Dr. Diane Flanigen, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 63

Dr. Diane Flanigen, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with medical facilities Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Flanigen to book an appointment.

Dr. Flanigen

Diane Flanigen MD Eye Care PC

1835 Maple Rd Buffalo, NY 14221
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Flanigen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eye Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Flanigen treats Eye Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Flanigen treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Flanigen treats Benign Neoplasm of Eye more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Flanigen treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Flanigen treats Benign Neoplasm of Choroid more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Flanigen treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Flanigen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(716) 631-2900

Dr. Flanigen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Fidelis Care
Humana
Independent Health
Independent Health HMO
MagnaCare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
MVP Preferred EPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare HMO

Dr. Flanigen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Flanigen

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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I was Dr. Flanigen’s patient before she joined Ophthalmology Associates. This practice has questionable billing practices, demanding a copay when Medicare is primary and another insurance covers the balance after Medicare, less copay. When The balance is less than the copay, they do not refund it. Also, when Dr. Flanigen had a solo practice, I never had a long wait. My recent appointment, the wait was over 2 1/2 hours. No one apologized. The doctor rushed through my appointment. I will not be back.
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Dec 12, 2019
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Showed up early to wait over an hour and still not get called in. Cancelled my appointment and left. Office staff not very helpful either.
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Jul 19, 2019
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I was experiencing pain and blurriness in my right eye after being hit at soccer. The next morning I called and got an appt that day. I had never been to an eye doctor before and was nervous I had done serious damage. Dr. Flanigen was so nice and patient with me when I got nervous and needed to stop the exam. She calmed me down and was very thorough with her examination. She is great with patients I would recommend her to anyone!
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buffalo, NY – Jan 25, 2019
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The care I have received from Dr. Flanigenhas been outstanding. She is courteous, friendly, caring and professional. Her staff is wonderful as well. I feel completely satisfied after each appointment, and highly recommend her to everyone!
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Katherine in Williamsville – Dec 10, 2018
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I showed up 10 minutes early to my apt only to wait an hour prior to seeing a nurse; then taken to another room to wait a half an hour and still the Dr isn't ready to see me. At this point I need to leave to go to work and had to reschedule an apt at the earliest 4 weeks later. I pay out of pocket at $150 so to say the least I'm mad and still my eyes are in pain and light sensitive.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 03, 2018
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I was looking for a new eye doctor because I was really dissatisfied with my current doctor. I hit the jackpot with Dr. Flanigen. It was a thorough evaluation. She did a wonderful job taking the time to review my condition and test results. I had a very short wait before being seen by the doctor. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. It was more like a family atmosphere rather than a business. I highly recommend Dr. Flanigen. Sorry I waited so long before switching doctors.
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Tom in Williamsville – Feb 08, 2018
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Friendly staff; highly professional and yet pleasant environment; all credentials prominently displayed in waiting room;efficient process for examinations and recording of same; patient - friendly intake process. Exceptionally accomodating of emergency situation. Am most happy to have established a relationship as Dr. Flanigen's patient!
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Williamsville, NY – Apr 12, 2017
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Very thorough, easy to talk to, caring, very professional.
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Ron in Clarence, NY – Mar 04, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Diane Flanigen, owner of Flanigen Eye Care, treats a wide range of medical and surgical conditions of the eye. Using state of the art Ophthalmic equipment,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Chief Resident, Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
St. John Fisher College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2009, 2010
  • On-Time Physician, 2009, 2010
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2008, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Diane Flanigen, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Diane Flanigen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Flanigen frequently treats Eye Cancer, Benign Neoplasm of Eye, and Benign Neoplasm of Choroid. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Flanigen treats.

Where is Dr. Diane Flanigen, MD's office located?

Dr. Flanigen's office is located at 1835 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Diane Flanigen MD Eye Care PC1835 Maple Rd Buffalo, NY 14221
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Flanigen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Williamsville, NY

2 Awards Received