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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Dr. Spingarn and his nurse were superb. It was my first time using ZocDoc and my first time seeing Dr. Spingarn. He had a great manner about him. He explained my medical situation and gave me advice to help me make decisions. His nurse (I forget her name) was equally kind, patient, and knowledgable.

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Waited 20 minutes but was a helpful visit in the end. Would prefer that the doctor not overbook if the wait is going to be longer than 5 minutes. Dr. Springarn was very nice and I'm glad I went to him. Thanks

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Dr. Spingarn was great. He clearly explained my condition and clearly laid out options for treatment. I would highly recommend him.

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he was kind, knowledgable and professional

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Dr. Spingarn was a pleasure to work with. He came in with a smile, which I really appreciate, and was emotionally present the whole time. He answered my questions intelligently and thoughtfully. I would see him again. Only down side was the 1 hour and 15 minute wait.

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Dr Spingarn is thorough and personable. He makes you feel at ease and this is appreciated. I highly recommend him. Debra M.

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Dr Spingarn asked good questions, took time to listen to my concerns, was sensitive to my nervousness around the situation, gave me very clear next steps and provided me options. I definitely felt I was listened to and was given a good follow-up plan. I will be seeing him again.

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Dr. Spingarn was very nice. He answered all my questions and offered thoughtful advice and diagnosis. I'd see him again for sure.

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Dr. Spingarn was so professional, prompt, thorough, informative and patient. He thoroughly explained everything to me from the procedures he was doing in the office, when to take my medications and what foods to start to stay away from. His physicians assistant was a sweet heart and I dont think I waited in the office for more than 5 minutes, and I went mid day! All in all, fantastic experience with this doctor, I would HIGHLY recommend.

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Aside from waiting 2+ hours in the office until I was seen, I waited 6+ weeks to obtain my results. Too much back and forth, until I finally received them via e-mail.

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Dr Spingarn is by far the best doctor it been to in NY. He took the time to explain what was wrong, and didn't want to prescribe any medication/antibiotics (which I loved bc doctors usually just give medication for anything and everything, even when it's not needed) he was kind and put me at ease.

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Took the time to discuss my issues and gave me sound advice...I will go to him again without hesitation.

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Dr. Spignarn was great - I was really nervous for my appointment and he calmed me down and helped me get what was needed accomplished.

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Highly recommend Dr. Aaron. He is very professional and patiently walks you through all the steps. The staff is very friendly as well

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Dr. Aaron took down my symptoms and was able to quickly diagnose my issue. His staff was very quick to process my details. Would definitely recommend.

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I like that he is cautious about doing an invasive procedure that may not be necessary, and that he gave me various options to consider.

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Thorough and efficient. Very good; found my new ENT.

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Absolutely no bed side manners nor did he make me feel like my concerns were important. He simply generalized my fear of being scope and dismissed the fact that my ears still had water in them and stated if I couldn't get over him scope me with nothing to deal with my anxiety he couldn't assist me. I had to ask him to use non latex gloves because I have an allergy. The fact they even had latex was an issue and the office looked like something out of the 60's. I actually work in health care and never have I experienced this type of insensitivity. I will not be returning ........

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He got the job done as he had in the past but really lacks interpersonsl skills.

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Doctor is excellent and I highly recommend it. Office staff could be more hospitable and knowledgeable.

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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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Didn't take my concerns or fears seriously. His bodily reaction to me telling him how rarely I get sick, or even see a doctor, and that I was scared (all true and said as a means of trying to establish that I am not a hypochondriac) was the equivalent of a gigantic eye roll. I'm sure he hears that sort of stuff a lot, but his bedside manner sucks. After antibiotics cleared an infection but didn't cure lingering problems with headaches and sinuses he said "not much more I can do" and offered weak guidance as to what I should do next. Just didn't seem to care. I'm going elsewhere for a second opinion.

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Took a very long time for him to see me. I think his staff forgot I was there. When he did see me, he had a peculiar bedside manner. Not rude, just odd. He did seem to have an issue taking my concerns seriously. I told him my sinuses made clicking noises and he said, "they do that. You could do it as a party trick."

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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!