Dr. Richard Kootman, MD

Dr. Richard Kootman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Kootman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Peoria, AZ. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

13943 N 91st Ave

Peoria, AZ 85381

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 17 More

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Top Care Areas


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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Kootman does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Joseph Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Tulane Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St Louis University School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kootman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kootman to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Kootman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Dr Kootman performed eye surgery on both my eyes to correct an illness known as "map-dot" which was very painful. I am now pain free and very grateful for his expertise and professionalism. Thank you Doctor!!!
Scottsdale, AZ |
I was very happy with my treatment by Dr. Kootman and his staff. They gave me all the information I needed regarding my procedure and provided all the follow-up care I needed.
Phoenix, AZ |
I have used Dr. Kootman for two cataract surgeries and been extremely happy with the results. I would recommend him to everyone.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Going in for Eye Surgery was very scary. And I went in for both eyes. Dr Kootman has a wonderful bedside manner. His staff follows his lead in this area. They all great you with a smile and are very attentive to your needs and questions. I was informed very well in all areas by himself and all of his wonderful staff, which helped me in the process. My recovery has been great. Thank you Dr Kootman for your "steady hand" and expertise in this area.
Goodyear, AZ |
Very fist visit, referred to Dr. Kootman by an Arrowhead ER Physician. Worst experience with the front Office. Walked out and have no plans to ever return to this office. Never got to see Dr Kootman due his front office staff. The snobby woman at the front desk never acknowledged me when I walked in. wouldn't even look at me when she was asking for my ID and insurance card. I felt like an inconvenience not a patient. I would not recommend this provider.
Scottsdale, AZ |
If I could give zero stars, I would. The doctor has no respect for patients' time. He made me wait for an hour after my appointment time to see me, then he told me he doesn't do contact fittings or eye glass exams at the Scottsdale office. I made an appointment for exactly those 2 things at the Scottsdale office with Dr Kootman. He shouldn't have accepted the appointment.
New York, NY |
I went to him because he was covered by my insurance. He was great with helping me with my dry eyes but in regards to glasses I was given the wrong prescription. I had moved here and my old dr said I had astigmatism and they said I did not. I got new insurance and the dr I just saw told me I did have astigmatism in my eye. I have lived with bad glasses because it can only be done once a year.
in Peoria, AZ |
Dr. Kootman is an excellent doctor. He showed a genuine concern for my general health and well being. He is understanding and straight forward. Dr. Kootman listened and answered all my questions and concerns. Explaining the cataract procedure thoroughly put me at ease. Must also compliment his friendly and professional staff.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kootman accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Pipefitters
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
    VSP Choice Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Kootman has admitting privileges

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
18701 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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