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"Wait time to be seen was still approximately 40 to 45 minutes even though I was his first and only appointment sitting in the waiting room. When he came in, he acted" like I was a problem for him. He made comment that I had seen several G.I. doctors in the past. I left with the same information that I went there with. Whenever I asked a question, his comment was "I don't know". His office staff failed to return several phone calls, nor did they follow through with getting information in regards to a test that he wanted me to have. Very disappointed and waste of almost $200. I would never go back to see him again, nor would never recommend this doctor or office to anybody else. Will advise referring doctor of negative experience

-Lori C.

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is a large medical group of more than 400 doctors and growing. The "Partners" share support staff, billing, equipment, etc. (" One problem here is apparently the docs are not given staff of their own choosing ). For that they must contribute a percentage of their net income to the Limited Liability Partnership. It used to be 15%. This info comes from an old NY Times article, but there is no reason to believe there has been much change. Under the current Medicare Advantage fee for service system, the more a doctor does the more he gets paid. and the more goes into the coffers of the Partnership. Thus the incentive to over test and over treat. Rare is the doc who leans toward doing only what is necessary (my podiatrist is one) rather than the most that can be justified. Be careful when you are referred by your Primary doc to a specialist. He will refer you to a
specialist division, you pick the doc but have the option of going to any specialist covered by your plan. My own PC will suggest some alternate option to try first if I ask, lets say OTC ear wax removal kit rather than referral to the ENT guy who will surely want to do expensive tests.

-Fred B.

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I was having problems with bowel frequency/consistency triggered by a bad meal while traveling. I was also due for a colonoscopy so my general practitioner set it up with Dr.
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The colonoscopy went fine, and Dr.
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's bedside manner was very good. However, he was a little short on explaining details, preferring to keep things very "general". I have a technical background, so I like to understand what is being done, why, what the results mean or could mean, etc.
During the procedure, Dr.
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took tissue samples for pathology to assess inflammation, cancer, etc. I was scheduled for a follow-up appointment about 8 weeks out. Following the prep for the colonoscopy, I noted a complete cessation of all symptoms. My G.P. told me that this could happen, and had seen this in many patients. About 4-5 weeks out, the nurse called me and wanted to prescribe medication. I told her the problem appeared to resolve and she didn't seem that interested. I asked her about the pathology results, and she said there was no cancer but there was some micro-inflammation.
During the follow-up visit, I NEVER got to speak to the doctor, only his PA. The PA told me that the pathology indicated micro-inflammation, and this was not a precursor to cancer and the cause was not always known. He also told me there was no correlation between micro-inflammation and more serious IBD conditions. Everything was fine up to that point, but then it got strange.
I told him I had not been taking the medication because the problem had abated, and he said they wanted me on it any way. He then said they would need to recheck me periodically to see if the medication was impacting my liver. I could not get a straight answer as to WHY I would take medication to control symptoms I did not have. He then said they wanted to do a follow-up colonoscopy every year, and they wanted me to take additional blood marker tests that may not be covered by my insurance.
I of course asked "why?" and he said, to check to see if you develop IBD. I said "I thought you said there is no correlation between the two?". He said although there was never any documented instance of this happening, they wanted to be "sure". This made absolutely no sense to me. As I pressed him, he said "tissue is king, but..." (referencing the pathology results). I still didn't understand and he was sort of agreeing with me, but basically said this is what the doctor wanted. Because the doctor NEVER made an appearance, I couldn't get any clarification.
In addition to all this, they asked many invasive questions on the admittance form, such as how many smoke detectors I have, my sexual history, whether there were guns in my house, etc. I refused to answer any of these questions, as they are irrelevant. They didn't seem to like that either.
In the end, I did not take the expensive, uncovered blood tests (the literature indicates there's a good reason why these are uncovered, they are usually inconclusive). I also never took the medication and I have yet to have a problem now 4+ months after doing the prep.
All-in-all, I would NOT recommend this practitioner. He seems to prescribe tests, procedures, and medications that may not be necessary, does not provide explanations, and does not make himself available during the diagnosis and follow-up stage.
- John J.
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Doctor
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was very competent, he performed endoscopy and colonoscopy without any difficulties. I found him to be very up to date, willing to listen to all my concerns and accessible by phone. His bedside manner is pleasing and I will continue to keep him as my GI doctor. He genuinely will
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for solutions and cares about his patients.
- Matty M.
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My husband died, in severe back pain, unnecessarily. Dr
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showed no compassion and never even wanted to see his patients. He does rounds at 5 or 5:30 am so patient is asleep and no family member present. He orders surgeries but won't make himself available if there are complications. He would probably be an excellent battlefield surgeon but he's not a doctor you should choose for long term care.
- Sandra C.
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It went great Dr Haikal was very nice and patient and listened to everything i had to say And didnt feel rushed like most places i go to The wait was a bit long But well worth it !!
- Chris K.
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They are also not real clear with their "clear liquids and soft foods". The practicing doctor that I had wasn't exactly the friendliest, attentive doctor I've experienced. I don't believe I was able to get his full attention. Regarding the nursing staff I would give them outstanding kudos. They were great.
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Great experience! Angie is super nice and knowledgeable. She will give you info and even refer you to other therapists if she feels they would be better suited to help you.
- Kari M.
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It was great. He is innovative and creative. He is also kind, considerate, and attentive. He manages several of my conditions. He always gives good advice. He has exceeded and extended in his care for me. He has a very good bedside manner. I would highly recommend him.
- Daniel A.
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He is absolutely marvelous! He took as much time as he wanted and always returns my phone calls. He is very kind. His staff is wonderful to work with.
- Rosemary H.

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Aaronson, Dr. Robert

229 Montowese St
Branford

Adam Gorelick MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Ajit Kokkat MD

150 Mansfield Ave Ste 3B
Willimantic

Andrew Duffy MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Anish Sheth MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Anthony Zaldonis MD

44 Dale Rd
Avon

Barry Kemler MD

300 Kensington Ave
New Britain

Benson, Dr. Jay B.

1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford

Bhupinder Lyall MD

60 Westwood Ave
Waterbury

Blitzer, Dr. Avrum H

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Brian Van Linda MD

44 Dale Rd
Avon

Bristol Gastroenterology

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

Butensky, Dr. Michael

148 Hazard Ave
Enfield

Cappa, Dr. Joseph A

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Cappa, Dr. Joseph A.

300 Western Blvd
Glastonbury

Carol Petruff MD

44 Dale Rd
Avon

Cary Caldwell MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Charles Scholhamer MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Christine Bartus MD

40 Hart St
New Britain

Connecticut Gastro Assocs

1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford

Connecticut Gastroenterology

40 Temple St
New Haven

Connecticut Gastroenterology

40 Temple St Ste 4A
New Haven

Connecticut GI PC

300 Western Blvd
Glastonbury

Connecticut GI PC

6 Northwestern Dr
Bloomfield

Connecticut Surgical

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Ct Center For Plastic Surgery

46 Prince St
New Haven

Ct Gastroenterology Associates

1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford

Ct Medical Group

2416 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Daniel Helburn MD

46 Prince St
New Haven

David Chaletsky MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

David Sack MD

455 Lewis Ave
Meriden

David Wolfsohn MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Dean Chang MD

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Digestive Disease Assoc

229 Montowese St
Branford

Digestive Disease Assoc

2 Church St S Ste 504
New Haven

Digestive Disease Consultants

1 Liberty Sq
New Britain

Digestive Disease Ctr Of CT

60 Westwood Ave
Waterbury

Digestive Disease Ctr Of CT

55 Meriden Ave
Southington

Digestive Disease Ctr Of CT

55 Meriden Ave
Southington

Dreznick Jeffrey T MD FACS

22 Westfield Ave
Ansonia

Dufore, Dr. Karen S

325 Boston Post Rd
Orange

Edward Toffolon MD

1 Liberty Sq
New Britain

Enfield Medical Assoc Inc

701 Enfield St
Enfield

Fette, Dr. Gerald G

1183 New Haven Rd
Naugatuck

Gastroenterology Center Of CT

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Gastroenterology Center Of CT

422 Highland Ave
Cheshire

Gastroenterology Center Of CT

46 Prince St
New Haven

Gastroenterology of New Haven

46 Prince St
New Haven

Gastroenterology Specialists

455 Lewis Ave
Meriden

Gastroenterology Specialists

22 Westfield Ave
Ansonia

Golam Gazi MD

350 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield

Griffin Hospital

130 Division St.
Derby

Hector Pun MD

134 Grandview Ave
Waterbury

Hemacha, Dr. Ali

428 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville

Henry Binder MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Housein Wazaz MD

455 Lewis Ave
Meriden

Howard Likier MD

46-48 Prince St
New Haven

Howard Regenbogen MD

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Huded, Dr. Prakash V

78 Marlborough St
Portland

Jack Chuong MD

229 Montowese St
Branford

Jaffe, Dr. Philip E

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

James Murray MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Janet Dickinson MD

199 W Main St
Meriden

Jeffrey Gelwan MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Joann Hong Curtis MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Joanna Sampson MD

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

Joel Garsten MD

60 Westwood Ave
Waterbury

John Dobbins MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Jonathan Israel MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Jose Orellana MD

202 Water St
Naugatuck

Joseph Ianello MD

148 Hazard Ave
Enfield

Joseph Lim MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Joseph Scirica MD

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Joseph Yu MD

229 Montowese St
Branford

Kofi Atta-Mensah MD

675 Tower Ave
Hartford

Koobatian, Dr. Gregor J.

410 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Krasner, Dr. Kenneth I

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

Kurt Roberts MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Latha Alaparthi MD

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Lawrence Koch MD

40 Hart St
New Britain

Leslie Goldman MD

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Lisa Panzini MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Lisa Rossi MD

1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford

Litchfield County Gastrntrlgy

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Loewenthal, Dr. Theodore L

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Louis Competiello MD

139 Hazard Ave
Enfield

Mae Tighe MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Marano, Dr. Albert R.

60 Westwood Ave
Waterbury

Mari, Dr. Eduardo G

1389 W Main St
Waterbury

Mario Ricci MD

410 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Matthew Cohen MD

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Michael Bennick MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Michael Golioto MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Michael Karasik MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Michael Lipcan MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Michelle Smedley MD

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Middlesex Gastroenterolgy Assoc

410 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Myron Brand MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Nadeem Hussain MD

410 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Naugatuck Valley Gastro Conslts

1312 W Main St
Waterbury

O'Brien, Dr. James W.

353 Main St
Manchester

Opalacz, Dr. Stanislaus

410 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Opalacz, Dr. Stanislaus

14 Jones Hollow Rd
Marlborough

Paul Shapiro MD

6 Northwestern Dr
Bloomfield

Petronio, Dr. Angela

300 Western Blvd
Glastonbury

Phoenix Rising Acupuncture LLC

2 Pomperaug Office Park
Southbury

Prime Health Care

19 Woodland St
Hartford

Prime Healthcare

44 Dale Rd
Avon

Priya Jamidar MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Ralph Giarnella MD

360 N Main St
Southington

Ramon Generoso MD

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Renuka Umashanker MD

1591 Boston Post Rd
Guilford

Richard Stone MD

580 Cottage Grove Rd
Bloomfield

Robert Bell MD,MA,FACS

40 Temple St
New Haven

Robert Leventhal MD

1312 W Main St
Waterbury

Robert Lindenberg MD

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Rogelio Perez MD

46 Prince St
New Haven

Ronald Green MD

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

RONALD ZLOTOSS

140 GRANDVIEW AVE
Waterbury

Rosemarie Fisher MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Sachdev, Dr. Kiran

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Salam Zakko MD,FACP

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

Sandra Escalera MD

116 Washington Ave
North Haven

Schwartz Harold M MD

22 Westfield Ave
Ansonia

Slater, Dr. Richard

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Slater, Dr. Richard

6 Northwestern Dr
Bloomfield

Smiley, Dr. Daniel N

25 Newell Rd
Bristol

Steven Goldenberg MD

580 Cottage Grove Rd
Bloomfield

Steven Stein MD

196 Conantville Rd
Mansfield Center

Taylor, Dr. Mark B.

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Thomas Devers MD

1 Liberty Sq
New Britain

Thomas Feldman MD

21 South Rd
Farmington

Thomas Rockoff MD

1312 W Main St
Waterbury

Umashanker, Dr. Renuka

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Uzma Siddiqui MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

Versland, Dr. Mark R

1 Liberty Sq
New Britain

Vincent Leone MD

202 Water St
Naugatuck

Wayne Panullo MD

40 Temple St
New Haven

White, Dr. Jonathan A.

455 Lewis Ave
Meriden

William Coll MD

245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington

Zeroogian, Dr. John M.

701 Enfield St
Enfield

Zlotoff, Dr. Ronald A.

140 Grandview Ave
Waterbury

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