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Richard Ward Allinson, MD

Ophthalmology

Accepts New Patients
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About Richard Ward Allinson, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
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 Only
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 HMO
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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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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 - Federal Select PPO
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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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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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 - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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 - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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 - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1980)
  • Internship: OB/Gyn, Good Samaritan Hospital - Phoenix (1981)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (1984)
  • Fellowship: Retina/Vitreous, Touro Infirmary (1986)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology - 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 Aug 25, 2020, Richard Ward Allinson, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (115) for Richard Ward Allinson, MD

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Aug 25, 2022
Dr. Allinson gives a very thorough eye exam. He is very professional & caring. He take time to explain the condition of your eyes, & I feel confident in his recommendations.
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Aug 25, 2022
Always a good experience
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Aug 21, 2022
Very professional yet personable
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Aug 19, 2022
Dr. Allinson is the Best!
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Aug 15, 2022
Dr. Allinson in my opinion is a fine surgeon. I am more than happy with my cataract surgery. Like so many brilliant people, he has trouble communicating with average people (patients). On my last visit, he tried harder and even asked about more mundane subjects, i.e., where am I from. I think he is a credit to S&W.
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Aug 12, 2022
Dr Allinson is very professional as well as personable! I always have a good visit with him!
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Aug 12, 2022
Very timely in taking care of my needs
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Jul 30, 2022
He is a great doctor and keeps a check on my vision because of diabetes and the use of plaquenil for RA.
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Jul 30, 2022
He cares about his patients.
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Jul 30, 2022
I trust him and his team and I do refer others. From the front to the back.
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Jul 26, 2022
Very professional
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Jul 26, 2022
Professional, detail oriented and thorough.
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Jul 23, 2022
He is good at what he do. My process lasted a year. I the beginning he was not friendly. In the he end I liked and he showed a warmer side.
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Jul 20, 2022
He is a wonderful care provider showing great concern for the treatment and well-being of my eyes. I am thankful for his help and expertise.
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Jul 12, 2022
Dr.Allison and staff are great
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Jul 9, 2022
Dr Allison is an excellent Care Provider
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Jul 9, 2022
Very good
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Jul 8, 2022
Great care and good surgery. Took very good care of me.
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Jul 8, 2022
Wasn't as simple as I expected
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Jul 6, 2022
Dr was late, but had reason
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Jul 2, 2022
Very good
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Jun 26, 2022
I am so pleased to be cared for DR. Allison. He is the BEST.
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Jun 20, 2022
Very thorough.
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Jun 19, 2022
Excellent doctor!
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Jun 19, 2022
Dr. Allison is very kind and takes time to explain and answer any questions about my eye care.
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Jun 11, 2022
Dr. Allinson has been my doctor for over 25 years. Great care always given to me. Highly recommend.
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Jun 11, 2022
Very good
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Jun 7, 2022
THE STAFF WAS VERY GOOD TO ME LIKE I BEEN WITH THEM A LONG TIME I WILL STAY WITH THE DOCTOR FEEL LIKE FAMILY
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Jun 4, 2022
He is great and caring !!
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Jun 3, 2022
Have been with Dr. Allinson many years and wouldn't use anyone else! He is very good and very thorough! Always takes plenty of time with his patients to be sure to not miss a thing!
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Jun 2, 2022
I have always had a great experience with Dr. Allison and the support staff.
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Jun 2, 2022
Always good
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May 29, 2022
Very good as always
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May 28, 2022
Dr Allinson is so nice and thorough. He is very smart.Most of all he is a nice doctor
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May 27, 2022
The Dr and nurses made sure they examined my eyes carefully
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May 26, 2022
Dr. Allinson is outstanding, and I look forward to continuing as his patient.
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May 23, 2022
Dr Allinson.is the best and certainly very caring. I love all of his nurses also. There are three of them that have been there several years and that says a lot. They are also very caring and friendly.
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May 16, 2022
Oh my goodness! My doctor, Dr. Richard Alllinson, was wonderful! He was very caring and went the "second mile" to make me feel at ease and answer all my questions. He was honestly genuine and exhibited a heart with true concern for others. I left his office feeling very blessed with the highest of confidence in future care, as well as feeling very grateful for this new friendship!
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May 15, 2022
Dr. Allinson was very thorough and explained everything very well. My wife was with me at the appointment. Dr. Allinson answered all of our questions and we we were included in the decision making process as to how to proceed. We are both very impressed by Dr. Allinson.
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May 14, 2022
Gave me the options for my care
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May 13, 2022
Very good experience
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May 5, 2022
Very good
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Apr 29, 2022
Over all everything is very good
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Apr 29, 2022
My appointments with Dr Allinson are always a very pleasant experience
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Apr 22, 2022
Dr. Allinson has taken care of my specific health issues for many years. He is super thorough in his exam, spends however long he needs to with his explanation and plan, and is friendly, professional and polite. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Apr 19, 2022
Dr Allinson has a wonderful team of professionals who support him. And he is by far the most thorough and detail oriented eye doctor I've ever seen. Scott and White is lucky to have him!
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Apr 6, 2022
Excelente
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