Dr. Aida Wakil, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
(15)
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Dr. Aida Wakil, MD
Dr. Aida Wakil, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Albany, NY. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Wakil is affiliated with Samaritan Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital and Albany Medical Center Hospital.

222 Great Oaks Blvd

Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information

(518) 452-6002

Dr. Aida Wakil, MD

Dr. Aida Wakil, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • 2 More

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Dry Eyes
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more than 95% of peers
Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 90% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
60

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Howard University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Ill Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Anheuser-Busch Eye Insts-St Louis U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wakil has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wakil's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wakil to family and friends
3.7
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Wakil's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Schenectady, NY |
I think Dr. Wakil is an excellent physician. She has been my eye doctor for some time, and recently performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I trust her judgment and like her manner. My only caveat is that it takes an inordinate amount of time to complete an appointment in her office. I know that eye doctor appointments generally take some time because of dilation, etc. However, I once spent 5 hours in her office waiting to be seen, and while that was an outlier, 3 is not unusual.
in Albany, NY |
Dr. Wakil was very knowledgable and took the time to explain things to me.
in schenectady, ny |
Staff goes out of their way to make your visit as pleasant as possible-who likes dilating drops anyway? Could work on the wait time, but while being seen, I never felt rushed. She does a very thorough job in explaining concepts and answers questions fully. If she's unsure of something (rarely) she'd ask the opinion of another specialist related to the problem and will follow up with you. If you're expecting to be in and out in thirty minutes go somewhere else, but Dr. Wakil is worth the wait!
in Schenectady, NY |
Excellent Doctor , caring, knowledgable, takes her time to discuss issues, listens , great staff
in NY |
I have been seeing Dr Wakil for 8 years. I like her very much; she has a straightforward manner, is a clear communicator. I do NOT like the wait time. Only once have I waited less than an hour beyond my scheduled appointment time. I have learned I must allow 2 1/2 - 3 hours for any appointment. Each step (seeing each technician, having pressure measured, etc.) involves additional wait time. Having to devote an entire morning or afternoon to seeing one doctor is excessive!
Schenectady, NY |
Excellent, caring physician.
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Dr. Wakil accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Wakil has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12180
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