Dr. Richard Grutzmacher, MD

Dr. Richard Grutzmacher, MD

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67 y/o
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Dr. Richard Grutzmacher, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Grutzmacher is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital.

Sacremento Eye Consultants

1515 River Park Dr Ste 100

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

In 1987, LASIK surgeon Richard D. Grutzmacher entered private practice in Sacramento, California. His practice is limited to diseases and surgery of the cornea, cataracts, and laser vision correction. For over two decades, Dr. Grutzmacher has been active in surgery of the cornea, including a variety of refractive surgical procedures. He has published numerous articles in ophthalmology literature and has lectured nationally. In addition, Dr. Grutzmacher, a well-known LASIK surgeon, has been instrumental in advancing refractive surgery in the Sacramento Valley region by instructing numerous area physicians in PRK and LASIK. Richard D. Grutzmacher was co-founder and medical director of Focal Point Vision Center. Answering the demand for a new Ophthalmic Surgery Center, Dr. Grutzmacher continued his tradition of offering the best care to his patients and expanded Focal Point by co-founding Capital City Surgery Center. A California native, Dr. Grutzmacher lives in Sacramento with his wife
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Dr. Grutzmacher's Experience

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Dr. Grutzmacher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intralase
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Pacific Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Pacific Presby Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Wa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Flinders Medical Centre
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Grutzmacher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grutzmacher to family and friends
2.9
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Grutzmacher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Sacramento, CA |
Richard Don Grutzmacher, M.D. of Sacramento Eye Consultants and Capital City Surgery Center performed eye refractive corrective surgery on my eyes, of which I had a long unexpected healing-time, unexpected home care needs, many more physical/vision problems with my eyes after surgery than before surgery. He chose to use an eye laser medical surgery device, per confirmation with the U.S. Federal Drug Admin. for it's non-intended or tested purpose for elective surgery not discussed in pre-op meet.
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Hospitals where Dr. Grutzmacher has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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