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Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

I am an ophthalmologist with over 20 years experience. I hold an active, part-time teaching position at Kings County Medical Center (SUNY/Downstate Medical School) where I teach surgical procedures in traumatic/complicated cataract, glaucoma and pterygium, and I am also Assistant Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein. I have a reputation for honesty and ethics. I only recommend tests or procedures when they are absolutely in the patient's interest. Doing anything to a patient for the sake of making more money violates everything I believe in as a human being. I examine patients of all ages. I perform excellent surgery and use the latest implants. I use the latest in laser, digital and computerized instruments. I take my time with my patients. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and I do not want to miss anything or get careless by feeling rushed. Our office is state-of-the-art with technicians, optometrists, a beautiful optical store and several ophthalmological sub-specialists.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Kings County Hospital Center
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division (Internship)
  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1740296839

Office locations

Ari Weitzner, MD

1575 East 19th St

Brooklyn, NY 11230

Ari Weitzner, MD

150 East 56th Street

New York, NY 10022

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Great appointment!
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He lets you know that he is an ophthalmologist and not a optometrist. He doesn't check your eyes to give you a prescription for glasses. He treats patients who have diseases of the eye .. He lets you know hisphilosophy up front. and you can read it on zocdoc. Got an appointment the next day. He diagnosed my problem and is very conservative (which I think is good) and doesn't prescribe medication unless it is needed. Got taken very quickly and did not sit in the office for hours.
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Professional. Courteous. Friendly. Anxious to please. Very knowledgeable.
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Fine. He is very efficient.
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If you talk fast (not take up much of his time), he will respond to non-emergency questions/comments. Always polite, pleasant, helpful.
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The receptionist was very sweet when I walked in I let her know that I made an appointment through Zocdoc and even though I pre-filled my forms here I still had to fill out some paper work, hence the little waittime. But overall the wait time wasn't so bad and the doctor was very well mannered and addressed all of my concerns =D would highly recommend.
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Very professional and nice doctor that takes time to explain thing to you. He has a good combination of old school and new technology to diagnose and treat problems of the eye. Usually a fast appointment.
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Granted that I arrive early for my appointment, I was seen right away and was able to leave the office in about 30 minutes after I arrive. I was very satisfy with the care I received from Dr. Weitzner.
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great experience, highly recommended
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He is a bright, knowledgeable and compassionate Doctor. He is always up on the latest developments and will always take time to answer your questions.
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He is an excellent doctor, I just wish there wasn't such a long wait to see him.
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It was interested and informative, The doctor was very professional and I was happy
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He is very professional and pleasant and caring. I would highly recommend him as a top Eye Doctor.
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I hope he stays well and informative for a long time.
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He is a GREATTTTT doctor, he has been taking care of my eyes for about 13 years now and he just finished a glaucoma surgery on my eye!!!!!!! I would recommend him to everyone he does great work and cares about what he does!!
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A great doctor, caring and very knowledgeable.
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Doctor Weitzner is very knowledgable, professional and nice. I would recommend him to my friends.
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Front office staff is sullen (both acted resentful, like I was interrupting their leisure time) and unprofessional (both of them were eating and ignored me when I arrived). Doctor was thorough and informative but also had demeanor of someone who has better things to do / places to be.
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Excellent doctor, clearly very knowledgable and very patient with questions. There was some confusion when I got there because they didn't have me on the schedule even though I clearly got a confirmation through zocdoc. I have no idea what thatwas about but they handled things very well at the reception area and got me in without any real issue.
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Dr. Weitzner was very gentle and understanding towards my 18 mth child, he addressed all my concerns.
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TOP NOTCH
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He's a great guy! Been my doctor since I was 19! Always pleasant and explains everything from a to z
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Dr. Weitzner performed a very thorough ophthalmic examination; he is clearly dedicated to his work and takes his professional mandate and his patients seriously. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a first rate ophthalmologist.
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I think that his bedside manner was inviting and comforting. I felt confident that he knew exactly what he was doing and looking for. Great Job!!! Dr. Ari.
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I was a patient of his father, Walter Weitzner, before Dr. Ari took over after his father's retirement and have been very satisfied with both these professionals.
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He was great!! I was seen on time and he made my eye all better :)
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good dr. short wait. good attention.
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I love Dr. Weitzner. He is solid, professional and I am very comfortable with him. He had treated me in the past for an eye infection. The treatment that another doctor prescribed could have resulted in serious problems with my eyesight.Dr. Weitzner put me on a regimen of drops which resulted in clearing the infection in a very short period of time.
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A friendly professional.
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quick wait, good doctor, listened to problems and took time to explain
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