Dr. Gerald J. Shepps, MD

Glaucoma Specialist

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150 Broadway, Suite1401, New York, NY, 10038
305 East 40th Street, Suite 1A, New York, NY, 10016

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MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED. VISION PLAN VSP AT THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION ONLY.

Ophthalmologist Specializing in Glaucoma, Cataract,Laser Surgery and Eye Trauma.

Dr. Shepps was Director of the Glaucoma Institute at SUNY School of Optometry for 11 years. He also taught residents at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, St. Vincent's Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Laser, Anterior segment surgery, and ocular trauma are the other areas of specialization. He is a past Director of Glaucoma Services at NYU/NYDH.

A Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he holds undergraduate and medical graduate degrees from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

Glaucoma and anterior segment post-doctoral fellowship training was pursued at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shepps is currently active in clinical and basic science research into the cause and treatment of glaucoma.

ABOUT OUR OFFICE:

Associate Ophthalmologists has been serving the Wall Street community for over 40 years. Our offices, located at 150 Broadway and 305 East 40th Street are available for all of your eye care needs. The doctors and staff of Associate Ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and surgical care. We provide state of the art eye care and specialize in refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, LASAK, refractive lens exchanges, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and cataracts.

We offer complete cotact lens services that include hard, soft, daily, and disposable lenses. Cosmetic, bifocal, multifocal and specialty lenses are also available.

We welcome and accommodate new patients to our practice. Same day appointments available for emergancies.

OPTICAL DISPENSARY (150 BROADWAY LOCATION ONLY)

For your convenience our onsite optical dispensary is staffed by a licensed optician. A complete line of fashion eye wear, sunglasses, sport goggles and low vision aids are offered in a varied price range. Local home and office fitting is available by special appointment. Many optical plans are accepted.

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I had a morning appointment and was stuck in the office until nearly 3p. The initial delay and crowded waiting room was understandable, as a staff member was out with an emergency that day. But after my appointment, I had to wait nearly an hour to get my glasses prescription, which was massively delayed for some reason. I was suffering a headache, and the wait seemed interminable. I just had to prop myself up and sit there. The doctor is very nice, however.

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Proffesional staff and friendly.

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Had a 9:45 AM appointment. No wait. Thorough pretesting by Optometrist and technician. Dr. Shepps, carefully reviewed results, examined me further, discussed his findings at length with me along with his recommendations as to options to consider. Listened carefully and answered all questions. Very satisfied.

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Dr Shepps is very corteous, and so are his assistants. However, the appointment itself felt slightly rushed. I don't mind at all that tests would be performed by associates (I think that is entirely ok, so long as they are qualified and trained, and all his colleagues seemed to be excellent and professional). But I expect the exam itself by the Dr to be thorough, and the Doctor to know why he is seeing me / be fully informed of the situation. Me having to repeat why I needed an indepth eye test at every stage of the process was not ideal. And the actual exam with him was the fastest eye exam I ever had.

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Was very busy in the office when I went in so the wait time was a little longer than I expected but it was very organized :) Had a very pleasant visit!

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Seemed a bit like as assembly line. Even the staff was complaining about too many patients.

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I was amused to see multiple assistants moving my file.

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I really like Dr. Shepps. I have seen him three years in a row now for regular checkups. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. I trust him. But I dread going to that office. It's like a factory. There are so many patients being processed through that it always takes about 2.5 hours just for an annual checkup. They take you right away. But after each different eye test they make you wait in a tiny crowded and uncomfortable space for at least 20 minutes before they call you. Then they put you in a treatment room and say someone will be right there, but no one comes for at least 15 more minutes or longer. After they dilated my pupils it was an hour before I got to see the doctor. It is so inefficient. The staff nurses are very sweet and doing their best but they are all killing themselves trying to help everybody.There are just too many customers for each time slot. It feels like Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory. I made an appointment for my husband but he ran out of patience and left before he was even seen. I will keep going there every year because it's not too often and I like my doctor. If I needed to go frequently, however, I might choose a different practice.

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Dr. Shepps was extremely thoughtful in his manner. Since this was my first visit, he went through my medical history, followed by an examination. He then explained a home care treatment to help my dry eyes. The entire visit was long, about an hour and a half, but it included a battery of tests. I left feeling that I finally found a great opthalmologist!

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I found him arrogant and patronizing...In addition the overall office experience was very odd. I was given at least 6 tests by 2 different staff members and in between was examined by a Doctor, but not Dr.Shepp. This was a long thorough exam. When I inquired if I was going to actually see Dr Shepp , who I had the actual appointment with...they said " yes but at the every end ". I was there for close to 2 hours... somebody should have explained how this visit would work.

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Modern equipment, professional staff, thorough examination.

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Very knowledgable and highly professional. I feel secure with him my first visit,

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I had to wait 2 hours to actually see Dr. Shepps. I was told to sit and wait in various rooms and hallways 4 times (not including the initial waiting in the actual waiting room). I believe the only reason I got out when I did was because I walked out and asked when I was being seen because I really had to get back to my office. This was easy since a doctor and 3 other associates in scrubs were hanging out and talking right outside my door. When I checked out the guy checking me out literally sighed when I asked if I could order my contact lenses. He also avoided eye contact with me and barely said a word while making annoyed faces. Completely rude. There were more issues how my exam was actually handled as well like reasons for particular tests not being explained properly as to why they wanted to administer them and my possible options. Overall, I did not enjoy my visit and I did not feel comfortable. I think if someone is going to you office in the middle of the day in the Financial District then they should be more respectful when someone needs to get back to work.

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Excellent eye specialist.

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I felt very comfortable right away. He has the right staff who made my visit feel very inviting.

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Great staff and clean nice office. Dr. Shepps is excellent - really cares and knows his stuff.

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Good visit overall, great staff and nurses. I saw the assistant doctor first, and only saw Dr. Shepps for a few minutes but he was very efficient and courteous.

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An extremely well run office. Very client friendly. I wish all doctors' offices ran this well.

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Really good doctor. Already told my husband to go see him. He and his staff were very courteous. I had a little wait but they were very apologetic. Clean office and competent staff. Doctor had great bedside manner and really took his time with me.

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Excellent

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Excellent maners, was great at explaining the situation and the exams, offered future support.

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Dr. Shepps is a fine doctor. Bedside manner is a little rough, but maybe that is what it means to be an eye doctor in New York. This is my third time in the office. Each time I have been here, the wait time has been surreal. I am in the room right now. It took 45 minutes for someone to check my eyes. I have been here for a total of 80 minutes, and still have not seen the doctor. This doesn't seem right. Does it seem right? I have got to find another eye doctor.

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I had been to 2 doctors, one of them being another eye doctor, and I had gotten misdiagnosed with two different eye infections. Dr. Shepps was finally able to correctly diagnose me and give me a proper plan for relief and recovery. Although I had to wait over an hour for my appointment, which I definitely didn't appreciate, the correct diagnosis made it worth my while. Would recommend!

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All the staff were friendly and professional. A great experience.

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Great front desk and pleasant assistants for sure. Much better run than my old eye doctor's office in New Jersey. Glad I made the switch.

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Great Staff and awesome Doctor

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very courteous, allowed time for questions, front office staff seemed a bit frazzled.

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Excellent doctor. Extensive knowledge, thorough and good bedside manner. Highly recommend!

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First of all, right when I walked into the office I loved the atmosphere and I was welcomed greatly by the front desk. Dr. Shepps was so kind and answered all my questions well. I felt great about everything when I left. I will be returning back to this office and hopefully will recieve Lasik in the future here.

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The office was pleasant and all of the receptionists and nurses/technicians were incredibly sweet and caring. Their demeanor and patient interaction really stood out compared to other offices. I liked Dr. Shepps and he gave me a lot of information.

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Sincerely like this doctor and their office. There's a little bit of a wait but they are thorough so that's good. :)

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Dr. Shepps is great, but the office around him could communicate better among all the staff members.

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Very kind and professional staff ( a smile and kindness goes such a long way!) Dr. Shepps gave me the feeling that I am in good hands. I had some worries about my eyes but those were put at ease and I feel like I found the right Doctor to help me with my eye health problems.

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I spent most of my visit being shuttled from one room to another for different tests without getting an adequate explanation of what they were for. In addition, I wasn't told one of the tests wasn't covered by my vision plan until AFTER it had been done.

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Very professional

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Good doctors, no frills office.

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He was highly professional and personable. I was relaxed and felt I was in good hands..

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Very professional

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The staff was very courteous and efficient. Everything was orchestrated so that I was never left sitting alone for more than a moment, and the appointment moved along very quickly. The doctor was friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions.

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Thought it was run like a well oiled machine. There was no shortage of staff and they were all very polite and professional. They ran tests and escorted you from one room to another until you're seen by the Doctor. I found Dr. Shepps delightful and very knowledgeable. Wait time was minimal which is always a plus when you're trying to get back to work. This was my first time there and I will definitely go again and recommend to others.

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