Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 60

Ophthalmology

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Bayside, NY. Dr. Hirshfield has extensive experience in Eye Conditions. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Flushing Hospital Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD

Greenpoint Medical Services

4564 Francis Lewis Blvd Ste 200 Bayside, NY 11361 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hirshfield

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hirshfield treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hirshfield treats other conditions, please contact the office at (929) 258-7720.

Eye Conditions

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Dr. Hirshfield is experienced in the area of Eye Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 104 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Hirshfield
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Visual Field Defects
Pterygium
Dry Eyes
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Hirshfield's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Cysts
  • 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
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(929) 258-7720

Dr. Hirshfield accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
WellPoint

Dr. Hirshfield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hirshfield

3.5

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
53.191489361702125%
(25)
4 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
3 Stars
6.382978723404255%
(3)
2 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
1 Star
29.78723404255319%
(14)
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Excellent and professional service. The Nurse was efficient and knowledgeable. Dr. Hirshfield was warm and professional. He explained every detail in layman's term. He did not push me to get any procedure or new glasses. The facility and exam room was clean and organized. All staff members were friendly. Wait time is average. Nice for a first visit. Thanks, much appreciated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Majorie B – Jun 19, 2021
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He's a good doctor but his bedside manner needs to improve 100%. Also the waiting time was ridiculous. If I have a 7:00am appointment, I should not be leaving close to 10:00am. The nurses were a little rude. If I'm standing in front of you, please acknowledge me and do not be on the phone. I was truly unhappy with my visit.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Feb 22, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Hirschfield for 27 years now. I am finding many of these negative reviews somewhat hard to believe. He has never been anything other than competent, empathetic, caring and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ilona Grasberg – May 07, 2020
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Worse Experience Ever I visited this doctor because of Northwell Health. This was my worse experience I ever had in my life and I wish I never took my 15-year-old child to Gary Hirshfield. He yelled at my child because he perceived him to have an attitude. He was yelling at my son that he has an attitude and that he can leave right now, he will get nowhere in life, no one will want to treat him, and he doesn’t have to come back and he kept on going and going on and on. I was sitting there, and I
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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SM in Queens – Aug 08, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Russ Nolan in Sunnyside – Nov 20, 2017
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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 money. Who is doing to reimburse me for my time lost?
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Manhasset, NY – Jun 30, 2017
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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 his field, as far as I am concerned. Came into medical practice after Ivy League Medical School, and was Chief Resident after medical school! You simply cannot do better!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Garris Gregory in New York, NY – May 09, 2017
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Arrogant, egotistical impatient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Suzanne A in flushing, ny – Oct 20, 2016
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Omg this doctor is very very rude.He is extremely rude. You can't even ask him a question. Like the other comment stated he is very dismissive to his patients. Not a friendly and professional doctor. The staff is sweet. But him I must say I am very disappointed wit the fact as a patient I can't communicate with my doctor in a friendly yet professional manner. He don't like to be ask question. He come in exam and leave.have a nice day.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jamaica, NY – Aug 28, 2016
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
19 people found this helpful
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Raveena C in Fresh Meadows, NY – Mar 18, 2016
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About Me

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,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Manhattan E E T Hosp, Ophthalmology Beth Israel Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1987
Beth Israel Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Queens College of the City University of New York
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hirshfield has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hirshfield frequently treats Eye Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Hirshfield specializes.

Where is Dr. Gary Hirshfield, MD's office located?

Dr. Hirshfield's office is located at 4564 Francis Lewis Blvd Ste 200, Bayside, NY 11361. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Greenpoint Medical Services

Northwell Health4564 Francis Lewis Blvd Ste 200 Bayside, NY 11361
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Flushing, NY

51% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

North Shore University Hospital Syosset

Syosset, NY

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)