Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Ophthalmologist

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235 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10003

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PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Weitzner does not fit or script contact lenses. I am a board certified ophthalmologist practicing general ophthalmology in private practice for over 20 years. For the past five years I also teach part time at the ophthalmology program at Kings County Hospital, where I supervise residents in the clinic and operating room, where I focus on challenging medical and surgical cases. I apply this experience to the benefit of my private patients, where I tackle difficult cases and adopt the latest techniques, including multifocal and astigmatic strategies for cataract and astigmatism, implant exchange and I-Stent for glaucoma. I live by the highest ethical standards- doing anything to a patient for the sake of making more money violates everything I believe in as a human being. Some implants and lasers can have side effects and cost thousands of dollars, and many patients are not good candidates- that's when having an honest ophthalmologist really comes in handy. Our office is a large, state-of-the-art facility with the latest in electronic records, diagnostic testing and lasers. We have trained technicians, optometrists, an elegant optical service, and we have several sub-specialists, so that we can provide comprehensive excellence. I look forward to seeing you!

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He exhibited a perfect blend of friendliness and nonsenselessness. I liked him. He helped me out. I will go to him again, should some disaster or another require me to do so.

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I liked that Dr. Weitzner was patient and welcoming with my questions and took time to review my problem, as well as help me with advice/answers on a bunch of questions I had that were not directly related to the problem for which I had come to see him (general eye health questions).

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A well mannered matter of fact person, clear in explaining the issue and ready to answer patiently all my questions.

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Staff was very friendly and Dr. Weitzner was very attentive and answered all of my questions.

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Not very informative.

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Doctor was fine. Office is grim. Front desk staff sullen and sloppy. Had to fill-in all my paperwork and confirm insurance details again despite having completed previously online via zocdoc. Brushed off with: 'Oh yes, that doesn't come through on our system, you'll have to do it all again'. Waited over 45 mins to be seen despite an almost empty waiting room and having arrived 15mins prior to scheduled time. Try somewhere else.

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I felt Dr. Weitzner was short, dismissive and rude. I was incredibly disappointed in his consultation, especially considering the politeness and welcoming nature of his assisting staff.

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Doctor was good. Took the time to explain things when asked. Otherwise efficiency was valued. The office shuffles you around a lot so you go back and fourth between waiting and seeing someone a few times. I was seen quickly but was at the office for an hour and a half.

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We spoke about my condition and he gave me some great advice

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It would have been nice to understand that I could not get my contacts prescriptions renewed through Dr. Weitzner.

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The doctor's staff was very kind, courteous, and got my exam started quickly. The process took awhile because I had to get my eyes dilated and wait for pictures. But the doctor's exam was quick and easy. Dr. Weitzner answered my questions and was very nice.

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First visit, it was good. No waiting time, doctor and assistant very helpful.

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Had to wait 45 min after appt time, but otherwise was good.

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Very professional and great doctor.

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Nice, straight to the point, and offered multiple options.

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I felt completely at ease. He answered all my questions and was very pleasant. I will definitely be going back to see him!

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Dr Weitzner is certainly professionally competent. But the time management in his office and in his own clinic needs to improve.

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Great doctor very carring took care of the problem

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I liked Dr. Weitzner. But I waited over an hour at the clinic.

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Dr. Weitzner is a very good doctor. He took care of my issue very quickly. The office on the other hand leave much to be desired. I waited for over an hour. The waiting room was dirty and the bathrooms at Yankee stadium after a game are cleaner than the bathrooms there. It also felt like I was waiting at a psych ward, with adults screaming and wondering around as if they have been drugged and just starring into the abyss. just a bad vibe. The staff at the reception were less than helpful and very impersonal.

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Professional...Reassuring & kind.. Smart!!

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Dr. Weitzner did not seem to care. I came in with extensive eye pain for two weeks, worsening vision. He looked at my eyes for about 30 seconds and said I was fine. I kept asking what I could do, as every day activities are becoming difficult from the pain. He just shrugged and said he did not see anything wrong with my eyes and sent me home with the suggestion of using lubricating eye drops. My next step is to make an appointment with another doctor. I would not recommend him.

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This place is like a clinic, or "zoo", that see too many people at the same time. Be ready to sit down and wait to be seen by the doctor, especially after the technician has dilated your pupils.

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Efficient and helpful office staff. Dr. Weirzner has a great bedside manner. Very nice and comforting during procedure.

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excellent professional and thorough

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I was given a very thorough exam . Dr Ari is very professional and detail oriented. He took time when examing my eyes and also when explaining his results.. He is obviously very intelligent and really knows his stuff. I highly recommend him.

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Waiting room was packed full of disgruntled people. I was seen by a different eye doctor first. He was really nice during my exam. Then he gave me the eye drops that make you blind and I waited for Dr. W. He wasn't as nice as the other Dr. But towards the end oy examination he started to laugh and joke with me. So overall I'd go back.

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The Doctor Himself was ok, sort of nice, nothing special. His assistant Marta was very nice and explained a lot. the FONT DESK was BAD, they seem SO UNHAPPY to be there, no smile, no explanation, no caring about their patients.

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Excellent doctor! Got me in and out of there very efficiently, while maintaining great quality care.

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2nd visit and very thorough. Good with answering questions directly and completely.

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Dr. Weitzner is kind, but his practice is unprofessional. They have very long waits, make no effort to inform patients about them, and the facility is quite dirty (the bathrooms look like they haven't been cleaned in months!). While Dr. Weitzner was nice, I will not return to this practice.

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The doctor was professional, kind, land listened to me describe my eye problem that I was experiencing.

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-Great doctor! I would highly recommend him.

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Dr. Weitzner was very knowledgable, quick, but thorough. I will definitely see him again for my next eye appointment.

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The receiving nurse was abrupt and was quick to get on with taking my eye measurements which made for an uncomfortable examination with the instruments. The doctor was just OK but could improve his bedside manner. I found him somewhat standoffish. I would go hear again, but only because they already have my history on file.

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Excellent

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thanks, dR

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Comfortable to talk with and felt he took time to really go.through next steps.

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He was just perfect.

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The long wait time was due to referral issues but the staff was very helpful so I'm sure the next visit will be much quicker

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