Richard Jenkins, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2023)

Richard Jenkins, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (1)

Richard Jenkins, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2)

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Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center

15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive,
Houston, TX 77014

713-442-1700 Get Directions View All My Locations

Joined Kelsey-Seybold: February 2021

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  • Accepted Insurance
  • Education and Board Certifications

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Richard Jenkins, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (3)

"My philosophy of care is that happy patients make happy doctors. I aim to make patients happy by providing the best possible care, taking time to explain patients' medical conditions to them and working efficiently to reduce wait times."

My Biography

Dr. Richard Jenkins earned his undergraduate degree in 2007 at The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government with a minor in biology. He completed his medical degree in 2011 at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he received an award for Outstanding Student in Ophthalmology & Visual Science. He completed the Ophthalmology Research Fellow Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2012 and his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore in 2013. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 2016 at Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in January 2021, Dr. Jenkins cared for patients at the Harrisburg Eye Clinic in Houston.

Dr. Jenkins is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Jenkins enjoys gardening, duck hunting, traveling, and spending time with his wife and their 15-pound cat.

Fun Facts

The most exotic and interesting place Dr. Jenkins has visited is the National Orchid Garden in Singapore, which houses over 3,000 different types of orchids.

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Jenkins, but he’s an avid art lover and collector.

Awards

  • 011: Outstanding Student in Ophthalmology & Visual Science, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • 2006: National Dean’s List, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2005: College Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004: University Honors, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, The University of Texas at Austin

Presentations

  • Ophthalmology Journal Club Presentations. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2013 – 2015)
  • Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Presentations. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2013 – 2015)
  • Trends in Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis. Resident Alumni Day at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • Complement Factor H Haplotypes and Smoking in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Resident Alumni Day at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2014)
  • Comparing Accuracy of Corneal Astigmatism Prediction for Correction with Hydrophobic Acrylic Toric IOL in Cataract Patients with Various Devices. ASCRS, Chicago, Ill. (2012)
  • Investigation of the Mechanism of Action of Intense Pulsed Light in Dry Eye Syndrome. Hermann Eye Fund Spring Meeting, Houston, Texas (2010)

Publications

Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Koch DD, Jenkins, RB, Weikert MP, Yeu E, Wang L. Correcting Astigmatism with Toric Intraocular Lenses: Effect of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Dec; 39(12): 1803-9
  • Koch DD, Ali SF, Weikert MP, Shirayama M, Jenkins, RB, Wang L. Contribution of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism to Total Corneal Astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Dec; 38(12): 2080-7
  • >Wang L, Dixit L, Weikert MP, Jenkins, RB, Koch DD. Healing Changes in Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions Evaluated Using Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Apr; 39(4): 660-5

Abstracts

  • Lim, J, Wang, L, Brunin, G, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Accuracy of IOL Power Calculations in Eyes with Prior RK. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.
  • Jenkins, RB, Wang, L, Yeu, E, Weikert, MP, Koch, DD. Comparing Accuracy of Corneal Astigmatism Prediction for Correction with Hydrophobic Acrylic Toric IOL in Cataract Patients with Various Devices. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.
  • Hwang, CS, Yeu, E, Wang, L, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Comparing Central Corneal Thickness with Ultrasound, Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography, Sheimpflug Imaging, and Optical Biometry. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.v
  • Yeu, E, Wang, L, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Comparison of IOL Calculations for Long Eyes with Optimized Axial Length Formula Versus Universal Lens Formula. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.
  • Wang, L, Koch, DD, Jenkins, RB, Tang, M, Li, Y, Huang, D. Intraocular Lens Power Calculations with OCT-Based Formula and Formulas from ASCRS Calculator in Post-LASIK/PRK Eyes. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

Locations

Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center

15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive,
Houston, TX 77014

Get Directions 713-442-1700

Cypress Clinic

13105 Wortham Center Drive,
Houston, TX 77065

Get Directions 713-442-4000

The Woodlands Clinic

106 Vision Park Blvd.,
Shenandoah, TX 77384

Get Directions 713-442-1800

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Ratings

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna KelseyCare (learn more)
    Aetna PPO, POS, and EPO Plans

    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is an in-network provider for most Aetna PPO, POS, and EPO plans*, including:

    • Aetna Select
    • Open Access Select
    • Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Managed Choice
    • Open Choice PPO

    Richard Jenkins, M.D. | Ophthalmologist | Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (4)

    Aetna IVL (Marketplace)

    ON Exchange Effective January 1, 2022

    • Aetna CVS Bronze: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Bronze: Low-Cost Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 2: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Gold: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 1: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO

    OFF Exchange Effective January 1, 2022

    • Aetna CVS Bronze: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Bronze: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 2: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Bronze: Low-Cost Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Bronze: Low-Cost Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 1: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 2: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 3: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Gold: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO
    • Aetna CVS Gold: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston, Ped Dental HMO
    • Aetna CVS Silver 1: $0 Walk-In Clinic Visits, Telehealth, Store Discounts, Houston HMO

    *Kelsey-Seybold does not participate in any commercial Aetna HMO and HNO plans, including Aetna QPOS.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

    The specific BCBSTX PPO and HMO plans in which Kelsey-Seybold participates are:

    • Blue Edge PPO
    • Blue Essentials HMO Click here to learn more about selecting a Kelsey Primary Care Physician
    • Blue Choice PPO
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (Basic and Standard Option)
    • Health Select of Texas - ERS
    • TRS-ActiveCare Primary Click here to learn more about selecting a Kelsey Primary Care Physician
    • TRS-ActiveCare Primary+ Click here to learn more about selecting a Kelsey Primary Care Physician
    • TRS-ActiveCare HD
    • TRS-ActiveCare 2
    • UT SELECT

    Kelsey-Seybold will not participate in the following BCBSTX plans: Blue Premier, Blue High-Performance network, Marketplace plans: My Blue Health, and Blue Advantage HMO, or any BCBSTX Medicare products.View FAQ (pdf)

  • Cigna
    • KelseyCare powered by Cigna (learn more)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Fund Open Access Plus (OAP)
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna KelseyCare
    • Cigna HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access Plus (OAP)
    • Cigna POS
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
    • Cigna Surefit
    • LocalPlus
    • LocalPlus IN
  • Humana
    • KelseyCare Humana (learn more)
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana COT National POS Open Access
    • Humana EPO PPO Open Access
    • Humana National EPO
    • Humana HMO Premier (Open Access)
    • Humana PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Preferred POS (Open Access)
    • Humana/ ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
    • Humana National POS- Open Access
    • Humana National POS-Open Access Plus
  • Local employers can add a KelseyCare plan alongside current plan offerings. Over 400 Houston-area employers offer the choice of a KelseyCare plan to their employees.

    KelseyCare plans include:

    Why choose a KelseyCare Plan with Kelsey-Seybold Doctors?

  • Aetna Medicare

    Humana Medicare

    KelseyCare Advantage

    Wellcare / TexanPlus

  • Allied Benefit Systems/NGBS
    Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB)
    • APWU Health Plan Nationwide – CDHP with UnitedHealthcare PPO
    • APWU Health Plan Nationwide – High Option with Cigna PPO
    • GEHA Benefit Plan Nationwide – High & Standard Options with UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • NALC Nationwide with Cigna OAP
    • NALC Value Option Nationwide with Cigna OAP
    • SAMBA Nationwide – High & Standard with Cigna OAP
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield – Standard Option
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield – Basic Option
    First Health
    Great West Healthcare (also known as Cigna-GWH)
    • POS
    • PPO
    • Open Access
    HealthSmart PPO
    Medicare

    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic accepts the following Medicare Advantage Plans: KelseyCare Advantage, Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO and WellCare TexanPlus plans. Effective January 1, 2009, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic does not accept new patients with traditional Medicare.

    MultiPlan PPO
    Private Healthcare Systems PPO (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare (UHC)
    • United Charter Kelsey-Seybold (learn more)
    • UnitedHealthcare Charter
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Core
    • UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Navigate
    • UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare NexusACO
    • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus

Education and Board Certifications

Medical School

  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2011

Internship/Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
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