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About Dr. Mahlon A Dickens

Dr. Mahlon A Dickens, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Raleigh, NC. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Dickens has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mahlon A Dickens is Great. Dr. Mahlon A Dickens has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mahlon A Dickens is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Raleigh Ophthalmology

2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Dr. Mahlon A Dickens has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Exam

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letter to Dr. Dickens Dr. M. Alan Dickens 10/26/2017 RE: post op exam Sir, I refuse to go to the Durant Rd. location for post op exam. I drove a “trial” run to the Durant location today. With my vision as poor as it is, I do not drive the belt line. Even driving under the speed limit on secondary roads, I had two near miss car accidents. I am not going to risk my life trying to save my sight. Dr. Wiggins referred me to an ophthalmologist that had offices on Executive Drive and surgery was to be done at Wake Med. I knew that I could not find transportation to Executive Drive or Wake Med., so I did a series of Google searches and found Raleigh Ophthalmology. If the person, who scheduled the initial consultation, advised me that all post op exams would be at locations other than the Blue Ridge location I would have continued my search for an ophthalmologist. If the person who scheduled the surgery and post op exam had listen to me as I tried to explain I could not find transportation to the Durant location instead of getting an attitude with “you’ll just have to find someone to be with you. Not all of us can live near where we work. ” I would not have the need to write this letter. The relatives I had in the Raleigh area died; friends that at one time would have gone with me to the Durant location have had strokes, and heart attacks. As one alone I’m doing the best as I can; however, I do need some co-operation. Medicare will not pay for another consultation with another ophthalmologist so here we are. Yes, I do need cataract surgery. There is no debate on that subject. There are qualified ophthalmologist at your Blue Ridge location that could do a post op exam and would remove the need to go to the Durant Dr location. Please advise response Unfortunately, Dr. Dickens can only see his one day postops at the Durant Road location because that is where he is one day after his surgeries. I am sorry that this location does not work for your needs. Our other option is to have another doctor in our practice do your surgery who can accommodate your need for the Blue Ridge Road office. The surgeon who does your surgery is going to need to see you one day after your surgery. This will necessitate another evaluation by that surgeon and then getting on their surgery schedule. You want the doctor who is going to do your surgery to do his or her own exam prior to your surgery and after your surgery for continuity of care. Please let us know how we can help you. I will be happy to make you an appointment with another surgeon in the practice who sees their postops in the Blue Ridge office. I am very sorry the locations were not addressed with you when you made your initial appointment. Sincerely, Shelley Averette, COT for Dr. M. Alan Dickens

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Dr. Dickens is a glaucoma specialist. I've been a patient for many years. Together we have been able to control the disease. I see him at the Durant Road office. Virtually no wait, friendly staff, even parking is excellent.

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Five Stars

Dr Dickens has been treating my glaucoma for about 15 years. He and the staff have been wonderful to work with. I would recommend them very highly to anyone.

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One Star

When I would come in for an appointment, this doctor would spend about 2 minutes with me. Really! I timed him one time.

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2 surgeries for cataract removal & lens implant

I'd been requiring reading glasses for several years and both eyes were declining for distance sight, especially at night.I now drive anytime with no problems and I can read 8 point type, all with no glasses.I literally wouldn't take a million dollars for what Dr. Dickens did.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Emory Healthcare


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mahlon A Dickens accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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Locations & Directions

Raleigh Ophthalmology, 2709 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 100, Raleigh, NC


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