February 28, 2020 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND… In what has become the most professional and prestigious award program on Long Island, SightMD has once again earned top honors in the 15th Annual Best of Long Island (BOLI) 2020.
For the past seven years SightMD has been named ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice’, the past six years ‘Best Ophthalmologist’, and for the past three years Samuel Baharestani, MD, FACS has been named as ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon’, which makes SightMD the most awarded ophthalmology practice in the 15-year history of the BOLI competition.
“Being named the ‘most awarded’ ophthalmology practice in the history of BOLI is a tremendous honor,” said Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Co-Founder and CEO of SightMD. “On behalf of all the dedicated physicians and surgeons at SightMD, who work tirelessly 7 days a week to provide the personal quality care that results in this type of recognition, I want to thank the thousands of patients who participated in the voting process and who have trusted us with their vision for over 50 years,” added Dr. Martin. Jonathan Lujan, CEO of SightGrowth Partners said “It is such an honor for SightGrowth Partners to be the administrative services provider for SightMD, the most awarded ophthalmology practice on Long Island.”
The ‘Best of Long Island’ is conducted each year by the Long Island Press newspaper. The voting for ‘Best of Long Island’ runs from October 1st to December 15th, in which everyone can vote for their favorite physician, business person, local store or business they feel should hold a ‘Best of Long Island’ title. With more than 900,000 Long Island voters, it is also the largest and most popular awards program in New York.
“As physicians, we consider it a lifelong challenge to become ‘the best’ in our field and to earn that recognition in three categories is truly humbling. These awards serve as recognition that our efforts to serve our patients with integrity, empathy and professionalism have not gone unnoticed,” commented John Passarelli, MD, Co-Founder and Chairman of SightMD.
Samuel Baharestani, M.D., FACS was incredibly humbled to learn he had won the highly coveted award for the third year in a row. “As a surgeon who strives daily to treat each of my patients with the same attention and care as I would any member of my family, I am honored to be named Long Island’s best cosmetic surgeon,” stated Dr. Baharestani. “My goal as an ophthalmic plastic surgeon is to combine attention to detail with a passion to help my patients look and feel their best by offering the most modern techniques for those who present to me for cosmetic procedures.”
“To win the ‘Best LASIK Surgery Practice’ is a distinct honor because of the popularity of the procedure and the number of LASIK providers in the region,” said Dr. Martin. “Our iDesign LASIK procedure is truly state-of-the-art and offers patients the potential to see better than 20/20 vision,” he said.
Dr. Martin pointed out that winning the ‘Best Ophthalmologist’ category is especially important to everyone at SightMD. “Since my father Sidney Martin, MD founded North Shore Eye Care more than 50 years ago – which has today become SightMD – we have all strived to be the very best at what we do. So this award has special meaning because it shows we are truly continuing his legacy of eye care excellence.”
With over 35 locations throughout Long Island, Westchester, and New York City, and plans for continued expansion, the SightMD team of physicians and specialty trained staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of patient care. With over 60 surgeons and specialists, SightMD is New York’s fastest growing ophthalmic provider group, offering patients and their families greater access to more comprehensive eye care services in more convenient locations.
The doctors and staff of SightMD represent the region’s most established, full-service comprehensive eye care provider. SightMD is also the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Many of their physicians have been voted as ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly.
SightMD is a rapidly growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 60 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 38 locations spanning the east end of Long Island, Westchester County and New York City. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please visit http://www.sightmd.com
About Sight Growth Partners
Sight Growth Partners is a leading management services organization serving the ophthalmology sector. It has over 100 employees who provide administrative solutions to 38 ophthalmology clinics and one ambulatory surgery center, which combined serve over 80 providers. Sight Growth Partners provides its physicians with world-class administrative services, including a 24/7 call center, billing, credentialing, human resources and other services, enabling them to continue delivering best-in-class care to patients in their communities. Sight Growth Partners is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, a leading middle market private equity firm which focuses exclusively on partnerships with growing companies in the healthcare services sector. For more information about Sight Growth Partners, please visit http://www.sightgrowthpartners.com