Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
72 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.Read his story

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids & Face

1002 E South Temple Ste 308

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life

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Top Care Areas


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

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

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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."



  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Body Disproportion
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Gigantomastia
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nose Injuries
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Premature Aging
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Aging
  • Spider Veins
  • Strabismus
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Wrinkles


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reduction
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Hair Removal
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal


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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
based on 140 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (140)

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Dr. Anderson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Vernal, UT |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Anderson accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Anderson has admitting privileges

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
1050 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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