Dr. Alan Salz, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 64

Dr. Alan Salz, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Bridgewater, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salz to book an appointment.

Dr. Salz

The Eye Specialists

745 Us Highway 202/206 Ste 301 Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Salz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blindness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salz treats Blindness more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Salz treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Keratitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salz treats Keratitis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Salz treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Ultrasound, Eye
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salz performs Ultrasound, Eye more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salz performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salz's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(908) 231-1110

Dr. Salz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Local Value Network EPO
Local Value Network HMO
Local Value Network HMO+
Local Value Network POS+
Local Value Network PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Regional Pref Network EPO
Regional Pref Network HMO
Regional Pref Network HMO+
Regional Pref Network POS+
Regional Pref Network PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Principal Life
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Salz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salz

2.8

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
37.142857142857146%
(13)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
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3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
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2 Stars
20%
(7)
1 Star
37.142857142857146%
(13)
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Wait time is unacceptable. Appt made 6 months in advance and we still have to wait an hour and a half? Sometimes it's longer. And waiting room was packed. During COVID? Just unacceptable. Finding a new doctor.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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83 year old – Aug 17, 2021
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Wow! The staff is extremely rude. Their most pressing questions are when will you pay me. The answer: upfront. I’m not comfortable paying any physician upfront for surgery when who knows what the result will be. After waiting four hours being shuffled from place to place like sheep. Think it may be wise to stay away from this greedy practice.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
5 people found this helpful
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Maryann T McDevitt – Apr 01, 2021
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Friendly staffing, was able to accommodate to my schedule and get me in as soon as they had an opening. Patients truly comes first. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Adam R. – Mar 03, 2021
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I recently had LASIK done here and I had a fantastic experience. The procedure itself was pretty quick and painless, and the staff were very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. From weeks before when they were answering any and all of my questions to after the procedure/until now where they're always available if I need help with anything. Getting this procedure has already made significant improvements to my life! If you're looking for LASIK, I highly recommend Dr. Salz.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Melissa T. – Feb 09, 2021
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Great experience as a first-time patient! My optometrist recommend I see a specialist for an issue that suddenly happened with my vision. I got an appointment very quickly and the exam was very thorough! Everyone I spoke with at the office was very nice. They explained everything that was being done. I felt that my sight was in the hands of experts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Bob P. – Feb 09, 2021
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Dr. Salz takes good care of my eyes and my husband’s. The office is staffed by caring professionals and has state-of-the-art technology. We have multiple eye conditions between the two of us, and we have received excellent care. He listens to your concerns, which not all doctors do. I’m glad to be a patient of his.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lisa R. – Feb 04, 2021
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Dr. Alan Salz performed cataract surgery on my eyes over a year ago and I am pleased with the entire experience. He answered my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly, and he encouraged me to research all my options. He implanted new multi-focal lenses and I no longer wear glasses- not even for reading!! The surgical procedure was seamless and the staff amazing. I highly recommend him to you for anything related to your eyes!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike C. – Feb 01, 2021
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Great practice. They kept on time, appointments were thorough. All my questions were answered clearly. The cataract procedure was smooth and recovery was complete and easy. I highly recommend them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan B. – Feb 01, 2021
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If you literally have nothing better to do than sit in a stuffy, crowded (poor social distancing protocol) room and wait for a minimum of two hours, then this place is for you. You will move from one waiting room to another by hurried uncaring staff, and when you finally reach the exam room you will wait some more. The doctor will arrive and be impatient and have attitude. He'll rush through your appointment and you won't grasp the instructions. If a nurse "technician" as they call themselves returns you can ask her for clarification. Overall, a supremely frustrating and annoying experience. And to top it off the Dr. was pushing Lasik which had NOTHING to do with why I was there. My opinion is they only care about how much $$$ they can make. Very unprofessional, very disappointing and angry that they consistently get away with this behavior. Do yourself a favor, there are plenty of good doctors around, stay away from this place.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Maggie B. – Dec 04, 2020
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I had respect for him years ago when I had my cataract surgeries, but now this office has turned into a greedy and deceitful practice. My husband had both cataracts removed late Feb/and early March 2020, and they demanded 100% paymt. up front. Our family deductible is $2800, so we had to pay the remaining $2000 deductible. They waited 1 month to submit the insurance claims. In the meantime, the surgery center also wanted thousands, and we were forced to overpay on the deductible by $1800. Dr. Salz’s rude office staff insisted they never got paid from our insurance company and would not refund the overpayment, but I confirmed our insurance did pay the claims. They do not return phone calls, and I had to go there in person. So I filed a complaint/dispute with my credit card company, provided proof, and waited the 45 days. The $1800 was finally refunded on May 15th. Also, if you opt to get the lens impacts for vision correction, that’s another $3300, not covered by any insurance.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 04, 2020
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Bad experience here. Dr. Salz was arrogant and condescending. I also waited a very long time to be seen. I was a first time patient and I wish I had known what I was dealing with before going in. I will have to start from scratch somewhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Jun 18, 2019
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Dr Salz has been taking care of my family for over 18 years and we are v happy with the services we have received. As a matter of fact Dr Salz has gone out of his way to take care of my Son who had some advanced complications with his eye. Dr Saltz researched and found the leaders doing research in that area and consulted with them. He even went as far as getting us appointments with those experts. We strongly reccomed him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Parmar – May 03, 2018
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He is excellent doctor. When I first met him I was not surprised because I had met some medical professionals in St. Kitts & they describe him perfectly. He is professional & that may give the appearance of not having great bedside manners, with time the softer side appears. He explains everything & makes you worry free. I would recommend him in a heart beat . For an office you expect to wait, it is well worth it but I think they could keep patience informed and make them feel they care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Barbara Branham in Somerset, NJ – Mar 10, 2018
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Be prepared to wait without acknowledgement of delay. Arrived 305pm for Appt. Scheduled for 315pm. 335pm ask check in staff if the doctor is running late. 340pm call by Tech for eye test and to describe problem. 347pm finish with Tech and now in 2nd waiting room. 416 pm called into exam room. 427 saw doctor. 437 left doc office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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NJ – Jul 28, 2017
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He has no bedside manner and treats people like crap.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Parsippany, NJ – Jul 06, 2017
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Good discussion with the doctor, he is very professional and rated high in the profession. Found the office staff to be quite cold, not sure if they didn't like their jobs or the management wants that environment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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NJ – Jul 02, 2017
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I had a terrific experience with Dr. Salz and his staff, they were caring and very professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Xavier Hart in Westfield, NJ – Jan 09, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission has been to provide the highest quality medical and surgical ophthalmology care in a friendly and professional manner.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

Wills Eye Hospital
Residency Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital
Internship Hospital
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • NJ Monthly Magazine Top Doc, 2011
  • CastleConnolly Top Metro Area Doc, 2011

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What are Dr. Alan Salz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salz frequently treats Blindness, Keratitis, and Ultrasound, Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salz treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Salz, MD's office located?

Dr. Salz's office is located at 745 Us Highway 202/206 Ste 301, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Salz speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

The Eye Specialists

The Eye Specialists745 Us Highway 202/206 Ste 301 Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville, NJ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville, NJ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)