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Dr. Maria Basile 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. Maria Basile has the following 2 expertise
Dr. Maria Basile has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Maria Basile is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I have been to Dr Basile before and was very pleased. I called for an appt for an eye issue, the first time I was offered an appt weeks in advance. The second time(foolish me!!) the rude receptionist said there was nothing even though I was in great discomfort. Told me to call the 23rd st office,another rude encounter..I was transferred to some one who ended up being a voicemail. Sorry to say my eyes are way too important...and I have found a NEW wonderful doctor who saw me the same day.!!
I found my dealing with her to be great. She did my cataract surgery, prepped me properly, spent a lot of time with me both before and after the surgery. For the first time in my life I can see without glasses and I was blind as bat! I did have weekly checkups after surgery and when she noticed that a partucular prescription wasn't working she promptly switched me to something better. Is her office busy, yes, but so is every other doctor's office I have ever been in. For what ever reason, all offices tend to over book patients. But was the wait bad, no, averaging 15-20. If you want a good, no nonsense, professional doctor with a great attitude, she is for you.
Although she seems thorough and nice at first, after several visits, you find she runs a mill. She has no idea as to why she schedules very frequent follow up visits as her documentation is poor and she keeps changing prescriptions. Difficult to get a word in edgewise as she cuts you off in the middle of a sentence. Her staff is abysmal, it's impossible to get through on the phone & she doesn't return phone calls. Other than all this, she is great!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Basile is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
15 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Maria Basile 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
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsBeth Israel Medical Group, 55 E 34th St Fl 2, New York, NY
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