Dr. Richard A. Shapiro, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Richard A Shapiro MD 40 E Merrick Rd Ste 103, Valley Stream, NY 11580 Get Directions
(516) 825-1414

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Care Philosophy

As a well trained Ophthalmologist I believe in providing excellent personalized care. The patient is examined and treated by the doctor and has all questions answered by the doctor.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
2.8
based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Shapiro
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Shapiro's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (9)
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in Queens, NY |
I've been going to Dr. Shapiro for two decades but my last experience with his office has been purely awful. There was a discrepancy on my prescription for my contacts and when I tried to get some answers they a) didn't return my call until two days later and b) said I had to come in for a second vision test. I called them within the hour to follow up with them only to find out that they were gone away for vacation and won't be back in a week. I thought it was extremely unprofessional.
in Valley Stream, NY |
Terrible just terrible avoid at all cost if you're under the age of 70. Doesn't accept credit cards, tries to force you to order contacts through his office, 1 hour wait time consistently. Been dealing with this guy and terrible business practices and customor service for far too long . Trust me just avoid.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Stamford Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    N Shore University Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Ny Med Center

    Completed in 1988

    Stamford Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Clark University

    Graduated in 1978

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shapiro'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
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Dr. Shapiro's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Shapiro

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Shapiro's Care Philosophy

As a well trained Ophthalmologist I believe in providing excellent personalized care. The patient is examined and treated by the doctor and has all questions answered by the doctor.