Buxton Eye

310 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, USA


(212) 979-4410(212) 979-4410

Dr. Douglas Buxton, MD

Ophthalmologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

1199 SEIU Funds, Cigna, Health First, Anthem, Multiplan, Affinity, Elderplan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, Aetna, Amerigroup, HealthNet, MagnaCare, Medicare, POMCO, United Healthcare

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Voro score

88% recommended

56 out of 64 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(61)

Yelp

2.5(3)

Approach

Douglas F. Buxton, M.D. is a renowned cornea and refractive surgeon and the Medical Director at Buxton Eye Surgical Group in New York City. He is quadruple board certified in LASIK vision correction, ophthalmology, penetrating Keratoplasty and, cataract/implant surgery. He is an internationally-recognized authority for his innovative contributions of advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment eye disorders. Dr. Buxton is a graduate of Yale College and Cornell University Medical College. He completed his postgraduate residency training in ophthalmology followed by a two year cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Biography

Educations

Yale University, BA, 1978
Weill Cornell Medical College, MD, 1982

Certifications

Ophthalmology

Trainings

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1986 (residency)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1988 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically wait less than 15 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (64)
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Marian L.Aug 21
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?The waiting time to see Dr. Buxton is awful . . . but I always plan ahead for that when I see him . . . I like to think that his professionalism doesn't allow him to turn anyone away, so his office is always over-booked (maybe naive on my part, but I really believe he's a consummate professional, who is aware of what a good doctor he is, and wants to help as many people as possible).  He is considered one of the best ophthalmologists in NYC (always listed in publications like "Best Doctors in NY" and several other publications, where doctors are rated by their peers, not by their patients - that is, other DOCTORS think he's impressive) . . . I consider myself lucky to be his patient, and just suck up the waiting time . . . .
AnonymousJan 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor and great office and staff
Andrew S.Feb 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buxton was extremely knowledgable and thorough. I would definitely recommend him in the future.
AnonymousJul 11
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buxton was very knowledgable and thorough in his explanation and exam, but he also seemed distracted. He stepped out when he dilated my pupils, saying he would be back in 10 minutes, and told his receptionist he was going for lunch and came back 30 minutes later. He also stepped out during my exam to tell his receptionist to make a dinner reservation for him. The wait time was incredible, I waited for over 30 minutes to be seen, and then between all of the different exams they did during my visit, I waited anywhere between 10-15 minutes. I ended up spending 2.5 hours there for what could easily have been 45.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?He may be a great doctor (if all those certificates and diplomas on his office walls are any indication), but he has awful bedside manner. Perhaps, no manners at all. I brought my grandmother to his office for an initial assessment. She does not speak English, so I was there to translate. He gets frustrated easily and began yelling at her. She has a language barrier, not a hearing impediment! And because he was so frustrated, he was more rough during the examination. My grandmother didn't grimace or say anything because she was tense and nervous.I went back the next day to schedule an appointment and to ask a question in person. The nurses went to get him and when he came out he asks, "Are these the people with the question?" And answers it tersely and scrambles off.Terrible.
 Isn't sure about this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?How do you say this....I think he is a good physician but that is 5% of your (waiting) experience. The rest is office staff. So you could argue the 5% is what matters....but not always true (xrays, notes, scheduling under duress for an emergency, etc. ).So, why care? Because eyes are important at any age.He examined my Mom. After her exam, he was speaking about my fully competent mother to his nurse but not directly to her about his diagnosis and THAT was dehumanizing, if not plain rude. "She has this....she needs this..." was, at best, incompetent. The Reagan Republican political pix.....I dismissed at first but now I wonder about my folly in helping my Mom go to him. Dr Buxton needs to stop running a company and run a ....practice...? Humanized.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It Was my best doctor's visit. Professional and SMILING staff, beautiful office, knowledgable doctor, clean and new equipment
AnonymousDec 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Went for cataracts second opinion. Dr. Buxton uses cutting edge technology for diagnosis and treatment. I chose him for the surgery based on the positive experience with doctor and staff.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very nervous but the office staff and Dr. Buxton put me immediately at ease. Dr. Buxton explains everything clearly and honestly. He inspires trust and I feel very positive about my visit and upcoming surgery with him. It was an excellent experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He's always been great.
Joseph M.Jul 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My visit was just fine as usual. All the girls are very friendly and helpful with whatever questions you may have. Dr Buxton is a Gentleman. Easy to talk to, will answer any questions and address any issues you may have and does not rush you. I started seeing his dad Dr Jorge Buxton a little over 30 years ago, who by the way was also a great doctor and a fine Gentleman.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent & Proffesional!
AnonymousAug 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I came in for contact lenses, glasses, and a general eye exam. Dr. Buxton had a warm bedside manner, was thorough, and was clearly extremely knowledgable. He talked me through what he was seeing, and gave me great advice for how to best care for my eyes (including nutrition tips). Thrilled with the visit.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?great doctor
AnonymousMar 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He's a great doctor!
Rita I.Sep 7
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough with good explanations
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I think that Dr Douglas Buxton is a good professional because my surgery eyes was a success
Emily R.Mar 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was thorough, attentive, and seemed genuinely concerned with my issue. I would definitely recommend him!
Robin E.Jan 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I think Dr. Buxton's terrific. He is a knowledgeable and thorough professional, and a very nice man! I highly recommend him.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I waited over an hour to see to see Dr. Buxton. When I finally met with him, he was very irritable and cold. I will not see him again.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent staff and Dr. Buxton is a consummate professional. I told my wife to go! Thank you.
Athena C.Aug 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is very patient and very detailed. He is also very friendly and doesn't rush through things. Even his assistant is very friendly and thorough.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buxton is very professional. His demeanor can be a bit brusque, and he is a bit quick to get you in and out, but I appreciate that since I'm often in a hurry when I visit. He always answers any questions I may have and does a thorough examination.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional and knowledgeable staff. Every need is seen to when I visit. Great service!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Superlative doctor
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional. Thorough.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service, highly recomended.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was excellent. he explained what he was doing each step of the way.
AnonymousJan 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Monica V.Jun 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
Erica S.May 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousApr 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousJan 31
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousOct 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Victor H.Jul 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousAug 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
Laura E.Jun 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousJul 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousDec 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousAug 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent