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About Dr. Irina Pankova

Dr. Irina Pankova, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Brooklyn, NY. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Pankova is affiliated with Interfaith Medical Center. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Irina Pankova is Good. Dr. Irina Pankova has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Irina Pankova is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dr Joseph R Podhorzer Pllc

103 Quentin Rd Ste G1
Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Dr. Irina Pankova 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

    10 Expertise

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


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Does not care about patients

Dr. Pankova, (and I use the title "Dr." loosely here) is not someone who cares about her patients. I am in the medical field and patient care works best with a multifaceted approach. Best available evidence, patient preference and clinical experience should all be taken into account when making clinical decisions. Dr, Pankova refuses to listen to patient needs and she refuses to look at the current evidence with glaucoma treatment. She is woefully uniformed about the current literature on glaucoma therapy. I presented the Doctor with some clinical studies (off PUBMED) that I thought were relevant to my condition. She dismissed them completely. Her reasoning was that if she hasn't heard of it then it cant be that good. How arrogant of an attitude is that?! Her attitude essentially implies that she knows everything. That is a dangerous attitude for a doctor to have, because that attitude keeps a doctor stagnant. Medicine is constantly evolving and someone who refuses to look at research will be left behind while younger smarter and more open minded doctors take her patients. I pay out of pocket, not that this should matter (but in reality it does) so I know she was making a pretty penny off of me.T hat being said I was bewildered when she spoke to me in such a rude and condescending manner. My health is important to me and I want to explore all options. However with Dr. Pankova its her way or the highway and after she was done with her little outburst she told me to leave. She is very unprofessional and I wouldn't go back to her office even if she paid me.

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Useless appointment

I went to this Dr. because my doctor moved to other address. Waiting very long almost one hour, though I saw only 2 patients and came on time. I don't understand why staff made so many tests and after that Doctor did not say anything new, could not answer my questions. Even she said:" I do not know what to say????"Doctor is supposed to propose something for treatment. Very disappointed.

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Patient of MD Pankova over 10 yers.I am a nurse.

The doctor Irina Pankova is highly professional ,very attentive.She is one of the best doctors I know.

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One Star

The worst doctor I had to deal with, luckily first and last time. I came in to see a doctor for a second opinion, as soon as i got to the office I was told that I have to pay two copays, and do unnecessary exam, which I had a month ago, if I want to see the doctor. Dr Pankova was very unprofessional, talk to me in a demeaning manner, but worse of all misdiagnosed me. Luckily I felt unsure after her visit and went to another doctor afterwards. I would suggest to avoid this doctor at all costs

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Four Stars
  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Peninsula Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Irina Pankova 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Dr Joseph R Podhorzer Pllc, 103 Quentin Rd Ste G1, Brooklyn, NY
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