Dr. Robert A. Schumer, M.D., Ph.D. & Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care, PC

Your Appointment

Insurance plans
Below you will find an up-to-date list of insurance companies with which we participate, which means we accept payment from them directly (other than any deductible amount, which is the patient’s responsibility). This list may be updated from time-to-time to reflect additions. If you have a health insurance plan that is not on the list, please call the office to discuss your situation. We may be able to help.

Please note that the office does expect payment of any “co-pay” at the time of service.

Please also note that if you have Medicare as “primary” coverage, we do accept payment from any and all “secondary” insurance companies (including those not on the list below).

Also, if you have a Medicare “Advantage” plan (also referred to as “Managed Medicare”) that is offered by any insurance company, including one not on the list below, your insurance will be accepted.

Finally, we see many patients without insurance who are “self-pay”. Please call the office to discuss our fees.

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Forms

New patients may wish to print out the following two forms and complete them prior to your first visit, saving some time at the office. You will need to complete, and bring with you:

  1. Patient Registration, Assignment Of Benefits, And Signature On File (click here for PDF)
  2. Medical History (click here for PDF)

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New patients: what to expect

As a new patient, your initial appointment will typically involve a comprehensive set of tests, examinations, history-taking, and a thorough analysis of all aspects of the condition of your eyes and development of a plan of therapy (if needed). As such, you should expect the duration of your visit to be between two and three hours (depending on complexity). Typical new patient visits include: collecting of insurance information and completion of new patient registration forms (unless pre-completed – the forms are available elsewhere on this web page); taking of medical and ophthalmic history; acuity and intraocular pressure measurement; visual field testing; imaging and measurement of the inside of the eye (with photography, computerized scans, or both); corneal thickness measurement; microscopic examination of the eye; consultation with Dr. Schumer including comprehensive review of test results, diagnostic impressions, and design and beginning implementation of a management plan.

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What to bring
To make the most of your visit, please bring all of the following, if available:

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What we do

Glaucoma management has grown to be a very specialized sub-field of ophthalmology that benefits from the use of dedicated and highly technical equipment. Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care houses such state-of-the-art equipment and your care here will take full advantage of all the powerful diagnostic techniques that are thereby available. Dr. Schumer and his staff at Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care employ a virtual arsenal of equipment which is, with regard to glaucoma evaluation and management, unique in the Hudson Valley, and which is comparable to what would be found at any academic medical center in a major urban setting. Equipment includes:

Dr. Schumer is trained, experienced, and skilled at performing in-office laser surgery for glaucoma and various complex surgical glaucoma procedures. He also brings to bear a rich body of scientific and clinical knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology, and pathology as well as of mechanisms of disease. The staff at Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care are all highly trained, conscientious, and committed to attentive and intelligent patient care in general and to glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in particular. (You can see what other patients have had to say by clicking here.)

The overall purpose and goal of our work at Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care is to diagnose and treat glaucoma in all its manifestations, be it newly-diagnosed, chronic and well-controlled, or advanced and/or poorly controlled. Dr. Schumer and his staff have extensive experience and expertise in treating all forms of narrow-angle and also open-angle glaucoma. The experience of being a patient at Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care will be educational and enlightening, and will involve you in an intensive and thorough evaluation. It will also include the development of a thoughtful and comprehensive management plan, the goal of which is to stabilize vision loss from glaucoma in order to help to insure good vision for the remainder of your life.

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Dr. Robert A. Schumer, M.D., Ph.D. & Hudson Valley Glaucoma Care, PC