Dr. Ricardo B. Akstein, MD

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Dr. Ricardo B. Akstein, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Akstein Eye Center 86 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 100, Riverdale, GA 30274 Get Directions
(770) 996-4844

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A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he received his Medical Degree from the State Uiversity of Rio de Janeiro...   Read More

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      Dr. Akstein accepts 22 insurance carriers

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      • Aetna
      • Assurant Health
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
      • Cigna
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Davis Vision
      • EyeMed Vision Care
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Humana
      • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
      • Medicaid
      • MultiPlan
      • MVP Health Care
      • Peach State Health Plan
      • Piedmont Community HealthCare, Inc.
      • Spectera
      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare
      • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
      • WellCare

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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      Experience with Dr. Akstein
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (21)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (21)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (20)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Akstein's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (21)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (21)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (21)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        31 – 45 minutes (18)
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      Dr. Akstein says

      It has been a pleasure serving you. Akstein Eye Center takes pride in giving priority to their patients and looking after their needs. Quality and customer service are what distinguish us from others. We always strive to exceed our patient's expectations and to meet their requirements. If there is anything else we can do for you, please do inform us. We also appreciate your feedback; it's what keeps us improving.Thank you again for choosing us. Looking forward to having you as one of our valued patients for many years to come.

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      in Forest Park ga |
      friendly family atmosphere Dr. Akstein and his team was very through and educated me and my family through the process. I had a great experience and outcome. thankyou:
      in Fayetteville, GA |
      Always open and quite knowledgeable about the condition(s). He and staff are honest and truthful to you concerning your health. Dr. Akstein is medically sound....
      in Mcdonough, GA |
      Dr and staff treated my 88 year old mother as if she were part of a family. One month after removal of very dense cataracts, my mother, without glasses, sees better now, than I can recall. I would highly recommend Dr. Akstein's group for all future optical surgery issues.
      in Fayetteville, GA |
      I have been a patient of Dr. Akstein for about 1 year now. He is an excellent doctor! I was able to walk-in and schedule an appointment. Unlike other doctors who make you wait 2-3 weeks before you are able to be seen.
      in McDonough, GA |
      I have been following Dr. Akstein since 1985 when he began treating my father. He is an incredibly talented physician. He is caring, attentive, and provides the upmost quality care. I have seen other doctors over the years, but only because I was forced due to insurance. Each and every time I come running back to Dr. Akstein. There are other physicians in my area, but I drive 30 miles to see him. I trust no one more than him.
      in Riverdale ga |
      This is the worst dr you could ever go to!! They will make you schedule and appointment and yet you arrive and you have to wait 2 hours to be seen, it is ridiculous. I went their for an appointment 2 times and both of the times I had to sit for 2 hours even though they were not busy !
      in Covington |
      Never follow the appt. Times always wait an 1hr to 1.5 hrs to been see. I don't know what is the purpose of the appt.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Cataract Surgery
      • Glaucoma
      • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
      • Pediatric Surgery
      • Retinal Diseases
      • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Adult Strabismus
      • Allergic Conjunctivitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blepharitis
      • Blood Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Erosion
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Entropion
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Floaters
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Glaucoma
      • Heterophoria
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Macular Hole
      • Migraine
      • Nearsightedness
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Pediatric Strabismus
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Presbyopia
      • Pterygium
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Stye
      • Trichiasis
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Contact Lens Fitting Services
      • Contact Lens Treatment
      • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
      • Diabetes Eye Care
      • Excision of Chalazion
      • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Iridectomy
      • Laser Surgery
      • Pterygium Surgery
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
      • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
      • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
      • Retinal Testing
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Georgia.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        University of The State of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty of Medical Science

        Graduated in 1974

      • Internship Hospital
        Wash Hospital Center

        Completed in 1976

      • Residency Hospital
        Emory University Affil Hospital

        Completed in 1980

        University Miss Med Center

        Completed in 1977

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Emory University School Of Med

        Completed in 1982

      • Undergraduate School
        University of The State of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty of Medical Science

        Graduated in 1970

      • Other Education
        American College Of Surgeons
        International College Of Surgeons

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Italian
      • Portuguese
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Akstein's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Akstein

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      Dr. Akstein says...

      A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he received his Medical Degree from the State Uiversity of Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine.  He did his internship at the Washington Hospital Center, an affiliated hospital to George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He was then involved for one year in General and Ophthalmic Pathology at the University of Mississippi medical Center.  At Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, he received his Residency Training in Ophthalmology and further pursued a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous.. He was then granted a Research Fellowship sponsored by the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation, to advance his interest in the field of the Retina and Vitreous.  Dr. Akstein studied with Dr. Charles Casebeer, a pioneer in the surgical correction of nearsightedness and astigmatism, and he has performed numerous microscopic refractive surgical procedures.

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      Dr. Akstein's Care Philosophy

      I believe that only the best is good enough.  At Akstein Eye Center offering preventative care as well as complete treatments for all issues associated with the eyes, the Center's professional doctors and staff uses the latest technologies and treatments to diagnose and recommend treatment for any eye problem including cataracts, retinal disorders and glaucoma. Our client's vision is our focus.

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      Dr. Akstein says...

      It has been a pleasure serving you. Akstein Eye Center takes pride in giving priority to their patients and looking after their needs. Quality and customer service are what distinguish us from others. We always strive to exceed our patient's expectations and to meet their requirements. If there is anything else we can do for you, please do inform us. We also appreciate your feedback; it's what keeps us improving.Thank you again for choosing us. Looking forward to having you as one of our valued patients for many years to come.