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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Alice Coghill is a caring and considerate internist and primary care doctor serving the communities of Ardsley, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Yonkers, NY. Dr. Coghill attended Stanford University, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She continued her training by completing another residency in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Center. She also completed her internship in internal medicine at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Coghill is a part of Doctors United, Inc., where she sees patients for annual physicals, prescription/refills, general consultations, flu shots, and blood work, as well as other common and specialized reasons. She is also board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Coghill is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients. She is committed to giving the best care and establishing long-lasting relationships with them.
Verified Patient Reviews
I waited for over 2 and a half hours and still didn't get my blood work drawn. The doctor is very kind and competent but the facilities and operations are in major need of assistance.
I have been shopping around the Bronx for a primary care that does not have a long wait time. This was the shortest yet, with others ranging from 4-6 hours wait time. I can't comment on Dr. Coghill's abilities much since I only saw her very shortly for a referral.
I got there around 4:00PM and there were 2 people ahead of me, and I was not seen until 6:10PM! Explain to me how is that possible? Dr. Coghill was great besides the wait and she took her time with ensuring everything was ok with me, but the wait was way too long. Staff was nice...
Great Dr. and staff but wait was too long. There were only three people ahead of me and the wait was over two hours.
Alice is great! Love her!
Overall, I strongly disliked this medical institution. It was clear that the workers did not want to be there, they could have treated the patients with better respect. The bathroom smelled so bad!! It was disgusting. The doctor was okay, but I've had better. I would not reccommend this place at all to anyone!
The absolute best thing about this office are the nurses/receptionists. They are so wonderful and attentive. I was experiencing the most absurd insurance problem, and Betty immediately got on the phone with the insurance company and told them the bureaucratic labyrinth they had created was unacceptable. I had to spend an hour on the phone with the company in the waiting room (no one's fault but the insurance) and Betty was patient and understanding. However, after everything was settled, I waited 30 minutes then Dr. Coghill came out and said "okay I'm going to lunch." What? I was the only person in the waiting room. Betty immediately protested and said "Dr, this young lady has been here since 1:30 pm and it is now 3 pm" and Dr. Coghill LITERALLY said "It's not my fault people don't know how to make appointments". My eyes widened and Betty still persisted and gently asked the Dr to spare 5 minutes to see me (all I needed was a strep test, my god). The dr begrudgingly obliged and then said I needed to have a swab that would be SENT OUT to a lab--I was so astounded, because I haven't been to a doctor's office that didn't have a rapid strep test available since grade school. I have terrible ACA insurance and would be charged obscenely for a lab test so I protested and asked if there was really no other way. She eventually gave me the antibiotic prescription thank god, which I took immediately and within hours of the first dose the fire in my throat subsided significantly. In short: no rapid strep test, Dr. Coghill does not care about her patients' time, but the receptionists are the best. If you have terrible insurance that needs maneuvering it might be worth it, otherwise definitely not.
The office and medical assistants are terrible and don't know what they are doing. They are extremely unorganized and I always have to wait 2+ hours to be seen! Besides that, Dr. Coghill is excellent! She listens to all of my concerns, gives me different treatment options, is very thorough when explaining, and does it all with a smile! She's the only reason I keep coming back.
Dr. Alice Coghill is wonderful. The best visit to a physician that I have ever had. She is kind, caring and patient.
Excellent doctor but tremendous wait time (>2hrs). I'm not even a complex patient. Although she is a great doctor I may need to find a new pcp because I cannot fit these long wait times into my busy schedule. My appt was at 9:30am and the doc didn't even physically walk into the office until 10:15am. On a side note, both times I was here there were no paper towels or soap in the bathroom. (I had a morning appt so it should've been restocked).
Friendly. Always attentive and elaborates/explains thoroughly. Wait time was a while though.
Very professional, down to Earth. Understood my concerns.
This doctor did not have the best bedside manner. She was short and quick and did not seem interested in what I had to say. She was also very dismissive. I was there early in the am and still waiting 2.5 hrs despite having an appointment. Will not be returning.
She and the staff are very nice and helpful. She made me happy like I was still seeing a pediatrician lol
I have been to see doctor Alice thrice. The wait times for the first two times were very timely and short but I ended up waiting over an hour on my third visit. Dr Alice is one of the friendliest and most personable. Every visit is pleasant. I've never felt rushed with her. She always takes time to listen and offer explanations on my questions. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Coghill is the best. She is very professional, but friendly and warm at the same time. Her staff is amazing as well!
Very friendly and pleasant Doctor!
Hi, In a nutshell, Coghill was so disrespectful it made me cry; I waited 3.5 hours to see her; and she threw me out of the office for asking a second question, as "there aren't times for any questions at a general checkup." I waited 3.5 hours to see her: My appt was at 2PM. They asked me to come back at 4PM and said they could see me right away. I said sure and did, and I was seen by the doctor at 5:30PM. I was there for a general check up and I happened to have a slight cough. Coghill's first words to me were that she would not answer any questions about my cough because this was a general check up and that was how insurance worked; she wasn't being paid to look at my cough. I said I was here for the general checkup primarily, but if human to human she would give me a line of advice on my cough that would be lovely. She laughed and said no. Then she started going down her checklist on her computer. During the general checkup Annie ran down the list of questions she had to check off for a general checkup and refused to answer my specific queries, of which I only had one or two. When I told her I had a family history of breast cancer and asked what her recommendation would be, she said she didn't have time to answer because if she did we wouldn't get through all the questions on the checklist. I politely told her that I come to a doctor for advice, and of course I wanted to be able to ask her advice. She laughed and moved on, not answering. I asked her if she would prefer if I asked my questions at the end of the visit, and she said no we wouldn't have time to do that, "I can't have a patient taking ten hours." When I said I understood her use of extreme hyperbole but that I needed to ask her some advice, she rolled her eyes and told me that she "didn't have high hopes for this patient-doctor relationship." That is a direct quote. I said, politely, that I felt that was a ridiculous thing to say to a patient and then she told me to "get dressed and get out of my office." It is a very poor feeling to feel powerless. This visit took up four hours of my day and left me with no general checkup, no advice, and a really disrespected and poor feeling.
She made comments toward my eating habits and birth control options that made me uncomfortable. Also about my headache pain she's make sweet but sarcastic remarks. But more into the Appointment she was sweet and nice.
More than an hour wait with one person ahead of me. I was seen and automatically deterred from being tested for my work comp. case. Instead asked me if I want any prescriptions. Pushy, bad communication skills, no bedside manner.
This was my first time visiting This office and Dr. Coghill. I recently got new insurance and needed to find a new doctor who could refill my prescription. I was unsure about some of my insurance information and the staff was great at helping me figure it out. It may have been because I was the last appointment of the day, but there was no wait; once I filled out my forms they started my intake. And since I was only there to discuss getting my prescription refilled, I was in and out.
I have been seeing Dr. Coghill for a little under a year now, as a general practitioner and to also keep track of some specific health conditions. I started going to her because she was close to me and convenient, but I am discontinuing because she is rude, demeaning and impatient. Every time I visited Dr. Coghill, she would cut me off while answering questions that she asked me, and it always felt like she was talking down to me. When I asked her if she was aware of her tone, she shrugged her shoulders and looked back at ewr computer as if she did not care. I have never experience such horrible bedside manner, EVER. I believe she has a lot of patients who speak little to no English, so she is used to talking to patients however she wants, without them saying anything back because they don't know how to address it. If you can find any other Dr., please go to them. I am not trying to put this woman out of business, but please save yourself the headache of dealing with her.
I made an appointment same day on zocdoc, and called the clinic so they accepted it immediately. I arrived early because almost every time I have seen a doc from this site the online checkin doesn't suffice. Filled out their paperwork and waited to be seen. I ended up having to wait over an hour to be seen, but I wasn't really bothered because I made the appointment same day and everyone in the clinic was really excellent. So, if you are trying to get in and out in a timely manner, this may not be good for you. Otherwise, Dr. Coghill was extremely kind and helpful in diagnosing my illness. Her staff was very helpful and kind as well. I really would recommend them for anyone who can deal with a wait time.
Dr. Coghill and her team were great, very friendly and helpful. The only downside was that it did take them over an hour to get me in.
Dr. Coghill was very professional and friendly. Happy to have her in my neighborhood!
She has very bad bedside manner and an overall nasty lady
DO NOT COME HERE! I came in for a routine check-up last summer and the hassle has not ended. The nurse and staff were incredibly unprofessional. The doctor requested four vials of blood, which seemed incredibly excessive. The nurse was unable to draw blood and kept pricking me until I insisted on coming back two days later to complete the blood work. The office has since been charging dozens of claims against my insurance, for which I'm getting stuck with the co-payments. The bills keep adding up, and I honestly feel like I've been conned. The bills don't even have my correct address on them. This place is super shady. Then, when the results of my blood work finally arrived, the receptionist insisted I had to come in to get the results. I came to the office a third time, arriving an hour early to still wait three hours to see the doctor, only to have her tell me that everything was OK. Oh, and she also billed me for that visit, too. The bills won't stop coming.
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If you have absolutely any other options, DO NOT COME HERE. My appointment for a basically physical was scheduled for 12:30pm; I was not seen until almost 5:00pm. No explanation was provided for the ENTIRE DAY I wasted sitting in the waiting room. I had to provide two separate urine samples, with no explanation. Blood was taken, and I specifically noted that no drug tests were needed, as I've never done anything and don't want to pay for unnecessary tests. Dr. Coghill agreed, and said she would call with the blood work results ASAP, and if everything was fine, she would let me know over the phone. About a week later, I receive a call from the receptionist asking when I was coming in for my results. I repeated what the doctor had said, and was told the doctor was out of town and would call me with my results when she was back. That was 5 months ago. Never received a call with any results. What did I receive? A large bill for drug tests that had been run on my blood without my authorization. Again, NEVER COME HERE.
She was impatient, sat with her for 2 minutes and she rushed me out the door. Beside manners was insensitive and I do not feel she listened to me
Great - both professional and friendly
Dr Coghill was friendly but somewhat quick to move through the appointment.The wait time was also very long and the receptionist seemed overworked. I also had to call back multiple times to get my results.
Dr. Coghill was very pleasant very well-spoken and clean office! overall was a great experience she seemed very personal xand asked a lot of questions tended to every need that I had
Both very friendly and professional. Now regular GP
The office is a bit chaotic at times, though they were understaffed the time that I went due to a resignation. Dr. Coghill was easy to talk to, approachable, and knowledgeable. I wish they had a bit more resources to expedite service, though.
Honestly I set my appointment for 12 midday and didn't get to see the doctor until after 2:30 which is crazy so personally I might not recommend this location to anyone. She was very respectable it was just the waiting process which sucked!
Don't even bother making an appointment, min 2hr wait no matter what. Operates like a very unorganized walk in clinic. Coghill is NOT thorough. This is a no-other-options kinda place.
Dr. Coghill was both very professional and very kind. Will go back. Highly recommend her.
I arrived for my 4:00 appointment exactly at 4:00 . I pre-filled out the check in forms via ZocDoc, and I still had to fill out forms when I "checked in". I didn't go through triage until 5:30, and didn't get seen by the doctor until 6:07. I believe in 2nd chances, so I am going back to get blood work done. We'll see how that goes...
Great. Everyone was attentive
I had questions and she said ok well next appointment we can go over that.... So you expect me to pay another copay for something that can be handled now. For a physical I expect the whole thing. Blood work check my vitals things like that. It just seemed like I was talking and not being examined. For all that I could have gone to web MD.
I loved the location of her office since it was close to my home. Although there was only 2 other people there, I waited 45 mins which I find excessive. She was professional and friendly but I was barely seen for 5 mins and felt a little rushed. I did the online registration to save time but had to fill out ALL the forms when I got there anyway... What's the point?
Dr. Coghill was the nicest Doctor I've ever had. She's kind, patient, and has a sense of humor. I've never felt comfortable at the doctor's office but I felt great with her and her wonderful staff.
There was no wait time. Dr. Coghill was very informative.
wait time is horrific, doctor is not thorough will not be going there again !!
Very good doctor. Really patience with her patients.
Very thorough! Covered all bases.
She was ok. Almost seemed a little awkward to me. The space was a little run down and feel like everyone was a bit discombobulated.
Alice was great! They seem to be gla little disorganized. Wouldn't allow me to pay with my HSA card. Said cash only. They don't have CC machines yet. All in all great ZocDoc experience because I scheduled same day and was seen same day.
Dr. Coghill is very kind and takes her time with her patients. Had essentially no wait time.