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About Dr. David I Tom

Dr. David I Tom, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hamden, CT. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Tom is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Tom has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

50 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David I Tom is Good. Dr. David I Tom has been rated by 50 patients. From those 50 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David I Tom is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

New England Retina Associates

2200 Whitney Ave Ste 300
Hamden, CT 06518
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Specialties

Dr. David I Tom has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues

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Reviews

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Waiting time to see the doctor is always too long

I have been a patient of Dr. Toms for many years and although he is a fabulous physician, the wait time to see him is often ridiculous. The waiting room is always packed with patients. I truly believe that they over book patients. Don't get me wrong, Dr. Tom is wonderful and so is all of his staff, but I have problems with my legs and the waiting time may just have me seek out another physician.

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An Okay Doctor with horrendous staff

I went to the Old Greenwich office to see Dr. Tom. He was nice, and the majority of the staff was friendly, even though my wait was very lengthy. However, one of the medical technicians Grace was one of the rudest people I have ever met. She seemed to be hostile to fellow employees and I could hear her yelling at other patients as well. She was unsympathetic and dismissive when I asked questions prior to getting pictures taken. As a patient who was very scared, I am horrified that someone as RUDE as that is allowed to interact with patients.

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Five Stars

I have been seeing Dr Tom for over 2 years for treatment of macular degeneration. He has been very courteous and caring and very capable physician. He took the time to explain my condition and my options and involved me in my treatment decisions every step of the way. I would highly recomment Dr Tom to my close family and freinds

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Rude staff. Do not recommend to anyone

The procedure was done promptly initially. The follow up appointment was a disaster. It has nothing to do with the Dr. All the staffs were rude and full of themselves. On my follow up appointment, after my eyes were dilated, I waited for over 2 hours. All the staffs from front desk to nurses have a don't care, we know better attitude. They are used to treating elderlies and they talked to them as if they are all stupid. The doctor looked at my eye for 2 minutes and he said it heeled nicely. No apology and no information was given while the emergency supposedly delayed everyone for one hour. Even with that the delay without the emergency was 1 1/2 hour. The doctor should be charged for my time spent there.

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Five Stars

Excellent experience. Made me very comfortable. Took the time I needed to explain and answer questions.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1991

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David I Tom accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
    • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
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Locations & Directions

New England Retina Associates, 2200 Whitney Ave Ste 300, Hamden, CT
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