Dr. James Twist, MD

Dr. James Twist, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. James Twist, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from SUNY At Buffalo School Of Internal Med and specializes in ophthalmology.

2156 Sheridan Dr

Buffalo, NY 14223

Contact Information

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Twist performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Twist's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

32  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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6  Procedures

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

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Twist to family and friends
20 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 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

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Twist is an excellent doctor and some of his technicians are good, but one of his receptionists is curt and nasty.
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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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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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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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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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