Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

17660 Union Tpke Ste 110

Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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

Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Exophoria
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heterophoria
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hirshfield "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • 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 Injuries
  • 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
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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34  Procedures

  • 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
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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.

Education

  • Queens College of the City University of New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Manhattan Eet Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hirshfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hirshfield's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hirshfield to family and friends
43 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Hirshfield'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 (7)

Dr. Hirshfield granted me an emergency appt. even though I wasn't a patient of his. He identified a serious condition and treated it effectively. A true professional.
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Unless you are willing to wait three (3) hours to see this doctor don't bother. People in the waiting room were screaming having to wait for two hours to three hours and still not being able to see the doctor. We walked out and do one seemed to care. Doctors have to understand that my time is worth...more
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Dr. Hirshfield is absolutely top notch, and left me (after cataract surgery) with perfect vision, requiring only reading glasses. His procedure was absolutely painless and quick, with no post op discomfort whatsoever. I could not recommend him more highly... and he is the best and brightest in...more
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Arrogant, egotistical impatient.
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I have been Dr. Hirschfield's patient since 1992. He is an accomplished physician who always listens to your concerns and will go out of his way to answer any questions. I highly recommend him!
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