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Dr. Mitchell Schuman, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

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Please note: contact lens wearers please have your contacts out from the night before and bring them with you in a case. Also, contact lens fittings are not covered under medical insurance. There is an additional fee for this service. Please note: it is your responsibility to know if your insurance company requires a referral. If so, please have your referral from your primary doctor with you at the time of service. Any questions, please feel free to call our office. Same-day appointments can be booked if available and we also see same-day emergencies. Payment in cash or check only. Dr. Mitchell Schuman is a board-certified specialist in the practice of comprehensive ophthalmology. His main focus is taking great care of patients in a safe and welcoming environment. Dr. Schuman received his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in 1975 at the age of 23. He completed a medical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center, a Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Hospital in 1979, and a prestigious Corneal Fellowship with Dr. Jorge Buxton at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1980. Dr. Schuman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the New York State Medical Society, the New York State Ophthalmological Society, ASCRS and The Castroviejo Cornea Society. In his spare time Dr. Schuman enjoys spending time with his family, photography, growing vegetables from seeds, fixing things, travel and tennis. Dr. Schuman sees all emergency visits on the day requested. Kindly note that during emergency visits, only the emergency problem is addressed.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Richmond University Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internship)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Residency)
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Cornea Society
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences

Awards and publications

  • Buxton JN, Schuman M, Pecego J. Graft reactions after unilateral and bilateral keratoplasty for keratoconus. Ophthalmology. 1981 Aug;88(8):771–773

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1801962956

Office locations

Mitchell Schuman, MD, PC

1122 Richmond Rd

Staten Island, NY 10304

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I am a new patient and was impressed by Dr. Schuman's timeliness and sense of sincerity. I was not rushed and he answered my questions thoroughly. I would definitely recommend and utilize him again.
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Very professional, Dr explained all areas of exam also condition and treatments avail Dr was very welcoming. Which is always a plus. Highly recommend Dr Schuman staff was pleasant also.
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Dr Schuman Is A Wonderful, Funny Dr
Less than 6 months ago
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Just wish I found him earlier. Fantastic physician!
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This Dr. Is the best, he takes the time to listen to my issues and tries to find the best solution for me , he is not a one fit all kind of doctor. This is from a category of doctorsthat is slowly disappearing, he cares about his patients and what he does.
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Insightful, as usual.
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Great and very attentive doctor although I do wish appointments happened on time.
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Dr. Schuman is thorough and practical. I've never had such a comprehensive battery of exams on my eyes. In addition, Dr. Schuman took the time to explain the exams and results. I was pleased with my consultation and will refer friendsand family to his practice. I wish I could find a Dr. Schuman in my other physicians.
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I absolutely love Dr. Schuman. He’s a great doctor and very friendly
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Very truthful and courteous eye Dr. He has profound knowledge and experience.
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Doctor is great with children! Extremely patient and light hearted.
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There was a mix up with the time but other than that the doctor is very knowledgeable in his field, very professional and friendly. He answers questions honestly and with compassion. He is humble enough to refer me to other doctors for conditions he is not expert in.
Less than 1 year ago
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Wonderful as usual! The doctor takes into account, with the utmost respect, the patient's opinion and recommendations.
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I like Dr, Schuman very much. my family has been going to him for a number of years. He is very professional but also friendly. I have not had any serious problems but he makes it clear that he will be available if any should arise.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional
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It was a pleasure meeting Dr Schuman he was so nice and listened to my concern. The staff was also great.
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Very thorough exam and extremely knowledgable doctor.
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I was very pleased overall Dr. Schuman was wonderful
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They failed to inform me they don't take credit cards. They suggested I give them "anything I had on me." I told them I'd mail them a check. They suggested I go to an ATM and come right back to theoffice. I said no. If they had informed me before I had the exam I would have just left. The doctor said I had nothing wrong with my eyes but wanted me to come back for more testing. The doctor also loves to hear himself talk.
More than 1 year ago
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Charming beside manner, extremely knowledgeable and courteous. The entire staff was courteous and helpful!
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Dr. Schuman is a GREAT eye doctor. He took his time with my son and tried his best to make him feel very comfortable since it was my sons first time ever. I would highly recommend him to everyone. I willbe coming back again for myself and my youngest son next time!!
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Dr. Schuman was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. Very pleasant office environment. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Great dr! Put me at ease ! Explains everything, thorough exam, I would definitely recommend !
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It was really a pleasant trip Highly recommend!
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The moment we walked in, I felt the "warmth". The staff was welcoming, very polite and engaging. Their smiles alone made me feel comfortable! The doctor was a great spirit. He was kind, caring and even funny. He made us feelrelaxed and it was as if we were patients of his for a very long time. It was a great experience!
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Thank you!
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I wish there are more doctors like M.Schuman. Professional, polite and nice. Very nice staff.
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I've been Dr Schuman's patient for many years and it's always a pleasure to walk into such a friendly and professional environment!
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No issues. Staff was pleasant and the Doctor took his time to go over my history and gave me thorough advice.
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Very thorough and professional, goes above and beyond.
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Dr. Schuman was extremely thorough, very professional and outstanding bedside manner.
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Dr. Schuman is an excellent doctor, both extremely competent and caring! I couldn't be happier with my visit.
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Dr Schuman is very knowledgable, kind and accommodating. I look forward to our next visit. He's a good man and most importantly a good doctor!
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What a great person and physician. Highly recommended!
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He was very nice and have good experience with kids. My son had a great time and couldnt wait till he sees his eye doctor again. Ill make sure to schedule my other kids and as well as my wife to his care. Very knowledgeable and we definitely recommend.
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Excellent doctor and staff
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He's excellent and would recommend him to anyone.
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Very personable and informative .
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I was very impressed with Dr. Schuman. He was very patient, informative and professional . He made me feel right at home sort of speak. I love his staff they were polite. caring and very professional from the front desk tothe testing performed by them . I love it and could stop talking to family and friends about his practice. Look forward to my next appointment in three months.
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Doctor and staff were great!! This is the place to go if you have an eye problem. Dr Schulman was very thorough, obviously knowledgeable and excellent bedside manner. The staff, Jessica and Lina were very nice and knowledgeable and made theexperience pleasant! Just the fact that I remember their names after a first ever visit says it all!
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Very professional, explained all treatment options and answered all questions.
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Dr. Schuman was terrific. He devotes a lot of time getting to know his patients, which is why I wasn't seen right away (still, it wasn't a very long wait). When he sees, you know that he cares about you asa person and wants to make you better. Dr. Shuman is the ophthalmologist to see if you want a thorough examination from a very friendly and intelligent doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Awesome as always. Dr. Schuman is the best, this is my third visit to him and I can't say enough about how amazing he is. Great bedside manners, never rushes you and makes you feel comfortable. His diagnosis and treatment planscontinue to be on point. Only issue is the wait time.... But in fairness he does take his time with every patient so one can't really be upset about that. He is definitely worth the wait tho.
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The best doctor I have been to in a long time. I'm particularly squirmish when it comes to someone poking at my eyeballs, but Dr. Schuman is patient, explains everything he is doing, and is just all around a nice guy.I went for a contact lens consultation and he took his time to make sure I found the ones I was most comfortable with. His office staff is extremely pleasant as well. I have recommended this office to several of my family members already. Dr. Schuman is the best!
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this is the second time my daughter has went to this dr in the last 4 years. Each time he has worked his magic. Thank you.
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Dr. Schuman and his entire staff are very efficient and friendly.
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Very pleasant staff and doctor. Didnt feel uncomfortable at all. Made me feel at home.
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Great doctor
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I have seen Dr. Schuman before he is real caring and helpful.
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Great doctor who takes time for check up, questions and answers, Dr. has a nice disposition and personality !
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