Dr. Richard Watson, MD

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Dr. Richard Watson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI. He is affiliated with Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watson to book an appointment.

Dr. Watson

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

1 Randall Sq Ste 203 Providence, RI 02904
Accepting new patients

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    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
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    Jul 19, 2020
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    I was hopping to hear that Dr. Watson could fix my right eye a better way then having it done by Vitrectomy surgery. And able to see clearly after that. Nervous to having this done.
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    Carolyn brown – Jul 09, 2020
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    From the moment I was rush referred from my ophthalmologist with a possible retinal tear late on a Friday to Dr. Watson's office I was treated personably, professionally and pleasantly. As I got lost on my way Dr. Watson's front office staff guided me even staying on the phone until I found the building and further pleasantly handled my no-PCP referral situation without judgment. Dr. Watson and his assistant Sarah were very calming and kind, polite fully answering my questions and concerns putting me at ease as I tried to remain composed. Dr. Watson promptly performed the necessary treatment to close the hole in my retina with laser photocoagulation! I have had many medical experiences, both with good and tragic outcomes. From these experiences I've learned that the human treatment one receives from medical staff is the pillar of successful medical treatment…regardless of the outcome.
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    Feb 09, 2020
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    I came to Mass Eye with specific concerns regarding possible retina damage suffered as a result of cataract surgery in Aug 2019, done by another service. Dr Watson set my mind at ease. He is the most professional eye specialist I have been treated by.
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Dr. Richard Watson is a fellowship-trained retina specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear, Providence. He provides eye care for patients with retinal disorders.

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

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    What are Dr. Richard Watson, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Watson frequently treats Chorioretinal Scars, Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watson treats.

    Where is Dr. Richard Watson, MD's office located?

    Dr. Watson's office is located at 1 Randall Sq Ste 203, Providence, RI 02904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr. Watson has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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    Experience and Background Checks

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    Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Chorioretinal Scars
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

    Retinal Vein Occlusion
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Vein Occlusion more than 94% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 93% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

    Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Chronic Endophthalmitis
    • Color Blindness
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Floaters
    • Foreign Body in Eye
    • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hyphema
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Nearsightedness
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retinal Cysts
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemangioma
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Telangiectasia
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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    (401) 453-4600

    Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

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    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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    Locations

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear1 Randall Sq Ste 203 Providence, RI 02904
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    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Sturdy Memorial Hospital

    Attleboro, MA

    73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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