Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD
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Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Dr. Joseph Rizzo III, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Rizzo III is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Rizzo III's Reviews

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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 Reviews (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's Care Philosophy

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

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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  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    La County/usc Med Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University Med Center Hospital
    Tufts New England Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

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