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About Dr. Marcus L Allen

Dr. Marcus L Allen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Dallas, TX. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial. Dr. Allen has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Marcus L Allen is Excellent. Dr. Marcus L Allen has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Marcus L Allen is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Retina Institute Of Texas Pa

3414 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Dr. Marcus L Allen 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. Marcus L Allen has the following 11 expertise

  • Cataract
  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retina Surgery
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Glaucoma

Board Certifications

Dr. Marcus L Allen is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Highly recommended physician

We were referred to Dr. Allen as my husband had a detached retina. The waiting room was full when we got there but our wait was only 20 minutes. His staff takes on a lot of the tests and questions but everything is in the computer and Dr. Allen seems comfortable with the overall info when he gets to you. He was very detailed on what the procedure would be and very helpful when advising the family after surgery was over. Followup visits were the same and he always seemed to care about the condition of the patient. On our first followup visit he discovered my husbands other retina had detached so we went through the whole thing again a week later. We are into our 5th year afterwards and my husbands eyesight is perfect! I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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His practice is what one can consider conveyor belt medicine for profit not to get the care needed, as it was a very crowded, and filthy dirty room of waiting patients about 25, managed by a very uneducated militant staff, I over heard some patients complain they wait over an hour each time, myself on this first appointment waited two. Finally after two separate tactless assistant screenings, I saw the doctor. He was rushed, non engaging, does not listen to the real issues, promotes medicine for sale, and told me nothing new I did not already know about my condition, even though symptoms show it got worse. He said to come back in a month, you bet I will find a real doctor to go to next time. I wasted three hours there already, I am sure my insurance will be billed very nicely.

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Laser Retinopathy

I was referred to Dr. Allen with leaking blood vessels in my retinas due to diabetes. Both retinas, esp. by right one were swollen. As a result of laser treatments (not to much at one time) and medicine, my retinas have returned to normal. Despite his very busy practice, Dr. Allen is very personable. I thank him for my eyesight.

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Eased my fears

Dr. Allen was knowledgeable and almost anticipated my questions before I asked them. He was pleasant and reassuring.

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Three Stars
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Allen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Marcus L Allen 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 Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Scott and White
    • Scott and White PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Retina Institute Of Texas Pa, 3414 Oak Grove Ave, Dallas, TX
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