Dr. Debra Guthrie, MD

Ophthalmologist

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185 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10016
45-58 43rd St., Sunnyside, NY, 11104

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Dr. Guthrie was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her medical degree from the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College and later interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Guthrie went on to complete her post graduate training in Ophthalmology at the world renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has been in practice nearly 24 years and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Guthrie has lectured extensively to corporate and community groups during her impressive career. She was awarded the Women in Science award by her alma mater, Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside several years ago. A frequent contributor to the Woodside Herald newspaper, she writes a medical advice column, ” Eye on Guthrie”.
Dr. Guthrie has always believed the relationship between doctor and patient contributes significantly to the quality of care delivered and received and has built her practice on this fundamental belief.

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Very pleasant experience

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I needed to see a doctor urgently because of the redness on my eyes. I could make an appointment through zocdoc for the same day visit. Dr. Debra Guthrie was very knowledgeable on the condition of my eyes and provided me suggestions and prescription.

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Very kind and professional manner

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Excellent patient care skills and takes the time to listen and adress the patients' health concerns. Staff is courteous and very efficient!

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Best Dr.

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very skilled and personable. She made me feel very comfortable nd took away any fears I had reagrding my symptoms. Also, receptionist very nice and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Guthrie and will seek here in future for examinations and any concerns.

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Very professional, makes you feel so comfortable. She explains everything that she is doing. I would recommend her anytime to anyone.

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She is a total professional in; addition a charming individual. It is always a pleasure to visit this office. I just had my bifocals framed at MASCOT on 14th St. and sixth Avenue. I will feel grateful to Dr. Guthrie every time I wear them at the opera.

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My visit was very pleasant. Dr Guthrie and her staff were very nice and answered all the questions I had. This was the best eye exam I've had in a long time. I will definitely refer patients to her.

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I've been visiting Dr. Guthrie for over 10 years now and she's always been able to give me an honest and caring opinion on my eyesight.

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Dr. Guthrie was very professional and made me feel she was concerned about my situation. She explained my test results in a concise and easily understandable way for a non-professional to understand. I felt I was in good hands.

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Professional and caring. Easy to talk to. I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Guthrie was wonderful. Walked me through everything and was very patient with my questions. Never felt rushed. Highly recommend!

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Everyone was very nice and wait time was not too bad.

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Dr. Guthrie is a wonderful and compassionate. She is very tentative to my concerns when it comes to my Diabetes. I have been seeing Dr. Guthrie for 30+ years!

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My visit with Dr Guthrie was a good experience. She and her staff Jen did well doing exam and using machinery. They were careful to clean equipment before I was set to use each one. She explained her findings clearly. I will highly recommend her to my friends. I am going back myself.

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Dr Guthrie is always friendly and professional

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My visit with Dr. Debra was good, I am happy.

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Question : Who enjoys going to see a doctor? Answer : I do , when I go to see Dr. Guthrie. Question : Why do I enjoy going to see her? Answer : She is highly intelligent , caring, personable .thoughtful etc. Question : Why do I feel relieved when I see her ? Answer: She is an expert in her field and I trust her medical advice She also is very patient . Question : What else do you like ? Answer : The moment I enter this office , I am greeted with a welcoming smile , from the young woman at the front desk. She is very helpful .

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I arrived at the office 20 minutes early and I was taken right away. The assistant who did my vision test was friendly and efficient...and seeing Dr. Guthrie twice a year is always a pleasure. It's gratifying to develop a relationship with a doctor and I feel Dr. Guthrie has taken good care of my eyes over the years...

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Friendly assistant Jennifer. Doctor very thorough and answered all my questions.

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Dr. Guthrie was very friendly and explained every thing in details. I will definitely recommend her to my family and friends.

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Dr. Guthrie was nice, but not pleasant. She was knowledgeable, but not professional. She dismissed me for coming in for a routine eye exam and insulted my place of work. Worst of all, I developed a severe eye infection afterwards. I will not return.

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Dr. Guthrie isn't just checking a box. it is apparent that she actually enjoys herself and what she does for a living. Such a nice, refreshing experience.

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Her and her staff were very nice and super professional. She helped me with dealing with my insurance and recommended a great specialist for my follow up.

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I was very worried about my eyes when I arrived at Drs office. She was very thorough and patient and explained everything as we went along. I felt very good after my visit. I even asked for a hug.

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She was personable, attentive, caring, resourceful, and professional. She has an "old school" concerned approach... that new school doctors could definitely learn from.

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Dr. Guthrie is great. Warm bedside manor, and she is full of lots of easy remedies that make a big difference in my eye care. Her whole staff is efficient and kind. I truly enjoy being her patient.

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Truly a fantastic doctor. Thorough, efficient and friendly, despite a heavy patient schedule that afternoon. 5 stars.

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Every one was very nice and attentive very professional I will recommend Dr Debra Guthrie enny time

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Dr. Guthrie was very personable. She answered my questions in a very informative and friendly way. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. The tech was great too!!! They all seemed to like their jobs. Great to see, will definitely go back.

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I highly reccomend seeing Dr. Guthrie. The appointment was very easy to schedule and they had all of the paperwork I comepleted online ready when I arrived. I was seen within 5 minutes. Dr. Guthrie was personable and truly listened to my concerns. She did a thorough exam and explained the findings. Will definitely be going back.

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Dr Guthrie is great. She is smart, caring and knowledgeable a terrific combination.

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Dr Guthrie is thorough and professional. Takes time with each patient. except for the delay on the wait time (which is not a regular occurrence), the visit was perfect.

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tHIS WAS MY THIRD VISIT - LOVE HER - SHE'S VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY PLEASANT.

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I did not feel a connection, she was okay, and just that..."okay". I like a doctor whom I feel is concerned about my particular situation and provides sufficient info to me and know correctly how to handle it. She told me I needed a prescription, gave me a coupon but no prescription and recommended a particular contact lens solution. My eyes were not ready to go back to lens. and the Dr. I am seeing now told me that. Dr. Guthrie asked me to make a follow-up appointment but I knew before I left that I did not want to continue my care under Dr. Guthrie.

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I've been seeing her for over a decade and have had good experiences with her. I would highly recommend her.

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Great doctor! Fixed the problem.

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I have been going to Dr. Guthrie for 10 years. She is knowledgeable and competent and has a relaxed and friendly professional manner. With her, you always feel like you're interacting with a real person who happens to also be your ophthalmologist. She remembers you and relates to you as a whole person, not just as someone with a pair of eyes.

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I don't think I have ever met a nicer doctor in my life. A+.

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