Dr. Richard Piccione, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Richard Piccione, MD
Dr. Richard Piccione, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Piccione is affiliated with Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Lafayette General Medical Center.

4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy # G

Lafayette, LA 70508

Contact Information

(337) 989-2600

Dr. Richard Piccione, MD

Dr. Richard Piccione, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • 17 More

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Care Philosophy

I was born and raised in Lafayette, LA and am proud to serve the families of southern Louisiana. As a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, I primarily care for children's eye needs from glasses/contacts to surgery. I am also trained in adult strabismus (crossed eyes, double vision). At Lafayette Family Eye Care, we strive to stay at the forefront of all medical and technological advances. Most importantly, we provide our patients with the highest quality eye care in a warm, friendly environment.
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Dr. Piccione's Experience

Dr. Piccione's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hemangioma
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • Nasal Lacrimal Duct Surgery
  • Prism Lenses
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Lsu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Earl K. Long Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Piccione has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Piccione's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Piccione to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Piccione'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 (7)
in Maurice, LA |
Dr. Piccione is an amazing pediatric ophthalmologist, I highly recommend him, he helped to lead us to find My daughter's tumor, later she was diagnosed with Stage.3 Neuroblastoma, God has truly given him a talent, to help others. We will forever be grateful
Lafayette, LA |
nice clean office, friendly staff, confident with my decision to bring my children there.
Ville Platte, LA |
Dr. Piccione and his staff are very professional and friendly. My children are extremely comfortable during his exams and the atmosphere is child friendly. I was able to schedule an appointment that fit the needs of my schedule and had a minimal wait time upon arriving. I have recommended him to many friends with children and will continue to do so.
in Youngsville ,LA |
Two of my children see Dr Piccione and I am so pleased with the progress they have made. Dr Piccione immediately recognized the vision issues both of my children had and he took immediate corrective measures. My middle child had to have surgery on both of his eyes to correct his issues and Dr Piccione and his staff were amazing during this process. I would recommend everyone to come see Dr Piccione if they have any indication their child might have some vision issues.
Lafayette, LA |
Dr. Piccione has recently performed strabismus surgery on my 15 year old son and the result has been amazing. My son was very comfortable with Dr. Piccione and that made having surgery so much easier.
in Maurice, LA |
We love coming to Dr. Piccione's office. We have been patients since 2007.
in Lafayette, LA |
Extremely excellent service. Dr. Piccione is very knowledgeable. Also, very professional as well. Discovering that my 12 month old needed glasses wasn't the easiest thing in the world to process. Me nor my husband knew much about eye problems. Dr. P along with staff and ABC eyewear helped us to learn vastly. They gave us comfort as parents and made us feel so much better about the issue. It's only been a few months and our daughters eyes have already improved a ton. That should speak for itself.
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Dr. Piccione accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Piccione has admitting privileges

Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
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