Dr. Aaron Spingarn, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

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55 East 34th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10016
200 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019
50 West 77th Street, New York, NY, 10024
94 East 1st Street, Suite 1H, New York, NY, 10009
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Dr. Spingarn has authored and co-authored numerous otolaryngology publications and also has received awards for his research efforts in the field. He is pleased to offer his expertise ENT (ear, nose and throat disorders) to the patients of Beth Israel Medical Group.

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He was great! Excellent bedside manner. He explained the possible diagnoses well and also gave me great suggestions.

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Dr. Spingarn is an excellent professional, he sits and explain everything to make sure you understand and are comfortable. I highlitly recommend him..

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I've never written a bad review about anything but I felt compelled to do one here. I arrived 20 minutes early for my 10:45am appointment so I could check in with plenty of time. The doctors office was not at all busy, maybe one other person in the waiting room at the time. After filling out information and forms online including a detailed account of what is ailing me, I was asked to fill out all the same information again which I did. I stated that I had fluid in my ear and that it was causing great pain. I was told to wait and the doctor would see me shortly. 80 minutes passed before I was seen. I asked the front desk if there was an issue or if I should reschedule. They said there was no problem and the doctor would see me. Throughout my wait, I saw a doctor wandering around back and forth without any urgency but I wouldn't come to realize that he was the doctor I would be seeing. This was Dr. Spingarn. At 11:55am I was seen by the doctor. He exams my ears (I have fluid in them and its causing pain) and he said I needed to see an audiologist to test my hearing before he could do anything related to draining fluid in my ears. He suggests I go to the Eye and Ear Infirmary and "take my chances" as to whether they will admit me to get a hearing test from see an Audiologist. When I asked if he could call them and tell them its urgent (which he said it wasand get an appointment) he said "it would take me 15 minutes and I would be on hold and it would keep me from seeing other patients." And rhetorically asked "Do you want me to keep them waiting?" When I asked if I there were other doctors I should try, referring to an Audiologist, he says "that's your choice. I can't stop you" in a rude tone. I spent a total of 90 minutes in his office with 5 minutes of actual face time with the most unhelpful doctor I've ever met. He did not apologize for keeping me waiting, not could he have been less helpful in treating me and providing helpful options. Another note, there was a patient that left a few minutes after I arrived. She returned about 15 minutes later and told me that he needed to buy a can of nuts to test a nut allergy because Dr. Spingarn did not have anything to test her with. I was baffled that patients are required to bring their own items they maybe allergic to in order to be tested. She asks if she should schedule another appointment and he tells her no, just ask for me when you come back. So she walks to a Duane Reade to get the nuts and tells the front desk that she has returned. Again, there is no one in this doctors office waiting room other than me. The woman is left waiting for another 30 minutes before the doctor sees her again and says she should have started eating the nuts right away. How was was she supposed to know! She asks him how long the test would take, he tells her several hours. Well then why tell her to come back with the nuts if she has to wait several hours before she can take the test? Ive never had such an bad experience with a doctor. I would understand if they were understaffed and the office was full of patients and they were backed up. This was not the case and there was no acknowledging the 80 minute wait nor an apology. Either would have kept me from writing this review. Do not see this doctor if you can help it.

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So Dr. Spingarn is a nice guy and I'm sure he's a fine doctor, but I am pretty taken aback by the experience I just had. I came in because I fear that I might have a potential new allergy to walnuts. Because I had taken medicine several days ago that counteracted the effects of a scratch test, he basically told me there was nothing he could do for me. I would have to come in another day for a scratch test and even then he wouldn't be able to tell me specifically what nuts I am allergic to, if any. So he prescribed me some "in-case-of-emergency" medicine and said "ok that's it for the day." When I told him this doesn't really give me any peace of mind about whether or not I can eat nuts now (which I eat regularly), he said ok well you can go buy some nuts and come back and we can test them one by one to see what happens. So I actually left the office and came back with trail mix from Duane Reade. He said "ok start eating them one by one." So I sat there eating cashews and waiting to see whether or not I would drop dead and he would inject me to save my life. After I didn't die from the first nut, he asked if I wanted to try walnuts (which I think I'm allergic to) and I said "honestly, not really, I was hoping for a more scientific test than this." So after paying a copay and too much money on nuts, I have no real answers about my potential lethal allergy.

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Excellent Doctor!

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Dr Spingarn was very comforting. This was my fist operation i have ever had and it was a good experience. He answered all the questions i had and even though i fainted he prepared me for it.

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Really nice Dr. but it was quiet expensive.

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Dr. Spingarn's intake person is slow. But he himself is excellent.

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The doctor is very nice, answers my questions and gives me suggestions. But the receptionist is not very friendly.

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Dr. Spingarn is very professional. He is excellent at what he does and very thorough. He guides you through each process of what ever exam he will perform so you know exactly what to expect. He provides teaching about the diagnosis in a way that is very easy to understand. I would definitely recommend him.

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Excellent attitude and on time--no waste of my time.

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Fake sincere

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Dr. Spingarn was extremely attentive. He looked into an additional medical issue that I casually mentioned with much more care and concern than a doctor I had seen for it previously, and offered me several methods to treat it before more serious options. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

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Dr. Spingarn is very helpful and knowledgeable. He was very detailed in explaining what was going on with my ear. As much as I'm hoping that I don't see an ear doctor anytime soon, if I do have to I'll definitely chose Dr. Spingarn again . However , I really didn't appreciate the wait that was over an hour ,but I blame the staff for being a little unorganized.

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There was some delay due to a fax not being sent. No fault of Dr S.

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Great visit, great rapport. Very professional.

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Overall thought it was good. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Dr. Spingarn was thorough and very nice.

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Aaron was very friendly, helpful, and answered all of my questions with great answers. Fantastic experience!

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Staff ... please don't schedule an appointment if the wait is more than an hour! I wasted 1.5 hours and never got to see the doctor as I finally gave up. I'm not the only one to complain about the schedule as there was another patient in the waiting room who was getting very angry due to the delays. Fortunately there are other doctors in the area that I can see instead.

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He was friendly and really took the time to explain things to me. I didn't feel rushed. Thank you!

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great doctor, direct to the point of the problem.

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DR Spingarn is clear and explicit in his diagnosis. He asks pertinent questions and explains everything in basic terms. I was completely happy with my treatment.

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Great experience with the doctor and very informative, however I had to wait an hour and 15 minutes before being seen to.

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My appointment made through ZocDoc was not recorded on both of the two electronic calendars that the office holds. This significantly delayed my appointment. I hope they can fix this because otherwise it was a smooth visit.

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Dr. Spingarn was very thorough and took time to listen to everything I needed to say, answered every question and made very helpful suggestions. My only problem was that in spite of getting a confirmation and text alert from ZocDoc, the doctors office had no record of my appointment.

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Excellent doctor however I was in a lot of pain at the time and it took almost two hours after my appointment time to get seen. I was early for my appointment and someone who arrived late for theirs (which was 15 minutes before mine) was seen first. I would return since Dr. Aaron was very knowledgeable and gave me a thorough diagnosis.

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I waited for over an hour in the waiting room, despite showing up on time and filling out all forms promptly. The doctor was fine but this clinic needs to get organized.

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He was great! He was extremely professional and understanding. Thank you! Highly recommended !!

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satisfied

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He was very helpful - and kind. I liked his easy of discussion and friendliness. Good one. Thanks Dr Springan!

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Dr Spingam was very nice, kind and helpful. Will definitely recommend him to anyone.

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He is very thorough and listens carefully to you.

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He was professional, kind, good listener.

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He was great - smart, to the point, kind. His staff was wonderful too. It was a horribly long wait though.

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Dr. Spingarn was very thorough and very sweet. He gave me a printout with a detailed list of suggestions to help me get better. I would highly recommend him.

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Great Doctor! Takes his time and will answer any question thoroughly.

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My appointment w/Dr. Spingarn was great, as usual. He was attentive and thorough. He listened and answered all of my questions. We also discussed preventative measures and possible future treatments, if necessary. I would definitely recommend Dr. Spingarn, as I have in the past.

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Dr. Spingarn was very personable and was able to resolve my hearing issue immediately.

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Excellent service treated problem and gave very easy to understand advice on how to avoid ear problem in the future.