Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1971 and specializes in ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

1002 E South Temple Ste 308

Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Spasm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
very high
more than 97% of peers
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Anderson'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.

Dr. Anderson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "Dr. Anderson is an award winning internationally renown eyelid and facial plastic surgeon. He has been named to the "Best Doctors in America" and "The Best Oculoplastic Surgeon" in America by Good Housekeeping Magazine and Reader's Digest. He was named the Best Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon in America by Ophthalmology Times. Dr. Anderson was honored by the Multi-Specialty Foundation for Aesthetic Surgical Excellence with a Lifetime Achievement Award for greatest contributions to facial cosmetic surgery. He received another Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been named "Best of the Beehive" by Salt Lake Magazine. Most recently he was honored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Outstanding Contributions Award. Dr. Anderson is a world renowned author and speaker. He has published over 300 scientific journal articles, over 100 book chapters, and 3 books on eyelid, orbital and facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. He has delivered over 1,000 papers at scientific meetings and has given many honored lectureships throughout the world. He is the founder of many modern day techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face. He has performed surgery on many dignitaries including Kings and Princes around the world.He has been an Editorial Board member of 11 journals in the field, including Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Archives of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was one of the original Botox investigators with over 30 years of experience and a Board member for the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Foundation and Orbital Society. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "

Our doctors, medical technicians, and aestheticians are highly trained and well respected professionals in their individual fields of expertise.

We hope to see you in our state of the art Medical Aesthetic Center where you’ll receive the best of both worlds… a relaxing, results oriented treatment along with top notch medical care.

Our goal is to help your skin look its healthy best. We offer medical grade treatments and skin care products to help you achieve your aesthetic goals."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

35  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

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

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.


  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • University Ia Hosps Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Ia Hosps Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ucsf Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Anderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow

Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anderson to family and friends
142 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (142)

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Dr. Anderson'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 (4)

I have already recommended Dr. Anderson to others. He has been able to achieve excellent functional and cosmetic results after a surgeon in another state performed a blepharoplasty that subsequently went very wrong. He is also very kind and takes the time to answer all questions. I am so grateful...more
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Every time I show up to see dr anderson he is always late and if you have a surgery scheduled they cancel it so you have to see someone else dr anderson removed a cyst not long ago on my left eye it grew back but Nikki with his office would never have the dr call me when dr anderson in 2014 done my...more
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He's been my Dr for many years. I can't say enough good about him and his staff. Without his Care for my blepharospasms I'd be a recluse. I look better than I did 10 years ago. He is amazing!
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My experience was & continues to be AWFUL! He is not interested in the patients well being. I went in for my eyes and was convinced by him and his staff that I needed more. My forehead/eyes are still numb & tingling one year after surgery. I have to wear a headband at night to sleep. The pain is...more
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