Dr. Paul Choinski, MD

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Dr. Paul Choinski, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Smithtown, NY and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Choinski has more experience with Eye Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Choinski to book an appointment.

Dr. Choinski

North Shore Eye Care/Hmptn Eye

260 E Main St Ste 201 Smithtown, NY 11787
Accepting new patients

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choinski

4.7

Based on 80 ratings

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I have always been very pleased with Dr. Choinski and his staff. They are polite, efficient and very competent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stephen S. – Nov 20, 2021
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yes I would recommend to my family & friends —— my son has gone there as well I love Dr. Choinski and staff that have prepped me before seeing the doctor it’s a nice office setting just don’t like having to wait as long as I did yesterday but I didn’t realize your office was short on staff Thank you
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
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Denise Simpson – Nov 16, 2021
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Dr. Choinski spent several minutes patiently answering questions and explaining options for follow-up procedures. A well-informed and caring doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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K. L. – Nov 11, 2021
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Very friendly, caring, answering all my questions, make me feel secure and well treated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Elaine G. – Nov 05, 2021
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None
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
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John N. – Nov 02, 2021
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Excellent
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
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Alan K. – Oct 22, 2021
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Good
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
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Patrick G. – Oct 18, 2021
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Given that I made the appointment that morning I was pleased with the wait time and time the doctor took to meet with, ask questions and listen to my concerns.
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
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E. C. – Sep 26, 2021
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He is a very caring confidence inducing doctor. Always comfortable and confident in him and his expertise.
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
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Elaine S. – Sep 24, 2021
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Review of my up coming surgery
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
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Steven C. – Sep 23, 2021
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All of the staff were polite , courteous and helpful.
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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Sharon O. – Sep 18, 2021
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Great eye doctor!! Explains everything in detail.
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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Cheryl J. – Sep 17, 2021
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I can see again thank you
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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Gozill A. – Sep 17, 2021
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Grest
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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Ann B. – Sep 13, 2021
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Disorganized
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Office environment
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M – Sep 09, 2021
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Very professional
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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Daniel H. – Sep 09, 2021
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The main function of the practice seems to be "upselling" the Patient. The Lazik procedure I had was totally ineffective. The make sure beforehand to inform the patient that the procedure might not be effective ,thereby protecting themselves from any malpractice harm. Stay away !
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Steve – Aug 19, 2021
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Very pleasant. The staff is excellent and Dr. Choinski always professional and thorough. Answers all your questions.
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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Phyllis D. – Aug 17, 2021
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Everyone from the security at the door to the front desk managers and Christina . everyone works so hard there. and Dr. Choinski was great
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anne-Regina Guidi – Aug 14, 2021
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Yearly checkup after cataract surgery All was good
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
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Biography

Dr. Paul Choinski, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Smithtown, NY and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Choinski has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Residency Hospital
1986
University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Internship Hospital
1986
New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Where is Dr. Paul Choinski, MD's office located?

Dr. Choinski's office is located at 260 E Main St Ste 201, Smithtown, NY 11787. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Choinski

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Choinski treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Choinski treats other conditions, please contact the office at (631) 727-0880.

Eye Conditions

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Dr. Choinski 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

Treatments
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Eye Infections
Corneal Diseases
Keratitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Choinski's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • 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
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(631) 727-0880

Dr. Choinski accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

North Shore Eye Care/Hmptn Eye

North Shore Eye Care/Hmptn Eye260 E Main St Ste 201 Smithtown, NY 11787
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Northshore Eye Care

Northshore Eye Care260 E Main St Ste 201 Smithtown, NY 11787
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Southampton, NY

26 Awards Received

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

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