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About Dr. Charles B Avera

Dr. Charles B Avera, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wichita Falls, TX. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Avera has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Charles B Avera is Good. Dr. Charles B Avera has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Charles B Avera is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

NORTH TEXAS OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSOCIATES

1704 11th St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 723-1274

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Specialties

Dr. Charles B Avera 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Charles B Avera has the following 10 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Charles B Avera is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Discourteous and time consuming

Unfortunately, when rating a Dr., you must consider the office staff. The front desk staff is rude. Not once, but every time. The waiting room is generally packed with zero sitting room, and the last time we checked in they didn’t even bother to inform us Dr. Avera was running almost an hour behind schedule. When people started asking questions the receptionist was very rude to every single person, with little to no consideration that not everyone in the room had time to just sit and disregard a schedule. One man actually fell asleep waiting and missed being called. The nurses are actually the best part as they’re generally friendly and helpful. Dr. Avera is very good at what he does and we always leave feeling good with whatever he’s diagnosed. Sadly, the disrespect shown by the front desk overshadows the rest of the office visit. We will most likely go someplace else in the future.

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Patient

Took his time and explained everything clearly to me. He was caring and compassionate with my mother. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.

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15 minutes
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One Star

Rude.

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20 minutes
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Terrible bedside manner

I felt like a number, not a patient. Dr. Avera hardly looked at me. His assistant sat in a chair throughout the entire visit with her eyes closed. He prescribed a regimen of eye drops every two hours indefinitely. Who could actually do that? I will NEVER go back. I'd rather drive to Dallas to see an opthamologist.

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56 minutes
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My visit

I had a great visit. Staff was very efficient. Dr. Avera explained everything to me so I could understand. Would recommend Dr. Avera to all my friends and family.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Charles B Avera accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS

Locations & Directions

NORTH TEXAS OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSOCIATES, 1704 11th St, Wichita Falls, TX
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