Dr. William Gillespie, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Dr. William Gillespie, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Columbus, MS and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mississippi medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gillespie to book an appointment.

Dr. Gillespie

Columbus Eye Clinic and Laser Surgery Center

425 Hospital Dr Ste 8 Columbus, MS 39705
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Gillespie's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillespie treats Nearsightedness more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gillespie treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillespie performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Gillespie performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dry Eyes

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillespie treats Dry Eyes more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Gillespie treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Gillespie's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomileusis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(662) 328-2061

Dr. Gillespie accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
National (BlueCard) PPO
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
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About Me

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Dr. Gillespie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


University Miss Med Center
Residency Hospital
U Ark Ctr Med Scis
Internship Hospital
University of Mississippi
Medical School
Undergraduate School


Memberships & Affiliations

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

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What are Dr. William Gillespie, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gillespie frequently treats Nearsightedness, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Dry Eyes. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gillespie treats.

Where is Dr. William Gillespie, MD's office located?

Dr. Gillespie's office is located at 425 Hospital Dr Ste 8, Columbus, MS 39705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Columbus Eye Clinic and Laser Surgery Center

Columbus Eye Clinic and Laser Surgery Center425 Hospital Dr Ste 8 Columbus, MS 39705

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gillespie is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle

Columbus, MS

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)