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About Dr. Cristan M Arena

Dr. Cristan M Arena, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Reading, PA, with other offices in Exton, PA and West Chester, PA . She has 13 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Arena is affiliated with Schuylkill Medical Center, Reading Hospital and University Hospital (UMDNJ). She speaks English.

Dr. Arena has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cristan M Arena is Great. Dr. Cristan M Arena has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cristan M Arena is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Cristan M Arena has 3 locations

get directions PROGRESSIVE VISION INSTITUTE
1300 Broadcasting Rd
Reading, PA 19610
get directions Chester County Eyecare
740 W Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
get directions Chester County Eye Care Associates Pc
915 Old Fern Hill Rd Ste 200
West Chester, PA 19380

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Specialties

Dr. Cristan M Arena has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Cristan M Arena has the following 9 expertise

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Blindness
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration

Board Certifications

Dr. Cristan M Arena is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Five Stars

Very happy with Dr. Arena.

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

Dr Arena is, in my lowly opinion, an excellent physician with a superb staff

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Me
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Insensitive, terrible bedside manner

After fitting me in with very short notice to treat an severe chalazion, she agreed to drain it. After two very painful failed attempts to numb the area, she continued with the treatment, which comprised clamping the lower eyelid and cutting it to promote drainage. She made it clear to me that it was my fault the numbing didn't work because I squirmed when she attempted to put a needle in a very sore spot on my lower eyelid. When I made her stop because it hurt too much, she said nothing to comfort me, appeared annoyed, packed up her things and walked out. Horrible experience.

Doctor's Response

I want to apologize for your experience and with your feedback we will continue to strive to have excellent patient care and learn from your visit. M Walraven Associate Administrator

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Arena is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    13 Years Experience

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Dr. Cristan M Arena Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO

Locations & Directions

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    Dr. Cristan M Arena is similar to the following 4 Doctors near Reading, PA.

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