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Dr. James Twist, MD

Ophthalmology
4.1 (35)
Accepting new patients
43 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. James Twist, MD

Dr. James Twist, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Buffalo, NY. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 43 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO.

Dr. Twist works at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated in Buffalo, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Presbyopia and Eye Infections along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Twist's Office Locations

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    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
    2156 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14223 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (716) 873-7227

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    Jan 12, 2023
    Dr. Twist is clear, precise and professional. My questions are always answered in an easy manner. Dr. Twist pays attention to details and is an exceptional surgeon. His staff are pleasant and approachable. Wait times are manageable. I would 100% recommend this office and Dr Twist.
    — Jan 12, 2023
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    About Dr. James Twist, MD

    Specialties
    • Ophthalmology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 43 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1316929169
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. James Twist, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Twist is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Twist has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Twist has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Twist works at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated in Buffalo, NY. View the full address on Dr. Twist’s profile.

    Dr. Twist has seen patients for Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Presbyopia and Eye Infections, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Twist on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    35 patients have reviewed Dr. Twist. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Twist.

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