William N Gillum, MD Ophthalmology

Dr. William N Gillum, MD

McAllen, TX 78503 (1 other location)
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About Dr. William N Gillum MD

Dr. William N Gillum, MD is a doctor primarily located in McAllen, TX, with another office in Weslaco, TX. They have 49 years of experience. Their specialties include Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gillum has received the following award:


Dr. William N Gillum has 2 locations

Thurmond Eye Associates Pa 222 E Ridge Rd Ste 110 McAllen, TX 78503
Thurmond Eye Associates 1519 E 6th St Weslaco, TX 78596


Dr. William N Gillum has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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. William N Gillum has the following 10 expertise

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


1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2017)

    Patients' Choice Award 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.


49 Years Experience

Tufts University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1972

Dr. William N Gillum Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO

More about Dr. William N Gillum

Dr. Gillum earned his B.S. and M.D. degrees at Tufts University in Boston. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at The University of Iowa. After serving as a Major in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Ehrling Bergquist USAF Hospital in Omaha, he completed a one-year fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at the University of Iowa. Dr. Gillum has published several articles in medical journals and has developed several surgical instruments. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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