Dr. Steven Rakes, MD

Dr. Steven Rakes, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Steven Rakes, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2001 Blaisdell Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 98% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Rakes'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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14  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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.


  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wright St University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rakes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rakes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rakes to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rakes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have been a patient of Dr Rakes for the past 21 years. He basically saved my life. Most professional and thorough in his profession.
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