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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA

Fellowship - California-Pacific Medical Center
Glaucoma/Ant. Segment
San Francisco, CA USA

Residency - St. Luke's Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - St. Luke's Hospital
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Jack and Pearl Resnic
Rotating - Fifth Pathway
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Guadalajara, MX Mexico


  • Ophthalmology

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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/9/2023, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

533 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Been a patient for over 15 years, dr Ripkin is very professional friendly and caring

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I HAVE recommended Dr. Ripkin to several people. I live in Cuyahoga Falls, so it's a bit of a drive, and requires turnpike tolls, but this office is WELL worth it!!! They do all work together well (even when they don't know I'm watching!) and they do care for me.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I was so impressed by the concern, thoroughness & professionalism of Dr Repkin. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

All excellent care from staff to the best eye doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

I have seen seeing Dr. Ripkin for well over 20 years even after I moved 30 miles away (18 yrs. ago) so I think that shows how much I trust him with my vision.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Ripkin always takes time and clearly communicates our plan.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Ripkin is great, he takes time to explain and is very knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I always have a good experience with Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Doctor Ripkin is a kind and caring provider who always takes the time to explain what procedures I need and why they are necessary.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Ripkin is very knowledgeable and explains things well.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Ripken is an educated eye doctor and I trust him with my eyes. My mother also went to him and he was very good with our issues.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

He answered all my questions and makes sure I understand everything. He's excellent !

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Did refer Dr Ripken to my friend & she has an appt with him

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

The care - detailed exam and explanation provide by Dr Ripkin are what I receive every visit. His concern for my heath is both professional and as one of my team of physicians who are committed to my health and my ability to work is personal. I am grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

At every point from front desk through the professional medical staff to Dr Ripkin to Kim at the departure desk I was provide helpful and seamless care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Doctor excellent

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I have complete trust and respect for Dr Ripkin and his staff. They are on schedule and very efficient.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I have recommended friends to Dr Ripkin already and they too were very impressed.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr.Ripkin is excellent. Caring friendly, treat you as family.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Ripkin is the best doctor I know. I wish all my providers were as thorough and thoughtful about my wellness. I will drive far to continue care here. I also love the availability of Specs Eyecare next door. Wonderful experience all around.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Great job.like any good doctor appt. Are hard to get. No complaint

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Ripkin to 2 family members who came to him for cataract surgery. My wife is seeing him now for the same. All of these family members were quite pleased with the care they received from him and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I might have to wait a while, even quite a while for a first appointment or to reschedule an appointment. But now that I am a "regular" I can easily get next appointments with the doctors who are my "medical village" when I am at my appointment. It is WAY too difficult to get a first appointment with any CCF doctors. I have had to wait months for some. That is not good patient care.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Not all surgeries go well. And in my mind, mine didn't. Doctor explained everything is perfect. Just not in my mind

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Very happy the eye clinic and the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Ripkin has always been very personable and professional - I do notice that he is not able to take as much time with me as in previous years (probably not his choice). I used to have my eyeglasses checked without asking - that was not done during the last visit so I know that there are new restrictions on the amount of services rendered routinely.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

First physician to draw out and explain my cataract etiology and progression very happy with my care by my physician

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

The results of my surgery and subsequent appointments were excellent. This entire process and Dr Ripken exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Very good doctor. Gave a very thorough exam and explanation to all things he was looking at.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Ripkin is a very caring, kind, and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Ripkin is an excellent ophthalmologist and a generally nice and caring person

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Great all-around doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Ripkin is a huge asset to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Ripkin is fantastic. The best Dr I've ever visited.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Ripkin was thorough and knowledgable. Answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. Very satisfied and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Doctor and staff were very thorough and friendly

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Ripen treated me like a true professional.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Always a pleasant appt wIth Dr. Ripkin. He Is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Explains everything in detail.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023


Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Ripken was very patient and explained the procedure with my many questions. Felt extremely confident about the process.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Ripkin is very good with explanation and answering questions. The Best!!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I've literally never experienced better care than I got with Dr. Ripkin. I came in with a pretty messed up eye from an mma fight and he called during our appointment to get me in at the main campus same day! Great care and better people!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

The schedulers need to be more mindful of what they are s hurdling for to get you to the right provider, fortunately for me I ended up in the right hands after I got to the office.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Ripkin is amazing, and very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Lisa & Dr Ripkin were both EXCELLENT in all aspects of my visit, and their genuine care & concerns for me and my eyes.May God Bless both of them

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I would not put my eye care in the hands of anyone other than Dr. Ripkin.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I know my Dr is really busy but the wait time is long to get an appointment. I have to wait 6 weeks to get my eyes fixed.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Ripkin is awesome. Always patient and caring. Always explains everything very clearly. Always includes me in next steps and plans.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Ripkin listens and addresses your concerns. He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Ripkin is great!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Only great service I was seen tested got my glasses next door and Dr Ripkin very patient I really am giving them all a 10 not 5.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Everyone was kind and upbeat. I have been seeing Dr. Ripkin for many years and will continue to.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

He is the 6th Dr I have seen, the 1st @ Cleveland Clinic, & the only one to listen, explain, treat & get results. Wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Ripkin is a fantastic doctor. I came to him for a second opinion regarding possible developing glaucoma in my eyes. He put my mind to ease, worked out a plan to prevent it and explained every step taken!. He is extremely nice, understanding and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I absolutely love Dr. Ripkin and staff. Extremely caring, considerate and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Very good feedback on explaining the consequences of other preexisting conditions on my vision.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Ripkin and his team are very caring and professional. They provide excellent treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr was awesome and very informative and great explanation for care!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Ripkin answered all my questions about the tests I had. I feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Ripkin always listens.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

All of Dr Ripkin's staff do their best to do the best they can

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Ripkin and the entire team at this Cleveland Clinic location are wonderful providers. I feel very safe and confident that the care that I am receiving is the best possible.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Ripkin is an excellent doctor. I can always count on him to be knowledgeable, courteous, and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Ripkin's staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Have recommended Dr. Ripkin and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Ripkin and staff is the best of the best. Have been for years.You are lucky to have him

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

You will never do better than this office and this great Dr. R.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Ripkin is mindful and thoughtful of my eye heath issues and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr ripkin is AMAZING. No one prior to him has drawn pictures of my health issues or explained my risks so well. He really showed empathy to everything I have been through. Very very intelligent, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr Ripken is super!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

I was recommened to Dr.Ripkin by my sister. I have received very good care from only Dr.Ripkin, but his staff as well.Everyone is informative, courtesy and most importantly,put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Great doctor and care.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Very nice staff & Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Ripkin is a very thorough, thoughtful, patient-oriented provider. Always takes the time to answer questions, explain diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Ripkin is the best of the best! He is so very knowledgeable and thorough. Dr. Ripkin takes his time explaining and answering questions! Shawna, the technician was great a fabulous asset to the team!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Ripken was great. Nice guy, very thorough, and provided clear explanation.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Awesome doctor, great experience. Thank you

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Ripken has always been extremely knowledgeable, courteous,and responsive to questions/ concerns

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Long time patient of Dr. Ripken excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

The woman who checked eyes prior to DR Ripkin, very courteous and efficient. Dr Ripkin is also excellent. Takes his time and I have never felt to be rushed out and explains everything. Wonderful experience.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Ripken is fantastic.But his jokes need improvement.

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