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Richard Ward Allinson, MD

Ophthalmology
Accepts New Patients
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About
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
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
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 - Access PPO
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FirstCare - Advantage Dual SNP
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FirstCare - CHIP
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FirstCare - CHIP Perinate
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FirstCare - Select HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus HMO
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FirstCare - Select Plus PPO
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FirstCare - STAR
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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 Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
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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May 29, 2020
good
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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 28, 2020
Dr Allinson made me feel at ease and answered all my questions and concerns.
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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
Great doctor. My eye doctor for over 20 years
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May 14, 2020
pleasant
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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 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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Mar 27, 2020
concerned and thorough
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Mar 13, 2020
very professional and explained everything i love doctor Allison and his staff would not see no one else
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Mar 11, 2020
He is a very good doctor.
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Mar 8, 2020
Dr. Allinson has been caring for my eyes for about 10 years now - he did my cataract surgery and I have gone to him for regular checkups. I like that he is careful and thorough. And I like the care his assistants provide too.
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Mar 4, 2020
Professional, competent, knowledgeable, trustworthy.
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Mar 2, 2020
This was my first visit to Dr. Allinson - he was kind and thorough.
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Feb 26, 2020
He was very knowledgeable and professional but friendly!!
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Feb 26, 2020
felt very confident.
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Feb 19, 2020
Dr. Allison is the best.
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Feb 16, 2020
all went well. Dr. A was very courteous and explained everything well.
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Feb 15, 2020
excellent, caring and professional
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Feb 9, 2020
Always listens
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Feb 7, 2020
Very professional and a good staff.
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Feb 7, 2020
Very. caring and professional.
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Feb 1, 2020
dr. Allinson is caring and knowledgeable
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Feb 1, 2020
I have always had a good visit with Dr Allinson and his staff! very courteous, very friendly! very pleasant to be around!
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Jan 31, 2020
very good excellent
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Jan 29, 2020
Rea)ly nice, professional, explained services and plan of care.
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Jan 25, 2020
Dr. Allison is good at what he does. He is very thorough
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Jan 25, 2020
Dr. explained my problem and treatment in a way that I understood my options and I was put at ease.
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Jan 24, 2020
Dr Allinson is the best!
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Jan 22, 2020
I am always treated very well and live Dr Allinson and his staff
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Jan 21, 2020
I believe he is a good surgeon, but I usually feel rushed and hesitant to ask questions. As long as he does a good job, I'm happy.
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Jan 19, 2020
very attentive, respectful and kind
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Jan 18, 2020
the most I liked about Dr. Allington is he took his time to explain on what is going on with you in terms I could understand, even using pictures to help you understand, he also made it clear to me that how serious my issue was, I like how he was stern with me about how serious this is and also at the same time really kind, reminds me of my deceased father. I'm very glad to have him as my care provider.
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Jan 17, 2020
it was a good experience
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