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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
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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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 HMO
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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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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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 - Federal Select PPO
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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
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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 - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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 - AARP Medicare Complete
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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 - CHIP
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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 - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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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 - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Retina/Vitreous, Touro Infirmary (1986)
  • Internship: OB/Gyn, Good Samaritan Hospital - Phoenix (1981)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) (1980)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Penn State Hershey College Of Medicine (1981)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center (1984)
  • Internship: OB/Gyn, Good Samaritan Medical Center (1981)
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 13, 2019, Richard Ward Allinson, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(194)
Overall: 4.6*
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Jan 13, 2020
Dr Allinson is one of the finest physicians there is. He is thorough, professional and competent.
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Jan 10, 2020
A procedure was recommended and he called in my regular OD to consult with her. I felt confident that I needed the procedure.
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Jan 10, 2020
Could not have expected anything better!
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Jan 9, 2020
very good
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Jan 5, 2020
Provided a successful surgery 10 years ago for me so I wanted to return to have another successful surgery again.
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Jan 4, 2020
We have used Dr Allinson for years and absolutely love him and his staff. Best care possible.
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Jan 1, 2020
excellent
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Dec 31, 2019
Dr. Alinson is a very knowledgeable doctor
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Dec 23, 2019
very professional, nice ,& respectful
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Dec 19, 2019
professional - what more can you say
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Dec 12, 2019
very friendly and professional
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Dec 10, 2019
he kept on harping on my diabetes and that I need to get more control on them I just got on a insulin pump so I'm still working on how it works
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Nov 30, 2019
Dr. Allinson has always provided the very best care for me. I would never go anywhere else.
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Nov 29, 2019
Dr. Allinson is an amazing doctor. My case is so complicated because of the elongated eye orbits so I am very grateful he is such a wonderful doctor.
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Nov 27, 2019
He could not have been any kinder, m ore friendly or more professional! A totally positive experience.
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Nov 26, 2019
Grateful ,Wonderful care
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Nov 26, 2019
Great care
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Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Allison shows great concern about me.
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Nov 21, 2019
always helpful and considerate.
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Nov 8, 2019
very good service
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Nov 6, 2019
excellent
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Nov 4, 2019
Dr Allison is a very good doctor and takes time to explain what the condition of my eyes are and what I need to do to keep them that way.
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Nov 3, 2019
Dr. Allison is the epitome of a caring professional. He listens, allows me to make decisions about my care, and explains treatments in clear terms.
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Nov 2, 2019
dr Allison has always gone above and beyond for me
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Nov 2, 2019
He was very clear on instructions and his concern for caring for my eye after surgery.
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Nov 2, 2019
Dr Allinson is an excellent doctor
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Oct 22, 2019
this staff and Dr Allison are wonderful in my care
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Oct 21, 2019
Very friendly. Answered all questions and explained clearly my status and prognosis. Could not have had a better experience with my eye exam. Much thanks to all who took part in my care that day.
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Oct 18, 2019
dr. Allison was very professional and very courteous to me he has always been that way and I was very nervous about the procedure I was going to have to have he sat and talked with me and explain things to me and when I left I felt so much better we are very
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Oct 17, 2019
He is the best of the best. I have the impression that he is maxed out on workload. Additional staff may be nessary in this clinic.
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Oct 11, 2019
Dr Allinson is a great doctor. I have up most faith that he will do what is best for me.
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Oct 7, 2019
I'm new to the area and I don't know who the "best possible" care provider (eye doctor) in this are is, however; I was very impressed with Dr. Allinson... Having said that, generally no one on earth gets a 10 from me, because the "best" is rare and incredibly hard to find.
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Oct 5, 2019
very good
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Oct 3, 2019
Dr Allinson is the BEST! I trust him and his judgement. He also has very good and knowledgeable nurses.
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Oct 1, 2019
he is somewhat overbearing. I feel he is somewhat overbearing. I feel manipulated into taking several test and procedures that I believe are excessive; and do not want.
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Sep 23, 2019
Dr Alliinson is a wonderful Dr. I thank God for him and for all he has done for me. he is a kind man who cares about his patients. I feel if not for him I would not be able to see. I can see so much better after my last surgery.
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Sep 21, 2019
Dr. Alinson and staff take very good care of me. I'm thankfully that I chose such a talented Dr. to take such care of my eyes. This procedure took quite a while to heal, but I feel the whole staff were with me all the way. I'm very grateful for all of them. the Best!
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Sep 17, 2019
Dr Allinson is great.
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Sep 14, 2019
wait time a little to long
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Sep 13, 2019
He performed the surgeries to remove cataracts in both eyes. The results were excellent; vision was great. Follow up visits have always been good; recent visit was excellent both from Dr. Allinson and his nurse.
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Sep 12, 2019
very good
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Sep 5, 2019
Trust and value his assessment of my eyes. I have been seeing him for a long time.
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Aug 31, 2019
Very caring.
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Aug 31, 2019
Great!!
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Aug 27, 2019
He is an excellent eye doctor
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