Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD

Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Wertheimer, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in West Caldwell, NJ. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Wertheimer is affiliated with Hackensackumc Mountainside, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

195 Fairfield Ave Ste 4B

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 96% of peers

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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."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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

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 Trauma
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wertheimer to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Wertheimer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
West Orange, NJ |
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 so smoothly and my fears were allayed. The office staff and the Ridgedale Surgery Center were very good- efficient, thorough, caring. Highly recommend him.
in Morristown, NJ |
Very patient, takes the time to thoroughly analyze the case before providing his diagnosis. His staff is also very friendly and efficient. I'd happily come back to see Dr. Wertheimer and recommend him to my friends and family.
in West Caldwell, NJ |
Dr. Wertheimer is the Best! After a year of going to multiple Doctors trying to get Diagnosed with what was causing my double vision, Dr. Wertheimer knew the seriousness and exactly what to do and helped me get diagnosed with what was a rare autoimmune disease. My wife and 3 kids go to Dr. W. for their eye care and love him and his staff. His care , knowledge, staff, and time he takes with you is excellent. I highly recommend this Doctor and would give him more than 5 stars if was possible.
in Montclair, NJ |
On Sunday of Labor Day weekend, I was experiencing flashes and floaters in my right eye. My regular ophthalmologist was away for the holiday, so I was directed to Dr. Wertheimer. He listened to me describe my symptoms on the phone, and then instructed me to meet him in his office that day for an emergency eye examination. It turned out I had a retinal tear, and he arranged for laser treatment that afternoon. Dr. Wertheimer is an excellent doctor and a very ethical man. I highly recommend him.
in Caldwell, NJ |
Both my husband and I have been patients of Dr. Wertheimer for several years, and he performed cataract surgery on my husband seven years ago. Dr. Wertheimer is a kind, highly skilled doctor. He has always taken time to explain procedures as he performs them thus alleviating any anxiety. He will address any questions or concerns thoroughly, and with respectful courtesy. His office staff is also considerate and friendly. I do not hesitate to recommend him.
in West Caldwell, NJ |
I had my second cataract surgery yesterday. It went perfectly. I have only had excellent experiences with Dr. Wertheimer, his office staff and surgical center. When you are with Dr. Wertheimer, you are the total focus of his attention. I have complete confidence in his knowledge and skill.
in West Caldwell, NJ |
I had been having a very difficult time finding a good eye doctor for the past three to four years. It got so bad that I was driving while covering my left eye just to avoid double vision. None of the other doctors ever helped me! I spent hundreds of dollars on glasses that never helped me at all. Dr. Wertheimer knew exactly what to do within 15 minutes and within five days his excellent staff had me set up with my brand new Rx glasses with prisms and I see perfectly. NO MORE DOUBLE VISION! YAY
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Dr. Wertheimer accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Wertheimer has admitting privileges

Hackensackumc Mountainside
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd
Livingston, NJ 07039
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