Dr. Louis Pizzarello, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Louis Pizzarello, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pizzarello has more experience with Eye Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pizzarello to book an appointment.

Dr. Pizzarello

Peconic Ophthalmology Pllc

1228 Roanoke Ave Riverhead, NY 11901
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pizzarello

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Eye Conditions

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Dr. Pizzarello is experienced in the area of Eye Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 103 conditions and procedures

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Stye
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Chalazion
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Dr. Pizzarello's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Pizzarello accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Pizzarello's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pizzarello

4.4

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
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(21)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
4%
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1 Star
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Dr Pizarello is an excellent eye doctor. He takes time to answer all questions. He is wise and caring. He is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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E Martínez – May 11, 2021
Dr. Pizzarello was very professional, he answered all my questions and explained why I am having this eye problem . He put my mind at ease!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Monika Moritz-Akin – Feb 07, 2021
Very pleasant and professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Richard Lewin – Aug 28, 2020
Definitly..been a patient over 20yr. He is probably one of the best Eye Drs On LI .Very Professionable, knowledgeable, and thoroughly caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nothing has to be improved at Dr. Pizzerella's pra – Aug 21, 2020
Dr. Pizzarello has always been the best. We have been going to him for 13 years. I would recommend him to anyone. He is caring, gentle and highly capable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Keating – Jul 22, 2020
I recommend Dr. Pizzarello very highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 08, 2020
My visit as usual was pleasant and thorough. Staff and doctor are wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paula Scerbo – Sep 21, 2019
but not since he went with site md it was a horrible experience don't appreciate a young girl sitting in during my visit using the computer.
2 people found this helpful
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May 30, 2019
Consistently competent.
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Apr 06, 2019
I only have the highest regard for Dr Pizzarello. The doctor removed my cataracts. I’m very pleased & grateful that I chose Dr Pizzarello to perform the surgery. He has the knowledge & the hands of God!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Helen W in Riverhead, NY – May 01, 2018
Excellent in all respects. Very knowledgeable and professional, prompt, caring, explains the issue and the possible solutions, with an efficient, courteous staff. What more can you ask for?
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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James Weidner in Southampton, NY – Oct 06, 2017
He's great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 30, 2017
Dr. Pizzarello was kind and friendly and explained everything to me well. I felt like I could trust him. He was right on time (unusual for a doctor!) and not rushed. Actually, *I* was 5 minutes late because there was construction on the roads and traffic was being stopped and his receptionist was very kind to me about it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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C. M. in Hampton Bays – Dec 18, 2015

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Louis Pizzarello, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pizzarello has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1979
Es Harkness Institute
Residency Hospital
1975
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Toronto General Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Louis Pizzarello, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pizzarello frequently treats Eye Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Pizzarello specializes.

Where is Dr. Louis Pizzarello, MD's office located?

Dr. Pizzarello's office is located at 1228 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Peconic Ophthalmology Pllc1228 Roanoke Ave Riverhead, NY 11901
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Smithtown - Main St260 E Main St Ste 201 Smithtown, NY 11787
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

Greenport, NY

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Southampton, NY

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)