Dr. Richard Lewis, MD

Dr. Richard Lewis, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Richard Lewis, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

Sacramento Eye Consultants

1515 River Park Dr Ste 100

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Lewis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lewis "Richard A. Lewis, M.D., is a cataract surgeon and glaucoma specialist practicing in Sacramento, California. In addition to his busy private consulting practice, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in clinical research in national and international trials in glaucoma therapy. Richard A. Lewis is on the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Today, Focus on Glaucoma, and Ocular Surgery News and Video Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves Glaucoma Today as the Chief Medical Editor."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • 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 Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • 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

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Calif Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Iowa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 1994-1998,
  • President, American Glaucoma Society, 2000-2002
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1990
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2001
  • Heed Fellowship, 1982-1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lewis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lewis to family and friends
4.8
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Lewis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Folsom, CA |
For over ten years I made an annual routine visit to Dr. Lewis. Each year we discussed the status of my cataracts. I didn't feel the need to have them repaired because, with glasses, my vision was more than adequate. This year I decided to get the cataracts taken care of. The reason was fix them now and enjoy the results or wait another ten years and enjoy the best vision in a nursing home. Dr. Lewis did the surgery I should never have waited. My vision is sharper, colors are beautiful. Wow!
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Dr. Lewis accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
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Hospitals where Dr. Lewis has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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