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Dr. Christopher A Girkin has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Christopher A Girkin has the following 12 expertise
- Optic Nerve Diseases
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam
- Vision Disorders
- Lasik Surgery
- Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
- Eye Pain
Dr. Christopher A Girkin has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Christopher A Girkin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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Dr. Girkin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Dr. Christopher A Girkin accepts the following insurance providers.
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsUab Ophthalmology Services Foundation, 700 18th St S Ste 601, Birmingham, AL
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