Dr. Michael Rizen, MD

Dr. Michael Rizen, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Michael Rizen, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1300 116th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98004

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 85% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
more than 83% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rizen "To provide high quality, professional comprehensive eye care with skill and compassion."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of California Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mitchell Prize for Resident Research - Wilmer Eye Institute, 2005
  • ARVO Travel Grant - National Eye Institute, 2005
  • Top Doctor Seattle Met Magazine, 2011
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Grant - NIH, 1992
  • America's Top Ophthalmologist - Consumer Research Council, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Common Disorders of the Eye in Pocket Guide to the Essentials of Diagnosis and Treatment, 2010
  • Botulinum toxin B-induced mouse model of keratoconjunctivitis sicca., 2006
  • Heerfordt syndrome with internal ophthalmoplegia., 2005
  • Keeping an Eye on Thyroid Problems, 2011
  • Bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis in a patient with hemoglobin SC disease., 2005
  • Keeping an Eye on Thyroid Problems, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rizen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rizen to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Rizen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I had pretty high correction (-6 or so) in both eyes with Astigmatism. Used contact lens for many years until my eyes weren't liking it anymore. Met Dr. Rizen. His professionalism and due diligence in making sure that I was a good candidate for LASIK is SECOND TO NONE. He wouldn't settle on any...more
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Had cataract surgery in both eyes and he never explained anything about midrange vision being lost. I told him I only wanted to wear glasses for close up reading, but now I will have to wear bifocals all day to see store shelves, countertops, to cook, look across the room, etc. This is not close...more
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