Dr. Richard Fish, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & SurgeryMaleAge 62

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Dr. Richard Fish, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Wharton, TX and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1985. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Fish, MD

UT Physicians Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Services

2100 Regional Medical Dr Wharton, TX 77488
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Fish's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fish treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fish treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Vitreous Hemorrhage
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fish treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Fish treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Retinal Vein Occlusion
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fish treats Retinal Vein Occlusion more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fish treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fish's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(800) 635-4021

Dr. Fish accepts the following insurance:

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Superior Health Plan
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Fish's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fish

4.5

Based on 23 ratings

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Dr Fish has been my retinal specialist for many years. He saved the sight in my left eye and I am truly grateful! He always keeps me updated on the latest research.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Karen McNeal – Feb 17, 2022
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Made an appointment with Dr. Fish after experiencing sudden flashing columns on the left side of my left eye. Whether it is Grey with the scheduling staff who got me in to see Dr. Fish as soon as she possibly can, or Judy at the front desk, or the nurses who did the various testings and lastly to Dr. Fish who was on top of his game; courteous, professional, experienced and above all knew what he was doing, this is a team u can surely entrust your eye care to. Job well done Dr. Fish and staff. Thank you for your care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sam Jabori – Dec 14, 2021
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The best ever. Highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 11, 2019
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My visit was very pleasant and I got the treatment I expected Dr Fish explained to me what my problem is. and I was told what the treatment would be
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Aug 25, 2019
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Always timely.
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Robert Tirone – Aug 21, 2019
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Excellent efficient service!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Pat in Houston , TX – Jun 27, 2019
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Dr. Fish is the best of the best! Very caring and expert at his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sue Coyle in Spring, TX – Jun 25, 2019
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Been going here for several years and am very happy with them. They have helped me a lot and I would be very happy to tell others how great they are.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy M Sury in Needville , TX – May 31, 2019
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Did not have to wait. Friendly staff. Dr. Fish answered my questions and was very efficient. I will come back if I every need a retina specialist.
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May 13, 2019
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Very thorough tests. Nice medical assistants.
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May 10, 2019
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Don't come here if you are young. You will be looked upon as a waste of his time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jordan in Katy, TX – Mar 04, 2019
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WORST bedside manner! Rude and has no empathy for patients. I would never recommend him to anyone I care about. Cold Fish.
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Dr. Fish is one of the smartest doctors and finest men I have ever known. An injection into your eye is a most frightening experience and Dr. Fish has a calm and confident manner that makes this experience much more bearable. He has treated my macular degeneration for several years and I am grateful to say that his treatments have been very successful. His staff is kind and understanding and they keep the office running very efficiently, helping with appointments and health insurance issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ed A. in Spring, TX – Dec 09, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Founded in 1988, RCH has decades of collective experience in the management of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula. Our commitment to our patients,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Richard H. Fish, a Houston native, joined Retina Consultants of Houston in 1992 where he practices as a board-certified retina surgeon. He is...Read more

Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Pacific Presby Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Ala
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
1986
Baylor Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1985
Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
Baylor University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Richard Fish, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Fish, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fish frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Vitreous Hemorrhage, and Retinal Vein Occlusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fish treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Fish, MD's office located?

Dr. Fish's office is located at 2100 Regional Medical Dr, Wharton, TX 77488. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Fish, MD speak?

Dr. Fish speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. View profile to see all.

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Locations

UT Physicians Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Services

Wharton Office2100 Regional Medical Dr Wharton, TX 77488
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Lehmann Eye Center

Nacogdoches Office5300 North St Nacogdoches, TX 75965
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Practice

17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 170 Houston, TX 77090
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6624 Fannin St Ste 2220 Houston, TX 77030
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Retina Consultants Of Houston

Retina Consultants Of Houston6560 Fannin St Ste 750 Houston, TX 77030
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Brenham Office2620 Highway 36 S Brenham, TX 77833
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Memorial Office902 Frostwood Dr Ste 280 Houston, TX 77024
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Livingston Office400 Bypass Ln Ste 105 Livingston, TX 77351
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Retina Consultants Of Houston350 Kingwood Medical Dr Ste 200 Kingwood, TX 77339
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Retina Consultants Of Houston11460 Space Center Blvd Ste 2 Houston, TX 77059
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Retina Consultants Of Houston16605 Southwest Fwy Ste 305 Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Retina Consultants Of Houston21216 Northwest Fwy Ste 630 Cypress, TX 77429
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Retina Consultants Of Houston800 Peakwood Dr Ste 1C Houston, TX 77090
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Retina Consultants Of Houston2906 Brentwood Dr Ste 300 Lufkin, TX 75901
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Retina Consultants Of Houston

Katy Office (in the La Centerra shopping center)23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Ste G205 Bldg Gh Katy, TX 77494
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Bellaire Office6750 West Loop S Ste 1060 Bellaire, TX 77401
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Nanes Office (1960/-I45 Area)17030 Nanes Dr Houston, TX 77090
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The Woodlands Office17350 St Lukes Way Ste 120 The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Sugar Land Office16659 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fish is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

34 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)