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Dr. Martin Weinberg, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Martin Weinberg is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has been the Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center since 2005. He has been repeatedly selected for excellence of care by Castle Connolly Top Docs, Inside New Jersey Top Doctors, and US World & News Report. He is known for his extremely thorough evaluations, which allows him to frequently pick up conditions other Doctors have missed. While prepared to handle the most complex problems, he also takes care of patients with more simple Ophthalmologic needs, and performs standard exams and refractions to update eyeglasses. Patients appreciate Dr. Weinberg's sincere interest in providing the best possible exams with state of the art equipment, knowing that if a problem should arise he will pick it up at an early stage and offer appropriate treatment. He is a concerned and caring Physician with a warm demeanor who will take time to answer all questions. He has served as a Consultant in Ophthalmology to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Weinberg was selected by the National Institute of Health National Eye Institute for a Fellowship in Ocular Pathology, the microscopic evaluation of all Ophthalmologic Diseases at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He undertook an additional Fellowship in Ocular Oncology - Tumors of the Eye and Orbit, which had a heavy overlay in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Weinberg has a special area of interest in Medical Glaucoma: he was the Principal Investigator who determined the origins of Exfoliation Syndrome, the most common cause of Open Angle Glaucoma. He also maintains a very strong interest in Visual Disturbances arising from Optic Nerve Injuries associated with Head Trauma and treating double vision.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Fellowship in Ocular Pathology
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, Fellowship in Ocular Oncology

Awards and publications

  • James B. Angel Scholar Award, University of Michigan
  • Publication: Peanut Agglutinin Binding in Normal and Diseased Human Eye. Martin R. Weinberg, M.D. and Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., M.D. Supplement to Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 24:247, March 1983.
  • Chief, Department of Ophthalmology at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1043288608

Office locations

Martin Weinberg, M.D.

405 Cedar Lane, Suite 5

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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Dr. Martin's office was dirty and old. The chairs and the carpeting were falling apart. I didn't even want to sit down in his waiting room. His office was a mess. He told me a whole story about his past receptionistsand went into WAY too much personal detail about them in order to explain the stacks of boxes and papers all over his office. He also told me a personal story about another one of his patients. He called and moved my appointment later than original and then still didn't see me for over an hour. He saw another patient in the middle of my appointment. His background history is over-extensive and part of it could be completed by form before you go to the office to save A LOT of time. He tells personal anecdotes about everything you say and boasts and brags about all his accomplishments while he is doing it. He does all these tests "he created" and uses very dated software and procedures to save and document patient files. I was supposed to have a second appointment with him, but I ended up canceling because I didn't feel comfortable going back. I felt as though he was very unprofessional.
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They don’t do contacts and did not disclose that information over the phone. Waste of my time.
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The doctor is extremely knowledgable and took extra time and care to understand my medical history and symptoms. The appointment was reschduled several times, which was a little annoying, but I would definitely go back because I felt well caredfor and that is hard to find in this area. Just keep in mind that your appointment could be delayed by a few hours and I believe the reason was because he spent extra time with the patients prior to my appointment. Overall good guy, overall good experience, needs an assistant.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doc he really take his time with every patient
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VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE..Takes more than the required time to spend on you to make sure he’s checked every part of the eyes.
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Dr Weinberg is amazing. I had an emergency and he fit in his schedule for an appointment. I have Optic Neuritis and if it wasn't for Dr Weinberg, my illness would've been more severe.
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Dr. Weinberg was very friendly and professional.
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fist of all before, as a health provider myself, i had researched Dr Weinberg before making my initial appointment.He is quite accomplished and had extreme array of credentials. Upon the first visit I completed an exhaustive health historyand and the doctor spent time reviewing the content. He brought things to my attention that I was not aware of. His clinical examination was equally as thorough and comprehensive. After the appointment was complete his compassion continued to prevail , ensuring that I had adequate transportation home since my eyes were dialated. I would just like to add that even the insurance filings were mainstreamed by his staff to make an even more enjoyable an experience... Thank you Dr Weinberg, you are an asset to your profession !! Dr. B
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My experience with Dr. Weinberg has always been excellent. He is a caring, dedicated and highly knowledgeable physician. He is extremely careful in all tests he administers with a view toward making sure the results are proper and accurate.His recommendations are always to the point and explained carefully and fully with wonderful patient understanding.
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Dr Weinberg is a breath of fresh air in today's world of revolving door medicine. He is methodical and thorough and personally took the time to review my entire medical history to ensure that he was fully aware of my currenthealth status and past medical issues that might impact the health of my eyes. He does not just give you a form to complete, he reviews it with you until he sees the entire picture. After reviewing my medical history, I had the most thorough eye exam that I have ever received without performing any unnecessary tests. Dr Weinberg pays attention to every detail and makes sure you receive a quality examination. He does not rush his patients which is atypical of most physicians today. I felt that the Dr genuinely cared about the health of my eyes and wanted to make sure that my eyes were in fact healthy and that I left his office with the perfect prescription for my new eyeglasses. Dr Weinberg is highly credentialed, as he is currently Chairman of Englewood Hospital's Dept of Ophthalmology, a position he has held for quite a few years and also has many fellowships. Dr Weinberg seems to possess an extraordinary understanding of the human body and is familiar with many other areas of medicine beyond his specialty. When I arrived for my appointment the Dr was finishing up with a Special Needs patient and I was touched by the kindness and respect he showed to that patient, Dr Weinberg is an extremely caring physician who respects his patients and truly cares about their needs and goes out of his way to provide the best care humanly possible. I highly recommend Dr Weinberg if you want a thorough examination without feeling rushed. Besides being knowledgeable, Dr Weinberg is compassionate and kind with a very pleasant demeanor.
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My original appointment was for 4:45. The dr. changed it to 5, then 5:10, then 5:20, on the day of! He said I’d be there for 1.25 hours. I was there over 3 hours!!! For any appt that’s ridiculous. I shouldhave known when I got to the office and smelled mustiness before I even got in there, that it was a bad idea. That fact should have been confirmed when I saw the condition of it – a threadbare rug in over 2 spots (which I took pictures of), & boxes and debris everywhere. I already knew the doctor had no idea how to keep a schedule because of the time changes, but I thought, well, emergencies happen, and I was having a problem with my eyes. So, I stayed. I really wish I hadn’t. I had to wait over 45 minutes before he saw me. His receptionist left, and he came in and said he had to get coffee. Told me that he was taking his kid to a movie after my appointment and an interview of a new associate, and had to stay up (did I need to know that? No, inappropriate). Then he came into to the waiting area to “talk” to me. It was more like an interrogation and penalty phase. He looked like an unmade bed. Heavy, disheveled, with his Hospital ID hanging on him like a medal he’d earned. He asked me personal questions for over 2 hours – and when I objected to the length of time I was there and the scope of the questions, he told me that he’d “saved lives” with his very detailed intake procedure. He then told me about how many lives he’d saved, supposedly. (A man had a heart attack & the ER called his eye dr? I don’t believe him). He ‘shared’ how he’s “happily divorced” (imagine that, he’s such a catch!), and how his girlfriend is deathly afraid of getting cataract surgery. He told me that his former assistant had screwed him over with the files (hence the mess he tried to explain), and that because of her he’d had to pay over a $100 Grand for forensic accounting for something or other. He should have put some of that into the décor. He complained that he’d paid her to go out on disability for a leg injury, but he’d seen her on the street looking “fine”. He boasted how he’s the Chief of Staff at some Hospital (I don’t remember which, I was so annoyed by him). Is any of this appropriate? A big, annoyed, disinterested, NO. He loves to hear himself talk. No wonder he was late. No emergency. Just his overinflated ego. I feel really sorry for the Residents who have to put up with him full time. At one point, I coughed (I have allergies and was very late for my pill), and he told me that was being “unhygienic by not having done it into my elbow”. Then chastised me about the spread of germs. I coughed into my hand; a dry cough! He’s so rude! He told me that if I have allergies I have to get rid of my cats (not happening I said) and he went off onto his millionth tangent. I thought about leaving before he got to the eye exam more than once. I really wish I had. He finally finished the “intake”. He told me he’d start the exam and “get me out of there in an hour or less”. I tried to throw out my Starbucks cup into a garbage can, and he freaked and stopped me saying “I don’t allow any liquids in the garbage cans”!! Of course, he doesn’t have a cleaning staff, my mistake, clearly, looking at the place! He FINALLY got to the exam portion of the torture. He INSISTED that my hands be on the arms of the (old) chair in a very uncomfortable position. After looking at one eye, I couldn’t keep them there & moved them. He pulled the instrument back and said “I’ll give you a rest before we resume”! I objected to the position & told him I had to get home to give my cats meds so he needed to hurry up. He refused to go on without my hands there! But, it got worse. He put drops in my eyes and I went to wipe my face – and he told me NOT to! He dabbed at my face (missing all the liquid) and so I reached over & got my own tissue. At that point, he went BALLISTIC! He YELLED at me that I’d COUGHED into the hand that touched his “sterile” counter (it was gross, too)! I said I brushed against it with the back of my hand, and got a tissue with my other hand. He yelled “THIS IS MY PLACE, MY RULES!” He was about to bluster something else but I cut him off & asked if the exam was done. I’d had more than had enough, but was in agony with my eyes. I wanted an Rx, even from him. But, he wasn’t able to see the back of my one eye! At that point, he announced that it’s allergic, no Rx and to make a follow up appt. I told him that he could tear up my file because I wouldn’t be back on a bet. I left there at 8:30pm after getting there at 5:20! I was so angry that I’d been treated so badly that when I went home, that I talked about it for an hour with my hubby. Then I did Yoga deep breathing to calm down. I was mostly angry with myself for having put up with him, when I knew I shouldn’t have. But, I'm still angry that people like him exist, and worse, are in the “service” medical industry. His “bedside manner” is disgusting, like his office. I went to my regular eye dr. a day later, and they gave me a cream & drops, which cleared up the infection in 3 days. That appt was just over an hour as well, and the office is beautiful, the staff is friendly and kind, and so are the doctors. I asked them for an appt. and they gave me one. I really wish I’d skipped the torture. Do yourself and favor – avoid weinberg. like the plague. He should have made me comfortable by being professional and kind, but he didn't. He’s a rude, angry, pedantic, OCD germaphobe, bullying, inappropriate, boasting buffoon. I couldn't be more disgusted by my experience with him.
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Dr Weinberg is AWESOME! I'm so glad I found him. He is extremely thorough and very gentle. I'm happy I made a great decision in caring for my eyes.
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He's a great doctor honestly. He did tests and explained stuff I'd never even heard before. He is extremely dedicated to his craft; and it shows in the outstanding way he treats his patients. Dr. Weinberg is a great doctor, and I totally recommend him for new patients. 5/5 stars!
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