Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD

Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in West Caldwell, NJ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology.

195 Fairfield Ave Ste 4B

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wertheimer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Floaters
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Wertheimer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wertheimer "At Essex Eye Physicians, we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art eye care in a caring, compassionate manner."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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21  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Restylane® Injections
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Nassau Co Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wertheimer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wertheimer's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wertheimer to family and friends
28 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Wertheimer'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I had cataract surgery at the end of April. I have to say that I am most positively impressed by Dr. Wertheimer 's delivery of services. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure, and entertained all my questions. After the surgery, and during my follow up visits,he has been extremely...more
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After 12 years of routine checkups I now have a condition that needs careful monitoring and potentially surgery. I’m thankful to have such a thoughtful caring physician to count on.
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Dr. Wertheimer and staff are amazing! Everyone is so friendly and compassionate, I had so many questions and concerns about having cataract surgery and was so nervous but Dr. Wertheimer patiently answered all of them for me and made me feel at ease. The surgery went very well and now I have perfect...more
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I recently had cataract surgery with Dr. Wertheimer and found the entire process to be unintimidating and seamless. He and his surgical team were always professional and compassionate and as stated previously quite seamless and unthreatening. No worries should surgery be necessary for the other...more
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I just had cataract surgery with Dr Wertheimer. I couldn't be more pleased. I was nervous-it was my first. I have complete confidence in Dr Wertheimer. He explains everything thoroughly and gives you all of his attention and addresses all of your questions and concerns. The entire process went...more
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