Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
- 635 W 165th St New York, NY 212-305-9734
Doctors in Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute when asked is excellent. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute has been reviewed by 191 patients. The rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
- Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
- Duke University School Of Medicine
- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- MVP Health Plan
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Top 10 Doctor - State
- Top 10 Doctor - City
- Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing