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Dr. Joseph Sturm, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, Dr. Joseph Sturm give each patient personalized attention with caring treatment for eye infections,cataracts, eye injuries and diabetic eye disease. To better serve the community the office also speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian and Creole. Dr. Sturm has been in practice for 20 years since graduating from the State University of New York and is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.He is also affiliated with NYU Medical Center.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • NYU Langone Health

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Creole

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1588636039

Office locations

Joseph Sturm M.D.

161 Atlantic Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Dr. Strum was very quick, organized, and thorough. Front desk and Dr. Strum greeted me almost immediately! Staff is super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Strum and his office for any eye care needs.
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Dr. Sturm was very professional and took the time to answer all my questions.
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He was very nice and informative . He explained everything in great detail .
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I could not recommend Dr. Sturm more highly. I came into the office panicked and left not only feeling relieved but that I had stumbled upon a calm and kind expert who I could rely on for all vision matters, beyondmy scratched cornea. I have been in need of a good eye doctor for a long time. I have terrible vision and can never seem to find the right doctor who understands what my vision issues are and how they should be addressed. Without a doubt, I will return to Dr. Sturm for such matters. Scratching my cornea was scary and painful. Dr. Sturm kept a calm demeanor while also demonstrating his full attention to addressing the severity of my problem. Beyond easing my concerns during our consultation, Dr. Sturm personally checked in with me via telephone regarding my healing process and any questions I may have conjured. He continued these brief daily check-ins with each day until our follow-up appointment. If you are looking for a reliable, intelligent, caring, hard-to-find and just truly amazing eye doctor, this is your doctor.
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Dr Sturm is phenomenal !!! I had a contact lens stuck in my eye. Not only did he see me right away he was able to get the lens out with no pain. Even more amazing in today's day and timeis the fact he called me personally the day after to make sure I was ok. Not only a great dr but a mench as well. Highly recommend thank you dr sturm!!!
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Everything was great, the receptionist was so nice, I was seen right away, the doctor was very patient, understanding, and thorough. Great experience!!
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5 stars all the way! I was able to get an appointment late in the day, and I had a very short wait. I recommend this doctor for sure. He was extremely nice and professional
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Old school. Nice doctor slow old school office. But optometry is pretty standard. Liked the doctor, less so the office processes. Slow.
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Dr. Sturm was really awesome. He was so patient and took his time to really investigate what was going on and do several diagnostic tests. The exam was comprehensive and I was very satisfied with the level of care at this office.
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The doctor was very friendly and made my daughter feel comfortable. He was able to assess her and recommend treatment in simplest terms that even my daughter, who is 7, could understand. He had a secondary treatment prepared in case theleast invasive method wasn't as effective. He even ensured that i had his updated contact information in case I had questions and to provide follow-up. Overall, it was a good experience.
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He’s really straightforward, calm and nice. The receptionist is a very sweet!!
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Dr. Sturm was professional and explained the issue.
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Great experience with Dr Sturm. I highly recommend him!
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Great doctor treat me right
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amazing doctor. knows his tuff throughly! highly recommend. xx
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Quick, easy, professional!
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The doctor was efficient and had a good bed-side manner. He took the time to listen and connect and was happy to make himself available if I had follow-up questions after the appointment. I arrived a few minutes early to fillout paperwork and was seen almost exactly at my scheduled time -- friendly receptionist. It was a positive experience.
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I was nervous coming in. As soon as I met Dr Sturm he put me at ease. He has a kind manner and is a great diagnostician. His staff was equally wonderful. All and all a great experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Sturm was very attentive to my many questions and care. Even though the office was busy I didn’t feel rushed and felt confident that I was in good hands! Thank you again!
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Great! He's very patient, almost no wait.
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5 stars all the way. Don’t hesitate, this doc is great.
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The staff was pleasant and professional. The wait time was very short. I was able to get an appointment the same day. Dr. Sturm was very patient with my daughter even when she wouldn’t let him put drops in her eyes.More patient than I was! He was very thorough with the exam and very helpful with his explanations. Overall great experience.
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Dr. Sturm was a great doctor. Didn't have to wait very long to see him and he was thorough during my visit.
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Dr Sturm saw me right away and was able to treat my condition. He also made sure to tell me that I could call him anytime to discuss the treatment... which I did take advantage. A very good experience.
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He is very thorough and explains the whole process. Very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend him.
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He was quick and spot on with diagnosis I'm very pleased
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Always attentive and courteous. Always extremely knowledgeable.
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I having seeing Eye doctors for years. This is the first time I have ever seen one and didn't have to wait for hours at a time. He is also very nice with an awesome bedside manner. I would highly recommend him
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Dr sturm is great , I take my mom for regular check ups and to monitor her cataract . He is a very patient man, explains everything and answers all the questions . I would highly recommend him .
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Very thorough and nice demeanor.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent visit. The doctor took time to answer all my questions and recommend next steps for follow up. Highly recommend!
Less than 1 year ago
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Really personable doctor with evening hours. Highly recommend!
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Excellent!!! All needs met in timely fashion
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Professional, fast, overall fabulous.
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Dr. Sturm was excellent and well mannered. He explained everything where I left without confusion.
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I had SUCH a great experience at this office. I got there, filled out my paperwork, and was brought to a room right away (the woman at the front desk was so sweet). The doctor was friendly and made sure Ileft the office with all my questions answered and feeling comfortable. He had a great bedside manner and was very knowledgable, and made it clear I was welcome to call back with any questions. 10/10. Will definitely go back to this office if I have any other eye issues!
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Thorough exam and nice and friendly doctor.
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Very professional make you feel comfortable and confident would recommend
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Very thorough, very kind, very gentle, very thoughtful... one of the best doctors I've ever been to!
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Dr. Strum was very knowledgeable. He was familiar with other doctors and hospitals and he did he job quickly. When I was working with him, I felt like he knew what he was doing and that he had a lot ofexperience. His office is open late so I was able to go after work. I can tell that he really cares about his patients. There was a bit of a wait time while he was seeing me though. He would run some test, and then leave, and come back in like 15 mins. Then do another test. Leave again. Other than that, I thought he was great.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing; prompt, polite and accommodating. Highly recommended, am grateful for the great service on such short notice as I scheduled the appointment the night before on the mobile app.
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Dr. Sturm and his team are absolutely wonderful. Very thorough eye exam. I have a small infection in my right eye and I felt very confident of how Dr. Sturm described to me what I have. Highly recommend them. The staffat the reception/front desk were extremely helpful with my insurance.
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Dr. Sturm was very professional and polite. He explained everything thoroughly and helped ease my anxiety about my eye infection. I was seen promptly and the women at the front desk were also polite and friendly. I would visit this office again and would recommend.
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Excellent visit!
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Excellent doctor! Excellent care!.....I'm very glad I went to DR Sturm instead of urgent care
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I came here for semi-acute visit. Dr. Sturm is professional, efficient, explained & answered all my questions. The location of the office is in a medical building, not easy to find parking, the office has quite homogenous patient population. Front desk definitely need improvement.
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Really great doctor, patient, and kind
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One of the best doctors I've ever been to!
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He is a great professsional and a compassionate human being. I originally came for a red eye. He took the time to review all aspects of my vision and spot hypertension.
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