Dr. Gary Fishman, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

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2100 Bartow Ave, Suite 216C, Bronx, NY, 10475

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Dr. Fishman is one of few fellowship-trained refractive surgeons in New York . As a refractive specialist, he performs advanced cataract surgery to minimize patients' dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Fishman also provides comprehensive eye care and treats glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye allergies, dry eyes, ocular trauma, and prescribes glasses. Dr. Fishman graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brown University. He attended the esteemed Brown University School of Medicine and was selected to study at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London . Dr. Fishman completed his Ophthalmology residency at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, the oldest specialty eye hospital in the Western hemisphere. Dr. Fishman further advanced his training by completing a year-long fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery with world renowned physicians, Dr. Eric D. Donnenfeld of the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Dr. Barrie D. Soloway of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

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Dr. Fishman is a wonderful doctor and the staff were polite and competent. Will definitely return to this office. They office really cares about their patients.

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I was pleased with Dr. Fishman and his staff. His approach to patients is very calm and thorough. We were referred here by our medical doctor who spoke very highly of him. His staff was very helpful and knowledgeable and assisted me with my insurance issue. I had a complete exam under 2 hours which is much better than I have had in the past.

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Best MD ever! I came in and had a very thorough exam done all under 2 hrs. He is warm, friendly and thorough. I will bring my mom here next time.

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Very helpful & knowledgeable Specialist, would recommend to anyone

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Excellent, office, personal, doctor... everything, thanks everyone!!

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I would never ever see this doctor again. The doctor is ok. However, the people in this facility are very unprofessional, lack the discipline, and professionalism to work with people, and should consider working in a cubicle away from everyone. The receptionist treated me like trash, refused to help with, so I ended up paying out of packet to have my 8-year-old son seen, because he needed new glasses ASAP for school. However, I have private insurance, as a NYCDOE Teacher.

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I waited for over an hour to be seen. I dont know if I caught them on a bad day but the office was overly packed and the waiting area is small. When I finally got called back and had to wait another 30 minutes to be seen. My actual appt took all of 5 mins. He gave me a prescription and tips on what to do and that was it. So i waited for a 1 1/5 for a 5 min appt.

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the office staff is not good with the billing. very they over charge you or over bill you so you are paying more out of pocket. Then you have to wait for your insurance to pay them before you get reimbursed what you over paid

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You go through a few checks with other professionals before seeing Dr. Gary Fishman. All other them were really nice and helpful. Even though there is a lot of people the waiting time is not much, I felt it was really fast if you compare with the amount of people there. Dr. Fishman was very polite and answered my questions (I needed glasses ) and he gave me the prescription right away. He also gave me some drops for the dryness of my eyes. They have a store in there so if you want to get your glasses there you can get them. Also if you are gonna pay full price (no insurance needed) for your glasses you can get them right away and don't have to wait which is amazing. The only "bad thing" I see is that the office is really far but it was worth the commute ( I live in Brooklyn).

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they are more concerned about payment than patient care

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The receptionist and support staff is very unprofessional. They will share conversations with patients out in the open. The doctor is great but he needs to get new staff to represent him and his business. Patients were leaving the office.

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Never Again

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I love the office, which is very bright and cheerful, as well as the staff, who were very friendly and professional. My wait time wasn't too long and Dr. Fishman has a great personality and answered all my questions. He is very thorough!

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Dr. Fishman's office and his office staff are simply great.! They are all attentive and friendly. I recommend Dr. Fishman if you require a quality experience at the eye doctor.

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The staff was pleasant and the office was very comfortable. My only issue was that the wait was a bit long.

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Highly recommended

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Excellent .

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Very professional! :)

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This office is SCAM!! It's a "vision center" so has both an eye doctors office and optical. I went to Dr. Fishman's office to get an eye exam and prescription for contact lenses. I was called to the back and saw 3 Techs/Medical Assistants before seeing the doctor. They did what seemed to be usual eye exams as I've done these many times before at other facilities. I found it weird that not ONE person asked the reason for my visit (not even the doctor himself) but I assumed that this was because they saw the reason for my visit on ZocDoc. Once the doctor came in the room he took a look at my eyes and told me to go to the optical in the office and come back in six months. At this point I was confused because he didn't mention anything about my contact prescription and since he didn't bother asking the reason why I was there, I decided to volunteer the information and tell him that I'm there for contact lenses. He told me "they'll take care of that at the optical." When I walked over to the optical the young lady told me the price of purchasing contact lenses if I purchase them there and that if I wanted a prescription to get my lenses outside of the office, the prescription would cost me also. I have worked in healthcare for almost 12 years and currently manage a very successful medical practice and have never heard of a doctor charging to write a prescription. I had already paid my copay and my insurance covered the office visit, so I didn't understand why I had to pay extra for a prescription??! It was just absurd. Seems like a huge scam to me and like they are double billing patients. They're basically charging patients for 2 visits on the same day. If that was the case, patients should be told this UP FRONT so that they can make an informed decision prior to getting an eye exam because I have no idea what the doctor and his techs even tested me for. I could've just gone to lens crafters for all of this. They should direct patients to the optical if there are two separate charges. My visit to this office was pointless. I will investigate further and file a complaint against them. What they are doing is not right!

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If you could see the doctor during the week, I was told the wait time is not so long.

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It was professional

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it seems like all this man wants to do is sell eyeglasses. once he found out that that wasn't what I was therefore and that I just needed someone to give my son a thorough eye examination he basically dismissed me and my son didn't get the help that he needed.

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Great service.

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I thought Dr. Fishman was very personable and thorough. He explained his procedures clearly and answered all questions I had. Overall, it was a pleasant visit.

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Felt like he just disregarded my issues gave me eye drops and sent me on my way. He did not explain why I might be feeling any of my symptom.

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This was a great experience. No one likes going to the doctor however it was fast and easy. Staff is nice and very professional!!

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It was grest

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I am 9 years old and I was very nervous but I liked the doctor and the exam didn't hurt and he said j have very good vision

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The office is clean the staff is professional and Dr Fishnan is thorough and kind.

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Love it!!!

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The visit was quick prompt and straight to the point. He was able to see me and tell me what was going on and referred me to the specialist who could help right away.

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Great

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He was a sweet heart, very knowledgable . Kid friendly!! Im going back to see him myself.

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My experience overall was a great one. The techs and med assistance were all fairly young. Two beautiful techs started having a convo about ahving drinks and thoting in city island. I was shocked and pleased how open they were. I found it to be a family atmosphere. Even though this was my first time here I felt like a part of the family. Everyone was warm and welcoming. Best experience at a doctor I ever had.

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There was a bit of a wait but the overall visit was good, will return.

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Loved my experience with Dr. Fishman. He was very attentive to my concerns and his staff was warm and friendly. He was highly recommended to me by my physician and I can't thank him enough.

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The most horrible experience in my life. The office had more than 35 patientes not enough chairs to seat. The office attendant all were disrespecful. I will never ever recomend this professional neither this office. Evidently they overbooked with regular patientes but the doczoc has no priority at all. This office is a bad joke. Never neverever come here.

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He was patient and very professional.

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Omg. I would recommend them to everyone. Very professional and curtous team

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Great care and very nice.