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About Dr. Karen M Allison

Dr. Karen M Allison, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with another office in Saint Albans, NY. She has 28 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Allison is affiliated with New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Allison has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen M Allison is Great. Dr. Karen M Allison has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen M Allison is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Larry R Farkas Dmd

162 W 56th St Ste 207
New York, NY 10019
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Karen M Allison Md

20516 Linden Blvd
Saint Albans, NY 11412
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Specialties

Dr. Karen M Allison 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

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

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Reviews

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Disgusting attitude

She yells at patient when asked a question.very mannerless.i dont understand why she is still a doctor.very unproffesional with a nasty attitude

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Three Stars

The first time I saw Dr Allison, I literally waited for over an hour in a crowded waiting room. She was "running late". When she finally arrived the wait for my appointment continued until her first patients were seen. I did not leave till about 2 and half hours after my scheduled appointment. She is courteous, professional and efficient, but it is hard to forget that first experience.

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Worst doctor ever

You book an appointment for 8am. Don't expect to see her until at least a 2 hour wait. Staff is rude, Dr. Allison is rude. Yelled at my mother when she asked a question. terrible bedside manner. deserves zero stars.

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56 minutes
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Avoid

I can't decide which was the least enjoyable aspect of my first and final visit to this doctor: everyone in the waiting room was complaining about the room temperature and the wait time yet the receptionist did nothing about it; waiting one hour and 40 minutes after my appointment time before finally getting in to see the doctor; sitting and waiting again while doctor chit-chatted on a personal call; having the doctor argue with my over the reason for my visit; or getting to the pharmacy and finding out she neglected to sign the prescription ordered...I guess she was too busy on her telephone call to pay attention.

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Ridiculous

Dr Allison sent me for further testing. I went as asked and took the test. I am still waiting for the results a month later. I called the office today to check on the results of that test and was told she was with a patient and would call me back. I waited 2 hours and called again. I was again told she would call me back. I am still waiting for that call, 12 hours later.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1990

  • Suny Health Science Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen M Allison accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan 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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