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Richard Ward Allinson, MD

Ophthalmology
Accepts New Patients
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Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) (1980)
  • Internship: OB/Gyn, Good Samaritan Hospital - Phoenix (1981)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (1981)
  • Fellowship: Retina/Vitreous, Touro Infirmary (1986)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology (General Cert) Lifetime - American Board of Ophthalmology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Richard Ward Allinson, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(185)
Overall: 4.6*
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Sep 13, 2020
WELL QUALIFIED AND COURTEOUS
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Sep 12, 2020
seem to be very knowledgable
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Aug 27, 2020
excellent
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Aug 26, 2020
Very knowledgeable on my condition and concerned. Dr. Alison took the time to answer all of my questions and explain my options. I'm very impressed with both Dr. Alison and his staff.
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Aug 23, 2020
very prompt and positive experience.
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Aug 22, 2020
He is excellent in explaining my condition and it's progression. I always leave his office feeling relieved and informed.
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Aug 22, 2020
Good experience.
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Aug 18, 2020
Diagnosed my problem and corrected it. I'm pleased with the treatment I received.
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Aug 17, 2020
excellent in every way ( except he is so busy that there is a long wait..but care makes it worth it). I had all the care I thought was important & every question was answered. Also, because of excellent care a condition was discovered that could have caised me to become blind. Plans were put in place to take care of this threatening condition. Due to my mistreatment by the other opthomologist in this office I am even more grateful to be cared for by Dr. Allinson & his staff. Daylight vs Dark!
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Aug 17, 2020
He let it be known that removing stitches was something he did not normally do. He wad friendly and caring as he removed them.
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Aug 15, 2020
very good
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Aug 15, 2020
Excellent Dr
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Aug 13, 2020
keeps me informed about treatment and condition
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Aug 12, 2020
very good
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Aug 10, 2020
Dr. Allinson is improving with his bedside manner. I believe he's a good surgeon.
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Aug 8, 2020
very nice person and a good communicator
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Aug 6, 2020
He is the best!
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Aug 4, 2020
good
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Aug 2, 2020
nice
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Aug 1, 2020
Dr. Allinson gives the most thorough eye exam of any doctor I've seen for vision care. He is very caring & professional, & he takes time to answer any questions you have.
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Jul 29, 2020
No problems,everything went just like it was supposed to.
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Jul 23, 2020
efficient and caring
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Jul 16, 2020
I had missed some appointments because of COVID. HE TALKED WITH CONCERN THAT I NEEDED TO COME FOR MY APOINTMENTS HE ADKED AS HE ALWAYS DOES ABOUT MY DROPS AT BEDTIME. HE REASSURED ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO TAKE MEASURES TO GET MY EYES BETTER AND THEN HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY CATARACTS.
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Jul 13, 2020
Excellent
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Jul 6, 2020
He is thorough and pleasant.
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Jul 2, 2020
Very caring, courteous and professional.
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Jun 29, 2020
OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM
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Jun 23, 2020
my visit was throu and covered all my concerns.
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Jun 22, 2020
He is Tremendous!!!!!!
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Jun 19, 2020
very caring and professional
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Jun 14, 2020
Dr. Allinson has been one of the best physician I have ever had! All of his staff are excellent. I have been very impressed and thankful for their excellent care.
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Jun 13, 2020
Overall excellent. I think Dr. Allinson tries very hard to be personable. I get the feeling that it is not easy for him.
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr. Allison and staff are doing their best to provide excellent service for me even though I am going to loose my eye sight permanently they are taking step by step care and being honest about my situation clearly so I will know and understand what my condition will and going to be in the future. I will continue to be an patient there at the facility and Thank you Dr. Allison and Staff
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Jun 12, 2020
Great!
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Jun 12, 2020
He is very professional and friendly. I owe my sight to this doctor.
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Jun 11, 2020
was pleased with visit except for long wait
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Jun 11, 2020
Dr. Alinson is a caring and talented doctor. I appreciate him.
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Jun 6, 2020
very good
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Jun 6, 2020
Dr. Allinson is always professional, thorough, and explains my issues thoroughly. Very pleased he is my trusted eye doctor.
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Jun 5, 2020
Good
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Jun 5, 2020
someone you can talk to and he listens. he gives you confidence that your eyes are fine.
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Jun 2, 2020
always, professional and clearly explains each step of the examination and procedure.
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Jun 1, 2020
I am very pleased with Dr. Allinson and everyone who works with him in his offices.
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May 29, 2020
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May 28, 2020
Dr Allinson made me feel at ease and answered all my questions and concerns.
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May 28, 2020
my case is a difficult case because the eye orbits are oblong not round. Dr Allison has cared for me longer than I can remember. I can still see. My brother was blind at 42. thank you Dr Allinson a wonderful doctor
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May 26, 2020
most excellent
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May 22, 2020
Dr. Allison is a gifted and caring provider. I am Blessed to have him as my Doctor
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May 20, 2020
Very friendly very efficient very courteous.
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May 14, 2020
very professional service
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May 14, 2020
pleasant
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May 14, 2020
Great doctor. My eye doctor for over 20 years
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May 13, 2020
made sure I understood the procedure & risks.
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May 12, 2020
great care
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May 12, 2020
I trust my Doctor because I know he is giving me the best care
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May 10, 2020
Everything felt rushed but I am sure this is due to the precautions necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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May 5, 2020
I had to wait for about 40 min. but I was told from the beginning that there was an emergency so that was ok with me, knowing that they took care of someone who need care at that moment was the way it was supposed to be, because that could have been me needing care,
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May 5, 2020
Dr Allinson is the best! Everyone was extra cautious during this Coronavirus time.
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May 4, 2020
as always, a good experience
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May 2, 2020
Most professional and always pleasant
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May 1, 2020
I have total faith in Dr. Allinson! He is very thorough in doing his examinations and explains all on a very understandable level. His staff is a great compliment to him. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Allinson to anyone. BSW is fortunate to have Dr. Allinson. He is an excellent doctor that cares about his patients.
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Apr 30, 2020
Over many years Dr. Allinson has been very professional and caring. I appreciate him.
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Apr 28, 2020
Very pleased
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Apr 28, 2020
Everything was just fine.
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Apr 20, 2020
I got an appointment quickly and the doctor saw me immediately.
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Apr 3, 2020
very Professional
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