Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD

Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(17)
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Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Toms River, NJ. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

14 Mule Rd Ste 1

Toms River, NJ 08755

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 9 More

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Chalazion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Athwal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Athwal "Dr.Harjit "Harry" Athwal attended Cook College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and graduated with a medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a three year Ophthalmology residency in 1990 at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He received additional training at the prestigious Tulane Medical School in Louisiana, where he did a fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. He joined his brother in private practice in 1991. Dr.Athwal is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, Medical Society of New Jersey, Ocean County Medical Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.He also serves on the board of iMedicware – an electronic medical records company."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Umdnj-University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Nj Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Athwal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Indian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Athwal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Athwal to family and friends
4.6
based on 17 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Athwal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in toms river, nj 08757 |
Had a very good experience with Dr.Harry.
in Toms River, NJ |
I have been going to Dr. H. Athwal for many years and am more than pleased with him. He has just done cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone at the office, is professional and treat the patients with kindness. I would recommend Athwal Eye Associates to everyone.
in manchester township, nj |
Had to have cataract surgery and had to choose an ophthalmologist. I put my trust in Athwal Eye and glad I did. The staff is friendly and very professional. The office is a well oiled machine. My overall experience was great! When it's time for my next eye to be done I will definitely choose Athwal Eye. Thank you Dr. H and staff for a great experience. JG
Toms River, NJ |
Excellent eye doctor. Very caring and takes the time to discuss concerns.
in Toms River, NJ |
Excellent Doctor and Team!
in Whiting NJ |
My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Athwal for a few years now. We both have several major eye problems as well as other physical problems. We both feel extremely blessed to have found out about Dr. Athwal through friends. He is very patient in listening to our eye problems and seems to have a wealth of knowledge. After doing testing and chatting about our problems, he comes up with many good suggestions to help you physically and this helps mentally too. We are so pleased with him.
in Whiting, NJ |
I have been going to Dr. Athwal for about 5 years. Initially I began going for a second opinion and his explanation of my needs was far superior to my previous doctor. He performed that procedure on his lunch hour after fully explaining my need for that procedure. Recently he performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I am extremely happy with the outcome for each eye and his explanations prior to the surgery were, again, complete and answered any question I could possible have asked.
in Haddonfield, NJ |
Excellent experience with Dr. Athwal. I had essentially lost my vision due to Diabetic complications and desperately needed cataract surgery. After the surgery and lens replacement, I could see extremely well again. It was expensive but worth it. I highly recommend this practice.
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Dr. Athwal accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Athwal has admitting privileges

Community Medical Center
99 Route 37 W
Toms River, NJ 08755
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