Robert A. Rice, M.D. has been faithfully serving the community of San Antonio while meeting its eye health needs since 1985. A comprehensive Ophthalmologist, he provides a wide range of services from state-of-the-art cataract surgery including multifocal IOL’s, to glaucoma and diabetic eye care. Rashid, Rice, and Flynn Eye Associates, serve as the eye doctors to the Spurs. After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dr. Rice received his Medical Degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans in 1976. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Rice is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been a Clinical Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services for the Health Sciences for over 15 years. Prior to opening his practice in San Antonio in 1985, he served in the Air Force for 13 years, and retired as a Lt. Colonel from the USAF Reserves in 1993. He received a Master of Arts in Lay Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009. Dr. Rice has been active in the community. He has served as the chairman of the International Health Committee for Bexar County Medical Society. He has been a director of the Lions Sight Research Foundation that developed the Mobil Eye Screening Unit and the Lions Low Vision Center at UTHSCSA. He is a member of the Founders Lions Club. Dr. Rice has participated in many medical mission trips to Central America. Serving as medical director, he has led teams that provided eye glasses, medical and surgical services to over 90,000 patients. In 1992, he founded I Care San Antonio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical services to the indigent. Free cataract surgeries and over 17,000 eye exams and glasses have been given to the needy of San Antonio and Mexico. He is the Medical Director of I Care Vision Center at the Haven for Hope. In 1997, he was a merit winner of the JC Penney Golden Rule Award. He was inducted into the Founders Lions Club Honor Roll in 2002. Dr. Rice received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Humanitarian Service Award in 2010.
We provide the highest level of medical and surgical eye care, enhancing the quality of our patients' lives providing you and your family with compassionate personal care, utilizing the latest technology to diagnose and treat your condition.
Dr. Rice's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Rice's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Accidental Eye Injuries
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Binocular Vision Disorder
Blocked Tear Duct
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Flash Burns
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Duane Retraction Syndrome
Ectropion of Eyelid
Eye Muscle Disorders
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
Juvenile Macular Degeneration
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Ocular Convergence Spasm
Optic Nerve Disorder
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Antifungal Eye Drops
Argon Laser Surgery
Argon Laser Treatment
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Diabetes Eye Care
Diabetic Eye Exam
Dilation of Outflow Canal
Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
Excision of Chalazion
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Repair of Eye Laceration
Soft Contact Lenses
YAG Laser Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School | Graduated 1976
Keesler Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
Wilford Hall Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Rice has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.