Dr. Stephen Obstbaum, MD

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 76
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Dr. Stephen Obstbaum, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from New York Med Coll in 1967 and specializes in ophthalmology.

880 3rd Ave

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Blepharitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Floaters
very high
more than 98% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Obstbaum'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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7  Procedures

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

  • New York Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Ny Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Ny Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Wash University Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Obstbaum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Obstbaum's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Obstbaum to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Obstbaum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Five years ago Dr. Obstbaum performed cataract surgery on me and it was a disaster which has virtually blinded me in my left eye. He has never acknowledged this was his doing, saying the condition existed pre-surgery. I would have known if it did. In discussion with him post surgery, he yelled at...more
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