Dr. Alan Stern, MD

Dr. Alan Stern, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 70
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Dr. Alan Stern, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Britain, CT. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1 Lake St Bldg C

New Britain, CT 06052

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Glaucoma
high
more than 79% of peers
Senile Cataracts
normal
more than 78% of peers
Cataract
normal
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Stern'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.

Dr. Stern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stern "Dr. Alan Stern was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Villanova University. He obtained his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His residency was at Thomas Jefferson and its affiliated Wills Eye Hospital, and he completed his training with fellowships at the University of Connecticut in cataract and corneal surgery. Dr. Stern has thirty years' experience in ophthalmic surgery, with special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive procedures. He is a founding member of Precision LASIK Group, Chief of Ophthalmology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and co-medical director of the Connecticut eye bank. In addition to his surgical practice, he is on the board of Vision Health International, an organization providing eye care and surgery to indigent patients in Central and South America. Dr. Stern is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of Connecticut Eye Society."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jefferson-Wills Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Connecticut, Cornea
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stern to family and friends
23 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Stern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (8)

Dr Stern is amazing. He is a skillful surgeon as well as extremely compassionate. He goes above and beyond for his patients.
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short, abrupt, rude. Dismissive of my pain. His office assistants were lovely but twice gave me the wrong information about my medication. Every time I went I had to wait close to an hour before seeing him. Found another physician significantly further away but the drive is worth it. I do NOT...more
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Dr. Stern performed Lasik surgery on me over 15 years ago. Prior to surgery I couldn't see the Big E on the eye chart. After surgery my vision became 20/20 which continues to this day. Dr. Stern continues to be my eye doctor as I trust his evaluations and treatment procedures. He is most friendly...more
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I have been going to Dr. Stern and he is the best ophthalmologist I have ever had. In addition to routine annual visits, he has performed several surgeries (Lasik, Kataracts in both eyes) and the results haven better than expected on both procedures. My vision is now almost 20-20 in both eyes. He...more
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Saw me for less than 3 minutes after making me wait an hour past my apt time. Asked what I'm doing about my problem first, then said "It's not that bad". Also, a passer by came in to the front desk to ask for a wheel chair for an elderly woman who was stuck on the ramp. They sent her to another...more
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