Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 52
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Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD
Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Kushnick is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus.

400 N 17th St

Allentown, PA 18104

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Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD

Dr. Howard Kushnick, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Glaucoma Surgery
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Glaucoma
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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

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Kushnick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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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.
Allentown, PA |
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 fortunate to have been referred here.
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 2 or 3 sentences...and there is little opportunity to ask questions. Most doctors give a summary of the visit or have a portal where you can read test results, etc. This doctor does not. It is needed.
Bethlehem, PA |
The Dr. IS UNWILLING to see my mother because we wouldn't make an appointment till after she saw her regular eye surgeon for a status on her condition. If her condition improved with medication, she wouldn't have needed him. His office called me to get her in for a consult, I told them I would make the appointment ( IF) she needed to see him. Her progress was such that she would need his service so I called to make the appointment. The Dr. now refuses to see her. How independent and rude !!!!!!
in Allentown |
Elderly father left sitting in waiting for over 2 hours before seen. Then waited another hour to complete exam. Staff rude and physician and staff seemed indifferent to our concerns. This office is run poorly. I'm sure there is another surgeon in the area that is just as competent.
in Allentown pa |
The doctor may be excellent but he packs his schedule every 5 minutes and you can plan on being there at least 1 1/2 -2 hours. Once they forgot about me and after waiting an hour they wanted me to wait another 45 minutes just to go back to start the eye visit. Staff can be friendly to rude.
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Dr. Kushnick accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kushnick has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
801 Ostrum St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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