Dr. Richard Gotlib, MD

Dr. Richard Gotlib, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Richard Gotlib, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6080 Jericho Tpke Ste 102

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 89% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 86% of peers
more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gotlib has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gotlib's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gotlib to family and friends
10 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gotlib'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 (5)

Dr. Gotlib has been my Opthamologist for over 10 years; for one reason; QUALITY. Dr. Gotlib lisens to you, dedicates himself to his patience, has a great staff and is ideally located. His office is clean, waiting is minimal and the office has a great appeal. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gotlib.
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Doctor may be competent as other doctor's recommend him but the the staff was terse. Exam was rushed and inaccurate.
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I found him to be a caring physician who addressed all my concerns.
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Excellent Doctor.
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I always have a great experience when I go to Dr. Got lobs office. He's very thorough and never keeps you waiting!
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