Dr. Robert Austin, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Austin
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Austin Family Eyecare

119 NEW ATHOL RD Orange, MA 01364

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Dr. Robert Austin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Orange, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Austin to book an appointment.


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Over the years, I've seen he cares—about all his patients. Skilled, gentle, personable. Through many yearly exams, a few potential emergencies, and 2 cataract surgeries. As to the wait time, of course it varies. But shorter than many Dr. offices—with a good varied magazine supply.
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Dr. Austin is very competent and a truly nice person. The person who answers the phone is not so nice - irratable and impatient. I really wish someone would talk to her about her manner. It's been consistent over the years.
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I was suffering from a painful and bloodshot eye. Urgent care could find nothing and sent me home with eye drops..My eye did not improve and several days later I called Dr. Austin's office. Two hours later Dr. Austin removed a hidden eyelash from the corner of my eye. The pain was instantly gone. I cannot overstate how appreciative I am of Dr. Austin's courteous and sympathetic and competent service. Thank you, Doug Rchmond
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Biography

Dr. Robert Austin, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Orange, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Nassau University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Stamford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
New York Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Robert Austin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Austin frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), All Headaches (incl. Migraine), and Foreign Body Removal from Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Austin treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Austin, MD's office located?

Dr. Austin's office is located at 119 NEW ATHOL RD, Orange, MA 01364. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Austin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Austin treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Austin performs Foreign Body Removal from Eye more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Austin performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Austin's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lyme Disease
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Austin accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Locations

Austin Family Eyecare

Austin Family Eyecare119 NEW ATHOL RD Orange, MA 01364
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Greenfield, MA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Brattleboro, VT

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average