Dr. Jyoti Chakote, MD

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6410 Veterans Avenue, Suite 102, Brooklyn, NY, 11234
149-45 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY, 11354
8820 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach, NY, 11693
330 West 58th Street, Suite 301, New York, NY, 10019

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Dr. Jyoti Chakote is a primary care doctor treating patients in Rockaway Beach, New York, and the surrounding communities. She holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is also affiliated with the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway. In order to pursue her medical degree, Dr. Chakote attended the Byramiee Jeejeeboy Medical College of Poona University. She continued her medical education in the United States at the Richmond University Medical Center. Here, she received residency training in internal medicine. Patients visiting Dr. Chakote can receive a full range of medical services. She provides general consultations, annual physical examinations, prescriptions, and refills. Checkups prior to surgery or travel and treatment for specific illnesses and issues are also available. In addition to her clinical roles, Dr. Chakote has also conducted research on the subject of volatile organic compounds in tissue fluids and breath.

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Compassionate,Caring,excellent Physician,I recommended all my family members and my friends. Have laboratory,xray,sonogram under one roof

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Disaster. The staff need to know their job.

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She Double books and comes in late!! I had an appointment at 10am which is when they open, so I thought I was first but then other people came in and i heard them say there appointment were at 10am with Jyoti also. We were all waiting and getting annoyed as the time ticked by. the doctor didn't even get there until 10:40am and then took the 2 other patients ahead of me. I waited forever and I don't appreciate the waste of time. She has horrible bedside manner and interrupts and won't let you ask questions. She also makes you come back in to get test results instead of telling over the phone, this was she can get paid for another doctors visit. She will rush you thought the visit to get to the next person and talk over you. Very pushy.

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I was very disappointed by my experience at this practice. At first, I felt welcomed and comfortable because the receptionists (who were also physician’s assistants) were so nice and friendly. It was a very relaxed yet professional atmosphere as I even overhead one PA asking a patient who had just walked in how his time at the dentist had been. A few minutes after the PA had taken all my vitals and measurements, the doctor came in and asked the reason for my visit. I informed her that the doctor I usually go to for my prescription has hours during my work day and that I normally take time off from work, but I figured since my office closed early today that I’d find a doctor who was open so I wouldn’t have to forgo pay to see him in a few weeks. I have a moderately misaligned jaw. It causes pain, clicking, clenching, and straining of the back joints in my mouth. My twin actually suffers from this far more severely, but still, I would have to get jaw realignment surgery to relieve it completely. Every other doctor I’ve seen has concluded after trying mouth guards and minor dental procedures that as long as I am taking this medication specifically, one known for not resulting in dependency, it is a practical treatment until I can save up for jaw realignment surgery. After describing this condition, the doctor’s immediate response was “That seems like a weird treatment” and proceeded to tell me the clinic had been in trouble for prescribing medication that was then sold. This made me 1) Realize she doesn’t know what my condition is or how that medication is far different than hard drugs and 2) Realize she was less interested in treating the condition itself than she was in making me feel bad for seeking out medication I didn’t want to have to take off work to get prescribed. My response to this was to give her as much proof as I could, suggesting she check whatever electronic database tracks controlled substances in the state so she could see my history, as well as checking my ZocDoc history and medications prescribed. She responded to this with a severely judgmental tone “I would’ve checked all those anyway” …ok? But I (a non drug dealer) assume it would be a good idea to encourage a physician to check my history of being prescribed controlled substances, and she reacts that way? She asked to have my regular doctor fax over my medical records so she could confirm, so I got on the phone to do so. Well, the office phone went to voicemail, saying they just closed early for Labor Day weekend, and the doctor walked out as it was ringing. I wanted her to hear the voicemail and that I was being truthful, so I tried to request her to say but she kept walking out. I was mortified as I knew she was probably writing me off in her mind as some drug dealer or drug addict. I thought about what I could do to show them I wasn’t a criminal, even if it meant at least feeling like they weren’t looking at me as one while I arranged for the paperwork to be sent. It wasn’t an emergency, because I’m not dependent on the medication. So I asked the nice PAs at the front desk if I could show her the pdfs I receive from my insurance company which outline virtually every visit to a doctor. They include documented diagnoses, spanning years. They were “not sure” and the doctor had disappeared. I left, feeling mortified. It’s a medication I’ve used responsibly for years. I go a few days to a week without just to ensure I don’t raise my tolerance. Even so, in the 4 years I’ve taken it, I’ve never felt “high”…I’ve only felt a relief from the pain in my jaw. I was a bit shocked that she assumed it’s a drug sold on the street. I’d never even heard of the medication until my twin told me he was being prescribed it. This is not a medication I’ve ever heard of people buying or selling recreationally. She could have said she wasn’t experienced or knowledgeable about joint disorders and for that reason, wasn’t comfortable prescribing any treatment for it. This would have been true, since she clearly doesn’t understand what my condition is, much less the difference between hard opiates people overdose from and a medication that hasn’t even been a controlled substance in recent years. Instead of giving a perfectly reasonable, professional response, she chose to make me feel judged and reveal her lack of knowledge and manners in the process.

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All of support professionals were especially patient, kind and helpful. I met with one of the doctors in the practice- he was very knowledgeable as well as thorough and wry so that my experience there was very positive.

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Waited 2 hrs to get a urine test and a refill for my birth control. Then told me they can't give me a refill until I had my pap there, what does that have to do with anything I don't know, I never heard of someone abusing bc pills, just a scam to get your insurance money. THEN finally gave my urine sample they told me to leave in a box in the bathroom, after looking at my cup (I already peed in) I realized none of my info was on there (completely blank label) and so were the others in the box! I came out with my cup (embarrassing enough) to tell them it's not labeled and 4 receptionist yelling at me to leave in the bathroom, now everyone in the waiting room is staring at me, I said it's not labeled how are you supposed to know which is mine, finally the girl who gave me the cup said 'oops my fault' I'll label it leave it in there, I said can I watch you put it on so I know you're putting it on the right one? None of them are labeled in there! She started yelling at me to go to reception and she will take care of it! I doubt I'll ever get my results back or if they will even be accurate, what a waste of 2hrs, most u organized Dr's office I've ever been to in my life

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I was happy with it and I look forward to making the switch over to her office. My visit was with Ms. Norma. She was wonderfully honest and gave me a great deal of time and attention. I was inspired! The only drawback perhaps was in the waiting room, the TV show was a bit violent and distracting and also the screen was kind of dark so it was hard to see it.

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I went to her because I had read some amazing reviews. In reality this place is a scam! 1. She only sits at the Rockaway center. Her husband is at the clinic in Manhattan. They don't want to change this on ZocDoc for some reason. I received a call from her Manhattan office at about 9:30 in the morning on the day of my appointment to tell me there was a problem with their ZocDoc and if I want I can see her husband instead or go to Rocakaway. I live in Brooklyn but still decided to go to go see her because I have been in terrible pain. y mistake number1! Should have just looked for another doctor. Especially because when I called the Manhattan office again the so called receptionist denied anyone having called me from that office and was super rude! 2. Once I got to Rockaway, they made me wait a really long time. The nurse finally saw me and started asking questions, which was fine but she seemed irritated for some reason. She did not look up my information from ZocDoc before speaking with me and had zero manners. 3. The doctor finally saw me and I was a little relieved. (I must add I am Indian and went to her initially also because she is Indian and a woman) She was okay at first, asked e a few questions. When I said I had lower right abdominal pain she insisted that she was a savior and has saved many lives by diagnosis appendix. She insisted that I go to a hospital where she knows doctors and get a CAT scan. I was in pain and could not think straight. She insisted she would call the ambulance and I'd be taken care of. I should have just left at the time but this was my mistake 2! 4. I went to the hospital she had recommended. The place was a nightmare. but that's another story. Finally, it was not appendix! She called me the next day and said "I tried my best!" In the mean time she has not told me what else it could be. I am still in pain and looking for another doctor. She had taken some blood for allergies etc but her office never called me back. This place is a scam!!! Please do not go here if you truly care about yourself. I must also add, there are samples on people's urine just all around the office. It is gross!! I made a terrible mistake by going to her. She just wants your insurance money!

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Dr. Norma was my physician and she was excellent. The staff is lovely and everyone is kind and efficient. A good appointment with thorough care.

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Norma was great! I love talking to her she makes my visits feel like home.

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The staff is professional and the office is clean. Making an appointment was so easy and they accommodate for last minute changes without a fuss

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I had one of the best times going to a doctor here. The receptionist was great, she's the best. She would always help me right away. The doctor was also frank and straight forwarded in a good way, we didn't waste any time whatsoever.

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The people are great. But the place needs to be cleaned or remodeled

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I had An amazing experience with her associate Dr. Norma She was very thorough friendly and the staff was incredibly friendly and everybody was knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable

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It was great service and fast

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I needed a dermatologist but she's a general doctor all she would do is refer you to a dermatologist getting use her services

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the whole staff was great!! everyone was professional and wonderful bedside manner..

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