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About Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr

Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fresh Meadows, NY. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Hirshfield is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian-Queens. Dr. Hirshfield has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr is Great. Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

GARY STUART HIRSHFIELD MD

17660 Union Tpke Ste 110
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
(718) 460-1200

Specialties

Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr has the following 10 expertise

  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Eye Exam
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration

Board Certifications

Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr 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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Horrible!

Had appointment today. When I arrived, told it was 8 days short of three months since my last visit and I would have to reschedule or pay the Dr out-of-pocket. This is only the last of a number of negative incidents over the years. Dr H does not want to know about problems. Last year he actually yelled at me when I brought up a waiting room problem. Enough for me!

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Three Stars

I love him and the staff they are the best

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5 minutes
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Can't Wait!

Dr. H has been my doctor for 10 years. He and his staff has always been wonderful to deal with. My friend had LASIK done and I finally have the time to get my LASIK done. I can't wait to never wear glasses or contacts again!

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Great Doctor

I can't say enough good things about this doctor, he took his time with me, he made me feel so comfortable, he made sure I knew enough about my condit ...

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Five Stars

I had an excellent experience and outcome with Botox injections from Dr. Hirshfield. I received the injections from other physicians but Dr. Hirshfield was the most gentle and careful and attentive. I will definitely use him again!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly 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™.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Manhattan Eye Ear And Throat Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

GARY STUART HIRSHFIELD MD, 17660 Union Tpke Ste 110, Fresh Meadows, NY
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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