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: 
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.

Review Author: 


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.


Great experience and great results.


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.


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


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.


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


Very welcoming, felt they were thorough.


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


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


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


Professional, well skilled.


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


never felt rushed which at my age is a pleasure!


good dr. with people skills.


Dr. Rice & staff were very friendly & professional.


Great Doctor and staff.


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


Excellent staff, professional and comforting


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Kind, Friendly, Personable


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.


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.


Kind and professional


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!!


Very happy with dr rice n staff


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


very impressed with Dr Rice and the staff.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


I would highly recommend Dr. Rice to anybody.


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.


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


He's wonderful!


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


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


Dr. Rice answered all of my concerns!


Very gifted!


Excellent, very thorough and very helpful and very kind.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Dr Rice is great. Very professional and skilled.


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!


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


a very good experience


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