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Dr. Richard Scott Russell, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Richard Russell attended Columbia University, where he received his medical degree. Dr. Russell is a diligent ophthalmologist serving the community of Rego Park, NY. He has academic and practical experience including a fellowship in cornea external disease and refractive surgery from LSU Eye Center. He currently runs his own practice. Dr. Russell completed his residency at Cornell University, North Shore University Hospital. He then went on to complete a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. He is affiliated with Harlem Hospital Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and Peninsula Hospital Center. He is also certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Russell takes a genuine interest in researching and educating himself on various new advancements in ophthalmology, so his patients get the best and the most advanced treatment possible. He focuses on all aspects of a patient's experience which drive him towards excellence in providing healthcare.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Access Medicare (NY)

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Harlem Hospital Center
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Peninsula Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology
  • LSU Eye Center, Fellowship in Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery
  • Cornell University, North Shore University Hospital (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598772923

Office locations

Richard Russel PA

97-32 63rd Road

Rego Park, NY 11374

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Pretending to be someone he is not
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I scheduled an appointment to see an ophthalmologist and it says on Zocdoc, he is available Monday. They have an optometrist and Dr Russell works there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so I had to come back tomorrow, I saw the optometristanyway, but will have to come back tomorrow for the main problem in my eye'
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Excellent doctor!!!!!!
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Dr. Russell is very thorough. He made sure all tests are done, in fact one had to be repeated, to make sure he gives the correct evaluation. The office is a bit small and crowded, but the staff made sure thatI was comfortable. The staff are friendly and professional. I’m glad to find a good doctor in my neighborhood.
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Highly recommended. Very knowledgeable and accurate.
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Place is very disorganized. The doc took a phone call on his cell phone while he was seeing me. Very unprofessional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Russell wasn’t even there, was forced to see someone who could not treat my problem, to be told I need to see Dr Russell. Unorganized office and the front desk woman for optics counter was rude
Less than 1 year ago
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Everything was great
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I will recommend to get 30n mins before your appointment. The doctor was great! very accurate and to the point. Helpful and I will recommend him for sure.
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Horrible staff, horrible wait time.
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Very nice doctor and service , nice diagnostic equipment ,recommending to everybody .
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Was very fast and professionally very nice clinic and doctor has huge experience. Recommending to everyone.
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Doctor Russell very professional and educated doctor ,it is first time in my life who ever diagnosed the issue in my eye that fast and exactly .I recommended him to everyone who need help .
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