Craig Jon Moskowitz, MD

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Full name: Craig Jon Moskowitz, MD    

Age: 39

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Place of Practice: Private Practice, New York, NY

 

Why did you want to become a doctor?

There were a lot of physicians in my family. I saw how much they were respected in the community and how much their patients appreciated what they did for them.  I wanted a career that would give me the kind of satisfaction that they experienced. 

 

What sets you apart from other doctors in your field?

I think for my level of experience, I know as much as any other ophthalmologist, but I think I haven an inherent ability to put patients at ease and allow them to trust me. 

What are your 5 tips for living longer?

  1. Drink red wine every day – resveratrol can ward off glaucoma.
  2. Carrots’ benefits for your eyes are not a myth – beta carotene is good for the eyes
  3. Salmon is very good for the tears and dry eyes.
  4. Green leafy vegetables are good for the retina.
  5. Get routine eye exams. You can make a lot of diagnoses throughout the body by examining the whole eye.