Dr. John A Long

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Birminaham, Alabama Map External Link
Website: aoapc.com External Link
Practice: Alabama Ophthalmology Associates
Hospital: Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Cooper Green Hospital
University Of Alabama Hospital
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Med. School:University Of Iowa College Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1983

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. John A Long has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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RID: 5580953
26/06/14 5 5 5 5 I first met Dr. Long in Feb. 2014 when I was having Mohs surgery near my eye at the eye foundation at UAB. He did a great job w/closing the wound and plastic surgery. I had a bump that came up in the surgical sight and it didn't go away, so Dr. Long remove it and thank goodness he biopsied it because it was squamous cell carcinoma, the other was a basil cell. More surgery last week, he had to do a skin graft this time. Yesterday he removed the dressing and the graft and surgery site look great. I am very slow to heal so this was very good news. Probably will have to have some reconstructive surgery later on, but I can't say enough about what a competent Dr. he is! Would literally trust my life to this Dr. No hurry attitude for my post-op visits. He is just a wonderful Doctor. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 5215641
28/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Long performed blepharoplasty on my upper and lower eyelids to remove bagging and sagging. It has been 9 months and I absolutely love my eyes! I did my homework .... found that he is thought to be the best ... met with him to just see if I wanted to keep thinking about it or not.... felt so comfortable during that meeting that I scheduled the surgery right then. Post op was totally painless albeit not pretty! I stayed elevated and iced 20 mins on and 20 mins off for 6 days. Books on tape saved me from boredom. It was actually nice to schedule down time and give into it. I had a lot of confidence before but this has made me feel so much better about myself. His work was perfect and his office staff was wonderful to answer questions and got back to me quickly. It helped me so much reading others reviews that I just felt compelled to share my comments. Do what I did.....either have the surgery or stop talking about it! You have found the right surgeon.  Respond
RID: 4789854
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 5.0  Respond
RID: 4290221
24/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr long is great. I do not usually leave comments on these vulgar "rate your doctor" web sites. In this case a great rating is warrented. Nice guy. Great surgery. Happy outcome. Happy. Happy. Happy!  Respond
RID: 2523311
06/01/13 1 1 1 1 I had upper eyelid surgery and am very displeased. They look like two different eyes. One lid is longer than the other and the other one sags. The scars are going to be horrible. I am going to have another surgery to correct this one. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $3600
RID: 1747398
15/03/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Long performed both of my boys' ptosis correction surgeries. They were only 14 months old when the surgery was performed. They were both born with one eyelid missing the muscle that pulls the lid back. Dr. Long was so sweet with my boys and kind to me. My sons were comfortable with him. He was willing to answer my questions, but he isn't one to beat around the bush about things. I like that. When it comes to my kids, I don't want things sugar coated. He explained the procedure in terms that I could really understand. On the day of surgery, he gave me a complete run down on how things would go. Of course I was a ball of nerves having both my boys go into surgery on the same day, but he did help calm my nerves and fears. The boys' eyes look FANTASTIC! If you didn't know they were born with ptosis, then you would never know they had a severe lid condition. They will have another surgery when they are five. Dr. Long will be performing that one as well. Wouldn't change surgeons! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 985490
11/09/09 5 5 5 5 Very funny guy. Obviously likes to do what he does. Told me what he was going to do and did it. Couldn't be happier... 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 670167
21/08/08 5 5 5 5 If you want your lids done well, go to him. I was told by my friends that he would be straight with me to a fault. He was. I liked it. I am very pleased with the results.  Respond
RID: 644360
21/07/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor changed my life. I had severe eye problems from Grave's Disease. He not only corrected the problem expertly, but gave me back self-esteem that I have not known in very many years. I recommend him to everyone. He's the best as far as I am concerned. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 433351
23/10/07 5 5 5 5 I was misdiagnosed prior to Dr. Long. I really believe that he saved my vision. No more double vision. No more pain. And, I look normal again. Can't say enough about that.... 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 333448
31/05/07 5 1 1 Dr. Long was highly recommended by my friends, but as he entered my exam room he was making inappropriate and vulgar comments about his patients and statements that bordered on ethnic slurs. These comments were being made to residents he was training, which somehow multiplies the distaste for me. It was an awkward moment to say the least so he said little and i left after reporting his actions to the office manager. Perhaps he is a skilled surgeon, but i cannot ignore moral character.  Respond
RID: 313028
08/05/07 2 5 5 Dr. John Long is a genius! He is well known for being knowledgeable in his field and I found him to be absolutely brilliant. He has a very down-to-earth personality which immediately put me at ease regarding the cosmetic procedure I was considering. I was awake during the procedure and his sense of humor caused me to actually relax and almost enjoy the experience when I had previously been extremely nervous and anxious. He and his staff do not display the usual condescending attitude of those who are in the medical field. Most importantly, I am absolutely and completely pleased with the results of my surgery and people (even strangers)compliment me on the beauty of my eyes. I am almost 53 years old, and prior to the surgery, had very deep fat on my eyelids and very large puffy fat deposits underneath, due in large part to heredity. I was always ashamed of my eyes and now I do everything I can to show them off. It has been 4 weeks since surgery and my eyes are prettier each day. 
Paid (or co-pay): $3000
RID: 275865
12/04/07 5 5 5 I appreciate the way I was treated when I had an appointment for blepharoplasty surgery. I now understand why he is the most popular eyelid surgeon in Alabama. Well done!  Respond
RID: 270464
10/04/07 3 1 2 I saw Dr. Long for a second opinion about an eyelid problem. In the 4 minutes he spent with me (with a UAB resident and fellow in tow), he berated me for wasting his time with minor symptoms, as well as insulting both my referring optometrist and previous ophthalmologist. I received no treatment or recommendations. Six months later, I continue to have problems with my eye. I expect to travel out of state to find another eyelid specialist. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 413488
30/09/06 1 1 1 I overheard this doctor making degrading comments about his experience with an ethnic group and women and using foul language between examining his patients. He was training 2 students at the time, so i can only imagine this heritage will continue.  Respond