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About Dr. James F Twist

Dr. James F Twist, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Twist has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James F Twist is Great. Dr. James F Twist has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James F Twist is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Advanced Imaging Kenmore

2156 Sheridan Dr Ste 1
Buffalo, NY 14223
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Specialties

Dr. James F Twist 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

    9 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Dr. That Cares!

Dr. Twist was very kind and helped me to have the laser surgery on my eyes because I have a stigmatize and would have had to wear blended bio-focals which I have not been able to adjust to in the past. That alone makes him very special as a caring doctor because there are not many if any doctors that put their patients needs before cost. But what impresses me about Dr. Twist is that every time I have gone to his office he takes the time to come in personally and ask if I have any questions and he listens, he does not brush you off. He explains the answers in terms that are easy to understand. Then what puts him way above the 5 stars they allow here is that the same day after surgery, after he has put in a full day he called personally to check to make sure I was OK! The medical center had already called to check so I was so surprised that he called. But that is the kind of doctor he is, and he has hired staff that follow his lead and are very kind as well. Anyone of them will help in any way they can and with all of the patients they have they still remember each one by name an have a smile for you.

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Five Stars

Was an emergency appointment!

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Five Stars

He is excellent at what he does. Very detail oriented and thorough

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Went in because I has having inflammatory issues wearing contact solutions. Nothing serious, but the back of my eyelid appeared to be reacting to the lenses so I wanted to see an ophthalmologist to make sure I wasn't doing any damage. Dr. Twist barely looked at me at all during the appointment while he was talking, which I thought was strange but didn't really care. He told me my eye lids were reacting really badly and he wasn't sure if I could ever wear contact lenses again. He prescribed me an anti-inflammatory eye drop and wanted me to follow up in a week. The prescription had all sorts of side effects and I had a high deductible plan so I really didn't want to fork over $60 so quickly. I went to an optometrist to get another opinion. We switched over to the Clear Care (hydrogen peroxide found in stores) cleaning solution instead of the multi-purpose stuff you typically buy. Irritation went away, have been wearing contacts for 3 years now since this happened, no more issues. Maybe he just whiffed, but he grossly overestimated the severity of my condition without trying simpler, less risky, and cheaper solutions first. If you go to him, I'd seek a second opinion, especially if it's something risky or costly.

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Wonderful experience with Dr. Twist and staff

I visited Dr. Twist's office after several visits to different offices. I was very pleased with the high level of professionalism and care. He explained my diagnosis and spent plenty of time with me as we discussed my examination. I purchased eye glasses and later had a minor issue with the frame. I returned to the office and dropped the glasses off for repair. Dr. Twist personally called me and left his cell phone number as a way to contact him. He informed me that he was not satisfied with the repair and replaced my frame at no additional cost. I could not believe what he did and was very excited about his concern and actions. I shared my story with neighbors and friends and to my delight they have also had good experiences when visiting his office. I had no idea some of my neighbors were patients of Dr. Twist.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    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.

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1980

  • Suny

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James F Twist accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Advanced Imaging Kenmore, 2156 Sheridan Dr Ste 1, Buffalo, NY

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