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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable.
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.
The Dr and nurse were amazing. Both were pleasant, personable and informative. The clerical team out front was unorganized
Very competent doctor was very impressed
It was so useless, no help at all. Another doctor's appointment with no cause and cure of my symptoms.
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.
I liked how he explained everything and made me feel confident about the procedure.
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.
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
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.
He was very knowledgeable, patient, direct, gentle.
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.
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
Dr. Spingarn was great. He clearly explained my condition and clearly laid out options for treatment. I would highly recommend him.
he was kind, knowledgable and professional
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.
Dr Spingarn is thorough and personable. He makes you feel at ease and this is appreciated. I highly recommend him. Debra M.
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.
Dr. Spingarn was very nice. He answered all my questions and offered thoughtful advice and diagnosis. I'd see him again for sure.
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.
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.
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.
Took the time to discuss my issues and gave me sound advice...I will go to him again without hesitation.
Dr. Spignarn was great - I was really nervous for my appointment and he calmed me down and helped me get what was needed accomplished.
Highly recommend Dr. Aaron. He is very professional and patiently walks you through all the steps. The staff is very friendly as well
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.
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.
Thorough and efficient. Very good; found my new ENT.
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 ........
He got the job done as he had in the past but really lacks interpersonsl skills.
Doctor is excellent and I highly recommend it. Office staff could be more hospitable and knowledgeable.
He was great! Excellent bedside manner. He explained the possible diagnoses well and also gave me great suggestions.
Dr. Spingarn is an excellent professional, he sits and explain everything to make sure you understand and are comfortable. I highlitly recommend him..
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Really nice Dr. but it was quiet expensive.
Dr. Spingarn's intake person is slow. But he himself is excellent.
The doctor is very nice, answers my questions and gives me suggestions. But the receptionist is not very friendly.
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.
Excellent attitude and on time--no waste of my time.
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.
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.
There was some delay due to a fax not being sent. No fault of Dr S.
Great visit, great rapport. Very professional.
Overall thought it was good. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Dr. Spingarn was thorough and very nice.
Aaron was very friendly, helpful, and answered all of my questions with great answers. Fantastic experience!
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.
He was friendly and really took the time to explain things to me. I didn't feel rushed. Thank you!
great doctor, direct to the point of the problem.
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.
Great experience with the doctor and very informative, however I had to wait an hour and 15 minutes before being seen to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He was great! He was extremely professional and understanding. Thank you! Highly recommended !!
He was very helpful - and kind. I liked his easy of discussion and friendliness. Good one. Thanks Dr Springan!
Dr Spingam was very nice, kind and helpful. Will definitely recommend him to anyone.
He is very thorough and listens carefully to you.
He was professional, kind, good listener.
He was great - smart, to the point, kind. His staff was wonderful too. It was a horribly long wait though.
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.
Great Doctor! Takes his time and will answer any question thoroughly.
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.
Dr. Spingarn was very personable and was able to resolve my hearing issue immediately.
Excellent service treated problem and gave very easy to understand advice on how to avoid ear problem in the future.
He listened to my issues, figured out what the actual problem may be, and prescribed something that may help.
Very nice doctor. Listened to me and gave me realistic options.
Dr. Spingarn was very nice and knowledgeable. He took his time answering my questions, diagnosing, suggesting treatment, etc... The front desk seemed a little unprofessional and the wait time was 50 minutes, which any person who's using their lunch time for such appt absolutely can not afford.
Dr Springarn listened to what I had to say and did not aggressively push for solutions to my issues that I'm not ready to try yet.
Very professional and informative. Explained to me very thoroughly the potential underlying source of my symptoms. He filed the papers immediately for a CT scan based on my medical history and was approved within hours. Something i hardly experienced with my insurance provider. He made follow up inspections and suggested options for further investigations to the root of my chronic conditions. I was quite happy with the results already so i declined an further probes. Hopefully i will never have to.
Very professional and attentive to complaints. Explained things thoroughly and effectively. I was very pleased.
Very quick and professional. Great to be in and out so fast, especially on a first visit!
Dr. Springard was very personable. He clearly informed me of the cause of the issue I was visiting for and aliviated the discomfort I was experiencing. His staff was also very timely and organized.
Dr. Spingarn is specific and concise in his diagnosis. He has a friendly manner and makes the patient feel comfortable. He explains everything clearly and makes sure you understand. I have complete confidence in him.
In some level of understanding, for me, as a patient, it may occurs some stupid questions, but I do not expect from the professional an answer that makes me feel as a stupid patient. Kind of humor that do not apply on that position. I've seen some professionals that have some funny kind of humor and takes the appointment very understandable and very friendly environment.
Dr. Spingarn was very informative and extremely efficient. He is determined to get to the root of my problem. And he was very nice.
Dr. Spingarn was great. I was thrilled with his services: thorough, informative, personable, and not at all rushed. He was very kind and easy to talk to which makes visiting the doctor so much better. I waited longer than I'd have liked and the nurse who took my vitals was a bit icy, but otherwise, it was a positive experience.
Very polite and professional. Listened carefully to what I had to say and made clear recommendations.
My Daughter was happy with his services!
It was great and informative
Dr. Spingarn was fantastic! He took care of my ear issues immediately and I was able to quickly get on with my day!!
Dr.Spingarn made me feel very comfortable and he listened to me and I didn't feel rushed at all. Office staff is very nice and courteous. Definitely will go there again.
Dr. Spingarn was patient & thorough, as always. He also offered alternative treatments if my symptoms did not improve promptly. I was greatly satisfied with the care provided.
Good professional but had to wait more than 1 hour.
Knowledgeable, patient, and he took the time to address my concerns. The wait time was apparently because they had an emergency in the morning.
I went to see the doctor and he kept interrupting our session to answer personal phone calls about his car that was in the shop. I had ear issues, that cleared up with this insane nasal spray, but the doctor still thought I might have TMJ. I left with the same issues I came in with, and no solutions.
Dr. Springarn was very attentive and thorough when answering any questions I had. He was very professional but also very personable at the same time. I would highly recommend!
It was great. He gets right to work on the medical condition.
Visit was very good. Doctor was excellent and would highly recommend anyone needing an "ENT" doctor.
Great doctor, great service
Dr Spingarn has been wonderful. Very measured, considered recommendations. No rush to over-prescribe, and always makes sure you are clear on his hypotheses, plans and your options. Could not recommend more highly, if you need ENT care.
Dr. Spingard described my condition and treatment options clearly and positively. He invited me to call him with questions or even to ask about an X-ray I was having later in the day. All in all, I feel very positive about the visit.
Visit was okay. I wont be coming back. Doctor may have helped others with their symptoms, but for my visit he was a bit rude with my questions. I waited an hour after an 8AM appointment.
I appreciate that Dr. Spingarn took the time to explain my symptoms. I also really appreciate that he didn't prescribe needless antibiotics for a minor ear infection, and explained why he thought it was a bad idea.
I was very comfortable with Dr. Spingarn. I would recommend him to anyone needing an ENT specialist.
Wait time of over an hour just to have the nurse take vitals. Another 15 min wait for the doctor. People who came in after me with appointments of 12:45 and later were seen first. I had to go tell the desk that it was unacceptable and then all of a sudden the dr. was ready to see me. I ended up having to take 2.5 hours off of work when I anticipated taking 1.25.
Another pleasant experience. Very helpful, great doctor!
Dr. Spingarn is very knowledgeable about his specialty he took his time to explain in detail of the ear ache I was having. I highly recommend going to him.
Dr. Spingard and his staff were wonderful. I was taken in the room on time, greeted with smiles, and Dr. Spingard was kind, efficient, knowledgable, and I would return to him in a second! Great doctor. Great team.
Very pleasant and thorough doctor.
Dr, Spingarn is a thorough physician who addressed my problems. I did not feel rushed. His technology is the best. He is also a nice person,
Very pleasant and comfortable. He is very informative.
My visit was very informative. We agreed on steps we will take to manage my problem. I'm confident that we will find the solution to manage my problem.
He's very patient and very helpful,and also,very professional.
Very pleasant, very personable, and of course highly professional. I will continue to see Dr Spingarn for my annual hearing evaluation.
Thank you Dr. Spingarn for your patience in answering all my questions and directing me to what I hope will be treatment for my issue.
Great doctor- seemed to really care about his patients- gave me great advice and answered all of my many questions patiently without trying to rush me. I also was really impressed he took the time to speak to another patient ( I saw in the hall after my appointment) just as a caring professional rather than charging this person for an appointment.
Very nice to speak to and explained my situation clearly.
I would recommend Doctor Singarn for thoughtful and considerate treatment.
He is very thorough, systematic and direct. He also takes his time with me and let me know exactly what to expect for any procedure.
Great doctor, would certainly recommend him
Fine. Wait was too long.
As good as it gets - short wait, quick consultation that was pleasant and to-the-point, and effective treatment. Highly recommended.
The doctor was great but I wasn't seen until over an hour after the time my appointment was scheduled.
Excellent. Waited less than 5 minute. Was very clear. Answered all questions. Gave honest advise
I had to tell him what to give me. Don't go to him. Useless.
Dr. Spingarn was amazing! He was nice and friendly, and explained everything really clearly so I knew exactly what was going on. There was no waiting time at all at everything was fast and painless. I always get very nervous before I go to the doctor but Dr. Spingarn put me at ease and was very patient. I highly recommend him!
Attentive, gentle. Excellent Clinician
My visit with Dr. Spingarn went very well. I will definitely recommend my family, friends and colleagues to him.
Very good, very professional, very on point as to my concerns that are going on. Have to go back for another appointment, so will see him again. Thank You,
I saw Dr. Spingarn this morning for a second opinion on a ruptured eardrum. I found Dr. Spingarn condescending, uninformative and overall unhelpful. He had no medical curiosity and did not listen to my symptoms. I felt talked down to the entire appointment. The nurse was also incredibly rude. Dr. Spingarn asked her to bring in equipment for a hearing test, and she said he was backed up with patients and not to waste her time. At this point, Dr. Spingarn offered to set up a hearing test at a hearing aid distributor again. I would never go back and thought the visit was a huge waste of time and money.
Dr Spingarn is a terrific and caring physician, I am more than pleased with his care.
He was wonderful and listened very patiently as I explained my problems. Very thoughtful and kind. Will visit again
I thought he was personable and looked me right in the eyes while we talked about my treatment. A great experience.
I met with Dr. Spingarn in March for a consultation regarding severe hoarseness. While in the office, he seemed very distant and awkward about the whole exam. He would get up and leave the room without specifying why and came back 10 minutes later without a reason. I felt very uneasy throughout the appointment. He then used an endoscope to look down my throat and found I had vocal nodules. Not the greatest thing to hear when you're a performer. When I'm in any doctor's office, I want to feel comfortable and free to ask questions about my diagnosis. However Dr. Spingarn was very distant and seemed almost annoyed that I was inquiring about the diagnosis. Despite all of that, he did manage to give me a great recommendation for a voice therapist to cure the vocal nodules. The odd thing was the therapist had never heard of him or his office.
Cannot give complete recommendation as I have follow up with him very soon.
Doctor was abrupt and unconcerned with anything other than seeing his next patient
Extremely thoughtful, patient, and attentive. When performing a mildly uncomfortable procedure, he was calm and communicated clearly to me.
Dr. Spingarn was great....very nice and thorough. The office itself was pretty dumpy though.
Complete, Thurough, intelligent, friendly.
Excellent!! Very professional and helpful! I am happy with how he was able to diagnose and clear the problem at hand that very same day!
excellent all around
Was not my first visit with the doctor.I found him to be professional, and informative.
I was there for a follow up and I thought it was quite good
Dr. Spingarn was extremely personable. He explained everything clearly. His advice was logical and thorough. He made himself accessible which I thought was refreshing. Highly recommended.
I had a Wonderful experience from the second I walked in. The receptionist area where I first walked had two extremely lovely staff members who were both beyond helpful and pleasant in assisting me with any help I needed in filling out the required paperwork needed since this was my first time visit. I knew I was in good hands when noticing how positive the office environment felt. Dr. Spingarn took great care and concern in thoroughly answering any questions I had asked as well as offering suggestions/optional procedures to successfully provide for my specific condition. I am very happy with the outcome and entire visit- I will for sure recommend Dr. Spingarn to friends and family. Thank you again!!
He was excellent, as was the office staff. Very personable and efficient.
I was really surprised at how fast and nice the whole visit was. Felt he was thorough too. Definitely happy.
The visit was pleasant. Dr. Spingarn is very professional. He is attentive to patient and provided information related to procedure including next steps. I would definitely recommend him.
I was very happy with my visit to Dr. Spingarn. He knew what was wrong with my ear and took care of it right away! He is kind and tells you exactly what he is going to do.
Very thorough - he was very businesslike - did not try to over diagnose - focussed on the problem.
Nice guy who was very helpful
will go to him again
Competent. Nothing of depth to say.
He is very professional and knowledgeable
very friendly, knowledgeable would recommend to others
Very knowledgable and understanding. He was able to give me options that I'm very comfortable with.
Dr. Spingarn address and solved my problem quickly.
He is very personable and very good. I would recommend him and will return if I need his assistance again.
Went very smoothly.
He was direct, clear, and friendly, and Listened closely to my questions and details about my symptoms.
He took his time answering my questions regarding my medication, which was great.
Dr Spingarn, Is a great ENT. he has an air of professionalism about him, he listens to the patient symptoms, asks questions and one very important thing is that he makes you feel at ease during his exam. He knows what he is doing and his staff is helpful and polite.
I thought he was a good, thorough doctor. I'll definitely continue to see him for ear issues.
he was good thoughtful and did a thorough examination
He is sincere and helpful.
second visit with him and noticed that when you tell him about a problem or symptom, he just says "then don't do it"; I am the type of person who wants to know WHY and further explanations would be helpful
I think Aaron is a great doctor! I highly recommend him!!! He was very professional and friendly.
very informative and I liked that at end of session he asked did I have any questions or concerns
Very professional and thorough. Good listening skills and gets to the heart of the problem.
Very easy to understand
The dr was quirky and thorough. My main complaint is that even though I was scheduled for 9am, the first appt of the day, and arrived with the registration materials completed, I still had to wait for the Dr & staff to arrive. Thereafter, I had to review all of the information again with the assistant.
Excellent doctor. He is my NET doctor now.
He was professional and knowledgeable. Front desk staff and office inside administrative asst.good people skills but not so with medical assistant. Unfriendly and poor communication skills. I waited 15 minutes before being seen. I was early for my 8:15 appt. Not seen until 8:30 am
As others have said, VERY long wait. For this reason, I would avoid.
I thought Dr. Spingarn was awesome. He explained everything as he was doing it, which I always appreciate. I wasn't happy about the wait. My appointment was for 12:30pm and someone that had a 1pm was called in before me. I can't complain much though. I made the appointment last minute and I was still able to see the Dr and get the answers I'd been looking for.
Dr. Spingarn was punctual and professional, and answered my (admittedly numerous!) questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. I had an 8:15 appointment, and since I filled out my paperwork at home (a huge convenience and time saver) I was in and out of the office in less than an hour. Highly recommended.
Good and brief!
This was my first visit to the clinic and doctor because a sore throat and cough that had been bothering me for some time. Dr. Spingarn was very professional, knowledgeable, approachable and a great conversant. The appointment through ZocDoc.com was extremely convenient and easy. The fact we could download and fill ALL forms at home was really amazing. Why aren't all doctors and clinics doing this already? His front desk assistant and nurse at the 34th St Beth Israel Medical Group clinic were at all times very polite and proficient. In general our experience was really outstanding.
Dr. Spingarn and staff were very pleasant and professional. They took their time and explained everything. I brought my 93 year old uncle there and the wait was a bit long for him (approx an hour) but I would go back.
He needs to work on delivery and patience. His manner is perfunctory and he doesn't work hard to diagnose problems. Shrugging soldiers is not comforting. Moreover, it doesn't inspire confidence when patients discover he isn't up-to-date on less-invasive surgical procedures.
Waited 30 minutes. It seemed that he did not want to irrigate my ears, just extract wax by hand. Much better with irrigation and suction.
Dr. Spingarn is great. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been seeing him for over 4 years. Great personality. Explained to me what he was going to do, etc. However, as other patients indicated, the wait usually was awfully long. So this time, I purposely waited until I could get an 8am appointment. Still, I had to wait about 40 minutes though.
Very good doctor that listens to everything you have to say. This has been my second visit. I am very pleased with his professionalism and personality.
He was patient and did not rush to rapping a prescription based on first guess.
Dr. Spingarn is nice doctor; however, I always wait more than 30 minutes to get to see him. It is really annoying.
Dr was great but having to wait for 50 minutes WAS NOT. No one told me there'd be a wait and when I asked all they'd tell me is "there is just two rooms", as if that was a reason. Don't schedule that many patients then! The wait time in this office is always out of control!
Loved him !!
He's a great listener. Great doctor. Strongly recommend.
For some reason, I didn't quite click with Dr. Spingran. He's pretty matter of mact. If you need an ENT in this neighborhood, I'm sure he'd be fine to go to, but i wouldn't go out of my way to go to him or go back to him. Like others have mentioned, long wait, but went by sort of fast for me because, as a new patient, there was a ton of paperwork to fill out. I would prefer more privacy in the exam room -- I had to overhear other patient's medical info which, for lack of a better way of putting it, kind of grossed me out. Medical assistant sort of nice, but also pretty matter of fact. Guy at the front desk was nice and Marcus who I spoke to on the phone also nice and helpful. Feel like I may be being a little harsh in my review, but just trying to be candid. Certainly, maybe try him and decide for yourself. May work for you.
Great bedside manner and thorough examination.
An hour wait is unacceptable, and every time I asked how long I was told "another five minutes." I don't have an understanding boss so I can't risk this happening again.
He was ok, but did not give attention to my mentioned issue and put me on something that never cured my issue. May be he is good for other patients; but I did mention that I have this throat pain for a longer period of time and I need medication. Looks like he did not care, and was waiting to get over with the session.
Doctor was patient, answered all my questions and encouraged me to make a follow up appointment if I didn't improve. Receptionists were also very nice
The doctor was very thorough, doing everything requested and offering up options for other tests and treatments I hadn't known about. I was half an hour late for my appointment, but was still seen quite promptly, and the doctor didn't act like I was late.
Seemed sincere and interested in what I had to say. His professional advice seemed genuine and concerned. He even apologized for my having to wait 30 minutes past my appointment time.
Very professional, and does everything it takes to resolve whatever issue you are having. I would definitely keep Dr. Springarn as a primary ENT doctor.
Dr. Aaron takes the time to listen to your concerns and provides suggestions for treatment. He is extremely knowledgeable and worth the wait.
He was not respectful to his coworkers and seemed very uptight. He was also very rude and made me feel uncomfortable.
He is very knowledgeable and put me at ease. Should I ever need to see an ear/nose/throat doctor again, he would be my first choice.
The visit was great and quick. He was very friendly and gentle during the procedure he performed on me. I definetly would go back and recommend this practice to others.
After waiting for nearly 45 minutes, I was lead into the back where there was not a free room for me. I stood waiting for another patient to finish. When I finally saw the doctor, I felt very rushed, as if I was being pushed out for another waiting patient. My sinus issue was not resolved after almost two months of returning back to him. I had to see another ENT for my problem to finally be fixed.
I was very impressed meeting with Dr. Springarn. He was very patient and understanding. He took his time with me. I would recommend him to a friend looking for an ENT doctor.
Dr.Spingarn wasvery helpful and informative.
This is my first visit,I believe,I've got good service.
The doctor was excellent, so was the staff, but the wait time was much too long.
Great manner. He solved my problem in just a few minutes!! Would definitely go back.
first visit but friendly, efficient, and we're trying a treatment out to see if it helps my ear.
He was good but the office assistant who was going over the forms I completed and entering them in the computer was not. She didn't listen at all and asked the same questions that the sheet had asked me, she had no personable manner and did not respond when asked something. She is not someone who conveys knowledge, professionalism or confidence.
He spent a lot of time with me and addressed all of my concerns. He is very personable and all of his staff were very friendly.
He was very informative and funny. He made me feel comfortable and while answering all of my questions.
he is a good listener
I will search another doctor
good listener, seemed intelligent
very detail oriented and listened. Thought he was very nice as well and patient.
I keep going back to Dr. Spingarn as I am comfortable with him and he always lets me know what he is going to do before he does it. His staff is professional and FRIENDLY. This always puts me at ease.
It was pleasant and informative, and he treated my very professionally, Also, the nurse was nice
I got to see the doctor pretty much instantly after 10 minutes of paper work. He seemed pretty knowledgeable, but I did feel a little bit rushed out. He did tell me that I can contact him if I have any questions, so that was nice.
Dr. Singarn was very helpful.
Nice guy, seems knowledgeable.
He was great! Thorough, congenial, efficient, really great. The wait, however, was not. I showed up fifteen minutes before my appointment with my new patient forms filled out. I then waited for an hour and thirty five minutes before being called into the examination room. The office staff was pleasant, but no one checked in or told me they were running late. It was very frustrating. My appointment was at 12:15pm, I walked out of the office at 1:58pm. I think I would see him again, but would be much more insistent about knowing how long the wait would be.
he was wonderful, took his time and was caring
Dr.Spingarn was very nice & thorough. But do Not go on your lunchtime I was there well over an hour...
The appointment went smoothly. There was no wait time.
Very pleasant and he explained everything well.
He knows what he is doing and I am confident in his abilities.
Excellent doctor, very courteous and efficient.
Was pretty good, but kept me in the office too long. Procedure could have been less painful. The office feels like an assembly line, but the staff is friendly and attentive.
i liked him. very professional
Good doctor - admin staff were very unfriendly. Waited forever to see him
Dr. Spingarn is very pleasant and personable. Good sense of humor - made me feel very comfortable. Wish there were more like him!
Dr. Spingam was great - diagnosed my problem immediately and also checked other issues I'd seen another doctor for. I will definitely be coming back to him for all of my ENT needs.
Dr. Spingarn was very friendly, professional, and thorough. He provided me with all the info and care that I required in a timely fashion.
Very satisfied. All questions were answered.
I have used him before and like him. He was thorough.
A wonderful caring and patient doctor
Great Doctor, Very knowledgeable, prompt and understanding. Oh yeah seems like a really nice guy,and these days that seems rare with doctors. KD
One of my positive experiences with a medical professional. His staff was also great and truly caring.
Great personality. Very friendly.
The doctor was very professional and knowledgable and answered all of my questions. Aside from the 45 minute wait (in spite of having an appointment), my visit to the doctor was very satisfactory. I would most certainly recommend Dr. Spingarn.
I would recommend Dr. Spingarn.
Dr. Spingarn was very nice and took the time to speak with my other ENT regarding my previous test and medical issue. He went out of his way to try to obtain approval from my insurance company.
Really nice, attentive, professional doctor. Would definitely recommend.
Dr. Spingarn was very good and explaining everything during my visit. I felt well-informed and his bedside manner should be the standard when you visit any doctor. You can tell he not only cars about his profession, but genuinely cares about his patients and I left feeling that I didn't visit a robot. Doctors should take a cue or two from him.
Was quick and pleasant experience.
Dr. Spingarn is helping me a lot with a persistent problem that I have. I appreciate his patience and I feel like I'm making progress.
The wait was long, but Dr. Spingarn was really friendly and attentive. He seemed to genuinely care about why I was there and making sure that I got all the answers to my questions and concerns. He wasn't in any rush. I really liked his positive attitude.