Dr. Patrick Risch, MD

Dr. Patrick Risch, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 33
Dr. Patrick Risch, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fayetteville, AR and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 2011 and specializes in ophthalmology.

594 E Millsap Rd

Fayetteville, AR 72703

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Qualchoice
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 88% of peers
more than 78% of peers
Dry Eyes
more than 74% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Risch "Dr. Patrick Risch was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where his parents still live. He has four siblings, all of whom are proud Razorbacks. He may be the only Sooner, but he knows how to call the Hogs and he is happy to call Fayetteville his home. As a youth, much of his free time was spent following his father at his Veterinary medicine practice. This is what initially piqued his interest in medicine.

In high school he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated valedictorian. He attended the University of Oklahoma on a National Merit Scholarship where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He spent one year in Connecticut while completing his internship at Saint Raphael's Hospital. Dr. Risch then matriculated to the University of Tennessee where he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis.

Witnessing the impact of vision restoration by cataract surgery is what inspired Dr. Risch to become an Ophthalmologist. He specializes in cataract extraction and anterior segment surgery. In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. Risch is passionate about treating disease of the retina, including diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration. His enthusiasm for treating complex medical diseases of the retina was instilled in him during his residency when he studied under the tutelage of renowned Vitreoretinal surgeon Dr. Steve Charles. While training in Memphis he was exposed to a population with high rates of advanced glaucoma. Dr. Risch is committed to building a close working relationship with patients afflicted with chronic conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, in order to prevent vision loss.

Dr. Risch understands the changing needs of the cataract patient population. People are staying active much longer and have desires for decreased dependence on glasses or contacts. Dr. Risch meets the needs of his cataract patients with modern techniques such as the implantation of Advanced Technology Intraocular lenses."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

6  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Hosp Of St Raphael Yale Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Ut Hamilton Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Risch's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Risch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

A very nice Doctor who does great work. Very pleased with him
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My experience with Dr Risch was excellent. He is young but do not hold that against him, he is up on the latest medical techniques, and is very skilled at his work.. His manner is warm, cheerful, reassuring, and above all professional. I felt that he was very honest with me and was not trying...more
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Dr Patrick W.Risch is one of the most wonderful Dr.s I have ever met . He will greet you with a warm smile and a hand shake . He has a very caring heart for his patients. I COULD NOT SEE TO DRIVE OR DO MUCH OF ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL HE DID MY S]URGERY . Now I feel ,like a new woman I would recommend...more
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Dr. Risch from The Eye Center performed my cataract removal and lens placement and did an excellent job. He and the office staff were very professional and friendly from the first time I went in for my referral to all my follow up appointments. I had a considerable anxiety for the surgery do to the...more
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While he is a busy doctor, Dr. Risch listens to questions and answers fully. He explains well, as does his staff, and I always come away knowing more about my condition and about my eyes in general.
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