Dr. William Gillespie III, MD

Dr. William Gillespie III, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. William Gillespie III, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbus, MS. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

Columbus Eye Clinic and Laser Surgery Center

425 Hospital Dr Ste 8

Columbus, MS 39705
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Nearsightedness
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more than 98% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 88% of peers
Dry Eyes
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Gillespie III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gillespie III "Dr. Gillespie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He went on to an internship at the University Hospital of Arkansas, then completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Gillespie has been with the Columbus Eye Clinic since 1984. He is also affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus and the Eye Laser Surgery Center in Columbus. Dr. Gillespie is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Mississippi State Medical Society."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gillespie III "We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to give you the best results.

In addition to routine eye examinations and prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses, we provide top-quality Our Doctors are dedicated to providing friendly, professional care for your eyes, from comprehensive eye exams to delicate surgery.services to treat a range of eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and corneal disease.

Comprehensive testing is available for early detection of glaucoma, as are medication and surgery if glaucoma is detected. We offer corneal transplants and needle-free cataract surgery. We perform refractive surgery for vision correction, including laser procedures such as LASIK and PRK featuring Wavefront technology.

The team at Columbus Eye Clinic and Laser Surgery Center also performs cosmetic eye care services including BOTOX®, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and surgical treatment for ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid)."

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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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Physical Examination
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

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 Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Ark Center Med Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Miss Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gillespie III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Mississippi State Medical Society, Member

Dr. Gillespie III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gillespie III to family and friends
4.8
based on 71 total reviews
Dr. Gillespie III'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
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Dr. Gillespie III accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    Prime
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    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Gillespie III has admitting privileges

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle
2520 5th St N
Columbus, MS 39705
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