Dr. Aaron Spingarn, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

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55 East 34th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10016

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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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Doctor Spingarn is very good. Knows his stuff and very efficient. Front desk staff are not so great. Waited an hour because they mislaid my sheet.

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Doctor was excellent but facility is in serious need of a technology upgrade - why I am I still filling out my address in triplicate in tiny fields on 6 pages of paper forms in 2018?

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A gentleman doctor in NYC!! Good practice overall.

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Excellent doctor, easy manner, thorough and professional. Highly recommended!!

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Dr. Springard is fantastic. He addressed all of the reasons for my visit and was very thorough and direct. I felt like he listened to my concerns and provided great advice.

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Cold fish. Made me feel like a cry baby, but very professionally!

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Dr spingarn is great. Very personable The front desk staff is a mess and the wait time is unacceptable

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I've visited Dr. Spingarn twice so far. The first time, I found him funny and approachable, but I found it slightly odd that the nurse/PA (not sure which) stood in the (very small) room the whole time, without explaining why or saying anything. During my second visit, I started to reconsider my initial impression of Dr. Spingarn. It's hard to explain, but there was a strange vibe (tension) between him and the nurses/PAs. My problem has yet to be resolved, and he suggested a black box drug, which made me nervous (especially since he seemed to shrug off the side effects). (I also want to note that during my first visit, he prescribed me a drug without mentioning the side effects. When I picked it up, there was a warning about symptoms that could last for months after taking it, which I think he probably should've mentioned!). I'm debating whether I want to continue seeing Dr. Spingarn, or get a second opinion. At this point, I'm questioning whether his manner is sincere. As for the office itself, the floor layout is confusing, and the receptionists are apathetic at best. My first time there, one arrived well after the office first opened, and both times, I've waited a bit to see the doctor. That being said, they've been helpful over the phone as I've had to clear up an insurance misunderstanding.

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Friendly and very professional. Staff was very nice as well.

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Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable.

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Funny and competent! I wish all heath care providers were as great as this guy. He thoughtfully asked me how I was doing and what the issues were and then conducted a thorough examination and course of treatment.

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The Dr and nurse were amazing. Both were pleasant, personable and informative. The clerical team out front was unorganized

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Very competent doctor was very impressed

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It was so useless, no help at all. Another doctor's appointment with no cause and cure of my symptoms.

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Aaron was great. Very communicative and easy to talk to, the checkup was really quick. The wait time however was almost an hour, and while there was definitely a lot of paperwork to fill out, it was still a bit of a long wait, I don't think they have enough people at the front desk. Maybe it's different if you're not a new patient. Either way I recommend Dr. Spingarn.

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I liked how he explained everything and made me feel confident about the procedure.

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I'm really pleased with my appointment. Dr. Spingarn was excellent! He didn't rush our appointment and I felt like he was really listening to me and giving me all the options. The only thing I'd say is come about 10 minutes early for paperwork. I showed up only a 5 minutes before my scheduled appointment and wish I would've left a bit more buffer time, but that was completely my fault.

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answered all my questions, made great recommendations. Performed procedure with scope to view my voice box and made it as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend

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Dr Spingarn is always great, the nurses at this location were great too. The receptionist was very inefficient. Made me wait over 10 minutes before checking me in and then told me I had to fill out paperwork for first time patient (I usually see Dr Spingarn in a different location). The nurse waited while he took his time putting in my info. I was at the office about an hour but only saw the dr for about 10 minutes. Ill go back to the other location.

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He was very knowledgeable, patient, direct, gentle.

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

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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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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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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."