Dr. Zbarsky is GREAT! So happy to be a part of his Private Practice at ZOV Medical, and happy to be a member of the ZocDoc community.
Can't really say enough good things about Dr. Zbarsky, see more recent review of 2018 visit in end of January for write up detailing experience.
Would like to note - someone literally had the nerve to write that they were "outraged" that when registering for a General Practioner, the GP's office insisted that the patient get a full screening by his Nurse with ultrasound, etc, plus bloodwork to do a full work up.
That is ridiculous, what a terrible review, always has been on my nerves. When applying for a General Practioner, keep in mind that you are applying for a Medical Doctor to regulate and participate in all your medical care, let alone the time they spend thinking outside of your visit, not just about the issues of your visit, but your overall health as a concern from the perspective of what in American medicine is your central point of contact.
So OBVIOUSLY, your going to want to do all the ultrasounds, the liver scans and the bloodwork, how would you expect a General Practioner to accept you to his or her practice without getting at least their own somewhat clear view of what the situational presentation is with mod to low complexity for consideration to begin treatment, and to consider you for their Practice, let alone their time!!!!
So do keep in mind that a General Practioner is a specialist in all disciplines of medicine, and when making an appointment with Dr. Zbarsky for the first time, when he, and if he, accepts you to his practice, please do keep all scheduled intake evaluations and tests, it only makes sense that your General Practioner get the proper imaging, lab work and "low complex" picture to begin the start of what will, if accepted, be known as a proper relationship between the General Practioner and his patient.
I am an MDX, let alone a VMDX and a PHDX, and I seek counsel from Dr. Zbarsky. It is a privlige to be a part of his practice, and I do know, that over the time I have spent going to see him, let alone the kind words he imparts to me, the critical care, let alone the detailed thought that goes into every visit, every consideration, and every action at his Practice in terms of my care, are detailed in thought, oriented in perception, and well obvious outside the confined bounds of just an office visit, meaning he has accepted me as his patient, and, as I can attest for my own patients, spends many hours outside of his office thinking about my care, in order to care for me.
In medicine, it is called taking the time to have patience, for the patience, to have the patience, to develop the patience, for the patience to thoroughly patience the patient. Literally. Which, in translatory affect, means, that your medical provider, especially your General Practioner, let alone someone like your Psychiatrist or Neurologist (which I specialize in), spends many, many hours outside their practice, practicing their practice, to literally, have the patience, to spend their time patiently, with their patients', in order to involve, as it is called, one in medicine, from an abstracted view, so as to care for you in a gentle, but firm demeanor, so as to provide you with the most critical, acute and proper care, but to avoid attachment, while providing counsel and advise, in order to separate, literally, from critical decision and evaluation, in order, if necessary, to (well, do a lot of things, but for instance) literally dismiss the patient, from their Practice, if necessary, let alone administer proper care - which for all of you pharmacy commercial watching patients, is not coming to an M.D.'s office and saying, "oh, yeah, i saw this ad for this medication, i think i need that".
Medication is not 'a la carte' - unless you are at least an MD, you do not recommend medication or think you are going to be selecting medicine from a Doctor. That is just absurd. You have no idea of what medicine involves, let alone what a schmuck you appear to a professional in medicine if you are not a fully qualified Medical Doctor at the very least, to discuss medications with the practioner. You must understand, you do not know what is best for you. That is what the Doctor exudes his patience on, patiently thinking about the patients in his or her practice to have the patience to discipline them in medicine, with the best judgement, which is not always, nor really ever the quickest fix, though as Doctors, we would wish it could be! Sometimes it is hard to look a critical care patient in the face and tell them that all they can do is help themselves, if having the patience to literally, write this, for instance, as a reipriticial inferirioticriocriticrial indrucductial indruduction (or inludiuctal), [neurological / neurologitics syntax] for instance - talk about patience from the M.D.!!!! (who, for the readers benefit, simply "inducted" into the thought of the writing MDX, an observation to write, as his mind is gently patienting the patient, and he is thinking about my critical care situation that I face right now that he is helping me with! Literally, its like ZocDoc just changed within a few hours with the practioner's available, its really quite astounding! But not at all surprising, is the point, especially to have a General Practioner such as Dr. Zbarsky involved in my care, having called his office today, and talked about trouble finding appointments with his staff, i "inducted" myself into his lineatical line of thought, and involved him more "proactively" in my care, so he is showing more concern, and knows that, for instance, I would be using ZocDoc, so I have found colleagues of his appear literally just while using the service this evening, as he, for instance, in laymen's terms, would be thinking, 'Hey, my patient uses ZocDoc to schedule with myself, he is looking for more providers to accept his information profile, etc, and is in need of a more urgent appointment, so, as his General Practioner, I will call my associates, and get them involved on the website, for him to find,' as an example of that neurlypitical relypiticical relipitycal appapliplipal application of neurlypitics (ahhh, the beauty of neurology. no you may not have my patience, I am cash pay only - MDX). Anyway...
I would ask ZocDoc to please remove that ridiculous review of Dr. Zbarsky's office of the patient who complains about not being able to have the discipline to show patience, as the patient, for the opportunity of the MD to have the patience to serve his needs in the manner that Dr. Zbarsky performs. It annoys me very much.
But anyway, Dr. Zbarsky is great! I hope you get accepted. It is and always will be a pleasure to have him as an associate, let alone a colleague in medicine, let alone the privilege to have him as my General Practioner!
Thrilled patient (with patience applied!).