About Dr. Mark A Alford MD

Dr. Mark A Alford, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Worth, TX. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Alford is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake and Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. He speaks English.

Dr. Alford has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark A Alford is Great. Dr. Mark A Alford has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark A Alford is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions NORTH TEXAS OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC SURGERY PLLC
800 8th Ave Ste 330
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Specialties

Dr. Mark A Alford has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mark A Alford has the following 10 expertise

  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness
  • Vision Issues
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Board Certifications

Dr. Mark A Alford 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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Five Stars

Dr. Alford is an extremely competent and caring physician. I had a procedure done on my left eye lid in his office. My lid had drooped to the point that it was impairing my vision. It was basically a pain free procedure. My eye was back to normal in less than two weeks. I no longer have a droopy lid! He is the best. Great staff!

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Best Eye Doctor Ever!

Dr Alford has been taking care of my prosthetic eye for years and when I was so sick with some kind of weird bacteria, he was able to figure it out and get me well again. Great physician, great bedside manner, and really cares about his patient's!

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Rude

I went to see Dr. Alford about an eyelid lift. It was not for cosmetic reasons. My eyelids were drooping into my line of vision and interfering with my sight. All he did was take 3 or 4 pictures of my eyes with a camera. He was using curse words because the camera wouldn't work properly. I am on Medicare. He fussed about the Medicare changes and said no way would Medicare pay for my surgery. He told me if they didn't pay that I would be responsible for for the entire bill. He offered me a "cash only" price that was lower. He stated that he wouldn't try to help get Medicare to pay for the surgery. He was rude and demanding. I saw another specialist. They did lots of test. Never mentioned a problem with Medicare. I had the surgery with great success and Medicare completely paid for my surgery. The staff was nice. The wait time was very short, but I would not recommend him at all.

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Ingrown Eyelash Removal

I had an ingrown eyelash. I first met with a well advertised Opthamalogist in Dallas who wanted to wait until the ingrown in my lower lid broke through the skin & was scratching my cornea to perform a surgery involving anesthesia. It was have left permanent scarring on my lower lid and could have led to loss of my eyesight in my left eye. He also wanted to charge me $6k for the procedure. THANK GOODNESS I found Dr. Alford. He met with me & removed the eyelid in about 10 minutes by numbing my eyelids and making a minor cut to remove the eyelash. It took about 10 minutes, there was no pain, no scarring, and it only cost me about $200. (My insurance would not cover this procedure, even though it can cause blindness because it is considered plastic surgery.) This doctor and his staff were friendly, well-trained and did a wonderful job!

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Eyelid surgery

Met with Dr Alford he was very informative and answered all my questions.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2015, 2013)

    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 (2018, 2016, 2015, 2013)

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

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Dr. Mark A Alford Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health 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
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

NORTH TEXAS OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC SURGERY PLLC, 800 8th Ave Ste 330, Fort Worth, TX
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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