Dr. Gary S. Hirshfield, MD

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Dr. Gary S. Hirshfield, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Gary S Hirshfield MD 17660 Union Tpke Ste 110, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366 Get Directions
(718) 460-1200

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3.6 based on 38 responses
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Experience with Dr. Hirshfield
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (36)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (35)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (36)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (35)
Dr. Hirshfield's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (36)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (37)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Hirshfield was the rudest dr. I have ever encountered thus far. Never in my life have I been treated with such blatant disrespect at medical office. From the time he entered the patient room, he proclaimed that he can't help me with my contacts, as only the ophthalmologist could do that (which we obviously knew). He was confused why we demanded to see him-there was no demand, I inquired to confirm that I could see both doctors. He was condescending and extremely dismissive. I will NEVER return
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Disorders
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

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    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

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Manhattan Eet Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Queens College Of The City University Of New York

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Hirshfield's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Hirshfield

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Hirshfield's Care Philosophy

We are a comprehensive ophthalmology practice. Our goal is to offer the finest eye care available ranging from eye exams for contact lenses and glasses, to eye disease from glaucoma to diabetic retinopathy to macular degeneration and to surgical and laser procedures such as lasik and laser vision correction, advanced technology cataract surgery done with femtosecond laser and facial plastic surgery with Botox and fillers. There are multiple doctors in our practice to customize your needs.