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Qualifications and Experience
Peter J. Breingan , M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He received his undergraduate degree, B.A. in Biology, Pre-Med, from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Dr. Breingan then earned his Medical Doctor Degree at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn.
Continuing his education, Dr. Breingan completed an Internal Medicine Preliminary Internship at Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine. He then completed an Ophthalmology Residency Program at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology.
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Verified Patient Reviews
I think he's a great eye doctor. The office space leaves a bit to be desired. The waiting room is too small given that everyone needs to be out there both waiting for the appointment and then waiting for dilation. The couch is very uncomfortable and not enough chairs. They also have a guest wifi network but it requires a password and when I asked the medical assistant for it, she said they were not allowed to share it because of HIPAA, which is absurd. Almost all doctors' offices now have wifi access for patients and it has nothing to do with patient records or HIPAA regulations. In any event, the check out was quick but they don't give you receipts right away, you have to wait for the offsite billing department, which is annoying if you need these forms to file for third party reimbursement. But Dr. Breingan is an excellent doctor and the office is tolerable.
Dr Breingan and his office are everything a patient in need wants to see when seeking treatment. My paper work was processed swiftly by reception staff, and I was warmly welcomed. I waited a few minutes before being called, and Dr Breingan's medical assistant was sensitive and confident in examining me. When the doctor saw me, he promptly and confidently diagnosed me with a corneal ulcer - a prior doctor had dismissed it as mere irritation! - and immediately gave me pain relief. I felt so taken care of in his warm yet extremely efficient office - so beautifully run. That's to say nothing of the immense professionalism of the place - left and right I was called "Mr Wright". I felt 1000% better upon returning to work that day.
Excellent all round.
Dr. Breingan and his office staff were all exceptionally friendly and patient. I had a thorough eye exam, opted into the extra screenings, and was satisfied with the results. I have a new glasses script and was given guidance for future measures to take should my lazy eye and loss of eye focus were to get worse. The doctor seemed exceptionally knowledgeable and didn't rush me, answered all of my questions, and was still on time and efficient. I will be back for future eye appointments! I was, however, confused on how the glasses testing was an out of pocket expense. Seemed to me like something my eye insurance would cover! Regardless, worthwhile and helpful visit.
The staff were very helpful and smiling even while they were being yelled at by rude patients. Doctor Breigngan was fantastic. One of the best specialists I have been to in a long while. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Breingan was very friendly and attentive. The office had my prefilled forms and only needed to sign a few papers. Although the doctor didn't see me right at my appointment time, I was seen by the nurse ten minutes before to be ready for him. Great experience. Would definitely recommend.
Very professional and thorough Doctor. Will definitely recommend and use again in the future!
Easy annual check-up. Office isn't the most impressive, but Dr. Breingan was professional and thorough.
Took the time to explain and was very efficient.
Very efficient system, they're busy but it flows smoothly. Dr. Breingan and Dr. Smith were great, very thorough and informative.
Very friendly office. Don't Cote was very professional.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Breingan were both extremely nice, made me feel comfortable, and were very efficient. I appreciated that they did their best to see me right away and know that everyone's time is valuable. Dr. Smith was very patient with me when I was being fitted and trying out contact lenses. I definitely would recommend.
Dr. Breingan and his staff were great!
Vey pleasant, clear and competent
My visit went really well. I ended up being very early and the office staff was able to work me in.
First time visit. Listened carefully to my questions answered them clearly. Provide clear directions just a real professional all around... Office staff and tech were equally pleasant and professional .... Highly recommend !
Office staff is very helpful and nice. Dr. Breingan is very professional and takes the time to make sure all your questions are answered.
Very professional and knowledgeable MD and staff. Efficient operation, courteous staff.
I have been a patient of Dr.Breingan for several years and I would rate him as one of the best doctors I have ever had. .I can not say enough good things about the doctor and about his staff. He is thorough, explains everything in language you can understand, answers all your questions with great patience and never makes you feel rushed or that you didn't have a thorough exam and testing. And he has a great personality and extremely pleasant. The office staff and technicians are very proffesional and very helpful, patient and pleasant..this is one doctor's appointment I don't mind going to. .I feel that my eyes are under the best care at Dr B..I give him and his staff my highest recommendation.
Great visit! Staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Breingan was really nice, seemed very knowledgeable, and made the visit enjoyable for me. Wish I had reasons to go back more often!
Efficient and no nonsense but also took the time to explain things and answer questions.
I never enjoyed too much physical attention to my eyes and was nervous before my appointment. Not anymore, it seems. I experienced Dr. Breingan as sensitive, understanding, non-alarmist with excellent communication skills. At all times he explained to me what was going to happen next and why. Thank you.
He was great - Thorough, explained everything he was doing and even did a wrap up at the end of the visit. He was pleasant and treated me like a person. I never felt like I was being rushed.
Was not told that my eyes would be dilated for general consult until the drops were already in my eyes.
Thoughtful, caring, gentle, smart -- overall an excellent eye doc with a very efficient office staff.
Very efficient and professional.
Excellent doctor, answers all questions. Been going to him for 5 years.
Dr. Breingan is very professional. He is obviously experienced: the exam was thorough and quick. Although you have to ask him, he does answer questions in an understandable way. The office staff is pleasant and efficient. I recommend him.
He was just putting drops in my eyes without really explaining them. The office is super dim and seems really old. He may have seemed uninterested in me because he knew he would have to refer me elsewhere because he did not specialize in the issue I was having, but I have still had much, much better experiences elsewhere. Front desk seemed extremely frazzled and tense with each other pointing out each other's mistakes. Just an unprofessional vibe throughout the place. The doctor may be amazing though...he just couldn't do too much but check my eyes for general problems when it came to the issues I am having.
The office staff were wonderful and moved me through the registration process quickly. I was very happy with my appointment with Dr. Breingan. Very professional, thorough, polite, and understanding.
Highly recommended. Clean office. Everyone was professional and friendly.
Experience w/ doc was very positive - efficient, warm, thorough. Office staff were nice but very overwhelmed. Got last-minute appointment, which I very much appreciate. I will return!
Great doctor and very quick and efficient.
Knowledgable and to the point, Dr. Breingan addressed my concerns about my subconjunctival hemorraghing and did a thorough eye exam.
I am happy I went
Very friendly and knowledgable, but the waiting time was a minus.
Good; office staff was a bit rude.
He is an excellent doctor who takes his time to give a very through exam. His office works with you . My insurance changed and he found a way for me to still be seen. I've been up to date with my eye health since seeing Dr. Peter J. Breingan.
A calm, congenial and informative Doctor who likes answering questions.
I like the doctor but the office is kind of chaotic.
I had no problems and was very satisfied with the care.
Dr. Breingan is great! He gave a very thorough eye exam, taking time to answer questions, and explain what he was doing, but I was still in and out of the office in no time!
Dr Breingan is always professional, friendly, and thorough. I have been a patient for four or five years and will continue to be
I was charged for the visit even though it is covered by my insurance; I didn't find out until I got home that I should not have been charged. The Doctor himself was very nice. The waiting time before the appointment was long, with other longish waits once the appointment had started.
Zoc Doc didn't even notify the doctor about my 8:30 am appointment but he saw me right away anyway! Very nice doctor and I got an excellent eye exam with a prescription for glasses that corrected for my astigmytism. I had been wearing glasses for several years that didn't even correct for this
I find Peter J. Breingan to be a wonderful Doctor. Very thorough, Informative, efficient, and courteous. Does not rush you and answers all questions. All you could ask for in a doctor. Office assistant also very organized, friendly and efficient. Always a good sign of a good dr when surrounded with an on-the-ball staff. I have been to each office location.
I reserve my highest praises for Dr. Peter Breingan. He explained the eye tests he ran, answered all my questions, relieved my anxiety and made sure I understood his findings and diagnosis. His professionalism, bedside manner, and thorough communication are what one would want from every doctor.
Very satisfactory. He's obviously a very dedicated and well-trained professional. I look forward to meeting with him regularly to take care of my eye problems as I age, beyond my present 72 years.
This is a caring and thoughtful eye guy -- he's patient, smart and experienced.
Dr Breingan was a fine, however his staff are the rudest people I have dealt with in NYC. I arrived and they promptly told me I was in the wrong location even though I had booked that location through Zoc Doc and all my communications had been about that address. I finally convinced them I had booked an appointment with Dr Breingan and they continued to be rude for the full visit. If I am paying $95 for an eye exam I would expect the experience to be painless and calm, and not leave feeling like I had just been done over. This place does not deserve it's 5 stars.
Most excellent. Their staff are professional and the eye examination was very thorough. I am glad that I was refer to this eye specialist.
Very nice and knowledgeable. Friendly staff.
referred me to another doctor.
Dr. Breingan is friendly and professional. Is office was very efficient.
He was thorough, knowledgeable, courteous and explained everything in a comprehensable manner.
I was really pleased with Dr Breingan's professionalism, coupled by an extremely short waiting period made for an exceptional visit. I would strongly recommend his practice but that would be letting the cat out of the bag lol...
Very good Dr. Gave a thorough examination and was patient to talk to after the exam.
Nice guy, but I felt like he took the 'worst case possible' approach without really offering encouragement. I left feeling pretty hopeless & scared about my acute vertigo. The thing is, it's slowly getting better & feels pretty manageable w minimal drugs. 2 wks ago he was suggesting I take disability or leave of absence. It just seems a little extreme to have given me such a grim prognosis, following it by saying it was something I needed to wait out. Nothing more to do.
good, nice, informative. definitely trust his opinion and that he'll help my eyes.