Dr. Richard Fichman, MD

Dr. Richard Fichman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Richard Fichman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Manchester, CT and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology.

178 Hartford Rd Ste 120

Manchester, CT 06040

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • 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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 94% of peers
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Mary's Hospital and Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Kings County Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fichman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fichman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fichman to family and friends
47 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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Dr. Fichman'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 (17)

If you value your eyesight RUN, Do not walk away from this doctor. i believe he got his training at the COPACO plant when it was open. or perhaps another butcher shop. Because of him my wife had to have a cornea transplant. she was not a good candidate for lasik surgery but fichman did it any...more
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I had my appointment in the New Britain office. Everyone was very nice although from the time I arrived for my 2:30 appointment, I did not see the doctor until 3:30. The one area I think where improvement can be made is in the paperwork you are expected to complete if you have been a previous...more
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From the time I walked in and Cynthia greeted me I knew this was going to be a good experience. Krystal setup all my appointments including preop Physical and had it all written out on a easy to use scheduling sheet. Unfortunately I can't remember everyone's name but they were all courteous,...more
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I had LASIK about 13 yrs ago and was very happy then. I decided to come back since I needed an eye exam. I’m continthrilled I come here for all my eye needs. Everyone in the office and the Dr I saw was wonderful. Very professional. I got glasses for night driving and that was a great experience as...more
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A patient of this office for at least ten years and recently had cataract surgery on both eyes and now have remarkable vision. I would absolutely recommend Dr Fichman to family and friends as both he and his staff and are the epitome of professionalism and this is the best place for the...more
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