Dr. Richard Mackool, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Richard Mackool, MD
Dr. Richard Mackool, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Astoria, NY. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 49 years. Dr. Mackool is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center .

3127 41st St

Astoria, NY 11103

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Dr. Richard Mackool, MD

Dr. Richard Mackool, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Mackool's Experience

Dr. Mackool'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
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer


  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mackool has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mackool's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mackool to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Mackool's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Woodmere, NY |
I had cataract surgery yesterday, 9/6/17. I had a 7:00 A.M. appointment and was taken immediately. The staff at Dr. Mackool's office couldn't have been nicer. They were attentive, knowledgeable and extremely courteous. Dr. Mackool saw me before surgery to check me out. Surgery went very well and was very quick.I was home is less than 3 hours. No pain, no redness. Before I left, everything I needed to do at home was explained to me. Dr. Mackool runs a very efficient, immaculate office.
in Brooklyn, NY |
l never thought I would ever see anything or anyone as good as I see now. As a child I wore thick glasses and had to always sit up front in class. Contacts made life easier but Dr Richard James Mackool, my brilliant, compassionate surgeon, changed my life. He performed a miracle. I am most grateful that his expertise, in my complicated surgery, was successful. My sincere thanks to Dr Mackool for saving my sight
in Plainview, NY |
The Mackool eye institute was so good to me during my eye surgery and all my check ups after and before . Staff is wonderful and the doctors r great . Dr Richard j mackool who did my cataract procedure was so great . Thank you for making me see again
in Great Neck, NY |
Superb cataract surgeon. As an ophthalmologist I send all my cataract patients to him for surgery. Even had my own cataracts removed by him with excellent results.
in Woodmere, NY |
Dr. R. J. Mackool was the ultimate medical professional, who offered excellent care and and a full and understandable description of everything I needed to know about my eye care before, during and after the procedure.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Mackool accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mackool has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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