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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 38

1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201
Slingerlands, NY 12159
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Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204

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1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201
Slingerlands, NY 12159
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    Dr. Pokabla's Experience

    Dr. Pokabla's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Glaucoma

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
    • Canthotomy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
    • Eye Drops
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
    • Laser Cataract Surgery
    • Laser Trabeculoplasty
    • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
    • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Exophoria
    • Eye Disorders
    • Floaters
    • Glaucoma
    • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
    • Heterophoria
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
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    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Stye
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of New England Collof Osteo Med
    Graduated in 2005

    Internship Hospital

    Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Complete in 2006

    Residency Hospital

    Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Complete in 2009

    Fellowship Hospital

    Upmc Presby
    Complete in 2010

    Undergraduate Schools

    Mount Union College
    Graduated in 1999

    Other Education

    Northeastern Ohio University / College Of Medicine
    Complete in 2001
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pokabla & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Pokabla's Hospital Quality

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    • Albany Medical Center Hospital

    • Albany Medical Center/South Clinical

    • Albany Memorial Hospital

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    Dr. Pokabla's Office & Staff

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Pokabla

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201
    Slingerlands, NY 12159
    (518) 475-7300 (Office)
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