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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary Hirshfield, Ophthalmologist, General Practitioner is Good. Dr. Hirshfield has been reviewed by 26 patients who have provided 12 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.7
Bedside Manner 4.1
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)

Education & Awards

Dr. Hirshfield graduated from Yale University, New Haven. He has 6 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2011)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Hirshfield has 14 hospital affiliations:

  • Lenox Hill Hospital 
  • North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System - Franklin Hospital Med Ctr 


  • Mandarin
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Gary Stuart Hirshfield MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 25 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Gary S. Hirshfield practice?
Dr. Gary Hirshfield has 2 office locations.
Dr. Gary Hirshfield practices Ophthalmology near Fresh Meadows, NY.
Additional practice locations include: Sunnyside, NY.
See Fresh Meadows Ophthalmologists.