Dr. Michael Pokabla, DO

Dr. Michael Pokabla, DO

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Pokabla, DO is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Slingerlands, NY. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Pokabla is affiliated with Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus, Albany Memorial Hospital and Albany Medical Center Hospital.

1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Contact Information

(518) 475-7300

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Senile Cataracts
normal
more than 77% of peers
Cataract
normal
more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma 1, Open Angle, C
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Mount Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Univ Of New England Collof Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Upmc Presby
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Northeastern Ohio University / College Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pokabla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pokabla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pokabla to family and friends
4.7
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Pokabla's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Delmar, NY |
Very difficult to get a knowledgeable person on the phone when it is necessary to discuss an important issue/question. Apparently the doctors manage the office so there is no Office Manager or Supervisor to go to to cut through the chaos. Did not get any help with an important issue and need for a referral to another eye specialty. Basically, was told, "not our problem", go to another doctor for help. Previously, this office had helped me with a similar issue.
in Gloveraville, NY |
Dr Pokabla implanted a glaucoma valve in my right eye which I know has saved my vision. I'm so thankful for his skills as a surgeon, his vast knowledge of his craft and his beautiful caring heart. If you or a loved one have glaucoma this is the Dr you need.
Schenectady, NY |
Dr Pokabla is amazing! My mom was rushed to Albany med for gloacoma issues and boy she was suffering. Suffered all night Friday night into Saturday. Finally dr. Pokabla came to her rescue. Not only did he take care of my mom but he was also concerned for the family. His bedside manners are wonderful and he makes you feel confident that everything's going to be ok! He totally explains everything to you and makes sure you understand before leaving! He wears his heart on his sleeve.
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Dr. Pokabla accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Pokabla has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus
25 Hackett Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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