Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD

Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED in 1991 and specializes in ophthalmology.

400 N 17th St

Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma Surgery
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more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 97% of peers

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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
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • 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
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery

Background Check

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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

  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Mount Sinai Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kushnick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kushnick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kushnick to family and friends
2.4
based on 23 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Kushnick's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
FAIR
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

He is a very good doctor with a great reputation- which is why I continue to endure the horrible wait times in his office. - EVERY TIME I GO.
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I was diagnosed w/glaucoma by Dr. Kushnick, was on eye drops. His staff are unfriendly, loud & RUDE! Made me wait for more than 3 hours on my first pre-scheduled visit. With all due respect to Dr. Kushnick, he speaks pretty fast, hard to understand, gives you his conclusion without sharing detailed...more
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I've been diagnosed with glaucoma and Dr. Kushnick has operated on me 4 times. He's an excellent physician and always does a great job.
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I was referred to Dr. Kushnick for my glaucoma. I was very nervous because I have had family members go blind from glaucoma. I had to wait a little bit to see him because he was running a little late but he was worth the wait. He answered all of my questions and was very patient with me. I am very...more
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He may be a good doctor, but I dread my visits to his practice...always a very long wait, many of the staff are impatient, some are rude. The doctor speaks so softly that he is hard to understand. It makes me wonder if the tech is transcribing his words correctly. When he completes my exam, he says...more
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