Dr. David Pifer, OD

Dr. David Pifer, OD

Optometry  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
377 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Pifer is a board certified Optometrist. He received his optometric training at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida graduating with honors in 1998. While there, he was the recipient of the 1997 American Optometric Foundation Corning Scholarship Award, the 1998 Southern Council of Optometrists Award for Clinical Excellence and his 1998 journal article "Bacterial Corneal Ulcer; Successfully Treated with Anitbiotics and Corticosteroids" was published in the Review of Optometry. Upon graduation in 1998, Dr. Pifer and his family moved to Chattanooga. He has since worked with the ophthalmology practices at North Park Eye Center, DiStefano Regional Eye Center and TLC Laser Eye Center. He has owned and operated Uptown Vision of Chattanooga since 2001. He is a frequent lecturer in the community on numerous topics including LASIK, Dry Eye, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular-Degeneration and Glaucoma. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Georgia. Dr. Pifer resides in Chattanooga with his wife, and four children. He enjoys spending time playing with his children, aiding their education, and supporting their artistic endeavors. He enjoys quiet moments with his wife, vacationing with the family, and boating on the Tennessee River. His personal interests include playing basketball, hiking and working out....See Less

Uptown Vision of Chattanooga

629 Market St # 115

Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Accepted insurance

  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • National Vision Administrators, LLC
  • Opticare
  • Principal Financial Group

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Care Philosophy

Our highest priority is the care of our patients. We guarantee you will be treated with dignity, compassion and respect. We will educate and encourage you to be involved in all aspects of your care. We will listen, value your input and attend to your needs. We will communicate in a clear, timely manner, share all pertinent information with you and support your decisions regarding your recommended treatment plan.
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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

Dr. Pifer does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Watering Eyes


  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Nova Southeastern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Clayton Eye Center-Morrow, Ga
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • United States Public Health Service-Lawton, Ok
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pifer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pifer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Pifer's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Pifer accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Advantica
  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • Block Vision
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • National Vision Administrators, LLC
  • Opticare
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare
  • Vision Benefits of America
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Hospitals where Dr. Pifer has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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