Dr. Josephine Samson, MD

Pulmonologist

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14 E. 69th Street, New York, NY, 10021

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My residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Medical Center and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center have prepared me to handle various common diseases that afflict almost all of us at one point or the other as well as in handling lung diseases and critical care cases.

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I had an appointment scheduled at 5pm on a Friday and had to wait for an hour to see Dr. Josephine Samson, but it was worth it!!! I had a flu and a nagging cough for three weeks, the flu eventually went away but the cough was severe and for 3 weeks I felt really terrible - I already tried a couple different meds and was still coughing non-stop. After seeing me, Dr. Samson gave me a very strong antibiotic and a steroid for inflammation - I got better in two days and now I can exercise and eat normally. I highly recommend Dr. Samson - she knows her stuff!!

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I was in and out in 15 minutes, on my way to get chest scans, prescription in hand. Very nice lady.

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Doctor was cordial and professional. Wait was at or just over 30 minutes. Office staff was friendly as well.

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Excellent, professional, listened to my account of my symptoms. Very experienced and thorough.

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My visit was decent. A 5 on a scale of 1-10. The office is beautiful on the outside and in the waiting room but the office and examination room that I had were far from impressive. Dr. Samson is knowledgeable but not very warm so if you need that kind of thing you may be disappointed.

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Quick and easy visit. I highly recommend Pr. Samson to everyone.

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She remains a true gem in the busy New York City Practice. She has compassionate and straight to the point. I would recommend to anyone in NYC to seek her care!

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it is a traditional medical practice and it is a rarity in New York City these days. Office is comfortable and the front desk folks were very friendly. This is how the medicine should be practiced and Dr Samson listens to you and pay very close attention to your needs.

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Dr. Samson was direct and professional.

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First off, the decor of the office was old and the medical rooms were not new and looked messy. I arrived and gave the front desk my ID and insurance. Then after waiting for 30 minutes, I was taken by a PA to a medical room to be weighed, measured height and blood pressure. Then went back to waiting room for another 30 minutes. Finally met with the doctor in the same medical room and told them I was there for an annual physical. She looked at my body and then told me I needed an EKG. I didn't know what it was but thankfully I read an earlier review similar to mine. The doctor left and the PA administered the EKG test, I asked the PA if the EKG was covered and she said yes. (If I am charged, I'm going to be upset) Then after the EKG, I met with the doctor and she said everything was all fine. I was told to come back for a check up in 2 weeks. I do not feel satisfied with my check and my time felt wasted.

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Very quick. You need to ask her to explain why she does certain procedures, but that's not necessarily a negative. Has prescribed me medicine that is abating my symptoms and that otherwise has never been recommendd to me by a primary care physician. I can't complain; my lungs are happier for it.

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Very happy with Dr. Samson!

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The clinic has not emailed me or forwarded a flu vaccine documentation I requested from them for two days now. I also had a huge right arm bruise after the flu injection due to bad injection technique.

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I contacted the Dr.'s clinic to send me an email of certifying on my recent flu vaccine I got from the clinic. I developed a huge hematoma/ bruise on my right arm after the flu vaccine injection by Dr. Samson. She also referred me to her other MDs for cardiology consult and urology consult without asking my preference.

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I desperately needed to see a lung specialist, and Dr. Samson was the only one that was available soon. Given her free availability, I find it weird that no one in her office responds. I was given 3 prescriptions from her and it's been a week and I still only have 1 because she hasn't given my pharmacy new prescriptions. Now when I call her office, there is no response and no where to leave a voicemail.

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The visit was quite satisfactory. Staff was friendly. The doctor was very professional and efficient, addressed my concerns directly.

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The office location is great but yes, all the medical equipment they use is super old. I waited one hour which was really annoying. I'm sure she knows a lot about lungs and pulmonology but she prescribed me antibiotics and steroids without even explaining what it is and what it's for. They just sent the prescription to my pharmacy so I had no idea what I was going to take. Professional but not very warm. Don't feel like going back.

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I was in the ER over the weekend and told to follow up with a primary care doctor on Monday. Since I don't have one, I chose Dr. Samson as she's near work and came highly reviewed. I have to say, I waited ONE HOUR before I saw the doctor. 30 minutes until a nurse took my pulse and blood pressure and then another 35 minutes until I saw the doctor. She did a full exam since it was my first visit, and included an EKG?!?! Who does this on a checkup?? Really. Just a reason to bill, and quite unethical in my opinion. I will not be returning and would not recommend.

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She was pleasant

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very satisfied

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I reached the office earlier than expected and was warmly received by the receptionist. He had my prepared paper work ready from ZOCDOC and so I did not have to fill out any forms (GREAT!). In the appropriate time I was seen by the nurse and the doctor. Dr. Samson was friendly and I was quite comfortable with her.

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Dr. Samson is not the type to sit and shmooze with you but she's thorough and efficient. I felt like she asked the appropriate background history in order to get an idea of what's been making me sick. I saw a different Pulmonologist one week prior to seeing Dr. Samson and didn't feel like he cared nor knew what he was doing. I will be following up with Dr. S from here on out.

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Great doctor. Very thorough.

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Dr. Samson was nice and professional, and I understand that she is a primary care doctor and a pulmonary specialist, so what I saw her for (some unexplained bumps) wasn't entirely her speciality. However, I disliked the whole experience at her office. The office looks like nothing has changed since 1975; everything is cramped, worn, and aging. The staff was friendly, but very soft spoken and difficult to interact with. The examination room was also used for storage. The nurse tech wrote my vitals down on a scrap paper she tore off from the bed. There was some miscommunication on whether or not this was an annual physical (it was not, so no need to give me an EKG with the ancient machine in the examination). She eventually prescribed me a steroid cream with no explanation of what it was, possible side effects or reasons not use it, etc. Dr. Samson might be a great doctor for some, but I need more information, interaction and a cleaner, sleeker, modern space and system.

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Wait time was way over an hour - doctor was not even in office at time of my scheduled appointment. Staff was not too helpful when asked about my appointment time. I will not be going back.

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Dr. Samson is great!

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Dr. Samson is very professional and very knowledgeable!

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She was awesome!

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Pleasant staff, great bedside manner, thorough review of patient symptoms and concerns

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She is very smart and nice to talk to. Very satisfied.

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Fantastic

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She is great!

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really small exam rooms. she was very helpful in answering all my questions.

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She was was very efficient and seems to know her stuff. Not very forthcoming with information.

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The office was honestly rather unkempt and Dr. Samson was very abrupt. I did not feel listened to and her bedside manner left a lot to be desired. Would not recommend.

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Dr. Samson is efficient. I have used her in the past with good results. Her bedside manner is lacking warmth. She is a very distant.

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Doctor was very thorough in asking prior medical history, exposure to allergens, family history. Ordered chest xrays, did in-office ECG. Dr. Smason was warm, courteous and efficient. Her staff is lovely...definitely recommend!

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Dr. Samson is very professional and efficient. Her assistant is very helpful. Will come for follow-up appointments. I would like to visit Dr. Samson in the future.

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my visit was painless, and have a scheduled followup to discuss my lab results

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I wouldn't recommend this doctor. I went to her last August to get a check up for some asthmatic/breathing difficulties that I've been experiencing. The nurse who conducted the tests with me was great and I do remember her being attentive and helpful. Dr. Samson herself wasn't particularly memorable, however, and all I recall at this point is that she was okay but seemed disinterested. I'm not the most annoying person in the world, but as a patient, I take care to ask a lot of questions and to make sure I have expressed all of my symptoms, in case they shed extra light for the doctor/medical team. In any case, Dr. Samson didn't seem to take much interest in the information I was trying to provide. However, all of that, while disappointing, wouldn't warrant a harsh review on my part. The kicker for me is that Dr. Samson referred me to an outpatient service to get a chest x-ray done. I went and did it promptly but never once received a follow-up phone call or communication from Dr. Samson's office about my results. Not to this day. On my side, I had actually lost her contact information and even wtih all my powers of google sleuthing, could not find it again. Until today, when I realized that it was stored on ZocDoc. I called her office today (nearly a year later) to finally follow-up on the results and no one seemed the least bit perturbed by this mistake or oversight. I'm assuming my results were healthy and fine, but what if it had been an oversight? Wouldn't the office be concerned about that? In any case, I just found the entire experience lacking empathy and a pretty basic standard of professionalism. There are so many pulmonary specialists in NYC, so just find someone else.

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