Dr. Valerie Elmalem, MD

Dr. Valerie Elmalem, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Dr. Valerie Elmalem, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and more.

185 Montague St Fl 7

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Excision of Chalazion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Stye
high
more than 88% of peers
Optic Neuritis
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Tumor
  • Facial Palsy
  • Facial Trauma
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fourth Nerve Palsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Orbital Lymphangioma
  • Orbital Lymphoma
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Papilledema
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Orbit
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sebaceous Carcinoma of the Eyelid
  • Sixth Nerve Palsy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Third Nerve Palsy
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dermal Filler
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Facelift
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbit Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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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

  • State University Of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elmalem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elmalem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elmalem to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Elmalem's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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