Dr. Richard C Allen MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richard Allen is an ophthalmologist in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Allen accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 20 doctors at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests: Eyelids, Blepharoplasty, Blepharoptosis, Eyelid Diseases

Hospital Affiliation

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Ranked #8 in Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1997–2000

University of New Mexico Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1995–1996

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Molecular Ophthalmology, 2000–2000

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2004–2006

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 1995

Duke University
Other Training, Chemistry, 1983–1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 12 years in Ophthalmology

IA State Medical License
Active through 2015

NM State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

FACS, American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

The Hybrid Lid Crease Approach to Address Lateral Frontal Sinus Disease With Orbital Extension.
Kopelovich, J. C.,Baker, M. S.,Potash, A.,Desai, L.,Allen, R. C.,Chang, E. H.

Intimate Partner Violence: An Underappreciated Etiology of Orbital Floor Fractures.
Clark, T. J.,Renner, L. M.,Sobel, R. K.,Carter, K. D.,Nerad, J. A.,Allen, R. C.,Shriver, E. M.

Bloody tears and recurrent nasolacrimal duct obstruction due to a retained silicone stent.
Kemp, P. S.,Allen, R. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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