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Dr. Scott Weissman, MD

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • ACE
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

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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I arrived 15 minutes before my appointment and I was not seen for over an hour. The first excuse: the doctor was on the phone. The second excuse: apparently everyone was taken before me, which wasn’t true. I respect the doctorstime, and my time should be respected as well. Will not be returning.
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They have gotten a lot better. Front desk use to be rude.
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Knowledgeable and friendly and staff was extremely helpful.
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Dr. Weissman was super cordial and attended to my eye concern with professionalism and concern. Very knowledgeable and personable. Although fast, I trust his judgement. I am a repeated patient here.
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He was great! Super friendly , professional and sweet ! Fast too. Very informative. Love him!
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I was seen right away by the doctor with no problems. While it was a shorter general checkup, I did feel as though Dr. Weissman was interested in making sure I could see rather than selling me glasses. He explained eachof his tests thoroughly and I never felt like I was missing anything.
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Great doctor. Was very thorough and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Doctor was great, but the assistants charged me twice my insurances cares : health insurance (united health) and eye insurance (eyemed).
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It is refreshing to visit a doctor and be seen right away, even when you have arrived 15 mins late! The staff was courteous and Dr. Weissman was very knowledgeable.
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Very professional with a laid back vibe, also no wait time. Great experience!!
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Dr. Weissman was a kind, compassionate and attentive doctor. My previous ophthalmologist had resigned and I was apprehensive about finding a new one. I'm very pleased with Dr. Weissman and his practice.
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He was short, but right to the point. Knew what I was there for and assessed my needs right away. Definitely a smart cookie and I would go back to him, esp. since I have a follow-up appointment with him.
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Great! Very professional
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Very professional doctor and office. I came in for examination of vision problems I'm having as a result of newly diagnosed diabetes. I feel very comfortable that I received the best possible care to help me with my problem.
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Good guy who really cares.
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Installs a sense of confidence. Just a good, caring doctor.
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Dr. Weissman was easy to understand. He was quick and clear with his diagnosis. He was a friendly personable doctor.
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Overall seemed very competent and professional.
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I was greeted in a friendly manner immediately upon entering the office; I sat for only a couple of minutes before being taken to the examination room. I was seen right away - initially by a physician's assistant, I believe, andthen promptly thereafter by Dr. Weissman. He was friendly, professional and competent and explained as he did the eye exam. He also gave me advance notice of what I might feel with the drops in my eyes and for how long - I felt I was treated very well and would highly recommend Dr. Weissman and his office.
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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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.
More than 1 year 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.
More 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.
More 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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