Dr. Aaron Fay, MD

Dr. Aaron Fay, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Aaron Fay, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fitchburg, MA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology.

33 Electric Ave

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fay performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Fay's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  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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21  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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fay to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

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)

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...more
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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.
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Great surgeon. Very pleasant and easy to talk to.
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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...more
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