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Qualifications and Experience
Alvin Addes is a skilled and accomplished internist and primary care doctor based in Brooklyn and Glendale, NY. Dr. Addes attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital. Additionally, he holds a bachelor's, master's, and PhD in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Dr. Addes is a part of Prominis Medical Services. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, New York State Medical Society, and the Kings County Medical Society. Patients see him for a variety of reasons, including asthma, incontinence, migraine, eczema, and psoriasis. Dr. Addes gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available. He is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients.
Verified Patient Reviews
Disgusting. The staff were nice enough, but that doesn't cut it. 1) Your zoc doc appt doesn't mean anything. I waited for 3 hours 2) Doctors office is dirty. There were flys and gnats all over the actual examination room. He was eating a ( no joke) sandwich during my appointment. I would've left if I hadn't already been waiting for so long. 3) no attempt to contact me back with my exam results. I've called multiple times and eitherr the receptionist fails to pick or the doctor is "busy" and unable to take my call. AVOID!
Great doctor. Great customer service.
Dr addes is an amazing doctor; his staff are awesome and very friendly
He was efficient, howver he wasnt able to hrlp me at all! I was shocked at his recommendation for Claritin after he was informed of my symptoms.
The nurses here were nice, and it was a small place. But Dr. Addes took a long time each time, had a very indifferent, if not uncaring attitude. He also forgot we'd gone over my results — he called 3 months later to tell me about them as if they'd just come in.
He takes a lot of walkins which can be frustrating for some one who made an appointment.
I went in for a wellness visit. They asked if I wanted an additional test without saying that it would be charged separately from my wellness visit. Because I went in for a wellness visit, I assumed it was routine. As a result, my bill was much higher than I was led to believe.
Was not as expected, waited 55 minutes to see a nurse who took my blood pressure and asked questions. Waited another 25 minutes to sit with the doctor, who asked me the same questions and then proceeded to zip thru the exam - 3 quick presses, 4 quick listening to lungs - rushed me with deep breathing, which is sort of hard. I expressed concerns that were shot down with simple and quick 'no you're fine'. I hadn't seen a general practitioner in a few years, and was worried, he did not allay any fears, instead his response felt dismissive. Doctor asked me questions, and assumed the answers a bit too quickly. I had to correct him in 3 different instances that i had responded to the question OPPOSITE of what he confirmed. Either he was hard of hearing, or just wasn't listening. Recommended a pharmacist next door - the 'pharmacy' was questionable from a trustworthy standpoint, the exterior looked like a closed check-cashing establishment, and the inside was a 4' x 5' room with a big plastic window with a rotating mechanism to exchange money/product - similar to a 24-hr gas station. In addition, they only accepted cash. This did not instill confidence.
Reception was kind and responsive. Lobby was clean. Doctor's room was cramped and dirty. Doctor did not wear gloves. Doctor kept trying to push medication on me I have already tried and do not want/need. He was kind when I turned it down. 2 Stars because I got what I needed, but the experience was not enjoyable.
I appreciate that he listened to what I had to say and was thorough with his examination. I hate when doctors overlook things and write them off because that may result in a misdiagnosis or the patient getting no treatment at all. So i'm really happy with Dr. Added and if all goes well he'll be my regular doctor. The office was not dingy in my opinion. It wasn't fancy but it was nice enough and clean which is all I need. The receptionist was nice and the nurse was great too. Very personable. So yes. Overall I was pleased with my visit.
When one of my monthly prescriptions required pre authorization, he agreed to handle the situation. A week later, after numerous phone calls to different staff members asking for updates--and gaining reassurances it was being handled--I finally spoke directly with Dr. Addes. He said he had no intention of submitting the pre authorization forms--despite previously agreeing to do so. Neither he nor his office made any attempt to notify me that they had no intention, in fact, of providing the daily prescription on which I've depended for 10+ years. As a result of his unprofessionalism and dishonesty, I've now wasted my time waiting for him when I could've been seeing a real doctor, and I've also been without daily medications, thus affecting my daily life. Dr. Addes is unprofessional to the point of teetering on malpractice. He complains about his job, medical bureaucracy, and Obamacare. He runs one of the most unprofessional and inefficient medical offices I've come across--I waited for 2+ hours despite having an appointment during both visits. Avoid Dr. Addes.
I knew going in I had strep throat and he continually denied that then called back more than 36 hours later to say that the Strep Test was positive. I would like for doctors not to dismiss what I suspect to be wrong with my body.
The service was incredibly slow. It took more than an hour to be seen by the doctor, despite my appointment and despite the fact that it did not seem very busy. The receptionist got into a loud argument with my insurance for seemingly no reason. I received a call the next day asking me to pay my co-pay, which I had already paid by cash at the appointment. This was very easy to remember because they did not have any change, despite asking me to pay by cash instead of credit, and the receptionist had to go next door for change while I waited. This is all while I have the flu. I would not recommend.
Quick service, good instruction. I'll go back.
The office is small and a little cold, and there is obviously need for more professionals in the office. We all waited for an hour plus to be seen, and there was a bit of complaining about Obamacare which seems unprofessional and tone-deaf considering many of the patients there are probably insured because of it. I'm considering a new primary care doctor (again). I'm only seeing him because my insurance is covered there.
Fine guy, but lacked skills in dealing with dealing with Type 1 Diabetes. Would not recommend him to Type 1 Diabetics seeking a Primary Care Physician, however, otherwise, if you are not a Type 1 Diabetic, he is a fine doctor.
Dr. Addes was great, but the office was a little dingy.
Provided adequate care for a sinus infection. Had strange bedside manner. Did not seem friendly.