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Dr. Akhilesh Singh, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Please note that *** NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE***. Refraction and contact lens fittings are not covered by medical insurance. We only perform contact lenses fitting for established patients that had fittings in the past. We ACCEPT CASH AND CHECK FOR ALL PAYMENTS. Dr Akhilesh Singh specializes in laser cataract surgery with multifocal lenses. Insurance information is required prior to examination so we can check eligibility and benefits, Appointment will be cancelled if not submitted. Dr. Akhilesh Singh is an ophthalmologist treating patients in Forest Hills, New York, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives the highest quality of eye care available. He holds certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Singh is also a member of professional organizations including the American Society of Ophthalmology and the New York State Medical Society. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Singh attended the City University of New York and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He continued his medical education at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, completing an internship program. Dr. Singh received his residency training in ophthalmology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Patients visiting Dr. Singh can receive a full range of eye-care services. He provides comprehensive dilated-eye examinations, fittings for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including diabetic retinopathy, eye infection, dry eye, cataracts, double vision, vision loss, and glaucoma.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Internship)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1578535837

Office locations

Akhilesh Singh

110-50 71st Road, Suite 1J

Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Dr Singh was very professional and thorough. Answered all my questions. Highly recommend.
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All the staff and the dr were wonderful. The office is clean and inviting. Great experience. I would highly recommend. I feel they were very thorough and very nice.
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Best experience I recommend
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Dr. Singh, Dr. Ahmad and the staff were fantastic. I arrived early and was seen right away. They examined my eyes thoroughly, running alot of tests. They are very professional and patient friendly. Their location is very convenient as well by train or bus. I highly recommend Dr. Singh!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Singh is a great doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and has no problem explaining in detail to address concerns you have. I always feel at ease going to his office to see him.
Less than 6 months ago
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Wait time was minimal. I came in, completed my paperwork, payed the copay, and was immediately taken in. The assistant/nurse asked some quick questions and right after the doctor came in. He answered my questions and had overall excellent bedsidemanner. Very informative and not a bad experience. If I ever need an ophthalmologist again, I’ll be coming back to Dr. Singh.
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Highly recommended to me by my mother & now, by me!
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The doctor has excellent bedside manner!
Less than 6 months ago
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Very knowledgeable Doctor. Great bedside manner. Have the latest high tech equipment to examine your eyes. Equipment you never knew existed.
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Staff are pleasant and approachable,
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Told me to put eye drops in my eye till it goes away but I couldn’t understand why my eye would swell up ... turns out I needed surgery to correct the issue.
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Dr. Singh and his support staff were overall friendly. Dr. Singh was very polite to me and even engaged with my little one. The technology at this place was also very up to date. I highly recommend.
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Nice staff
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Dr.Singh is thorough and explains everything clearly and in a way I could understand . Staff was very nice too ! Absolutely recommend
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Great doctor, thorough exam, good at explaining issues.
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He knows what he’s doing and treated me with so much respect and professionalism. I totally recommend
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Pays attention, explains everything in detail.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone in the office keeps thing moving, explains the various tests as they are being done. Dr. Singh goes over everything all in one appointment. Clean office and nice music to be calm with. Nice Staff.
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Overall, the treatment and appointments with the Dr. Singh himself were great. He is knowledgeable and seems to care, although we had a long wait. Unfortunately, the experience is tarnish with the exit process. We were not aware that they onlyaccepted cash during the for our co-payments and as we were searching our pockets, the staff stood around looking irritated, like we committed a crime. And now almost a year later, I have received a bill saying we owed money, which is suspect. Maybe the staff is more suited for a collection agency, then a doctor's office.
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Overall pleasant experience. Staff was friendly and attentive, and Mr. Singh made me feel very at ease. Would recommend.
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Very professional and informative. Would definitely recommend.
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Met with Dr. Singh, and he diagnosed my issue within a few minutes, and what steps to take for dealing with it.
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the doctor was nice and explained to us the condition of the patient's eyes but the receptionist was a bit nasty and mean. It was raining and our first time, we could hardly find the place; we were 5 minutes late,there was a patient waiting, the receptionist said," the next time you're late, you'll have to reschedule!" ....it was raining! I wanted to leave...but I won't come back here anymore....
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Dr. Singh and his entire staff are fabulous. Very professional, friendly and organized. Dr. Singh quickly put my mind at easer regarding a nagging aliment. It was refreshing to experience a doctor that is both incredibly knowledgable, warmand assuring. I highly recommend, will be back and will be referring to friends and family. Thank you!
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As always my visit with Dr. Singh was great! The wait was not long at all and all his staff is quite friendly. Dr.Singh is very professional. He explains everything appropriately and addresses all my concerns every time. I feel atease going in to see him knowing all my questions will be answered with a thorough explanation. Highly reccomend.
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Very professional, extremely friendly. The office is extremely beautiful and clean - the staff is efficient and friendly.
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Staffs are great! Professional. Only they need to introduce themselves before doing anything. Office is clean, well equipped. Md tries to communicate with pt using pts's own language .
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was very kind and very attentive. The staff was very polite. He answered all my questions and I never felt like I was being rushed out, he took his time. I highly recommend Dr. Singh
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The doctor has great modern machines for testing. The exam was thorough and helpful
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I went in for a comprehensive eye exam as recommended when I went to get a new pair of eyeglasses the week before. Dr. Singh and his staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. There was almost no wait time and heanswered every question I had with thoughtful and eloquent responses without confusing me. Highly recommended!
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Great doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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The office was extremely efficient. Within a short amount of time I was seen by the office manager who conducted the initial eye examination using a variety machines which take pictures of the eyes . I found this odd that theoffice manager would conduct these tests . I was then seen by an optometrist who took some other measurements for which I was given no reason why this was done . I was then seen by Dr. Singh. He was pleasant enough but did not seem to find it important to fully answer my questions, at one point saying "If you went to medical school for opthomology you would know this was not serious ..." . I found that comment rather condescending. Overall , the examination was comprehensive but I prefer a doctor who will talk with the patient and answer questions.
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Good doctor, staff leaves a lot to be desired. Showed up for a follow up appointment and then they tell me I need a referral. No mention of it on any of the confirmation calls. Will not waste time here again.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was very accommodating and professional! A very nice experience! Dr. Singh is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I was in the best of hands!
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I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Singh! From the front desk, to the woman who did the initial eye tests, to the optometrist, and to Dr. Singh himself – they were all friendly, compassionate, professional,and skilled at what they do. The office itself is spotless and modern with a nice décor. Overall a very positive experience and I would recommend Dr. Singh to anyone who is in need of ophthalmologic services.
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Dr. Singh is very good at explaining the things for your understanding. He tells you in scientific terms and then in laymen terms which I appreciate. I did feel rushed throughout the appointment. Also, I have trouble with putting things inmy eyes, Dr. Singh and his technician didn't really care to put me at ease. My first interaction with the office was when the receptionist who called to confirm my appointment. She was rude and kind of hard to understand. She was the same person who greeted me. She was curt and unprofessional, she was walking around barefoot. At the end of the appointment, i had to settlement my copay in which she tried to charge me at the out of network rate, not the in-network rate. They also don't take cards so I was unable to use my flex spending card.
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I found him to be concerned and his explanations of various things going on to be excellent without scaring me. His office staff is polite and courteous. The office itself is a very pleasant waiting area even thou the wait was not long at all.
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Awesome! The office was very clean and zen like. Absolutely LOVE the flooring (you'll see what I mean..... mesmerizing!) The doctor was very informative and professional and his staff were equally as awesome!
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Dr.Singh was very professional, and I was given the appropriate testing. The wait was not long at all, even though there were other patients. I would recommend his office.
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Everyone was great. The office was beautiful and I was treated well and in a timely manner. I will definitely recommend Dr. Singh.
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Today was my first appointment with Dr. Singh and I am very pleased! I found him to be knowledgeable, approachable, and professional. Wonderful staff, clean place!
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Dr. Singh was very thorough and professional. He makes you feel comfortable and in good hands. His staff is extremely warm and friendly. the office ambiance of quiet music and the clean environment makes something that is usually stressful, quite pleasant.
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Visit was awesome and the staff was great with my 11 yr old daughter.
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Doctor was very professional, I had many examination to my eyes he explains to me everything about my eyes. I'm feeling satisfied..also the assistant who did all the tests he was very well excellent. Only suggestion is the lady at thefront desk wasn't cordial I recommend it to be more friendly special went patients coming for the first time. I wasn't feeling welcome...thank you.
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Great service
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor is very polite and listen to patient.Takes time for diagnosis and give advise to treat cataract and tells good/bad point of eyes.In nutshell he is very adjustable.The only problem is there is no access for handicap patient in thebuilding nor an elevator access to his office.The office staff is of good help.
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Patient and Caring! GREAT Doctor!
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Great!!!!
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Great doctor! Very knowledgable and answers all questions.
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