Dr. Aaron Fay, MD

Dr. Aaron Fay, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Aaron Fay, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Fitchburg, MA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Fay is affiliated with Health Alliance Hospital Burbank.

33 Electric Ave

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Contact Information

(978) 342-8752

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Eyelid Spasm
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Overlook Hosp-Columbia U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Harkness Eye Inst-Columbia U-Presby Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mass Eye & Ear Infirm-Harvard U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fay to family and friends
3.3
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Fay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Dover, NH |
Dr. Fay was fantastic to work with, as was his surgical coordinator Kate. She made sure that everything was set up with the hospitals and insurance. Dr. Fay made sure to keep us in the loop, even coming out before starting surgery to explain his thoughts on dissolvable vs. not stitches, so that we could make the decision with him. He was very sweet towards my 1 year old daughter and took care of the hemangioma on her eyelid beautifully.
in Newton, MA |
Not empathetic and very cocky and please do not assume he is a good surgeon due to this uppity attitude. He failed me as a doctor.
in Charlestown, MA |
Great surgeon. Very pleasant and easy to talk to.
Belmont, MA |
Patient: Dr Fay, why did you decide to be an Ophthalmologist? Dr Aaron Fay: It was a mistake. Patient: I thought you would say that you were following in your father’s footsteps. Fay: If I said this, it would be a lie. It was a mistake. Me: Dr Fay, what was the cause of the patient’s double vision? Fay: I have no idea why she had double vision. Me: The technician said it could be due to her cataracts. Is this true? Fay: That may be the technician’s opinion. I have no idea why she had cat
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Dr. Fay accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fay has admitting privileges

Health Alliance Hospital Burbank
275 Nichols Rd
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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