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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.
Dr. Karen M Allison 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.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
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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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Allison is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
28 Years Experience
University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Graduated in 1990
Suny Health Science Center
Dr. Karen M Allison accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
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
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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