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About Dr. Richard Allen

Dr. Richard Allen, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Iowa City, IA. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Allen is affiliated with University of Texas-M D Anderson Cancer Center, Ben Taub General Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Allen is Excellent. Dr. Richard Allen has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Allen is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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University of Iowa Children's Hospital

200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Dr. Richard 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.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

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

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Five Stars

Dr. Allen has been my doctor through my entire eye injury (3 years) and I couldn't have had a more compansonate & knowledgable eye doctor. I would recommend him for any type of eye surgeries that would be needed. His staff is always just a phone call away.

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Five Stars

I have been a patient of Dr. Allen's for over 3 yrs. He diagnosed a very complicated medical condition and performed several surgeries to correct the condition. He is knowledgeable, very professional, and communicates well, and is a skilled surgeon, I am pleased to call him my doctor.

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You thought doctors like this only existed on TV

This physician is incredible. I had visited 3 other physicians in the same subspecialty, none of which could figure out or treat my the problems with my eyelid. Dr. Allen walked in and diagnosed my problem in the first minute he saw me. The surgery he did fixed my problem and I am back to my old self. If you have a problem with your eyelids or eye socket, this is the doctor to see.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Ben Taub General Hospital
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Texas Children`s Hospital
  • St. Luke`s Episcopal Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • University Hospital
  • V A Northern Indiana Health Care System Fort Wayne
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Swisher Memorial Hospital District
  • Lovelace Med Ctr Downtown
  • University Of Iowa Hospital & Clinic
  • Lovelace Med Center Downtown Lovelace Hospital Downt
  • Eye Associates of NM
  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • Baylor College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard 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 Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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