Dr. James Twist, MD

Dr. James Twist, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(19)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Twist, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

2156 Sheridan Dr

Buffalo, NY 14223

Contact Information

(716) 873-7227

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Presbyopia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 97% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 96% 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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

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

  • SUNY At Buffalo School Of Internal Med
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Twist has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Twist's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Twist to family and friends
3.5
based on 19 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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

Dr. Twist's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in N. Tonawanda, NY |
Best ophthalmologist around. Dr. Twist is a perfectionist and I have complete confidence in him 100%.I have been seeing him for 30+ years and receive top notch care all the time. His staff is professional and friendly.
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in Hamburg, NY |
Being an Optician that has filled eyeglass prescriptions for post cataract patients for over 40 years, I chose Dr Twist to perform my own personal cataract surgery. I have witnessed the proficiency of Dr. Twist's surgical skills and trust him 110% when it comes to my own eyes. His results have been...more
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in Buffalo, NY |
I've seen Dr. Twist for almost thirty years and he has advised me well. I have an artificial left eye, so he has always monitored my health and was the first to approve contacts for me in the 80s. He did my cataract surgery and has never left the room until all my concerns were addressed. I don't...more
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in amherst ny |
Just had eyelid surgery by Dr Twist more than happy with the results. DR twist is very meticulous and has an excellent and courteous staff.
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Buffalo, NY |
I was told by the women at the desk my insurance wasn't going to be covered anymore, that was fine. I found a new doctor and when I called to inform the office of this the SAME women answered and yelled 'Why? Why are you leaving? Who told you your insurance wasn't covered? Let me speak to them!' I...more
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Visit Dr. Twist

Dr. Twist accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Independent Health
    Encompass
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Twist has admitting privileges

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
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