Dr. James Pasternack MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. James Pasternack is an ophthalmologist in Bloomfield, Connecticut and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hartford Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Pasternack accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 57 doctors at Hartford Hospital and one of 6 at Johnson Memorial Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Naval Hospital, Oakland
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1985–1986

Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, 1981–1982

National Capital Consortium
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1986–1988

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

CT State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Three and five year changes in intraocular pressures after clear corneal phacoemulsification in open angle glaucoma patients, glaucoma suspects, and normal patients.
Shingleton, B. J., Pasternack, J. J., Hung, J. W., O'Donoghue, M. W.

Needle revision of failed filtering blebs using 5-Fluorouracil and a combined ab-externo and ab-interno approach.
Pasternack, J. J., Wand, M., Shields, M. B., Abraham, D.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Connecticare FlexPOS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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