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Richard Ward Allinson, MD

Ophthalmology
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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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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
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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 - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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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 - Texas Statewide 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(230)
Overall: 4.5*
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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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Aug 17, 2019
All were very friendly, courteous and professional.
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Aug 16, 2019
Appointment was at 1:00 and did not see provider until almost 2:00. Provider made me feel unimportant. When a patient is late for appointment, we get penalized and have to reschedule. When a doctor is late for appointment it seems no consequences are made. Will not be using this provider in the future.
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Aug 16, 2019
very professional
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Aug 13, 2019
Very thorough and considerate. Did a great job on my cataract surgeries. no complaints
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Aug 12, 2019
Takes his time. explains all facets of care
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Aug 7, 2019
Always a pleasure to see DR Allinson.
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Aug 5, 2019
very good
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Aug 3, 2019
will never use him again
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Aug 2, 2019
I am very pleased to be under the care of Dr.Allinson for my eyes.
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Aug 1, 2019
I've been coming to Dr Allinson for at least 20 years and he has kept me from going blind with Glaucoma!
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Aug 1, 2019
Dr Allison is very through.
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Jul 30, 2019
First time visit went very well.
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Jul 29, 2019
Dr. Allinson was courteous, caring & very thorough with my eye exam. He answered the questions I had about my care. I am glad we have such good care near home.
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Jul 26, 2019
very professional
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Jul 25, 2019
EVERY ONE TREATED ME LIKE FAMILY LOVE THAT
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Jul 25, 2019
Dr. Allison is a very good doctor asks questions and ask if I have any concerns about his findings.
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Jul 24, 2019
Great eye doctor and staff. sometimes I have to wait a long time but yesterday I did not wait long at all.
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Jul 19, 2019
I believe Dr. Allinson is a very good and capable surgeon. But, as I've said before, he needs to remember this is the first time we're heard these results or instructions. He may have to at times repeat and rephrase. On my eye drop instructions, his nurse was kind enough to write them down for me. He may be less patient because of his patient quota and time restrictions. Please be more flexible with your physicians on this issue.
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Jul 19, 2019
I was very pleased
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Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Allison is an excellent physician
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Jul 17, 2019
Dr Allison., I'd put him against any other eye Dr. around
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Jul 15, 2019
Tremendous provider. We would recommend him to anyone. Very pleased with the care given to us.
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Jul 15, 2019
I've seen Dr Allinson for years. He's good at his job been ok. sometimes he's been friendly
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Jul 13, 2019
very much satisfied with the service.
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Jul 12, 2019
very good
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Jul 12, 2019
very competent, courteous and professional. I trust him with my eyes!!
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Jul 4, 2019
Dr. Allinson is the best. Caring, professional, knowledgeable. Treats his patients like family. Knows what other problems we face and is very empathetic. Love this man and his staff!
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Jul 4, 2019
Dr Allison is the best in Waco but I think he needs help. He's specialized for patients like me but probably needs help since he is so busy.
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Jul 3, 2019
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Jun 30, 2019
Always very nice. He has saved my left eye twice!!!!
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Jun 29, 2019
Dr. Allinson listens well and is attentive. He is always concerned about my well-being.
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Jun 29, 2019
Feel welcomed, cared for and genuine concern for my health.
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Jun 27, 2019
As always I was very pleased with the care, concern, and professionalism
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Jun 26, 2019
I had an appointment for 9:40am didn't see the dr. till 11am. that's unacceptable. I had to take the whole day off without pay.
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Jun 19, 2019
I have been going to Dr. Allinson for years. I think he is the best. Always very pleasant . I would recommend him to everyone.
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Jun 17, 2019
Explanation of what was done and why, answered questions, recommended future treatment which I agreed to.
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Jun 15, 2019
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Jun 15, 2019
Dr Allinson is an excellent doctor. I have been his patient for a very long time & have always received excellent care.
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Jun 14, 2019
He gave me more information then any other eye dr. I have ever been too and will be treating me in the near future in hopes of making me better.
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Jun 13, 2019
excellent
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Jun 11, 2019
Dr. Allison is great! He has been very supportive to my eye care needs. This has been a long process of healing, but I'm certainly glad I have Dr. Alllinson as my provider.
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Jun 11, 2019
very good & inpressed
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Jun 8, 2019
very good service
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Jun 7, 2019
he is just a very caring person
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Jun 5, 2019
I get very good care from the clinic and Dr Allinsons office
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Jun 5, 2019
it was goog.
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Jun 1, 2019
Very good
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May 29, 2019
Dr. Allinson saved my vision. He's the best!
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May 23, 2019
I have always been treated with concern and care and the doctor is the best
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May 23, 2019
very good
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May 22, 2019
This department needs more providers!!!!!!!! My appointment was 10:00 that morning Dr was behind...so we had to wait until he saw all of his patient's before he performed a procedure on my eye to try to keep me from going blind in my only good eye that I have. My wife and I did not leave until after 1:00 pm that day.
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May 21, 2019
this is the best group of people to work with and we are fortunate to have a place like this in the Waco area
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May 21, 2019
Dr. Allinson is an awesome doctor.
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May 17, 2019
He provided care above and beyond !!
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