In addition to her stellar background as a Harvard Medical School graduate, active board member of the Mass Medical society, and seasoned professional, Dr. Ricker is a compassionate healer who treats people not just problems. Dr. Ricker's warm personal touch and expertise has endeared her to her patients--when I was there a woman in the waiting room who had moved to California actually chose to continue seeing Dr. Ricker rather than switch to a physician on the West Coast. An older patient stopped by to leave flowers from her garden following a conversation with Dr. Ricker the week before about horticulture. Coming out of the room a young mother was laughing and showing pictures of her baby. It feels more like a warm country doctor's office than the posh suburban medical specialist it could easily present itself as. Ongoing opthomological treatment can be very anxiety producing, and Dr. Ricker is patient and supportive. For anyone who wants to feel truly cared for, Dr. Ricker is an exceptional choice.