Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD

Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 72
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Needham, MA. She is 72 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

105 Chestnut St Ste 27

Needham, MA 02492

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Stye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 95% of peers
Keratitis
high
more than 87% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • New Eng Deaconess-Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • New Eng Med Ctr-Tufts
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ricker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ricker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ricker to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ricker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Boston, MA |
I arrived early for a 3:00 appt. in 2/16, registered and paid a 15.00 copay At aporox. 3:15 I asked if the Dr was running late & told she was, but I was next. The expected wait time was about another 45 mins. In short, I was seen 1.5 hours later, & when the receptionist called the Dr., to ask how soon might I be seen, the Dr hung up on her, then started complaining about me loud enough for me to hear it outside her door to the PT. she was seeing then. I was later billed another 15. Copay.
in Needham, MA |
Community Clinician of the Year according to Mass Medical Society, and it shows. Amazing how much time and care she spends with patients, I have a complicated condition and she explains things very well. I have been coming to her for years. During the holidays I always send a card and she always asks about my family. She has a small town doctor feel despite her Harvard Medical background and decades of experience. An avid painter, her office is homey and beautifully decorated.
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Dr. Ricker accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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