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Dr. Nneka Brooks, MD

Retina & Vitreous Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

*Please note: Dr. Brooks does not see patients for glasses, contacts or prescriptions* Dr. Nneka Brooks is a dedicated ophthalmologist who also provides retina and vitreous surgery in New York and Staten Island, NY. She is fluent in English and Igbo, and she also speaks conversational Spanish. After doing undergraduate studies at Princeton University, Dr. Brooks received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. She followed that with an internship at New York Hospital, Queens, then completed a residency in ophthalmology at Rutgers University. She was also a vitreoretinal fellow at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Dr. Brooks has co-written professional papers and given presentations at several professional meetings. She specializes in helping patients with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and other eye problems. In her free time, Dr. Brooks enjoys traveling, running, tennis, theater, music, and modern dance.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Retina & Vitreous Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cornell University, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York Hospital Queens (Internship)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Lahey Clinic, Fellowship in Retina

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1467614057

Office locations

MaculaCare

147 W 142nd Street

New York, NY 10030

MaculaCare

78 Todt Hill Road, Suite 111

Staten Island, NY 10314

MaculaCare

52 East 72nd Street

New York, NY 10021

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Very helpful and very informative. She explains things very clearly.
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Thorough examination, professional staff and excellent communication. Wait time was less than 15 minutes.
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Excellent experience. A very kind and caring doctor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr.Brooks explained the information clearly and listened to my concerns. I felt at ease and all of my questions were answered. I now have better understanding about my condition. Everyone in the office is very respectful .
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My first time seeing Dr. Brooks. I waited more than an hour, but that's because she had a lot of patients. She did come out and apologize to her patients for the wait. For me it didn't really bother me becausethat's what usually happens when you go to any doctor. My visit overall was great! The doctor explained to me how my eyes are doing and insure me that I didn't have anything to be concern about. Next visit will be in a few months.
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Excellent, very sharp.
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I had called an hour before my appointment to confirm and they said the doctor will see me on time at 11:30AM. Got there, they dilated my eyes and they kept me just sitting **WAITING FOR 2 HOURS**. I saw thedoctor at 1:30PM. In the mean time no one came to update me or tell me what is going on. Should have left but my eyes were already dilated. They said they were having some office communication issues and that the doctor had emergencies come up and other excuses, but as I said I had called ahead and they said the doctor was on time. The appointment itself was a simple one and lasted only 5 minutes (which is what I expected). Her bedside manner was straightforward but did not do much to leave me feeling like she cared about wasting my time and pushing this simple consultation for 2 hours. If I only judge the appointment itself it is a B, fine but nothing special, but their TOTAL LACK OF CONSIDERATION for their patients brings the final grade to an F.
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Outstanding bedside manner, excellent explanation of conditions and possible treatments....excellent support staff......very pleasant experience....thank you so much.......
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While I was not too thrilled about waiting for a little over two hours to see Dr. Nneka Brooks, due to an emergency surgery she had to attend, she is quite amazing at her craft. She gave my concern the attentionit needed while diagnosing treatment in a very professional manner.
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It was a long wait but once I was seen I found Dr. Broks and staff to be very professional.
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The office staff was very polite and courteous. Dr. Brooks was very professional and extremely nice. She took her time with me and ordered tests in the office which were done quickly. The techs were great and prompt. She took hertime to give me all the results and what they meant. She's a wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Brooks.
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Extremely satisfied with Dr Brooks. Reassured and addressed my eye concerns and explained everything fully. Loved her warmth and friendliness as well as her professionalism. Will definitely use her again and refer my friends and family.
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Dr. Brooks and her staff were highly and professional, very polite. All in all a great experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Apart of the wait time, All the staff and especially Dr.Nneka was amazing. She made sure I am 100% okay before I leave. She made a different doctor come take care of me when she wasn't sure if what she seeswas right. That was amazing. That was what doctors do. She wanted to be sure she wasn't mistaken. It was a very wonderful experience. The staff was amazing too. Dr. John Michelle was awesome. Overrall it was great
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Excellent doctor, great personality, very knowledgeable--highly recommend
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Brooks was very thorough and pleasant. After being examined I felt reassured and confident.
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Amazing visit, attentive, pleasant and prompt staff with a wonderful doctor to top off the visit.
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Dr.Brooks and her staff were absolutely amazing. Immediately after booking my appointment via Zocdoc, I was contacted and informed of a scheduling conflict. The receptionist was able to book me at a slightly earlier time that ended up beingperfect. Everyone was very accommodating during my visit and I was called immediately after finishing my new patient paperwork. Dr.Brooks was knowledgable, informative and I would definitely recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and nice. Provided clear diagnosis as well as prescribed and natural recommendations. Will see her again.
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Everyone was very nice and friendly as well as Dr.Brooks. She answered all my questions, made me feel comfortable and explained everything well.
More than 1 year ago
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She is amazing. She explained me everything about my case, and the process to follow. Highly recommended. The waiting time a bit long, but for the quality of the service I don't mind waiting.
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She was pleasant, professional and knowledgeable Nice office and staff. The wait time was horrible, I would not go back for fear of having to wait that long again.
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She's a doll. Also she knows what she is doing! Very concerned as well. Great experience will go back again!
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Dr. Brooks was helpful and patient. She explained slowly and and clearly to make sure I understand everything
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She's an amazing professional, but visiting her office is a dedicated hour plus experience each time, which just seems wrong.
More than 1 year ago
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Although I was greeted immediately. It was about 20 minutes before I saw an exam room and 15 more before I saw Dr. Brooks. Once I did, however, she was thorough and amazing. She was able to diagnos the issue, tellme the cause and remedy. And she did it without prompting. Dr. Brooks took the time to listen to my issue and made sure she understood before making any conclusions. Dr. Brooks also gave me the option to not be dilated and was transparent that while a followup was desired, it was not necessary. I appreciate that honesty. I'll definitely continue seeing her.
More than 1 year ago
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very thorough and professional eye examination. I knew whatever the problem was it would be diagnosed and evaluated for treatment . This was my first time with on line appointment with zoc doc. WAY TO GO!!! THANKS
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Very thorough & professional
More than 1 year ago
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She's very good. Warned me of discomfort which was appreciated. Explained what she was doing.
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