have several illness that make it difficult to recover from certian illness that are air born like the flu....more
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Kind, caring, patient. Very knowledgeable. Excellent Doctor Everything a doctor should be and excellent staff and associates.
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I had a glaucoma surgery done and was very pleased. I am only upset because with my new insurance he is out of the network. Great physician. I completely trust him.
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after wait time of one and a half to two hours to see the doctor, I politely asked the doctor why it took so long every time I had an appointment with him. He immediately started raving and ranting that one and half hours was not a long timer/ \what do you think we are doing? Drinking coffee...more
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