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Richard Eric Strain

Dr. Richard Eric Strain is an Optometry Specialist in Bay City, Michigan. He graduated with honors in 1982. Having more than 39 years of diverse experiences, especially in OPTOMETRY, Dr. Richard Eric Strain affiliates with no hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups. Call Dr. Richard Eric Strain on phone number (989) 684-8840 for more information and advice or to book an appointment.

Doctor Profile

Basics
Full Name Richard Eric Strain
Gender Male
PECOS ID 9335263896
Experience 39+ years of diverse experiences
Sole Proprietor Yes – He owns an unincorporated business by himself.
Accepts Medicare Assignment He does accept the payment amount Medicare approves and not to bill you for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.
Medical Specialities
  • OPTOMETRY
Credentials
  • Doctor of Optometry (OD)
Education & Training
  • Dr. Richard Eric Strain attended to a university and then graduated in 1982
NPPES Information
  • NPI #: 1407827090
  • Enumeration Date: Jan 31st, 2006
  • Last Update Date: Feb 29th, 2008

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Medical Licenses

Dr. Richard Eric Strain has primarily specialised in Optometry for over 39 years.

Specialization License Number Issued State
Eye and Vision Services Providers / Optometrist 4901002874 Michigan

Practice Location

600 S Euclid Ave
Bay City, Michigan 48706-3210
Map and Directions
Phone: (989) 684-8840
Fax: (989) 684-2536

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

This doctor profile was extracted from the dataset publicized on Feb 12th, 2021 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and from the corresponded NPI record updated on Feb 29th, 2008 on NPPES website. If you found out anything that is incorrect and want to change it, please follow this Update Data guide.

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Dr. Richard E. Strain OD

Dr. Strain is an optometrist in Bay City, MI and may see patients with Blepharitis, Blindness, Astigmatism, and more. Learn More About Dr. Strain

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Overview

About

Dr. Richard E. Strain OD (he/him) is an optometrist in Bay City, MI.

For new and existing patients, please see recommendations on how to schedule an appointment with Dr. Strain online. As an optometrist, he may specialize in Farsightedness and Sty, in addition to other conditions. According to our records, Dr. Strain performs Eye Health Testing and Cataract Removal procedures. For insurance coverage, he accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Medicare*, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Dr. Strain has been practicing for over 39 years since getting his license to practice in Michigan. He is currently working at Richard Eric Strain OD to provide care.

If you want to see Dr. Strain, please contact him to book an appointment. You can also see how Dr. Strain compares to other optometrists in Bay City or get matched to a doctor or specialist.

Highlights

39+ Years of Experience

No Medical Board Actions Found

Insurance Accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Conditions Treated

Binocular Dysfunction (BVD)

Appointments

* According to our data, Dr. Strain accepts Medicare. Please verify this information when making an appointment with them.

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Practice and Hospital Affiliations

What Are Affiliations?

Affiliated Practices

600 South Euclid Avenue
Bay City, MI 48706

Location

600 South Euclid Avenue

Bay City , MI 48706

Fax: (989) 684-2536

Insurance Accepted

More Insurance Information

Our records indicate that Dr. Strain accepts the following insurance providers. Please verify this information directly with Dr. Strain, since it may change frequently and vary by office location. He may also accept additional insurance plans not listed here.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

* According to our data, Dr. Strain accepts Medicare. Please verify this information when making an appointment with them.

Conditions Treated

As an optometrist, Dr. Strain may see patients with the following 27 conditions. Please always check with Dr. Strain directly about what conditions he treats, since he may treat additional conditions not listed here.

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Binocular Dysfunction (BVD)

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Procedures Performed

What Are Procedures Performed?

According to our data, Dr. Strain performs the following procedures.

How often Dr. Strain performs Cataract Removal relative to the 635 other doctors also performing the procedure in Michigan:

How often Dr. Strain performs Eye Health Testing relative to the 1,700 other doctors also performing the procedure in Michigan:

Payments Received

What Are Payments Received?

Many optometrists have received payments from medical companies ranging from small amounts in the form of food at conferences to large payments for consulting or royalties. Some have received payments for specific drugs. These payments are not necessarily cause for concern, but we encourage you to speak with Dr. Strain if they do raise any questions or issues.

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  • Breakdown by Category Categories
  • Breakdown by Company Payments Companies

Total Payments Received Between 2014 and 2018

Dr. Strain received more money than a majority (60%) of optometrists nationally. This overall payment amount is low, and is not necessarily a cause for concern. This graph represents payments Dr. Strain received relative to the median payment received by similar doctors.

For more information about specific types of payments, see the breakdown of payments by category.

Expense Categories

The payments received by optometrists can range across a variety of different categories. These can include travel and lodging, food and beverages from conferences, or fees for promotional speaking or consulting engagements. Some have also received payments from royalties or licenses, usually from having helped develop a product or drug.

This chart represents the breakdown of payments Dr. Strain has received by specific category of payment. See the breakdown of payments by company.

Company Payments

These payments come from specific medical companies, sometimes for specific drugs. If you have any questions or concerns about the specific company or drug payments Dr. Strain has received, we encourage you to speak with him directly.

This chart represents the breakdown of payments Dr. Strain has received from specific medical companies, including payments for drugs and medical products.

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Specialties

Optometrist

Doctors of Optometry (ODs), or optometrists, are primary providers of eye care who assess patients’ vision through eye exams and visual tests. Optometrists can diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, disorders, and injuries of the eye and related structures, as well as address systemic conditions that can affect the eyes. Optometrists prescribe eye medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, corrective glasses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures on the eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Dr. Richard E. Strain’s office located?

Dr. Richard E. Strain’s office is located at 600 South Euclid Avenue, Bay City, MI 48706. View a map and get directions on CareDash.

Does Dr. Richard E. Strain accept insurance?

Yes, Dr. Richard E. Strain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Please check Dr. Strain’s profile to see all the insurance providers he accepts.

What conditions does Dr. Richard E. Strain treat?

As an optometrist, Dr. Richard E. Strain may treat Astigmatism, Binocular Dysfunction (BVD), and Blepharitis, in addition to other conditions. Please check Dr. Strain’s profile to see all the conditions he treats.

Does Dr. Richard E. Strain accept patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield?

Yes, Dr. Richard E. Strain accepts patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please check Dr. Strain’s profile to see additional insurance providers.

Does Dr. Richard E. Strain accept Medicare?

According to our records, Dr. Richard E. Strain may accept Medicare. Please contact Dr. Strain to verify eligibility before booking an appointment.

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This section highlights the procedures that Dr. Strain performs most frequently.

This feature uses Medicare data to determine how often a provider performs a procedure relative to other providers in their state also performing the same procedure.

Data in this section is calculated using Medicare Physician and Other Supplier Data, which provides records of Medicare utilization throughout the United States. It includes aggregate information about the procedures performed by different providers.

Using this data, we can detect when doctors perform certain procedures more frequently than similar providers. These procedures go into this section in order to help consumers make more informed choices. While this data can provide a wealth of knowledge, it comes with certain limitations.

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This section shows the financial relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

The U.S. government collects extensive records about these relationships. Some examples include:

  • Consulting fees that companies pay to doctors, to get their input about their products and research
  • Companies paying doctors to speak about their products at conferences
  • Companies taking doctors out to dinner to tell them about a new drug or medical device
  • Companies paying for travel, hotel rooms, and food at medical conferences

The U.S. government collects and publishes these records due to concerns about conflicts of interest. However, CareDash does not believe that these transfers of value necessarily mean a doctor is ethically compromised. Eating sponsored food at conferences and speaking on behalf of pharmaceutical companies are not the same thing. Further, we believe that there are doctors who have success with companies’ products, get paid to speak about them, and are still foremost devoted to successful patient outcomes.

Therefore, in addition to showing the payments information, we provide some context, such as the median amount for doctors of that specialty, to help users assess potential conflicts of interest. We encourage users to discuss this information with their doctors.

Data in this section is calculated using Open Payments data, collected by Medicare as part of the Affordable Care Act. This data contains detailed records about payments and other transfers of value from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to doctors.

Although the Open Payments program is administered by Medicare, it covers almost all doctors in the United States, including those who do not accept Medicare insurance.

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