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Qualifications and Experience
Maria Basile, MD is a member of the Ophthalmology Practice at the Beth Israel Medical Group. She specializes in the medical, laser and surgical management of patients with glaucoma, as well as small incision cataract surgery.
Dr. Basile completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She then went on to complete prestigious fellowship training in Glaucoma at the Mount Sinai Medical Center with Dr. Steven Podos, prior to joining the Beth Israel Medical Group.
Dr. Basile is also an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology in NYEE, involved in supervising and teaching residents. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Basile presented her research work at national ophthalmology meetings, as well authored book chapters.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Basile is always friendly and extremely thorough.
This was my first visit with an Ophthalmologist. Dr. Basile was very helpful and explained every step. That's comforting for patients, don't you think…?
One word ""AWESOME"!
Very professional office and Dr Maria is one of the best in NYC. Very pleasant.
Dr. Basile was great and very thorough! However, the communication between Zocdoc and whatever system the Dr. office uses do not communicate. So if you're using Zocdoc make sure you call the office to confirm they have your appointment. If not, be ready to wait about an hour to be seen. Plus fill out tons of paperwork that I had already submitted via Zocdoc too but the office did not receive. So annoying.
I so appreciate her care for me and attention to my long term health. I have seen her for several years and would never willingly switch.
I like Dr. Basile. She explained very thoroughly and explain what need to be done
Dr. Basile is very professional and knowledgable. She is also very patient and answered all my questions. She is very helpful and super knowledgeable. I have a strong prescription, and she recommended some eye drops and vitamins which would be good for me to take. She is overall wonderful. Highly recommended!
Dr Basile is an excellent Opthalmologist. I highly recommended her and her office.
Dr Basile is very pleasant to work with. She's very professional but very friendly. I would recommend her to every one!
She is professional, patience and an easy going person.
Docto Was excellent.
Well-run office from medical to clerical by all there with professionalism and courtesy. Succinct explanation given for condition.
Always pleasure to visit Dr. Basile office, she is a real professional.
Dr. Basile is personable and lovely to be around. She explained things thoroughly, and provided time for my questions.
I have been seeing Dr. Basile for years now. I commend her for her expertise and people skills. I am very satisfied with her services.
Dr. Basile is always professional, thorough, and address every question with great insight and best of all options.
I had an early morning appointment and when I arrived I was the only one there. I scooted right in, saw the nurse and then Dr. Basile. This was my first ever eye exam and she was incredibly thorough, patient, kind, gentle and talked me through the whole procedure. I will most certainly be returning to the kind, friendly and helpful office!
Dr. Basile was kind and efficient during my visit. I would have appreciated if she explained what she was doing and checking for- this was my first time to the ophthalmologist and I didn't really understand what was going on. The office itself is dingy- could certainly use some color and light. The staff was pleasant although my wait was long (30 minutes after my scheduled appointment time).
Dr. Basile is thorough and takes her time. She answers all questions and provides detailed information about your condition. In addition, she has a lovely bedside manner.
She is very knowledgeable, I like that very much. She is very nice and sweet. She answered all my questions and gave me good information that another doctor didn't.
There is no better professional. Very smart and personal. Gives you individualized care and exceedingly kind
Dr. Basile has a very pleasant and calm approach. She remembered me even after I hadn't been to her office for a couple of years. That was nice!
Dr. Basile is very personable, efficient and considerate, with nice manners and made me feel comfortable right away. She was very informative and explained things very clearly and let me interrupt her with questions or comments. She came across as very caring and capable and I left the office very impressed.
Very thorough, professional, & friendly, recommended to 2 people.
As always It is a pleasure go to Dr. Basile Office. She and her staff are really professional.
She was very professional and yet she was personal in ways that she showed care about my needs. She explained in simple terms that I can understand. I highly recommend her
as of 3/9, have tried twice to get into see her, all ready backed-up 30-45 minutes by 9:15am. poor customer service. some of us are just as busy as doctors and can't really wait. needs to improve service
She was very knowledgable in her profession and excellent bedside manner.
Dr Basile was thorough and kind. I thought she was very sincere in her concern for my health.
She was very thorough and very pleasant! highly recc.
Dr Basile is wonderful. She is friendly, efficient, happy to explain what she's doing, and all around great!
Love this doctor. You don't feel just like another nameless patient with her
Funny, knowledgeable, and very good bedside manner.
She is super careful and thorough and explains things in great care and answers all questions.
I have been visiting Dr Maria Basile for a few years now, and each time she has make be feel comfortable. Thank you.
Dr. Basile is one of my favorite doctors. I have been going to see her since 2011 when she was still with Beth Israel before Sinai bought the practice. Dr. Basile is compassionate, knowledgeable and treats every patient like a person. Although I love Dr. Basile, I have had nothing but problems regarding her billing department and her front desk. The phone line is always busy or rings without anyone picking up the line. I have had to call 7 times in one day to get through to someone on the other end. There are issues with my bill every time I have been billed since 2014. If Dr. Basile herself was not such an excellent practitioner, the issues with billing and the front end would have driven me away a long time ago. It is unfortunate that the administrative team does not match the service excellence of this practitioner.
Friendly, professional, thorough. Explained everything well.
I've found a great opthamalogist in Dr. Basile, which I am quite pleased about.
Generally efficient, personable, and what I like, describes what she's doing. Really important: her office actually uses Zocdoc to full capacity. I didn't need to fill out one form when I arrived and I was a new patient! Very very very appreciative of that. Receptionist was nice too.
Dr. Basile is caring , professional and caring A wonderful Doctor
Very nice and pleasant Doctor
Dr. Basile was kind, attentive and very professional. She really made me feel taken care of and gave me an excellent recommendation for a surgeon for a procedure I need. I look forward to my next yearly checkup!
Concerned about your overall health not just your eyesight.
Dr Basile is my Eye doctor. She always provides good care in a professional manner, she answers questions with useful and clear information. She performs exams carefully and makes it in a way that it is comfortable and quick for the patient. I recommend Dr basile.
My visit with Dr Basile was excellent. she is an excellent MD and is always available when needed.
Dr. Basile is easy going, friendly and highly professional. She explains each step of tests and treatment in common English which is of a great help.
Dr. Basile is very nice..she will talk to you and she take her work seriously. That's good, thank you
I've been going to Dr. Basile for a long time because, frankly, it's always been good and why change it? Examination and care is always professional and courteous including the staff.
I have seen her every year since 2012 and I would recommend her 100%!
excellent experience , very professional treatment i received would recommend to anyone to see this doctor
Less than half an hour because I came in early!
She is very professional, thorough and personable.
Terrific doctor. Very knowledgeable and great at explaining the issues with eyes. Caring and warm manners. Dr Basile spotted a hole in my retina durng the eye exam we did for different eye problem. She recommended excellent retina specialists to do further exams. Long story short, hole is patched and eye is saved. Thank you, doctor!
I arrived on time for my 10:15 appointment, but did not see the doctor until 11:15 at which point she dilated my eyes, and I was asked to return to the waiting room for another 20 minutes. The second wait was more like 30/40 minutes, so all in I spent a lot of time waiting for about 10 minutes of patient care.
Dr. Basile provides good recommendations and great service!
Dr Basile is great. She is extremely friendly and a great doctor!
Wonderful. Dr. Basile is exceptional. She has a wonderful personality and is very nice and warm. She is an excellent Opthamologist! I highly recommend her.
Because of the installation of a new computer service, there were delays in being serviced. That being said, the visit turned in a positive direction when I was seen by Dr, Basile. A caring professional.
I've been seeing Dr. Basile for several years and am extremely satisfied with her competence, professionalism, and cordiality.
She's very pleasant, gentle and extremely thorough
Dr. Maria Basile is an excellent doctor and I've been a patient of hers for about 5 years now. It is such a shame that Beth Israel was bought out by Mount Sinai as I have encountered all sorts of billing issues since the takeover. Dr. Basile is attentive, thorough, kind and efficient. It is distressing that these qualities do not carry over to the Billing Department after Dr. Basile has taken care of you.
Dr. Basile is very efficient. She also explains things in great detail. I felt like she handled my situation well.
i was very pleased to hear the doctor comment on the state of my vision. She clearly defined alternate courses of action and left me to determine my choice after due consideration of all factors. I was comforted to see the latest technology instruments she used in her examination and I am sure her conclusions were based on quantitative valuations and not subjective conclusions.
Dr. Basile is professional and gentle. She was thoroughly informative about my diagnoses and treatment but could have told me more about what exactly she was doing along the way. The receptionist was amateurish and disorganized with a frantic air about him. I arrived at 11:45am for a noon appointment and wasn't seen until 12:45pm, so that's aggravating, but apparently the assistant was out today, so this could be an anomaly. I will be back.
Thoughtful presentation of the options for treatment.
Dr. Basile was efficient, knowledgeable and personable. She was great! She diagnosed me, sent my prescription in and I was on my way within 20 minutes without feeling rushed. She even gave me a homeopathic remedy for my eye! I will definitely go back to her in the future.
She did not check for cataracts
She's great. I've been seeing her for years. Kind and patient.
Dr. Basile listens, answers questions, explains and makes everything all better!
very professional. answered ALL my questions. explained things very well.
Dr. Basile is great she provide you with positive feedback and informs you of the next steps you should take to ensure that you are moving forward on a healthy path.
Dr. Basile was very friendly and thorough.
It was very pleasant. The physician assistant was also excellent. It was a great experience. I strongly recommend the service I got.
She is so sweet and charming and really knows what she is doing. I can't imagine a better ophthalmologist.
Dr Basile has a great manner. She's thorough, she really listens, and I always feel that I'm in good hands.
Great visit, very professional and courteous.
Maria has been my eye doctor for years, she's always been very professional, she's great and I never had to wait too long in the office before I was called. I would totally recommend her.
Very professional, nice and thorough.
Excellent doctor - highly recommended -very short wait time in office
She is very professional and kind. Love my visit!
Dr. Basile was both efficient and personable, she took the time to explain everything to me and thereby removed any anxiety I might have had.
In short, Dr Basile rocks. The front office is amongst the worst I have ever experienced. It is a shame that she is trapped in this horrible organization, like a caged butterfly.
She was very thorough, asked questions about my concerns and listened well. She answered questions and clarified anything I didn't understand.
Dr. Basile is a great eye doctor, but her reception staff could definitely improve. But during one of my visits, I checked in and then waited for nearly 30 minutes. And it was only after I asked if I would be seen soon that the receptionist notified Dr. Basile's assistant that I was waiting.
she is thorough, caring and totally professional
She's a great doctor. Dr. Basile diagnosed me right away and sent me to the retina specialist immediately so I can get emergency treatment. I have to get cataract surgery in the near future and have total confidence in Dr. Basile.
I had a 9:15am appt and they got me in within 5 minutes of my time. I had not had my eyes checked in years so it was a first time visit for me. She was great and talked me though exactly what she was doing and why. I would absolutely come back again.
I really like Dr. Basile, however, one of her receptionists could be friendlier and more organized.
She is an excellent doctor, and I trust my eyes with her. I do VALUE my eyesight.
Answers every question clearly and completely. Excellent attitude: Helpful, patient. Projects competence, instills trust.
I've been seeing Dr. Basile for years and I cannot recommend her enough. I originally started seeing her for an emergency problem that required treatment years ago, and liked her so much that I've continued my annual eye exams with her. She's always a pleasure to see, the wait time is minimal, and her treatment and advice has helped me to dramatically improve the quality of my eyes and tears.
I was very pleased with the professional services I received this morning. The office has state of the art equipment and I feel that I have been in very capable hands.
Dr Basile has a very nice personality and is thorough with her examinations
Her kindness. Explained everything in layman's terms. Wonderful doctor.
All about it was just right. best, boaz
Dr Basile has been treating me for several years- highly recommend.
I had a lovely visit with Dr. Basile. It was the first time an eye doctor did not make me feel panicked or nervous, she was very thorough and explained everything she was doing as she performed the tests. The staff were also very nice and I was seen quickly. Great experience overall.
Doctor Basile was great! She was patient and explained everything to me. She talked me through different scenarios and possibilites, so I was fully aware of possible symptoms and outcomes. The only complaint I would have is her medical assistant. He was not personable and a bit difficult to understand. When he asked me questions, he would cut me off while I was answering, which was very frustrating.
Polite, friendly and informative!
I felt confident in her as my doctor. She answered my questions and explained thoroughly.
It was great! Stress free and gentle.
The doctor was very nice, but after she dilated my eyes, she left me in the waiting room for 50 minutes.
I enjoyed my visit she is really sweet
Great bedside manner and Maria took the time to explain everything clearly.
I like to visit her every year.
Dr. Basile was great! Very thorough, kind, and clear.
Love it, very professional from start to the very end of the appointment.
The facilities are new and clean which is nice. Dr. Basile is polite and professional and an overall great doctor. The preliminary physician for the intake exam was a bit cold and impersonal. Overall very good experience.
I've always enjoyed my visits & find that Dr. Basile cares & takes interest in the issues at hand.
She was absolutely amazing! She was calm, kind, answered all my questions. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Easy to talk to. She explains everything clearly and in detail. Was quick to answer any questions or concerns.
Love Dr. Basile! She is a great Ophthalmologist
Dr. Basile is incredibly friendly and professional. She discovered a serious problem with my retinas and got me into see a specialist right away. I don't live or work near her office anymore but will continue seeing her because she's the best!
She trusts the patient's judgment, which makes me feel great and right at home. Also is very considerate of financial strain, because glasses can get expensive, and will recommend good places to get them.
She is very helpful and kind.
Thorough and a good listener.
Very friendly and informative. She took her time explaining things to me.
Dr. Basile was extremely knowledge and provided step-by-step details of the procedures. Moreover, she managed my experience.
I really enjoyed my visit. The doctor is very knowledgeable and educated me well on all issues. I would highly recommend her!
She is gentle and very professional.
Knowledgeable and kind doctor! Very thorough and informative
Great experience with Dr. Basile. She was very friendly and informative when I went for my annual checkup. Would recommend to friends.
Dr. Basile was an excellent opthamologist. She was efficient and pleasant. She gave me an excellent examination and I wiil see her next year for another annual check-up.
Visit was fine except for the wait. Didn't get called in until 9:30AM even though it was a 9AM appointment!
Had my eye appointment earlier today and had a great experience, I was especially nervous because I was a new patient. Dr. Basile is very nice and welcoming and so is her staff. Once I was seen she was very quick but thorough with her examination. I highly recommend her!
Absolutely love her! Dr. Basile is super professional and personable at the same time. Her friendliness just made my visit that much more comfortable, she is easy to talk to and listens to your concerns. Would recommend her to those closest to me in a heart beat PLUS the office in Chelsea is super convenient right outside of the train station. My only complaint is for the receptionist at the front desk, they could use someone who is way more friendly, thought she was a little rude for someone who is supposed to greet you... first impressions do count!
Good experience - very confident in her knowledge and manner
I like this doctor, but will think twice about visiting again. Her schedule is overwhelmingly overbooked. I spent 2:00 hrs on my visit and was actually only seen by doctor and her assistants for a total of 20-25 minutes. I read similar reviews, but was hoping the same thing wouldn't happent to me. There's no reason to overbook like this, and there are plenty of similarly skilled doctors without such a long wait.
Dr. Basile was very informative and courtious. She maintained excellent professionalism and was also personable. I will definitely recomending her. Thankfully, I didn't need glasses! However, I will be trust my eyes to her for my annual eye check up!
She is thorough, provides clear information and instills confidence in her ability to do her job.
Dr. Basile was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her trade and also about an obscure health issue I have that could impact my eye health. She made me feel comfortable and explained clear next steps to ensure we track my health moving forward. I highly recommend Dr. Basile.
Doc was great. Waited over 30 min. beyond schedule time of appointment Initial contact person never identified himself as technician or assistant. He shoulde plain his role in the care of patients
No negative comments whatsoever. I would recommend the care of my eyes to her any day.
She is direct, thorough, friendly, and ready to explain as well as to listen to questions.
She was great, but the wait was more than I would like.
She was great, very thorough and kind. She made sure I understood everything. I would recommend her!
Dr. Basile is a very friendly and thorough doctor. Excellent eye exam.
She is very professional but friendly. Makes you feel very comfortable.
Even though there is always a wait to see Dr. Basile, I would highly recommend her. She is very knowledgable, puts you at ease, is very thorough and pleasant.
Very professional. Great bedside manner. Efficient office and very pleasant staff.
She is pleasant and thorough.
i love dr basile, she is always super quick and efficient. her waiting room is a little rough around the edges but overall she is great.
She might have saved my eye!! THANK YOU!!!!
Love Dr. Basile. Always has a friendly manner. Very smart and helpful
My visit was fantastic! I'm so glad I discovered Dr. Basile.
She is very knowledgeable
V informed, thorough, professional, affable
The visit went really well although a bit rushed. To be fair, the weather was awful on that particular day which made many patients late.
She is GREAT!!! Thorough & courteous. I trust her with my my one and only pair of eyes. A patient for life. She knows what she is doing!
She was very thorough and personable. She displayed a quick understanding of how my vision issues were impacting my day to day life and was able to provide a prescription that addressed my particular vision concerns.
excellent physician...really knows her stuff!
Very efficient, very clean and organized exam rooms, and very thorough and effective examination.
Finding this place to book my appointments have been the best thing!
Dr Basile was a total professional. She explained each step thoroughly & courteously. I would recommend her without reservation.
My visit today went very well. All my questions were answer to my understanding and satisfaction.
Visiting her was the right thing to do. i'm ver y satisfy with her!
Dr Basile is great!
My visit with her was great.She is very informative with her patients. She explains everything .I go to her every year because I am a diabetic.
Very kind, knowledgable and professional.
Dr. Basile is an excellent eye doctor to see, because she take her time examining you and before you leave from her office Dr.Basile will make sure you understand the problem(s) .
She's friendly, confidence-inspiring, and efficient without feeling rushed. Good at explaining medical concepts to lay people. I also like the fact that I can usually get an appt within a day or two.
Dr. Basile was terrific. Very thorough and considerate.
The doctor was great and thorough. The receptionist was also very efficient and kind, which was great as this is not always the case.
on time. she is very pleasnat, professsional. she takes her time and expalins all the details. very nice person. and she smiles.
Very sweet and knowledgable, makes you comfortable talking to the doctor
I love her she great ;0)
Excellent medical care and courteous reception
My visit and check up was the best medical. Check up I ever had in my life...
I had seen a general doctor first because I developed pain/swelling in my eye very suddenly and needed to see a doctor quickly. Unfortunately I was misdiagnosed and therefore in a lot of pain by the time I found Dr. Basile. I felt Dr. Basile gave me a very thorough exam and gave me specific instructions in terms of care, prescriptions, follow-up, and the background of my medical condition. I left greatly relieved that I had a good understanding of my condition and what would happen next.
Excellent and professional care rendered in a timely fashion. I recommend her without hesitation.
Dr. Basile was great. She explained everything to me, very knowledgeable about her profession. Just really nice
I felt I was being spoken down to.
She was great and took time to talk to me about my issues and didnt rush me out of the office.
Despite somewhat of a wait Dr. Basile was professional an took care to provide proper explanation. I feel very comfortable with her medical opinion and professional manner.
This visit took the vast majority of my day and none of the staff was very friendly.
Dr. Basile was nice, but the wait time was over an hr and a half! I got to the office ten mins early for a 10:15 appt, and wasn't called until 11:45. The appt itself took less than 15 mins. I don't think I'll be gping back.
I definitely recommend Dr. Basile...
She seemed very competent.
Dr Basile is very thorough, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. She examined and explained my eye health within the broader perspective of my general health. I recommend her highly.
Long wait time at this appointment is unusual. The reason given was the new software application required her to enter initial data at time of appointment.
Very professional and personable.
Very thorough. Not rushed. Takes time to explain step by step diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. Highly recommended.
Excellent and thorough
Doctor is very thorough and pleasant, the wait period was quiet long, but was worth it.
She is a very kind, caring, and knowledgeable professional.
She's great. Super friendly.
My visit with Dr Basile, was one of my best with an eye doctor. She went step by step in English . All was very clear, with all med understanding.
Amazing, an extremely professional yet personable doctor. I will definitely go back!
It was one of the best experiences I had with a Doctor.
Dr. Basile is fantastic. I've seen her multiple times for a few issues aside from routine eye exams. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and kind. She's very patient and understanding. I love going to her!
I had pink eye, so my appt was very straight forward. She saw me for 5 mins in the exam room. I waited just shy of 2 hrs (an 1 and 45 mins to be exact). I would say this was a fluke experience. But my husband saw this dr 3 days prior and was waiting OVER 2 hrs. My husband called and made an appt the morning he was going in. When he got there and waited 2 hrs, and questioned it, he was told he was a walk-in and was being seen AFTER everyone else. I thought being that I made a morning appt this would not happen to me, but it did. I will never go back again.
Very professional, very knowledgeable. Good at explaining what she was doing at all times.
I thought it was a good visit. The doctor was very warm and friendly.
Excellent doctor. So glad to have the opportunity to see her. She answered all my questions and was very patient even though the other doctor was out and she was covering for him. The office was very busy but I would not see anyone else!! Thanks.
Dr. Basile was very thorough in her examination and evaluation. Extremely professional and she explained everything in detail. I walked away with a much better understanding then I had in the past with other doctors. Would definitely recommend her to others.
Dr. Basile was wonderful - my eyes are much healthier and happier!
Dr. Basile was very pleasant and professional. The office is run very efficiently. I had a very good experience and will back for my annual eye exam next year.
Thorough. Answered all of my concerns. Impressive.
Dr. Basile was very thorough and considerate. I was most comfortable and would highly recommend her to others.
Dr. Maria Basile is an excellent doctor; highly skilled and very focused, but with a lovely, pleasant manner that set me at ease immediately. Both the exam, and Dr. Basile's explanation of my situation, were detailed but still easy to understand. Rare to find a doctor who has both clinical and people skills in equal measure -- cannot recommend her highly enough.
She is thorough!
Efficient, courteous and friendly. She took the time to provide detail explanation of her diagnosis and recommendations.
Dr. Basile was very professional and explained herself in an understandable way. I will continue to go to her, however the wait time was a little excessive as I made sure to be there 15 minutes early and wasn't seen until an hour after my appointment time.
Very thorough examination and professional. A pleasant demeanor and friendly. My wife recommended Dr. Basile and I'm glad i did. I highly recommend anyone to her.
Dr. Basile knows her stuff, conducts a thorough eye exam, and has given me a lot of useful advice for how to better manage my contact lens usage. I would have gone back to her, but it appears that since I switched to a different plan my employer offers, she's no longer considered "in-network"
She is an amazing dr. Never makes you feel badly or uncomfortable...I love her!!!
Very professional and thorough. Explained all the options clearly. Outstanding professional.
friendly, professional, knowledgeable
I found Dr.Basile and her staff to be both professional & a joy to deal with. So glad that I chose her & I plan to stay with her!
Dr. Basile was personable and knowledgeable, and made me feel at ease. I would definitely see her again.
Very thorough doctor, explains everything in an easy-to-understand manner, and just a really nice, pleasant doctor.
I came out knowing what had happened to me and feeling better about the situation.
very kind, walk-in ok, but I waited over 1 hour.
Very professional, it was a good experience, my son has an appointment already.
This was my first visit with Dr. Basile and I found her to be well-informative about my situation and helpful.
She was very professional but also friendly. She made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Basile was great! Will definitely recommend her to my friends.
A consummate professional, best eye doctor I've been to in years. Also recommended follow-up tests for me given my age bracket and prior medical history.
Very friendly, comforting, and informative. I will definitely be going to her again. Highly recommended.
She was so lovely and professional. She got me in and out of the appointment so quickly and was very concise and clear throughout my examination. I plan on becoming a regular patient of Dr. Basile.
The doctor was great however her front desk was very nasty, and unapproachable.
Dr. Basile is wonderful! I've recommended her to multiple people and will continue to do so. I've had issues with contacts fitting correctly, and she was extremely patient and finally found me a good pair. She's kind, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable!
Dr. Basile was great and very friendly! I will go back to her next time I need to see an opthamologist.
Very friendly and engaging. Genuine care and concern for her patients.
Dr. Maria Basile is very nice, explained everything to me very carefully.
Excellent Dr, very thorough and caring.