Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD

Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Philip Rizzuto, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

120 Dudley St Ste 301

Providence, RI 02905

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease


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20  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Rhode Island.

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 At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Buffalo/Millard Fillmore Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Kresge Eye Inst/Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rizzuto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rizzuto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rizzuto to family and friends
96 total reviews (47 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (96)

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Dr. Rizzuto'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 (47)

I saw Dr. Rizzuto for styes in both eyes. I had never had such a problem that lasted for months. He explained that it would take time to heal and with a simple cleansing routine I would be okay. I followed his directions and within a few weeks my eyes were cleared. I went in for a follow-up visit...more
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Had been seeing Dr. Rizzuto over the last year for a cyst on my eyelid. Recently had it removed at the Ent Center in Warwick. Procedure was over quickly and I am pleased with the results. Dr. Rizzuto and his office staff are great! Also the staff at the Ent Center that he uses are very pleasant and...more
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I had a very delicate procedure done which was in the corner of my left eye lid. It followed a MOHS procedure earlier that morning. Dr. Rizzuto did an excellent job from the initial biopsy right thru the final procedure and I was very impressed with his professionalism and skill used to do the...more
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I am a patient of Dr. Rizzuto's, and recommend him highly. He is an excellent doctor with a caring personality and a wonderful attentive staff.
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My eye surgery went very well. I had a few follow up appointments to make sure healing looked good. I never had to wait and my eye is healing perfectly. Highly recommend Dr Rizzuto. I love his office decor!!
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