Meet your doctor

Samuel Packer, MD

a North Shore-LIJ Medical Group physician

Ophthalmology
Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:
4.2

Practice locations:

  • NSUH-Dept of Ophthalmology
    600 Northern Boulevard #100
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    Fax: (516) 465-8412
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    Accepting new patients
Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • 42 years in practice
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional & Academic detail

Affiliations:

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital
  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman Emeritus of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    • Chief of Division - Medical Ethics of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    • Chief of Division - Medical Ethics - Dept of Pediatrics of Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    • Chairman Emeritus of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital
    • Director - Director of Eye Surgery Center of Surgery - Ophthalmology, Syosset Hospital
  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Medical school

    • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Residencies

    • Yale New Haven Hospital
Insurance providers/plans accepted
  • 1199SEIU
    • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • Affinity Health Plan
    • Child Health Plus
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare Advantage
  • Affinity Health Plan (Exchange)
    • Affinity Essential American Indian
    • Affinity Essential Bronze
    • Affinity Essential Catastrophic
    • Affinity Essential Gold
    • Affinity Essential Platinum
    • Affinity Essential Silver
  • AmidaCare
    • Live Life Advantage HMO SNP
    • Live Life Plus
    • True Life Advantage HMO SNP
  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • CenterLight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare Direct Complete Plan HMO SNP
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • CenterLight Healthcare Total Plan HMO SNP
  • Consumer Health Network
    • PPO
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • EmblemHealth (Exchange)
    • Select Care Basic HMO
    • Select Care Bronze D HMO
    • Select Care Bronze HMO
    • Select Care Gold D HMO
    • Select Care Gold HMO
    • Select Care HD 6300 Bronze
    • Select Care Healthy NY HMO Gold
    • Select Care HMO 35/55 Silver
    • Select Care HMO 40/60 Gold
    • Select Care Platinum D HMO
    • Select Care Platinum HMO
    • Select Care Platinum POS
    • Select Care Silver D HMO
    • Select Care Silver HMO
  • EmblemHealth (GHI)
    • ConsumerDirect EPO
    • GHI Alliance 365 Day Hospital
    • GHI Alliance Value Plan
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Max
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Total
    • GHI City of NY Health Benefits Program
    • GHI EPO/PPO
    • GHI EPO/PPO HSA
    • GHI EPO/PPO Share
    • GHI Flex Select/EPO Hospital Benefits PPO
    • GHI Medicare Choice PPO
    • GHI Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • GHI Network Access PPO
    • GHI Small Business Advantage Plan
    • HMO Plans
    • InBalance EPO
    • Medicare Group Access (PPO)
  • EmblemHealth (HIP)
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth EPO
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth HMO
    • EmblemHealth EPO/PPO
    • Family Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus R
    • HIP Access I & II Plans (VYTRA HMO)
    • HIP Choice Plus Direct Pay POS
    • HIP Classic Network HMO
    • HIP HMO Direct Pay
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicaid R
    • HIP PPO Self
    • HIP Premium Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Premium Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Prime Child Health Plus HIP KID
    • HIP Prime Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Prime Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Select EPO Plans
    • HIP Select PPO Plans
    • HIP SmartStart Network for EPO
    • HIP VIP Essential HMO
    • HIP VIP Medicare Access
    • HIP VIP Medicare Advantage
    • Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • Medicare VIP Essential (HMO)
    • Medicare VIP Premier (HMO) Group
    • Vytra / HIP HMO Access I & II Plans
    • Vytra / HMO
    • Vytra / SmartStart
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • Fidelis Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage Flex
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage $0 Premium HMO Plan
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Flex Plan HMO-POS
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Without RX HMO-POS Plan
    • Medicaid
  • Fidelis Care (Exchange)
    • NY State of Health (Exchange)
  • Health Net Federal Services
    • Tricare Program North Region
  • Healthfirst
    • Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst AssuredCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst CompleteCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Life Improvement Plan HMO SNP
    • Medicaid
  • Healthfirst (Exchange)
    • Bronze Leaf Plan
    • Gold Leaf Plan
    • Green Leaf Plan
    • Platinum Leaf Plan
    • Silver Leaf Plan
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    • Child Health Plus
    • Health Plus Medicare Advantage
    • Medicaid
    • Medicaid Advantage
    • Medicaid Advantage Plus
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Humana
    • Medicare HMO
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare (Community Plan)
    • Family Health Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM
  • US Family Health Plan
    • Tricare Prime Program PPO
  • WellCare
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Healthy Choice
    • Wellcare Access
    • Wellcare Choice
    • Wellcare Rx
Patient ratings & comments

Physician ratings

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"Samuel Packer, MD"
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.5
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.3
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.3
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Information the care provider gave you about medications (if any)
3.1
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care (if any)
3.5
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Degrees to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
4.4
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
4.3
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Your confidence in this care provider
4.5
"Samuel Packer, MD"
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.5

Patient comments

Patient comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are displayed in their entirety and are anonymous for patient privacy.

"physician->fullname; ?>" It was a pleasure!
"physician->fullname; ?>" All good.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent dr., I have complete confidence in his exam.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Packer is superior in his field -
"physician->fullname; ?>" Absolutely the best _____.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent.
"physician->fullname; ?>" *Dr. Parker was wonderful, as usual!
"physician->fullname; ?>" A visit with *Dr. Sam Packer is a "treat _____ treatment."
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very fine!
"physician->fullname; ?>" Very good doctor. Been with him for over 20 yrs.
"physician->fullname; ?>" Excellent care.
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NSUH-Dept of Ophthalmology
600 Northern Boulevard #100
Great Neck, NY 11021

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