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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.
Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr has the following 10 expertise
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Eye Exam
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
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.
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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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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 (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 (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 (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.
Dr. Hirshfield is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
Yale University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Manhattan Eye Ear And Throat Hospital
Dr. Gary S Hirshfield Sr accepts the following insurance providers.
- 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 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 HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsGARY STUART HIRSHFIELD MD, 17660 Union Tpke Ste 110, Fresh Meadows, NY
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