Dr. Paul J. Lama

Doctor (M.D.)

Hackensack, New Jersey Map External Link
Website: glaucoma-institute.net/... External Link
Practice: Glaucoma Institute-Northern
Med. School:New York University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1989

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 12 reviews. Dr. Paul J. Lama has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5631268
09/07/14 1 1 1 1 Office staff is very rude. Doctor very inconsiderate of patient's time. Nothing exceptional about his service. The staff performs most of the tests and doctor does very minimal work on the patients. 
RID: 4795747
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 5.0  Respond
08/07/12 SYSTEM: City changed from "NEWARK" to "HACKENSACK", Med School changed from "New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016" to "New York University School Of Medicine" 
RID: 2050058
18/04/12 5 4 5 5 Had surgery in '06 All is still going well. To previous malcontent- if you want the best, be prepared to wait. Or maybe you should go the the vision center at UMDNJ where Dr. Lama came from. If you do bring a picnic lunch! 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 2032297
16/04/12 2 1 2 4 Expect to wait over 2-3 hours or more. Office staff is over worked and very rude. They overbook unlike any other Dr in the tri-state area. Expect to see at least 20 people in the waiting room at any given time. His bed-side manner needs lots of work. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 1577314
02/11/11 3 3 5 5 Dr. Lama is the best glaucoma specialist in the area. I have been treated by many specialists and Dr. Lama is one of the best and was trained by one of the best (who was also a former Dr. of mine). You do wait but he cares and spends the time to tell you exactly what is going on. He doesn't rush you and takes the time to explain everything. Overall a wonderful Dr. and well worth the wait. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1490256
19/07/11 4 3 5 5 Dr Lama is a highly skilled surgeon who operated on my eye and placed a shunt for my steroid induced glaucoma. He did a wonderful job and I healed well with no complications. Very caring and committed. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 1395638
23/03/11 5 4 5 5 Would highly recommend. Extremely knowledgeable in his field (Glaucoma)Answers all questions and is patient.Great doctor. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 1110763
20/02/10 5 5 5 5 Very intelligent and compassionate physician. Highly skilled surgeon 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 751918
30/12/08 5 5 5 5 Recommended by my eye doctor as he is a Glaucoma specialist. Expert in his field. I was operated on 4/06 (while he was at UMDNJ) and all is still well.He is caring and thorough, will take the time to explain everything in detail. Personally calls you back if you have a question. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. My daughter now goes to him once a year as Glaucoma is hereditary. He has been at his new office in Hackensack since 8/07-much easier to get to. Staff is great too. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 730490
26/11/08 5 5 5 5 My eye doctor recommended this doctor for his expertise. Dr. Lama is THEE best at what he does. He's the guy YOU WANT in the room when your vision is on the line. Highly recommended! Damon White 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 670130
21/08/08 5 4 5 5 I had surgery for Glaucoma and had many visits. He was wonderful. I would recommend him to everyone. You might wait a bit but you will receive great care and good results. 
Insurance: Oxford
Paid (or co-pay): $20
RID: 381457
07/08/07 5 5 5 5 Wonderful, caring and extremely competent surgeon. Specialty is Glaucoma. Highly recommend.This is new office. Formerly in Newark. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield