Dr. Douglas Liva, MD

Dr. Douglas Liva, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(23)
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Dr. Douglas Liva, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Ridgewood, NJ. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

625 Franklin Tpke

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 97% of peers
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 96% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Liva "At Liva Eye Center we strive to provide the best comprehensive medical and surgical eye care. Emergencies are accommodated .Cataract and LASIK surgery is performed by Dr. Liva who has performed thousands of surgeries and is known for his expertise. An optical shop with a fabrication lab is on premises with hundreds of quality frames . We fit a vast array of contact lenses. Liva Eye Center has moved to a new state of the art facility with all the latest technology."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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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)
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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 College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Presby St Lukes Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Nj Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctor NY Metro Area 10 Consecutive Years by Castle Connoly,
Media & Publications

Dr. Liva has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Liva's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Liva to family and friends
4.3
based on 23 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Liva'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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Wyckoff, nj |
Dr. Has been my opthemologist for ten years. He is grea, very knowledgeable and has given me my vision back to 20/20. I'm very greatful I' met him. You can trust him.
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Wayne, NJ |
I am so disappointed in the total lack of respect Dr. Liva has for his patients. After a wait of over 60 minutes, his associate did most of the eye exam and then he comes rushing in, says nothing, performs one test and leaves. No pleasantries, no acknowledgement of the patient. I will never return....more
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in Newtown PA |
Dr. Liva needs to talk to his front office staff. They treat his patients with disdain. My wife was a patient for over 30 yrs.and because of them we won't be going back.
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Dr. Liva accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
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    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
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    Managed Choice PPO
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    Open Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Medicare
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Hospitals where Dr. Liva has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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