Dr. Gary Jean-Baptiste, MD

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111 N 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
260 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

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Dr. Gary Jean-Baptiste is a comforting, thorough primary care doctor and family physician treating patients in Brooklyn and the greater New York City area. He specializes in sports medicine, allergy testing and treatment, preventative medicine, minor surgery, primary GYN exams, and travel medicine. His approach is a holistic one involving patient education. He tries to treat his patients proactively rather than retroactively.

For his medical degree, Dr. Jean-Baptiste attended the Howard University College of Medicine. He continued his medical education at both Harlem Hospital and the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Jean-Baptiste is also a board member of The HIV Law Project.

Patients visiting Dr. Jean-Baptiste can receive a full range of medical services. General consultations and preventative disease screenings are available, as well as more specialized treatment for specific issues, including hypertension, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, sore throat, ear infections, asthma, fevers, acne, eczema, and daytime sleepiness. Tropical medicine consultations are also available.

Within his medical center, you will find Cardiology, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Gastroenterology, Radiology (Echocardiogram, Abdominal sonogram, Pelvic sonogram, Vascular sonogram), and Pediatric Sensory Integration (i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis). His center also accepts walk-ins and it is an urgent care center which is open 6 days per week.

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Dr. Jean-Baptiste is an excellent diagnostic doctor. It seems like a gift he has to catch something at a glance.

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I made an appointment for 12pm, I was on my way to the office and received a voicemail less than an hour before my appointment telling me the doctor will be an hour late. The receptionist said to take my time to get there. She did not even ask if i wanted to reschedule. I took that time to run some errands. I came in at 1:40 , I explained the situation to the receptionist and was asked to have a seat. After an hour of waiting I asked how much longer it would be and the receptionist said she does not know because I arrived late to the appointment. I explained to her again the situation and she said she has to ask someone else what to do because she doesn't control what goes on in the back. At 4:08 I was finally called back into the office. I was seen by a student, she tried to take my blood pressure, but could not because the machine was not working. Instead of trying something else she skipped over that part and began reading my test results. I made an appointment to see a doctor, not to have a student look at my results and attempt to make a diagnosis. She left the room and I waited an additional 30 minutes for the doctor to see me. I was with him for 10 minutes before I left at 4:50. This is the worst experience I've ever had with an office00. I really like how they have everything in the office for tests, but it is not worth it. I was furious by the time I left. It wasn't necessarily the medical staff, but the wait time was ridiculous and the receptionist needs to be trained properly.

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According to Zocdoc I made a podiatry appointment but Dr. Jean-Baptiste isn't a podiatrist. I waited over 2 hours to be told I need to see a podiatrist which I already knew. This is not the Doctor (or his office's) fault, but it did waste my entire afternoon so no, I'm not happy about it. Again, this is not the fault of the office. They were sweet even if the wait time was considerable.

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I was extremely late to my appointment, but I was still seen and only had to wait 15 minutes. I was greeted by a student of Dr. Jean-Baptiste and he did my assessment. His bedside manner was amazing, he asked all of the right questions and knew what he was talking about. Dr. Jean-Baptiste entered the room 10 minutes later and was a bit weird. He made no eye contact with me, was very fidgety and seemed like he did not care. The student told Dr. Jean-Baptiste everything we went over and the Dr. told him what we need to do next. He then left the room and I never saw him again. The student was great, the technician who did my sonogram was also amazing. She was so friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Overall I had a pleasant experience. It would have been a 5 star visit had Dr. Jean-Baptiste shown some sort of interest in me. Also the receptionist needs to be re-trained, he lacks professionalism and his desk area was very messy.

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He has two med students running my appointment and it was just a mess -- late to start, they didn't know what parts of the exam the doctor wanted me to do, and then I haven't heard anything in over 10 days about the lab work we did.

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I have had negative experiences in the past but this will be the last time I visit Dr. Jean-Baptiste. My appointment was at 2:30 PM so I show up a few minutes before. At around 2:50 a man who was waiting before me went to the receptionist asking how long the wait is because he has been waiting for over an hour. At 3:10 I notice Dr. Jean-Baptiste casually walking into the office from outside (maybe he was on lunch). I do not get called in until 4:53 PM! Over two hours after my appointment time! Once I am with the doctor he checks me and asks what is wrong. He does not seem very interested. The whole procedure was about 5 minutes before I left. I waited almost 2.5 hours to be checked up for 5 minutes. Never again! It's not just me because everyone was waiting for at least 1-2 hours before being seen. They overbook appointments and are not very professional.

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First was sent to a location not given when appt was made. Had to call yo get address. Was not given complete address or instructions of where to go once there. Then as I was on time as usual. I waited for over 2 hrs as usual. It is ridiculous that every visit I can watch a movie.

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Worst front desk staff, worst doctor possibly ever in history.

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Nice medical assistant. But long waiting time. Came in at 3:20. Was out at 5 pm. Dr did not even present himself. Did not explain the process. Just came in : "put your feet here and here" and insert the speculum. It was traumatizing. And to think that one step of the board it s about bedside manner. That's sad. I am all about human interaction. MA:8/10. Dr manner: 1/10. And i am being generous.

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First off, the address was incorrect and I had to travel to their temporary location after calling the office to clarify. Wait time was fine barring the travel time. When I arrived I let the receptionists (who were very helpful btw) know that I was considering Doctor JB to be my regular physician. Despite this, I was examined by (2) med students who were friendly but obviously did not represent the practice. When Doctor JB finally examined me, he did not take the time to understand my condition or get to know me whatsoever. After about (3) minutes, he prescribed me penicillin for my swollen tonsils. Only reason I'm writing this is because I've finished the prescription (2) days ago and the symptoms are persisting so I need to book another appointment. This time I'll look a little harder for a doctor that pays more attention to his patients.

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He is ok, but he try to see too many patients at once.

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Incredibly long wait time. No follow-up/ability to contact doctor about prescription status.

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The reviews of this place did not lie. The wait time is not on point and the doc provides little to no explanation for why certain things are prescribed. Went in on August and continued to deal with issues with practice through December.

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The wait was long, but not unbearable. Otherwise, it was overall a good experience. Friendly staff, and very thorough.

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Fairly unprofessional office and poor communication. Took 4 tries to get blood for a test on my first routine visit. Then had conflicting results. Took another test, and was told a week later they need to do it again because it needs to be frozen. This is something they should know before hand, rather than put me on edge for a week for information that is vital for my long term health.

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I came here out of necessity. I read the reviews, but I thought I would still give the facility a try. The reviews are spot on. The wait was long, and I had to ask if Dr.Jean-Baptiste was coming in. I guess the staff could tell I was not happy because they offered to let me be seen by the other doctor on duty. I agreed but Dr. Jean-Baptiste arrived before the other doctor came in. I was examined, and told that my lungs were clear. He decided an antibiotic was the answer. Great!! I was taken to the reception area where Dr. Jean-Baptiste asked about current medications. Because my medication information is very personal, I gave the doctor a list that is in my phone. Dr. Jean-Baptiste began saying the names of my medication. Wrong move! I will not return.

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1 hour 20 minutes wait time.

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He knows his stuff

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He had his assistant see me, then mentioned he'd "be right in" and was gone for over an hour. When he came in, he looked at me and diagnosed me. I'd never go back to him.

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Great

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Visited this doctor three times before and the interns there show way more care and interest than the doctor does. Although at my last visit I was given my blood results by an intern that did not seem like she had a clue about what she was taking about. After that I waited well over an hour for the doctor to see me and when I tried telling him my symptoms he was very quick to say it was this or that without asking me any questions. When I tried to ask questions he kept telling me the same answers again and again like he wanted me to get out of the office. I waited an hour and a half for this?!!!

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Extremely thorough! I had procedures that I've never had before. I expect to get a complete update on my health!

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Dr. Jean-Baptiste was very nice and the facility was super clean, modern and friendly.

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Very happy I was able to see this Dr. I made a last minute appointment. He gave me a prescription to the medicine I needed. I'm looking forward to getting better. He seemed pretty thorough. He even checked my hernia which I wasn't even there for.

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The office is great with a few minor exceptions at the front desk but otherwise highly recommended!

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He doesn't see his patients, he has nervous and untrained medical students ask you questions. The Drs office will refuse to refill your meds so you have to see them and they can bill your insurance. When You finally get to see the dr, it's for one minute and he's wearing an adidas track suit doesn't look like a dr at all. Very bizarre. Had to change doctors

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Came in for an annual physical and I spent 95% of my visit with a (very nice) medical student rather than the actual Doctor. Doctor comes in for 5 minutes and just recommends PT and a follow up visit and walks away. I guess this is the state of healthcare nowadays. He's a nice guy but seemed pretty absent during my visit. Probably busy managing all the med students.

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Was charged 2x- once for the physical and another for an appointment wherein all the doctor did was read test results. No bedside manner and saw the doctor for approximately 5 minutes total between 2 different appointments.

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Always a pleasure seeing Dr Jean-Baptiste, he's very approachable and professional. His nurse practitioner Anika is wonderful as well. I like the North 7th offices more became its smaller & more personable but I couldn't get there by 12noon so I visited his Flatbush location. Staff very nice there as well,

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The wait was over an hour the front desk receptionist was rude and unprofessional. All around bad experience.

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Great physician with an amazing staff!

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Very comforting.

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Very nice. Quick and pleasant. I had to wait at the urgent care for 3 hours and left with no prescription. This doctor saw me in 30 min. and diagnosed my illness quickly.

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I highly recommend Dr. Jean-Baptiste . He goes straight to the point and has great bedside manners.

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Dr. B has been my doctor for several years, so I went in recently for my yearly physical and was seen rather quickly. I love how thorough he is with the blood work that he orders. I hate getting my blood drawn but his blood drawer (actual term ?) was patient, kind and gentle. I am comfortable with this office and even bring my mother for her physical when she comes to visit from out of the country! See you guys next year!!

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Very professional and very knowledgable. He taught me a lot.

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Very intelligent! And a very nice man.

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Waited 2 and a half hours for a 3 minute consultation.

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I rebooked an appointment just to get a prescription refilled; it was noon on a friday. I was brought into the office quickly and had my vitals taken my a nurse. I than sat in the tiny patient room for over an hour until the doctor arrived and hands me the prescription. The place was dead. I saw two other patients other then myself in there.

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My review may be colored a bit because the lab that this doctor sent my blood to hit me with a surprise bill, pricing as if I wasn't covered for any test at all (the cost of the bill & the tests were later declined). However, outside of that experience, I still had to wait over an hour & the bedside manner was not a good experience (it took 4 attempts to inject me and successfully extract blood).