Dr. Molly Ritsema, MD

Dr. Molly Ritsema, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Molly Ritsema, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

5757 Harper Dr NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Information

(505) 888-5757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Davis Vision
  • March Vision Care
  • Medicaid
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Top Care Areas

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

Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
high
more than 87% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 74% of peers

Dr. Ritsema'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.

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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5  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Brown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ritsema has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ritsema's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritsema to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Ritsema'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)

Would not recommend. Explained before surgery I wanted close up vision to be the primary. Day after surgery I knew something was wrong. My eyes had been switched and I have poor close up vision. Was told I wouldn’t need glasses to drive. Went to get my “glasses prescription” done I was told by...more
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Dr. Ritsema is so patient with me. She explains in great detail any problems she foresees or successes she predicts. She explained all the eye medical conditions that I had. She performed my cataract surgery and patiently waited to be paid because I had to make times. I've never had to wait more...more
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I am updating my angry response re Dr Ritsema after a painful complication during 1st eye cataract surgery. She did do 2nd eye and after the pain was relieved, I understood that minor yet painful complication can happen. She treated me very well, even knowing I put an angry review on display. I...more
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