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About Dr. Jay M Galst
Dr. Jay M Galst, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in New York, NY. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Galst is affiliated with New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Galst has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jay M Galst 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. Jay M Galst has the following 11 expertise
- Contact lenses
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lasik Surgery
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
Dr. Jay M Galst has 1 board certified 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
Dr. Jay M Galst 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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I caught a nasty virus on my eyelid over the weekend and called my regular eye doctor first thing Monday morning who, I was alarmed to find out, was on vacation for a week! I was referred to Dr. Galst by my regular eye doctor's staff, and I promptly called Dr. Galst for an appointment. I explained I had some kind of eye infection or virus, and Dr. Galst's staff put me right in on the same day. Dr. Galst was patient and caring. He diagnosed my problem, prescribed the proper medication, and because we caught the virus early, it turned around immediately once I started taking the medication. I followed up with my regular doctor when he returned from vacation, and all was well. The virus had cleared, and the eye was not involved. This story could have turned out to be a very serious and unhappy one were it not for the help of Dr. Galst and his staff. I am very grateful.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)
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 (2014)
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.
Dr. Galst is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1976
New York Medical College
Dr. Jay M Galst accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- 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
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
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