Dr. Sharon Richens, MD

Dr. Sharon Richens, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(32)
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Dr. Sharon Richens, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Saint George, UT. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

161 W 200 N Ste 200

Saint George, UT 84770

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthSmart
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 92% of peers
Drusen
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richens "Richens Eye Center is committed to preserving, improving and restoring the sight by providing you with the most comprehensive and highest quality of eye care through specialized attention to your individual needs."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • West Virginia University Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • West Virginia University Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Best Resident Research Presentation, Wvu Dept Of Ophthalmology
    Other Education | Completed 1997
  • Departmental Honors In Economics, Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1988
  • Diplomat, Honors Program In The Humanities, Stanford University
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richens to family and friends
3.5
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Richens' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Thoughtful, careful thorough exam, best I've had, clear explanations. Great staff. Confident in clinical and surgical care.
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Hurricane, UT |
1 and 1/2 hour waits two years in a row is not satisfactory. I walked out last night at 5:30 after arriving early for a 4:00 appointment. I don't care how good she is; my time and self-respect are worth something too. Last year it was the same thing except I got louder and saw a doctor who...more
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in Ivins |
I've had ongoing treatment for glaucoma by Drs. Richens and Gibb, with Dr. Richens performing cataract surgery combined with the insertion of stents. I've been very pleased with the care provided by these individuals.
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in Ivins, UT |
Dr. Richens has had excellent training, stays up to date on all the current procedures, has the finest equipment and an excellent, well-trained staff. Above all, she is an extremely intelligent and caring physician. It is obvious that her employees enjoy working there because of the extremely high...more
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in St George, UT |
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Dr. Richens accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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