Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD
Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

243 Charles St

Boston, MA 02114

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Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD

Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Joseph Rizzo is a fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear. He treats patients for complex vision disorders.
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Dr. Rizzo III's Experience

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Dr. Rizzo III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lyme Disease
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Strabismus
  • Stroke
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • La County/Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston University Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tufts New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rizzo III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rizzo III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rizzo III to family and friends
2.5
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rizzo III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Andover, MA |
Dr. Rizzo has diagnosed and explained my rather rare optic nerve problem very clearly. His diagnosis and plan of action for me is most expert and appropriate.
in Maine |
Dr. Rizzo was less than attentive to my needs. There was no reviewing of my full medical history, and he was quite belittling when talking to me about treatments. The HIPPAA violations that happened in the waiting room were astounding, and I had to do my field test with someone else in the room, loudly talking. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone, and have reported this to my referring physicians, who were even more disappointed than I was. This place needs an overhaul.
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Dr. Rizzo III accepts 8 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
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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