Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD

Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Lazaro, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Las Cruces, NM. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Lazaro is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

1131 Mall Dr

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Contact Information

(575) 522-7676

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
  • 7 More

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Sjögren's Syndrome
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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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • 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

Dr. Lazaro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lazaro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lazaro to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lazaro'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 (6)
in Las Cruces, NM |
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!
in Las Cruces, NM |
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 patient my experience was far beyond my expectation.
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 very professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone else!
in Las Cruces, NM |
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 HIGHLY recommend him. A truly wonderful experience!
in Las Cruces, NM |
Had cataract surgery on May 16, 2017, back today for follow up. Would recommend Dr Lazaro practice to others. Very professional yet patient friendly office. Nurses and staff are well trained and willing to answer questions. Dr. Lazaro extremely approachable and capable, can tell because about his patients.
in Macon, GA |
Diagnosed Glaucoma and ordered eye drops that have managed successfully. I sent him many patients when I was working in Las Cruces. The ONLY person I would recommend!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lazaro accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Lovelace Health Plan
    Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lazaro has admitting privileges

Memorial Medical Center
2450 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
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Mountain View Regional Medical Center
4311 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88011
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