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About Dr. Ricardo B Akstein
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Riverdale, GA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Akstein is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center South Campus, Piedmont Henry Hospital and Southern Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein has the following 10 expertise
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Retina Surgery
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Akstein is very caring and professional individual! He is kind when seeing the patients and answers all questions regarding the eye condition in question. He gives out brochures which further helps understands the disease process. He spends time with each patient and now he also has to input a great deal of information into the Electronic Medical Records which further takes away from the time he dedicates to a patient, but he takes his time and addresses all issues in a most professional manner. Some patients complain of the wait time but when they are seen they also want the time for their exam and the doctor gives them their time as well. He is always working and he is well known for his surgical skills. He is experienced and he is well regarded by the medical community that knows him.
I should have cancelled the appointment like I started to do. The wait was about 40mins to be seen. After being seen please be advised you'll be dilated and sit in a bright room, for 20 mins. I've never had an Ophthalmologist have me sit in a room with natural lighting after dilation. The staff was fine for the most part but Ricardo Akstein lacks the skill necessary to interact with patients. When explaining why I was in the office he failed to listen and continued with the lack of active listening skills when I was explaining valuable information to him pertaining my eye-care history. In addition to his lack of listening skills he's dismissive. As a person that is required to interact with people daily ideally one brushed up on their communication and active listening skills, not the case in this instance. Basically, I had to be as dismissive and rude as he was to get my point across. Needless to say I will not go back, I will not recommend him. And if you are seeking an Ophthalmologist my advice would be to do your research.
After waiting 2 hours after appointment time, he automatically tells me I have cataracts and glaucoma. After talking with most other patients waiting. He told them the same thing. It seems like he is trumping up eye illnesses a bit for the money. His, receptionist is as cold as a dead fish. We will never go back there. I'm calling my insurance about his practice.
Dr. Akstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
44 Years Experience
Universidade Federal Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro (Unirio)
Graduated in 1974
Dr. Ricardo B Akstein accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry CoventryOne - GA
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAkstein Eye Center, 86 Upper Riverdale Rd SW Ste 100, Riverdale, GA
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