Dr. Steven Awner, MD

Dr. Steven Awner, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Awner, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

3980 Sheridan Dr Ste 402

Buffalo, NY 14226

Contact Information

(716) 204-4516

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Lazy Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Exotropia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esotropia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • Baylor Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Presbyn-St Luke's Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Duke U Eye Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Awner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Awner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Awner to family and friends
2.6
based on 25 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Awner's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Hamburg, NY |
My children have been patients of Dr. Awner’s for over five years. Dr. Awner is absolutely the best at what he does and he always has a calm, respectful demeanor. Don’t be deterred by a longer wait time. Because of the nature of children, the delicacy of the eye and the numerous diagnostic...more
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New York, NY |
Doctor continues to be an hour or more behind every single time we’re here. By the time we see him I’m so frustrated I want to leave. He said my child will grow out of her eye issues by 9 then as she aged the age increases. Now she’ll grow out of her issue by 13. Yeah right. Don’t trust him. I’m...more
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in Buffalo, NY |
Knowledgeable doctor...poor very poor scheduling and wait times. Always over booked and a constant 1 -1 1/2 hr wait. Very rude receptionist. Never call ahead and warn that they are behind. Rescheduling is 2-3 month wait if they are over booked!!! Never again. Second visit is enough!!
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Tonawanda, NY |
I find them rude and arrogant. They arbitrarily change their policies and procedures about what age children can see the opthamologist vs optometrist. They arbitrarily cancel appointments and then it takes months to get a new one, including those you've had scheduled for an entire year. The...more
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Buffalo, NY |
This is our second time at the office with two different children. Both times the wait was over 45 minutes, I find that very disrespectful. When will doctors learn our time is just as important.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Awner accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Independent Health
    Encompass
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Awner has admitting privileges

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant St
Buffalo, NY 14222
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