Dr. Laura Hirschfeld, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Laura Hirschfeld, MD
Dr. Laura Hirschfeld, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Newton, NJ. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Hirschfeld is affiliated with Newton Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville.

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Dr. Hirschfeld's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Newton, NJ |
Unbelievable waiting time in main lobby, then again in crowded pre-exam waiting room which is miserably uncomfortable, and yet again in exam room! Plus, the exam was totally dependent upon machine, which resulted in poor prescription.
Annandale, NJ |
Over book daily. They take 10 people in the back about the same time and then make them wait 1-4 hours to be seen. So unprofessional. No resepect for patients daily lives. And the excuse of emergencies is old.
Sparta, NJ |
This may be the worst run medical practice I've ever encountered. Never have I waited less than 1.5 hours to see Dr Hirschfeld. If you're bringing an elderly person to see the Dr, make sure they can sit for 2 hours. More important, Dr Hirschfeld has absolutely no patient-centered skills. You're lucky if she says hello to you. Don't expect an explanation of your condition, and don't expect to have a conversation of any kind. After 4 terrible experiences I've moved on.
in Newton, NJ |
My first appointment wasn't bad. I waited 45 minutes. Dr. Hirschfeld was very personable and knowledgeable. 2nd appointment, 2 hours, 15 minutes. No apology. 3rd appointment, 2 hours 15 minutes, I couldn't wait any longer. Told them why. She had an emergency. There was no emergency. I was sorry, but I couldn't wait any longer. There was no emergency.No phone call, no email. As though I never existed. Then a phone call saying I was overdue for an appointment. I will find another dr.
in Columbia, NJ |
She is knowledgeable and explains everything very well. However, being kept waiting EVERY single appointment for over 90 minutes is not only disrespectful to the patient but shows the practice either doesn't care or is unable to properly manage their scheduling. I really do understand emergencies, however it is EVERY single visit.
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Dr. Hirschfeld's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    New York Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    Manhattan E E T Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye