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Dr. Scott Weissman, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Scott Weissman has been featured in Crain's New York Business, The New York Times, Allure, and Inside Edition. He was voted by his peers as "One of New York City's bestc Opthalmologist." and "best laser surgeons." • General eye exams • Eye injuries • Contact lens fittings • Optical store on site Dr. Scott Weissman graduated Einstein Medical School, and completed a 2-year corneal fellowship at University of California. He was a division chief at New York Eye and Ear for 10 years, and is currently an attending surgeon at Manhattan Eye and Ear, and Columbia. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Opthalmology, and author of 25 articles and 7 textbook chapters on eye surgery.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Nassau University Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellowship in Cornea

Awards and publications

  • Voted one of NYC's best ophthalmologists (NY Magazine and Castle Connolly Guide)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1013950351

Office locations

SCOTT S. WEISSMAN, MD, PC

340 East 49th Street

New York, NY 10017

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The front desk woman seemed like she had way too much to handle and she was a bit rude to patients walking in. Dr. Weissman also kept yelling at his tech, Michelle. It was kind of awkward. The woman that helpsyou order contacts/ glasses was really sweet. They’re pretty fast so I would probably come back.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Weissman and his staff are fantastic! The staff are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Dr. Weissman is great and explained my disease process and treatment options. He’s the best ophthalmologist I’ve seen.
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Good.
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Dr Weissman is the best! I visited for a less than ideal situation, a chalazion developed on my upper eyelid, and was seeking a second opinion. Everything about my experience was positive from walking in and being treated. I arrived earlyand they were able to see me early! I also expressed that I had a wedding and vacation coming up and really wanted to do everything possible to try and make the healing process faster for the chalazion and Dr Weissman took care of everything and informed me of everything I need to do. I 100% recommend Dr Weissman to anyone looking for a great ophthalmologist.
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Excellent professional
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I’ve been visiting Dr. Weissman for many years and I think he is great. He is attentive to your needs and works with you to find a solution to your needs. Great staff!
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This office was very disorganized - there was some staff turnover and my order was misplaced. It took a couple of months to get my contacts and there was little follow up from them to correct the issue. Dr. Weissman was fine but his office staff were terrible!
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Hi, Doctor Scott was very nice but I would never return due to his staff. They overcharged me and I tried to get a refund without success. I've called 3 or 4 times, sent multiple emails, visited twice and everything, theytold me that the person in charge was not available, never replied to my emails and they never offer to call me back. Just unacceptable practice. I will never visit them again.
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Very kind, spends an appropriate amount of time. Attentive staff.
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Like many of the other reviewers here, I found that you might be happy enough with this doctor (if you don’t mind an eye doctor who tends to talk to you as if you were a child), until his office ordersyou something. Then good luck. What a chaotic mess. After checking on my contacts order from three weeks ago, I was told they had no record of it. Just disappeared. From what I saw in reading the reviews just now, this is all too common. Manhattan has many, many eye doctors. Do not go to this one.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Weissman is good- This review is more about the office and how it's run. I ordered my new contacts in January. We are now in April and my contacts STILL have not come in. "We are backed up" is theexcuse I keep getting. I have been surviving on trial contacts they keep sending me. I'm 100% sure you can find an office that has a better system in place with great doctors- save yourself the headache.
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Great service, and fast.
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The office is disorganized. It was my first visit and I didn’t feel confident in my exam.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Weissman is a great doctor and the office staff is really nice. I never have to wait longer than a few minutes to be seen & the office is flexible with scheduling & appointment times.
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Efficient and very friendly! I was in and out with exactly what I needed.
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I ordered contacts two months ago and paid in full and have yet to receive them. I have no contacts and every time I call the office they say they will get back to me and never do. I do notknow what to do at this point besides leave a bad review to see if this does anything. This place robbed me. ZocDoc please help I’m extremely frustrated and just want to be able to see again without wearing glasses.
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I do think he probably did more explaining than he was accustomed to, but it being my first eye exam in probably a decade and being prescribed glass for the first time, I felt sort of rushed through the process, especiallywhen it's right to the eyeware store that he owns just outside the exam room.
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The worst appt I ever had !
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Very thorough, experienced, encouraging and kind. His staff was excellent too.
Less than 6 months ago
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I had a great experience seeing Dr Weissman! After seeing one too many optometrists I finally wanted an MD’s opinion on my eyes. On top of my routine eye exam he was very thorough about my overall eye health and easyto talk to! Office is a little busy up front but professional, and you have to come 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. They were very thorough with discussing the insurance for medical vs vision and upfront about what I would have to pay. Interior is not the newest but hey don’t judge a book by its cover! There are kind doctors who really care about your health and don’t make you feel rushed in any way.
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The actual appointment want great, but the follow up was awful - due to infrequent hours that aren't publicly posted, I couldn't come to pick up my lenses in person. The office offered to send the lenses to me, but thatnever happened, even after months and lots of follow up. I feel like I wasted my time coming here since I never received my contact lenses and no one from the office did anything to follow up with me about it.
Less than 6 months ago
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Perhaps the Dr. is knowledgeable but it doesn't come through in his conversation with me as a patient. Felt very insignificant during the visit, like I was interrupting with my issue. Just didn't feel great after.
Less than 1 year ago
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One of the best Dr visits I’ve had. Dr Weissman was exceptionally patient, engaging, and professional. Couldn’t ask for more.
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Great office visit! Everyone was extremely professional. I arrived early for my appointment, and was actually seen before my scheduled time- which is amazing given that I normally have to wait in doctor's offices for at least an hour. Dr. Weissmanwas very knowledgeable, and immediately knew what was wrong with my old prescription. I would highly recommend this office.
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He was very nice, pleasant, proffesional
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Very thorough with my eye check up. Will be going back.
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The office did not feel clean nor professional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone was wonderful. Excellent experience. Very friendly staff and no wait.
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Pleasant knowledgeable great bedside manners
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Excellent eye doctor. Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
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Dr. Weissman and his staff were professional, concerned for my health and well-being, courteous, personable, and forthcoming and knowledgeable about billing and insurance inquiries. A real pleasure to receive medical care from a highly competent doctor in New York without the attitude.
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I'm a big fan of Dr. Weissman and his office! He's kind, personable, attentive, and efficient! He also makes ordering contacts and getting prescriptions a breeze.
Less than 1 year ago
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Wonderful Excellent Dr. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Office had everything there. Highly recommend this Dr. RF
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Thorough diagnostician, answered my questions, and I left having a very clear idea about future treatment. Nice staff as well.
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My second visit to this doctor. He is great, and Anna is amazing. Always professional and kind.
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It is o.k.
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Great office. Highly professional
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Very busy office but I was seen right away. My vision and eye pressure were tested and I was given a "field test" for peripheral vision and left with my prescription called into my pharmacy and new RX for eyeglasses inless than 45 minutes. That is about as good as it gets.
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Very attentive, patient and explained what he was doing and why. Would certainly recommend and go back to him.
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He's awesome every time. I am very happy I found Dr. Weissman. What a great guy and doctor.
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Overall a good visit, the doctor was friendly and took the time to explain and discuss my issues and the treatment. There was some waiting time.
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Dr. Weissman was very helpful. He explained what was going on with my eye condition and laid out his plan to remedy it.
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He's a great doctor! Very nice and funny too. His staff is also nice, courteous, and accommodating! Highly recommended!
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Dr. Weissman provided a second opinion on a procedure I was very apprehensive about having. He provided unbiased insight and great counsel. .
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Love this office. I am always seen within five minutes of arrival and receptionists learned my name within second visit. Highly recommend.
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He was fantastic. Definitely recommend.
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Great professional service.
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The staff was great - so nice and welcoming ! The care was timely and precise . A+
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straight shooter. nice guy.
More than 1 year ago
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My appointment was great - quick and efficient - but i've now been waiting for two months for someone to call me back regarding the contacts I ordered. Not for the contacts themselves - for someone to actually call me back.Their voicemail is incorrectly setup so can't leave a message . One time it took me to an answering service where the person who answered the phone actually asked me why I was calling. I've called and spoken to someone probably 10 times and have called at least 3 times a week now and they just keep telling me to call back and wait for someone named Ron. Who is Ron? And why can't he call me back? In an entire two months? How hard is it to order contact lenses? When will I get my contact lenses? It's been two months. If i knew this practice operated like this I would have just gone somewhere else. It's such a pain it's unbelievable. I'm pretty furious. I guess i'll just keep calling :D
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