Dr. Richard Shapiro, MD

Dr. Richard Shapiro, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Richard Shapiro, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Valley Stream, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

40 E Merrick Rd Ste 103

Valley Stream, NY 11580

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 27 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Drusen
very high
more than 88% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
high
more than 88% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Shapiro's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shapiro "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

42  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
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle 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.

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

  • Clark University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Stamford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • N Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ny Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Stamford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shapiro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shapiro's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
15 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Shapiro's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (7)

I have been a patient of Dr Shapiro for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him highly. Professional, courteous and thorough.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Shapiro for 23 years. I have diabetes and require visits every 6 months. After each examination Dr. Shapiro thoroughly explains the results. He also compares my current condition to previous results to determine if any changes occurred. I am the type of person who asks...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro to everyone in the Long Island and NYC community. Dr. Shapiro successfully treated me for a torn-retina which i received playing sports in 2011. Dr. Shapiro has demonstrated to my satisfaction knowledge, professionalism and expertise in treating all my eye...more
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I accompanied my mom to an appointment with Dr. Shapiro. I was extremely pleased with how he interacted with his patients especially my mom. He explained everything his was doing and why. He answered all of our questions and we didn't feel rushed. Very caring. I felt at ease about my mother's...more
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I’ve been coming to Dr. Shapiro for years and he is a wonderful eye doctor. Every question I’ve had regarding my vision and eye health is always answered and making an appointment is very easy, everyone in the office is extremely friendly and I’m very happy with my experiences here.
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