Because your eyes deserve the best. Using only the most advanced technologies to get the best results, we will work closely with you and your doctor to customize a treatment plan that is best suited to your needs.
At New York Ophthalmology, we will help you with scheduling an appointment, transportation, insurance, or any other need you may have. We will answer all of your questions and thoroughly explain the results of our exams and testing. Your treatment options will be discussed with you and we will take our time to ensure you understand everything. We accept most insurance from most providers.
Our doctors perform the most comprehensive eye exams and treatments to help you to see better. We will work closely with your other doctors to customize a treatment plan that is best suited for you, and we will communicate with them after every office visit. The latest technologies, lasers, and surgeries will be utilized for the optimum care.
To schedule an appointment, please call 718.585.5500. If you are unable to make your appointment, please notify us, and we will be happy to help you reschedule at a more convenient time. We look forward to working closely with you soon.
If you are having an emergency, please call the office.
One of our doctors will return your call immediately.
Insurance: We accept most insurance plans. Please call us to verify whether or not we are participating with a particular insurance company.
Insurance Providers and Plans
Billing and Financial Responsibility: Payments can be made at our office in cash or check, or sent to the office in the form of a check. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding an invoice; we will be happy to assist you.
We are excited to work closely with you to optimize the ophthalmic health of your patient. If you decide to refer a patient to us for diagnosis or treatment, please be assured that we will emphasize your role as the patient's primary provider. We are interested in the medical side of ophthalmic care, and we would like to co-manage patients whenever possible.
Following your patient's visit to our office, you will receive a letter detailing their history, exam findings, and our impression/plan for your patient. In-depth imaging of your patient will accompany our correspondence with you.
In order to provide access to all patients, we will accept all patients, regardless of insurance status. Our staff will work with your patients to get them insurance.
We are always available for you and your patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us anytime at 718-585-5500.
I thank you for taking the time to learn about New York Ophthalmology.
Neil S. Patel, MD, MS
Located on East 149th Street and Courtland Avenue, one block from Lincoln Hospital, the B, D, 2, 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as the BX1, B19, BX32, BX2, BX41, BX21, BX15, BX55, BX4 buses.
Paid parking is available next door.
Located on Jamaica Avenue and 147th Place, several blocks from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, the J, X, F, M, R, and LIRR trains, as well as the Q41 & 42, Q20 A&B, Q8&9, Q6, Q30&31, Q44, Q83&84, Q54&56, Q60&65, Q24, Q35, QM18 buses.
By car, take Van Wyck Expressway, Whitestone Bridge, Cross Bronx Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, or RFK Bridge.
Dr. Neil S. Patel is the Founder and President of both New York Ophthalmology. He is is a vitreoretinal specialist and is affiliated with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and St. Barnabas Hospital.
Dr. Patel is board-certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has experience lecturing nationally and internationally. When not in the office, Dr. Patel enjoys exercising and in an avid chess player.
Dr. Xining He practices comprehensive ophthalmology and medical retina. Dr. He graduated from Yale College where she received her BA in mathematics and economics. She obtained her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. He completed her internship in internal medicine and surgery at New York Hospital of Queens. She then completed her residency training in ophthalmology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale Eye Center. She then went on to complete a fellowship in medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Dr. He was briefly a reporter for a medical blog.
Dr. Justin Rapp is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton University and obtained his doctoral degree from SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Rapp's clinical experience exposed him to a diverse array of areas ranging from Ocular Disease, Vision Therapy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Specialty Contact Lenses. He received advanced training in Primary Care and Ocular Disease, completing externships at the Tucson VA Medical Center and OMNI Surgical Center in Atlanta. Dr. Rapp is a primary eye care physician with experience treating a wide range of medical and visual eye problems. When not in the office, he can probably be found at the Crossfit gym or cooking up something delicious.
Dr. Steinberg is a native of Pittsburgh and graduate of Touro College. He received a Doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Dr. Steinberg provides primary eye care with an emphasis in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease at the Bronx office as well as numerous satellite clinics in New York City. Dr. Steinberg enjoys spending time with his family at home in New Jersey and is an avid reader of science fiction novels.
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