R. Edwin Pitts, MD

R. Edwin Pitts, MD

Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor)
R. Edwin Pitts, MD

R. Edwin Pitts, MD

Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor)

Personal Statement

R. Edwin Pitts, MD, has been in private practice with Texas Eye Institute for more than 25 years. He performed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin where he was an Honors Graduate. Dr. Pitts was Chief Resident during his four-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also a Heed Fellow in corneal surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital. Dr. Pitts is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Pitts has also been voted a Texas "Top Doc" for the past 25 years straight.

He is a multiple past Chairman of Ophthalmology at both Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospitals. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Heed Society, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Ophthalmolgical Association, Houston Ophthalmological Society and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Pitts and his staff are always available for consultation. He has therapeutic optometrist and Professor at University of Houston, Dr. Seema Nanda, working with him. Dr. Pitts was one of the first surgeons to do LASIK vision correction surgery in Houston. He has performed over 12, 000 refractive operations. With his extra training in corneal and refractive surgery, he is well equipped to handle all refractive operations in even the most complex LASIK procedures. In addition to blade free refractive surgery, Dr. Pitts performs cataract surgery and corneal transplants.

Dr. Pitts sees patients at the Southwest and Southeast Houston offices. Please feel free to call for any type of eye examination.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage HMO
  • AARP - Medicare Advantage POS
  • AARP - Medicare Advantage PPO
  • AARP - Medicare CompletePlus (HMO)
  • AARP - Medicare CompletePlus (POS)
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare Advantage Replacement PPO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - OA
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • American Pioneer Life - Health Benefit Plans
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Assurant Health - CoreMed
  • Assurant Health - Health Access
  • Assurant Health - Individual Plan
  • Assurant Health - PPO
  • BC/BS - Anthem
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS of Texas - UT Select PPO
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • Benefit Planners
  • Boon Chapman - HMO
  • Boon Chapman - PPO
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access Plus
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - International
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • DARS
  • First Health - PPO
  • Galaxy Health - PPO
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • Golden Rule - Basic Plan
  • Golden Rule - CoPay 25
  • Golden Rule - PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Healthsmart PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Open Access
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • Guardian - Open Access
  • Guardian - PPO
  • GWH-Cigna Open Access Plus
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement HMO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • MultiPlan - HealthEOS
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • New Era Life - Health Plans
  • Old Surety Life - Health Benefit Plans
  • Pacificare - PPO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • Physicians Mutual - Health Plans
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) - POS
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) - PPO
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Standard Life - Health Insurance
  • State Farm - Health Insurance
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - CHIP (Children's Health Ins. Program)
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - HMO
  • Texas Children's Health Plan - STAR (Medicaid)
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • TML - PPO
  • Today's Options
  • Today's Options - PFFS
  • Tower Life - Insurance Plans
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • UMR - Insurance Plans
  • UMR - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Medicare Replacement HMO
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

UTMB Galveston (1972)

Residency

University Of Pennsylvania (1976)

Fellowship

University Of Iowa College Of Medicine (1977)

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Ophthalmologic Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Houston Ophthalmologic Society
  • American Medical Association

Awards

  • Houstons Top Doctor -for 25+ years and counting!

Available Appointments

Beechnut

7710 Beechnut, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77074 (713) 777-7145

If this is a referral from your PCP please bring in appropriate documentation or fax it to 713-337-4159.
Tue
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    • 2:00 pm
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        Available Appointments

        Astoria

        11914 Astoria Blvd. Suite 680 Houston, TX 77089 (281) 484-7171

        If this is a referral from your PCP please bring in appropriate documentation or fax it to 713-337-4159.
        Tue
        Oct 31
        Wed
        Nov 01
        Thu
        Nov 02
        Fri
        Nov 03
        Sat
        Nov 04
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        • 10:00 am