Charles D. Rice, M.D.

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Charles D. Rice, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive
Board Certified
Business 4.5 stars / 10 Reviews
Star rating: 
9
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Main Location: 
East Lansing - Coolidge Road
Additional Locations: 
Mt Pleasant

Dr. Rice received his undergraduate degree from Northeast Louisiana University. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans. Dr. Rice performed his ophthalmology residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed his oculoplastics fellowship under Dr. Robert Kersten at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Rice is a member of The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. His medical interests include aesthetic medicine, laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, and treatment of dry eye disease. He has served on Project Orbis, a converted DC-10 airliner, that flies to countries teaching local ophthalmologists surgical techniques. His trips have included Peru, Dominican Republic, and Croatia. Dr. Rice and his wife have four children and two grandchildren and he enjoys spending time with family, walking, cross country snow skiing, cycling, and the study of WWI and WWII.

 

 

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Testimonials*

Dr Rice is an excellent doctor and I feel very confident that if I need more eye surgery that he is qualified to do that he would be the doctor I see and would refer family and friends to him

10/04/2017

I am very pleased with the services Dr. Rice has provided. I've found him to be personable, knowledgeable and sincere in his administration of care. I had another condition that was found to be unrelated to post-op surgery, Dr. Rice referred me to an off-site, very kind and competent Physician who is currently treating me.

10/06/2017

He’s probably the friendliest doctor I have.

09/27/2017

Dr. Rice is a doctor I trust completely. He is patient and kind and very skilled in his field. I always enjoy my visits with him and appreciate his expertise.

09/20/2017

Dr.Rice is an amazing dr. Took great care of my son. I will highly recommend him to other people

09/20/2017

I called the office with eye pain and redness. I was seen the same day by Dr. Rice, diagnosed, given a treatment plan and follow up appointment the next week. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. Rice.

09/21/2017

Dr. Rice spent time explaining the procedure and healing time so we knew what to expect. He was friendly and very personable.

09/06/2017

Dr. Rice is very personable and clearly communicates what to expect from treatments. If a situation arises that is outside of his expertise he will readily refer you to a Specialist.

09/06/2017

I am very comfortable with Dr. Rice. He seems to have excellent knowledge and a caring attitude.

08/22/2017

Dr. Rice and his assistant, Amanda, are outstanding in every way. I was very hapoy with the care I received.

08/22/2017

Very pleased with my care!

08/09/2017

Dr. Rice will be the 2nd physician performing this procedure. I have full confidence in Dr. Rice's ability to successfully perform this procedure and this time around the procedure will work.

08/04/2017

He was very honest and straightforward with me.

07/27/2017

He did such a good job with our first daughter (10 year old), that when our second (7 year old) needed a referral, we chose Dr. Rice! Thank you.

07/19/2017

pleased with all aspects of my care, including office staff.

07/21/2017

He was very kind, caring, thorough, and I felt confident in his knowledge and ability.

07/06/2017

I had a stye removed.It looks like I never had one I was so happy with the results

07/06/2017

Dr. Rice was able to accommodate my schedule and immediately was able to get me in within a few days of my initial visit. He and his team were very kind and thorough.

07/06/2017

Dr Rice is trust worthy, kind, and talented. I have utilized his services for both cosmetic and eye health care. You are in the most competent hands for both. Highly recommend Dr. Rice.

06/21/2017

Dr. Rice made me feel at ease about his proposed surgery for my eyelids. Am looking forward to being able to see without having to raise my eyebrows!

06/21/2017

Very pleased with Dr. Rice, first time visit.

05/31/2017

Very personable. I am having surgery on (a later date) so I will have a lot more to comment on after the procedure.

06/02/2017

Dr Rice listened completely, evidently, since he hit the target in diagnosing and giving me a good plan. My dry eyes have not felt this good since 1992. He prescribed me two, combination of two, prescriptions. The first few days were kind of rocky but little by little my eyes improved and people can notice, even see, that my eyes are not red anymore and for me, they don't hurt like they have for years. Thank you, Dr Rice for taking time to understand my issues and to make a plan for me. I appreciate it.

05/18/2017

I am very happy with my appointment with Dr. Rice!

05/10/2017

I found Dr. Rice easy to understand, willing to take the time with the patient, and very competent.

05/03/2017

Very professional and good communication skills

04/12/2017

Very satisfied patient

03/29/2017

Dr Rice is a true professional. I have known him for over 15 years. I have referred people to him. In fact I am scheduled to see him this week! He has a great knowledge in his field of work. I find him very honest ....he will tell you if you really need a procedure. He has a really nice personality. AND integrity means a lot to me... Dr Rice fits the bill.

03/27/2017

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Rice. I previously had a procedure done, unfortunately the 1st surgery was unsuccessful. I have full confidence that my 2nd surgery to be performed by Dr. Rice will be a success.

03/16/2017

Dr. rice performed blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery for medical reasons as my vision was impaired. I had this surgery done on the same eye 3 years ago by a different practice and a different physician - that was a terrible experience with many complications and poor results. So I can compare good and bad - and Dr. Rice did an excellent job in both his interactions, communications, and skill. Yes, I would highly recommend him.

03/09/2017

Great experience and great results.

03/13/2017

Very knowledgeable. Had issues with his orders during eyelid surgery a couple of weeks ago. Had to talk to 4 people to get it clear. Finally corrected.

02/22/2017

Dr. Rice was very professional, and took the time to explain everything to me very clearly.

02/09/2017

I feel like my eye issues were treated with a "band aid" approach rather than finding the root cause. I have spent a lot of money on steroids and office visits just to have the issue return.

01/18/2017

Dr. Rice and Amanda Smith were great with my eye experience last week.

01/25/2017

Very welcoming, felt they were thorough.

01/25/2017

Dr Rice is professional and courteous. I feel very confident in the physician.

01/23/2017

Awesome demeanor and caring for the patient!! His skill is clearly apparent!!

01/04/2017

Dr. Rice listened and answered all my questions and concerns.

12/28/2016

Professional, well skilled.

12/21/2016

Great experience looking forward to working with Dr. Rice to correct my sagging eyelids.

12/21/2016

never felt rushed which at my age is a pleasure!

12/14/2016

good dr. with people skills.

12/14/2016

Dr. Rice & staff were very friendly & professional.

12/07/2016

Great Doctor and staff.

11/29/2016

Friendly and courteous. Dr. Rice has a calming influence. Very laid back.

12/01/2016

Excellent staff, professional and comforting

11/12/2016

Very nice flow through your office. The MD was very nice and thorough.

11/14/2016

Dr. Rice is very personable yet professional, and takes the time to answer all my questions.

08/18/2016

Dr. Rice & his nurse were friendly & very informative.

08/09/2016

Dr. Rice corrected my eyelid problem of ptosis so much better than I thought possible. One eyelid was more droopy than the other and yet he made them match very well. He has expert technique and is a caring doctor as well.

08/10/2016

Very kind and courteous. Explained every issue I had and was so helpful with other options as to my care.

08/12/2016

Dr.rice and his team of professionals were very excellent. They took great care of me and my family

07/28/2016

Kind, Friendly, Personable

07/14/2016

I did not have a great experience with the last doctor I saw at Lansing Ophthalmology so was hesitant to come back, but I'm so glad I did because Dr. Rice was FANTASTIC. He listened, he was kind, and he was very understanding even when I got squeamish and needed to pause for a minute.

07/14/2016

I thought Dr. Rice was very friendly and took enough time to explain my what was the matter with my eyes. I was very satisfied with him and also with his nurse.

06/09/2016

Kind and professional

07/02/2016

Dr. Rice is a kind and compassionate person. I'm so glad I found him when I was looking for an Ophthalmologist! I have recommended him to my friends!!

06/16/2016

Very happy with dr rice n staff

06/08/2016

very professional, very thoughtful approach to patient care, well versed in his field of expertise.

06/08/2016

very impressed with Dr Rice and the staff.

06/08/2016

I sincerely believe that Dr. Rice is outstanding at his work. I have complete faith in him.

06/02/2016

I love both Dr. Rice and Amanda. They should get a BRAVO award for the care the give to the patients that come there. Keep up the great job Amanda and Dr. Rice. I will recommend my closest friends and family to you because you know what true patient care is about.

06/02/2016

Very nice im so glad i meet him n staff to do my surgery, all very nice, polite explained everything thank u

06/05/2016

I saw Dr. Rice as an emergency as I was travelling from out of town. I came to him in A LOT of pain and looking for relief..I left in the same condition with nothing but a huge bill and a suggestion to take a pain pill.

05/25/2016

Dr. Rice is friendly, professional and delivers a great service. Services are pain free; it if starts to hurt a bit, he stops and numbs you more. Very easygoing and gentle.

02/18/2016

Dr. Rice listened and explained well, was thorough and friendly. Easy to talk to. Excellent experience.

02/10/2016

Dr. Rice listened and explained well, was thorough and friendly. Easy to talk to. Excellent experience.

02/11/2016

Dr. Rice is a great doctor. I first had eye surgery by him in 1999 and I was pleased with my experience. I trust him with my eyes and sight.

02/11/2016

Dr Rice was calm, reassuring and able to put me at ease with the explanation of the problem and solution. The choice was mine regarding the surgery- there was no expectation to tell him right then if I wanted it. The benefits were explained to me and the results of the tests that I had were shown to me and explained. His bedside manner was beyond reproach and so appreciated. I feel so fortunate to have had the appointment with him and am going to follow through with the surgery.

02/12/2016

I would highly recommend Dr. Rice to anybody.

02/03/2016

Dr. Rice impressed me with his attention to my concerns and readiness to address them with good solid information and options for problem solving. He includes me in the decision making. Also, it gives me confidence that he and his staff are clearly in close communication.

02/03/2016

I was not completely satisfied with my results and Dr. Rice is addressing those concerns. I appreciate this so much.

02/04/2016

He's wonderful!

02/04/2016

Dr. Rice and his assistant, Amanda, inspire confidence with their professional demeanor, openness to questions and thorough knowledge. I would highly recommend them.

01/27/2016

Very thorough, professional, good listening skills and very good explanations when questions are asked.

01/27/2016

Dr. Rice answered all of my concerns!

01/27/2016

Very gifted!

01/20/2016

Excellent, very thorough and very helpful and very kind.

01/14/2016

So thankful that I was able to have the surgery . Everyone was wonderful. Dr. Rice is the best. Very happy with my surgery

01/15/2016

Very professional - talented and caring Doctor. I was very impressed.

01/06/2016

Dr. Rice has a nice manner with his patients..calm and patient with all questions.

01/04/2016

I have met Dr. Rice and his staff twice and will undergo surgery. I have complete confidence in them.

01/04/2016

Dr. Rice examined my eyes, determined the cause of my problem and treated it. This resolved the problem. His approach was friendly and professional. I am very pleased with the interaction I had with him.

01/04/2016

Dr. Rice is very kind. He took time to explain treatment options, as well as thoroughly explaining my course of action.

12/23/2015

Excellent doctor, good communicator, good listener, very organized. Would highly recommend him!

12/23/2015

Dr Rice is great. Very professional and skilled.

12/23/2015

Dr. Rice is my choice for an eye Doctor. He is attentive, kind, and very patient with concerns and/or questions. I would highly recommend him to family and friends and I am very pleased with his services. His staff is friendly and very efficient too. Thank you Dr. Rice and staff!

12/27/2015

Very good doctor...attentive, responsive and caring.

12/16/2015

Dr. Rice and his staff are professional, respectful of my time and input, as well as personable and caring. My health plan is always a conversation about options, not an order, and through that, my trust in their recommendations for next steps has continued to grow.

12/09/2015

My experience with Dr. Rice and his facility has been awesome! The office is efficient, well-run, personnel are extremely friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Rice and Lansing Ophthalmology.

12/10/2015

Dr. Rice is a superb doctor-I had him do some surgery on my right eyelid and I was so satisfied, I made sure I came back to him when it was time for my left eyelid!

12/02/2015

Dr. Rice and his assistants are very capable, inspiring confidence and also very personable. I had minor surgery performed. Everything was explained in detail, which allayed my concerns. The procedure went as described. No surprises. The outcome is positive and I am pleased with my decision to go ahead and with my well-placed trust in Dr. Rice.

11/25/2015

Doctor Rice has a very calm, confident, and relaxing "bedside manner". I felt very at ease. I came away with a clear and concise idea of what can be done. Thank you!

11/25/2015

Dr. Rice was extremely professional and I felt very comfortable with him performing my surgery. He took the time to listen and I felt be really cared about me as a patient.

11/18/2015

a very good experience

11/23/2015

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