Dr. Richard M. Kootman, MD

Dr. Richard M. Kootman, MD


Ophthalmology | Male | 59 years old

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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 Reviews (4)
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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Dr. Kootman's Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Dr. Kootman'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
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    St Joseph Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane Med Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Louis University School Med

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane University Of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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

Procedures Performed

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