Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD

Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Las Cruces, NM and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1131 Mall Dr

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
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Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Charity Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • La State U Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Estelle Dohemy Eye Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Lazaro's Reviews

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Dr. Lazaro's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I had cataract surgery on both eyes. To be able to see colors and distance without glasses is wonderful. Dr. Lazaro did a great job all the way around.
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Professional, thorough, completely honest, and knowledgable. He also has a great personality and is very easy to speak with. He listens, and he doesn't cheat you. Five stars, Absolutely!
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Thorough, professional and engaging... with a sense of humor which is always a plus. Doesn't rush you thru to get you out the door. Takes time to thoroughly discuss finding and options. Not only professionally knowledgeable, he's the kind of guy you love to have dinner with.. For a first time...more
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I was hesitant about having my cataract removed but after meeting Dr. Lazaro and his staff I was placed at ease and eager to have the procedure done. It turned out wonderful and I can now see again! Thank you Dr. Lazaro and thanks to all your wonderful staff! Dr. Lazaro and his staff are all...more
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First time going here. Dr. Lazaro is a doll. So friendly and puts you at ease immediately. Very knowledgeable and explains things in a laymans terms when needed. So impressed with him and his staff! All were extremely helpful, friendly, and willing to answer any and all questions you may have. I...more
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