Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD

Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. Deanna Ricker, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Needham, MA and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1973 and specializes in ophthalmology.

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ricker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Ricker's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

66  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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6  Procedures

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

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ricker to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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)

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...more
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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...more
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