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Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg is an ophthalmologist who practices medicine in Garden City, New York. She has been certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is currently a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Nassau County Medical Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. For her medical education, Dr. Valkenburg attended New York University Medical School. In addition, her education portfolio includes a Master of Arts degree. Her post-graduate training includes clinical research at New York University Medical Center, Department of Surgery and at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, an internship at Overlook Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, a residency appointment at North Shore University Hospital–Cornell Medical College, where she was also named chief resident. Patients can trust Dr. Valkenburg to provide professional, compassionate, and thorough treatment for a wide variety of eye-related issues. These include general eye consultations, eye infections, glaucoma testing, and eyeglass evaluation

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • ACE

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cornell University, North Shore University Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • Long Island Ophthalmologic Society
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1316037369

Office locations

SightMD (formerly North Shore Eye Care)

520 Franklin Avenue, Suite 251

Garden City, NY 11530

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Very professional
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Dr. Van Valkenburg was very professional and kind during my visit. The only negative thing about my visit was the wait time. I had a 9am appointment and left there at 10:40am.
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Dr. Valkenburg is very good to me, I like her so much and May God bless her always, so that she can help all patients.
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Great visit
Less than 3 months ago
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Great doctor who took her time and staff are excellent as well. I did feel welcomed as I checked in however that changed once I was called into the office. Dr Kathleen took her time to explain exactly what was goingon with my eyes. The ladies in training (assistant)took their time and answered all of my questions. I am in the medical field and they did a Great job especially working together.
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Dr Valkenburg is very kind and she explained very well thank you doc :)
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She's the doctor you need when you think the worst about your injury. Very professional and very calming.
Less than 6 months ago
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She was excellent. She was very thorough
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Great experience with Dr Kathleen
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Great staff!
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Very good experience. Highly recommend!
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I was extremely pleased with the care I received.
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Dr. Van is very nice and sweet doctor. We feel very comfortable with her.
Less than 1 year ago
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The entire staff was kind and my visit was very pleasant! Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg was honest and thorough - highly recommend her!
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It couldn’t be better.
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LONGEST WAIT EVER! THEY TAKE ZOCDOC PATIENTS AFTER ALL OTHERS!
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Was a great experience
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Everybody was so sweet & nice! Doctor was great and went through everything very well. Waiting time was not even 5 mins!
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Dr. Valkenburg was amazing. I am very pleased with my visit. She was very friendly and made me feel very welcomed. Dr. Valkenburg assistant was also a delight. Very happy found this practice.
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The doctor has great bedside manners and explain everything to you before she does it. She is nice and well experienced.
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She is the best.
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This was my second visit to see Dr. Van Valkenburg and I was once again very pleased with the care I received.
More than 1 year ago
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This Dr. was thorough and informative. She took her time explaining the issue I was having. Awesome experience with her.
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Fantastic experience. Very professional
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Very friendly office staff and wonderful experience overall. Dr. Van was great. All my questions were answered and my concerns about my eye were eased. I would highly recommend this practice.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very welcoming and professional.
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No wait time. She was sweet and knowledgeable. Will definitely return in the future!
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Very informative and straight forward. Extremely helpful. You definitely recommend her to others.
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Very professional and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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I m very happy. It was a right decision to visit her.
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the best eye doctor with nice accomodating staff, highly recommended to others..
More than 1 year ago
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she was very personal and extremely nice
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Very professional and a great manner. She told me everything she was doing and gave a full eye exam to diagnose my problem. I came away feeling reassured that my eye would be ok.
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Dr van valkenburg is the best !
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Attentive, knowledgable and kind. Highly recommend. P. Papiewski
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She made everything easy and comfortable and relaxed her bedside matter was amazing I recommend anybody to go see her she's a very good eye doctor
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She is very professional and personable which are important traits to have in a doctor. She performed 2 cataract surgeries on me and each one went flawlessly. I strongly recommend her and her staff.
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I was very impressed with Dr Van Valkenburg. She is a very competent eye doctor. I will recommend her to my family and friends.
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Dr. Valenburg office staff was very courteous and welcoming. The medical assistant team was great also. Dr Valenburg explained in depth everything about my eye examination. My examination was very successful and I appreciate appreciatedthe card I received. I would recommend Dr. Valenburg and her service to anyone undoubtedly.
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Very friendly and professional doctor and staff.
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My visit with Dr V was great. Debbie, the receptionist, is lovely, very patient and helpful. The techs who started my evaluation are friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Van Valkenburg is friendly, patient and thorough. The entire visit was prompt and efficient. I would highly recommend this practice to others.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff argued for about 10 minutes. They definitely need leadership training. One woman smelled like cigarette smoke as well. Really unprofessional, beware.
More than 1 year ago
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The entire visit was good. Minimal wait to be seen. Professional staff. Thorough exam. I will return.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Van Valkenburg and she was absolutely wonderful. She spent alot of time with me and I did not feel rushed. Her warm personality was a breath of fresh air! Thank you!!!
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Dr. VAN Valkenburg was excellent.Very professional. Explained everything she was doing. Very positive experience. Would highly recommend.
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First time visit. From the moment I arrived at the desk, I was treated kindly. No wait time and everyone I came in contact with was pleasant and informative. Answered all of my questions and explained what they were doing asthey went along. Glad I found Dr. Van and Zocdoc!
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Excellent doctor. Staff was well-trained and very professional. Information fully and comprehensively highly recommend dr. To anyone needing Eye Care.
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My visit with Dr. Van was absolutely terrible. She spent most of the visit talking about her Rolex and diamond earrings. She barely looked in my eyes, in fact I don't think she looked in my left eye at all. Inaddition, I made it very clear that I wanted a contact lens exam and script when I made the appointment. She refused to fit me for contacts or write me a script. She kept telling me that I would have had to brought my last contact lens script with me in order for her to write me a new one. WHAT? My last script was several years old and not something I would have kept. I will never go back to that office. Her equipment was old and dusty. She didn't have any of the modern eye scanning machines (my last dr did but no longer takes my insurance). A truly disappointing experience, a waste of my time and money.
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Dr. Van is awesome! Personable, kind and knows her stuff. Looking forward to annual visits!
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She was very professional and knowledgeable
More than 1 year ago
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