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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Streetsboro



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Specialty Interests

Care of advanced glaucoma including bypass and MIG shunt devices. Glaucoma Laser surgery. Cataract Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Douglas Ripkin, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/14/2022, Dr. Ripkin has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

497 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr Ripkin is very good & thorough in exams

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Ripkin treated me with respect, explained my treatment options, and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I've been with Dr Tipkin for over 20 years he is the best

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Ripken is too heavily scheduled as the wait time for an early morning appointment was too long! He is a great doctor-just over scheduled!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is a very knowledgeable, compaasionate and concerned physician.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Extremely thorough, took time to answer all my questions, excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Was awesome! I appreciated his care. I will go back in 6 months for check up. I would most definitely recommend the Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr ripkin is great! Informative, kind , thorough, not rushed. I'm so happy I found him to help me with my glaucoma journey.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

I always feel very well informed. Potential vision issues are frightening, but I am reassured by the doctor and staff, and I do feel that they care about me. Also - I HAVE recommended this office to a few people (even though it's a bit of a distance away from where I live)

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is the BEST.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Really like/trust Dr. Ripken. Worth the 40 min drive.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

One of the best providers I've ever had

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Ripkin is the best. Always explains. I never feel rushed. Comfortable environment.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

I have already recommended Dr Ripkin to friends that also liked him very much.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is the best! He takes his time and answers every concern I may have.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Ripkin very busy due to another dr being on vacation. He was very apologetic.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

I like Dr Ripkin in that he is sincere and straight forward and has a calming, common sense approach to his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Very professional. Wonderful doctor. I would recommend him to everyone. He explained everything gently and showed he cared. He makes you feel comfortable. Hands down best eye care ever!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is awesome !!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Outstanding physician

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022


Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Because I am relocating, Dr. Ripkin took time to recommend a doctor for me in the area where I am moving. Not only did he recommend, he also emailed this doctor to let him know I would be calling for an appointment.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I really hate leaving Dr. Ripkin because he has been exceptional in my opinion.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is great

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Excellent experienceas always with Dr. Ripkin! Wonderful customer service!!!

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Ripkin, on all visits, has been very caring personable, and professional. He takes time to explain the present status of a situation, procedures, and what needs to be done regarding my eyes. I feel confident and enjoy coming to his office.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr Ripken is a top of the line care provider.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Ripkin : My Doctor was very honest with everything that was going to happen. I would Recommend him to all my family members.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Too much of a wait. 1 hr to see the Dr after being screening. I hr and a half for 15 minutes of interaction with Dr and staff

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Both the assistant and doctor explained thing to me very well.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

It was great best dr. this side of heaven.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

The best eye dr. there is! (Ophthalmologist.)

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Ripkin exudes credibility, is proactive regarding treatments, and this is important to me. Because, I have an unusual glaucoma situation which caused blindness in one eye.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

DR Douglas Ripkin has been my eye doctor for some 20-25 years. I won't see any other.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I am happy with my experience. Dr Ripken was knowledgeable, kind and made me feel at ease. I am so comfortable with my decision to have dr. Ripken help me with my glaucoma journey.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

I couldn't have been happier with my decision to switch my care to dr RipkenHe was knowledgeable, kind and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is very thorough& caring

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. RIPKIN is very compassionate and instills confidence in his decisions on your behalf.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

I would've liked the Dr. To educate me more about my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Doctor Ripkin and staff have always been very helpful to me .

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

I highly recommend Dr. Ripkin to all my friends and others.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Ripkin is the best! He is very good at explaining what's going on and he is very thorough. I hope that he does not retire any time soon. We need more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

I come to this location for Dr. Ripkin. It's also very convenient to have the optical shop next door. They have a very good selection and are very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Jody and Dr. Ripken were phenomenal!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Had good professional experience for my appointment. Feel very confident with staff and Doctor Ripken.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Ripkin to others.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr Ripken was very professional and answered all my questions completely. He gave me options to help me make a decision.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

I would recommend Dr.Ripken to my friends.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Ripken was excellent in every respect

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Great experience. Everyone was courteous, the appointment was on time, extensive exam, and the doctor took time to tell me the results and answer all my questions. I would recommend the ColebEyevClinic to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Wouldn't go to ANYONE else but Dr. Ripkin. He is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr.Douglas Ripken , and the staff have been very professional as well as kind.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

They take good care of me and my eyes. They make sure my regular physician and my other specialist are kept in the loop.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is a good eye doctor. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

I am happy to refer Dr. Ripkin to others, and have already done so. I have complete trust in his care. He is terrific in relating to me and explaining my issues.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Ripkin is great.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Ripkin was professional, engaged, and thorough. It was a great experience.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Ripkin and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Ripkin for something like 30 years. E is very professional, caring and dedicated to his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Ripken's explanation of my condition and care was thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

You could not have a better provider then DR. Ripkin

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

21 good yes with Dr Ripkin.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I have often recommended Dr. Ripkin to my friends.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Ripkin for many many years and even though we moved out of his area, we will still travel to see him rather than changing to any other opthalmologist.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

The testing people were polite and a fine job.Dr Ripkin as alwas did a great job.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Ripkin has always listened and spent enough time with me so that, when I left, I knew the problem and likely treatments.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Thank you to the doctor and his staff for completing a successful visit.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

As a patient with Cleveland Clinic for over 20 yrs I have always had excellent care from physicians and staff. I have also consistently had courteous contact from everyone on the phones and in the offices.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Very happy with all very happy with dr ripken taking time to explain everything

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021


Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Very pleased with Dr. He was very thorough. Although I have always been satisfied w/my regular Opthomologist, I am considering switching to Dr Ripken permanently. He was just as good and location is much more convenient.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. RIpkin is a wonderful provider. My problems are a bit out of the ordinary and he shows compassion in the way he provides thorough and individualized care.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Ripken is excellent at describing complex things in a way that can be understood.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

My visit was excellent, the woman who completed the first eye exam was very personable and thorough. Dr ripken was also excellent he explained things thoroughly and answered all my questions I was very relieved and happy when I left.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Staffs are excellent service. Dr is prompt and thorough in explaining my eye issues. I'm very comfortable talking and asking questions and gets a satisfactory response. Good service e.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I've always had great care and positive overall experiences with Dr. Ripken and his staff at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

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