Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD

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Age 51
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Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD
Dr. Laroche received his bachelor's degree from New York University and medical doctorate with honors in research from Cornell University Medical College. He underwent a medical internship at Montefiore Hospital and completed his Ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC where he was the chief resident in his 3rd year. Dr. Laroche subsequently completed his glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary with Glaucoma Associates of New York with Robert Ritch MD and Jeffrey Liebmann MD and David Greenfield MD. Dr. Laroche is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society and New York Glaucoma Society. Dr. Laroche is the past, Director of the Glaucoma section of the National Medical Association Ophthalmology Section and past Chair of the Ophthalmology Section. Dr Laroche has also written many articles and lectured on glaucoma, teaching other physicians and participated in symposiums throughout the United States, and the world including the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Laroche is also the President Emeritus of the Empire State Medical Association, the New York State affiliate of the National Medical Association and has been an advocate for health care excellence, equality, justice, and diversification of the healthcare workforce. He has also received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy Of Ophthalmology, awards from the City Council of New York for Outstanding contributions to New York City, Aesclepius Medical Society Outstanding Leadership, Network Journal, among many others. Dr. Laroche is a supporter of the Glaucoma Foundation, New York and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, New York. Dr. Laroche has also volunteered on several medical missions to Haiti and Jamaica, West Indies. Our offices are conveniently located in Southeast Queens and Uptown, Manhattan around the corner from the World famous Sylvia's restaurant.

49 W 127th St

New York, NY 10027

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Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD

Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
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Care Philosophy

We provide highly specialized early detection and treatment of ocular disease with emphasis on glaucoma, diabetes and cataract. We are located in uptown Manhattan and Queens Village New York. We accept most insurances and have affordable rates.

If you have glaucoma, you and your physician should work together to protect your vision in the years ahead. With early diagnosis and therapy, glaucoma rarely leads to blindness. Early testing and an accurate diagnosis, along with long-term treatment, are the keys to maintaining your vision. Take good care of yourself and your eyes. Don't let glaucoma limit your life.

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Dr. Laroche's Experience

Dr. Laroche's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Howard University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • New York Eye & Ear Infrmry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Laroche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

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Dr. Laroche's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laroche to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (37 with comments)
Dr. Laroche Says:

We provide first class eyecare at an affordable price.  Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness. Don't delay eyecare to help prevent blindness.  Please note we are very thorough in our evaluation to appropriately detect early disease and treat only those whom need treatment.  An initial evaluation may take 1-2 hours depending on what is required. Also note that I have...

Dr. Laroche's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (37)
in New York, NY |
As I said the office is run smoothly, Every one is friendly and courteous. I find Dr Laroche to be friendly, highly professional and through his examinations and treaments.
in New York, NY |
Everything was excellent as usual!
in Great Neck, NY |
I find the staff to be experienced and courteous.
in Great Neck, NY |
Very Satisfied
in New York, NY |
Very knowledgeable staff, polite, and friendly. Direct and professional.
in New York, NY |
Warm and friendly
in New York, NY |
Very good. Nothing to change.
in Great Neck, NY |
It was a good experience for me with Dr. Laroche
in Great Neck, NY |
Opens on time, ready to start. Staff is very polite and helpful office is clean any issue is quickly solved calls are quickly returned.
in New York, NY |
Always polite, always efficient.
in New York, NY |
My experience here has been wonderful. I have no complaint with this office. He is a wonderful doctor, he takes his time with you, he explain everything to you about what happening with your eyes. He make sure you understand what is going on with them and what I must do to keep them healthy.
in Great Neck, NY |
I Know Dr. Laroche for almost 15yrs. Great doctor had 3 surgeries with him. I will and have recommended family members to him for treatment.
in Great Neck, NY |
The staff is very courteous and Dr. Laroche is the best. That's why I keep coming back here.
in New York, NY |
Very knowledgeable and patient doctor.
in New York, NY |
Great office! Friendly, thorough.
in New York, NY |
Very pleasant staff. Excellent treatment.
in New York, NY |
Everyone was courteous and cooperative. Took time to check and clarify any queries.
in New York, NY |
Very knowledgeable and informative. All my concerns were addressed!
in Queens NY |
New York, NY |
The staff is profession, accommodating if need arises. Excellent job!
in New York, NY |
The staff is courteous and patient with me at all times, and I have total confidence in Dr. Laroche.
in New York, NY |
All of my experience have been pleasant and very informative. Procedures and the need for them are explained so that I know exactly what is being done and why. In addition, I have always found the office staff to be efficient and friendly.
in New York, NY |
in New York, NY |
Fantastic!!! Everything was fast and smooth.
Queens Village,11428 |
I had purchased glasses from the optical dept., and was very happy, staff was very informative and patient in helping me selecting my frame. As a costumer I will surely recommend this office. The doctors are very knowledgeable about what they are doing.
New York, NY |
Dr. Laroche saved my eyesight! His staff is wonderful.
New York, NY |
I have always had good experiences with the staff and Dr. Laroche.
New York, NY |
The staff and doctor are pleasant and friendly.
in New York, NY |
I feel so satisfied about everything that I have recommended family and friends to see Dr. Laroche. Thank you Dr. Laroche and all of the staff!
in New York, NY |
My husband has been a patient of Dr. Laroche for over 20 years. We have been pleased with the special care and attention he has paid Frank. Frank is a Chronic diabetic and has advanced glaucoma. Dr. Laroche has consistently diagnosed changes in his condition and prescribed changes in his treatment both medical and surgical to assist in the maintenance of his best possible health and vision despite his multiple conditions. We highly recommend Dr. Laroche.
in New York, NY |
The receptionist is very pleasant. The atmosphere is warm and music is wonderful. Dr Laroche takes time with me and explain things where my daughter and I are able to understand. He is affective and efficient.
in New York, NY |
Great experience, slightly long wait.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Laroche is an excellent surgeon. I see great after he performed cataract surgery on me. Thanks to Dr. Laroche and his office and staff for the excellent eyecare.
in Queens Village, NY |
Did not even meet Dr Laroche. Other staff conducted my exam. The receptionists need more supervision. The whole attitude and the answering of clients calls are not with courtesy or professionalism The attitude conducted in the front desk is with anger and if asked a question they give a look of being bothered. I asked a question and was ignored. Everything is not coordinated. Need to streamline job for more efficiency. Also conduct training on customer service.
Sorry about the front desk experience we did have to fire a staff. Thank you for your suggestion. We have ongoing customer service training for the staff.
in Flushing, NY |
He is an excellent professional, he knows what he is doing, we are very very happy with his work, very careful and concern about his patience.
Thank you.
Uniondale, NY |
This is a very good doctor but his office is not operated efficiently. He seems to be too busy to properly oversee his workers. I went there in February for an eye exam , showed the receptionist my insurance cards and they said ok , but they did not submit the claims to my insurance company. In May they sent me a bill for $550 . I went back and showed them my insurance card, they still did not submit the bill. June they billed me again . They still did not bill my insurance.
Sorry about the problem in billing you experienced. We have replaced the billing staff with more experienced individuals.
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Dr. Laroche accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • 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
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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