There's no denying that my family, friends and I have been to our fair share of doctors - the good, the bad and most who fall somewhere in between. But there are also docs that have gone above and beyond and, since my ultimate goal here is to help others living with illness, why not pass along some gems I've found? They're all in New York State - I hope this helps!
Dr. Kevin Tack, MD, Long Island
I'm going to go ahead and say this is is the best doctor I've encountered. Not only is Dr. Tack very kind, but you can really tell how much he cares about his patients. He starts every appointment exactly on time, he is thorough and always calls you back. If I haven't sold you - it takes a good doctor to make the detailed discussion of GI issues bearable, and he does :)
Manhasset Medical Associates
1516 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030-3006
Dr. Thomas J. Lehman, MD Upper East Side Manhattan
as I've mentioned in earlier posts, Dr. Lehman is my pediatric rheumatologist. He's been in my life for 8 years now and was the one to diagnose my Spondylitis when everyone else was stumped. He's top in the field and literally wrote the book on Spondyloarthropathies and other related diseases: "It's Not Just Growing Pains." He caught my illness before it got really out of control, so for this I'm forever grateful to him.
Hospital For Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021-4823
Dr. Bernard Schayes, Upper East Side, Manhattan
I've only recently started seeing Dr. Schayes, but already I like what I see. Not only are the receptionists and staff in his practice friendly and accommodating, but Dr. Schayes himself is very kind and seems to really listen. I just feel at ease under his care, and in this day and age that goes a long way...
162 East 80th Street
New York, NY, 10075
Phone Number: (212) 535-3338
Dr. George Petrossian, MD, Long Island
Luckily, I've never had to see Dr. Petrossian personally, but he has taken such good of my family (my wonderful grandmother in particular) that he has to be on this list. He is also the father of a high school friend, so I know he's just a great person. If I or anyone I loved had a heart issue, Dr. Petrossian would be my first call.
New York Cardiology Group
1405 Old Northern Boulevard
Roslyn, NY, 11576
Phone Number: (516) 484-6777
Dr. Robert Schreiber, Long Island
Nassau Chest Physicians PC
Dr. Schreiber has seen and helped a number of my family members. He is an extremely intelligent, talented and empathetic doctor and I'd recommend him to anyone!
233 East Shore Road Suite 112
Great Neck, NY, 11023
Phone Number: (516) 482-7810
Obstetrics & Gynecology:
Dr. Anita Sadatay,MD, Long Island
I've never actually seen her myself, but my mom swears by her. She says she's the best - friendly, available and just a solid professional.
900 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
Dr. Simon Young, Upper East Side of Manhattan
So I hate to stereotype here, but the Podiatrists I've been to are generally...well...foot people (not so much people people). Dr. Young actually knew about Spondylitis and the high risk of infection that come with taking Humira shots. He was extremely thorough, clear and gentle. Also, if you're looking for the least painful foot injection possible, this is your guy.
110 W 96th St
Dr. John Cottone, Long Island
Going to the dentist gets less and less fun the older you get, but I can honestly say Dr. Cottone makes the experience as pleasant as possible (and that's saying a lot). He couldn't be nicer and really cares about his patients - not just their pearly whites!
Berry Hill Dentistry
26 Berry Hill Road
Syosset, NY 11791
Phone: (516) 921-1717
I'll be adding to this list as time goes on and hope you'll all send your suggestions my way. I have a few appointments lined up with new doctors (They say I'm an adult now, so I guess I have to go to adult doctors)
. Stay tuned