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Dr. Paul Berenbaum, MD

Gastroenterologist, Internist

Philadelphia, PA

About Dr. Paul Berenbaum

Please give us a call if you are looking to cancel or need to reschedule. We do have a cancellation policy in place. Please note this office requires a co-pay for all new patients! Paul L. Berenbaum, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. has been practicing gastroenterology and hepatology in the greater Philadelphia area for over twenty-five years. He is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, both Philadelphia and Elkins Park campus, as well Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Berenbaum completed his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, an accelerated three-year program. He earned his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University and did his internship and residency at both Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospitals, New York City. Dr. Berenbaum completed his Post-Doctorate Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Berenbaum is a Clinical Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a published author in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. He has presented innumerable medical lectures and presentations and contributed to cutting-edge studies. Dr. Berenbaum specializes in all diseases of the esophagus, stomach and colon. He is recognized as an expert in the field of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis B and C, as well as GI therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Berenbaum has convenient offices in both center city and the Jenkintown area. His staff is committed to making certain all patients are seen in timely manner. Almost all insurance plans are accepted. Please give us

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Yale University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internship)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1265595904

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4.1
Recent reviews
The office (Center City) is extremely old and virtually functionality obsolete. The staff is generally unhelpful and notoverly friendly. Dr. Berenbaum was straightforward, however I felt it necessary in this instance to seek a second opinion. Also, they don't accept credit cards and take forever to cash checks.
The office (Center City) is extremely old and virtually functionality obsolete. The staff is generally unhelpful and not overly friendly. Dr. Berenbaum was straightforward, howeverI felt it necessary in this instance to seek a second opinion. Also, they don't accept credit cards and take forever to cash checks.
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I would not recommend this doctor. If you are looking for compassionate, empathetic, high quality care, you'd be betteroff looking elsewhere.
I would not recommend this doctor. If you are looking for compassionate, empathetic, high quality care, you'd be better off looking elsewhere.
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Dr. Paul Berenbaum's office locations

Paul Berenbaum MD

829 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Paul Berenbaum MD

261 Old York Road, Suite 309

Jenkintown, PA 19046

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The office (Center City) is extremely old and virtually functionality obsolete. The staff is generally unhelpful and not overly friendly. Dr. Berenbaum was straightforward, however I felt it necessary in this instance to seek a second opinion. Also, they don't accept credit cards and take forever to cash checks.

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I like him very caring

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I would not recommend this doctor. If you are looking for compassionate, empathetic, high quality care, you'd be better off looking elsewhere.

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A thoughtful, direct and engaging physician who took time to examine issues beyond the presenting symptoms.

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He was sweet, kind, and thorough, considering I have been dealing with extreme pain for over a year, I finally feel like I'll get the help I need. My new gastric doctor!

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I was really satisfied with my visit. The doctor was very attentive and did fully study which helped revealing some issues. The wait time varies - one time I came and went right in, the other time I had to wait about 30 minutes.

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Everything about this experience was pretty negative. From the dilapidated office (huge puddle in the middle of the hallway from an AC leak, water/rust stains all over the ceiling) to the incredibly impolite front desk staff and everything in between. Dr. Berenbaum was definitely knowledgable, but had a really off-putting and cold bedside manner. I appreciate a straight-shooter, but having a warm energy and a shred of humor is important when seeing a patient, especially when a patient might be talking about a particularly embarrassing condition. They weren't able to take any form of card for copay (cash only) and all I left with was a laundry list of expensive procedures that I needed to get (from him) with little to no explanation at all. I'm dropping everything, discounting this appointment and seeing another GI specialist.

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He was absolutely terrible. He has zero bedside manners, he walked in, didn't even say hello or introduced himself. He was completely dismissive of my symptoms and previous diagnosis. He kept interrupting me and provided no solution or guidance toward my issue. The whole experience was disappointing. I would avoid seeing Berenbaum at all cost.

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This is an awesome doctor, very knowledge and care about is patient. This is by far one of the best Zocdoc referrals yet.

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Dr. Berenbaum was excellent!Very knowledgeable w/ great bedside manners

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Dr.Berenbaum very professional. I love it right away. I been having this problem for years never have a GI doctor to tell me to stop what I was doing cause this is chronic and I was just putting a bandage in a wound. Highly recommend

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had a great visit with Dr. Berenbaum. He listened to all my symptoms and came up with a great game plan for next steps. He is patient and very knowledgeable. Asked the right questions to get more symptoms that I never thought to mention.

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Dr.Berenbaum is very nice and attentive. The nurse at the front desk was very professional, she took her time with me, and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend this office.

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Loved Him

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I had to fill out paperwork, though i did it through Zocdoc. Nonetheless, the dr took his time to ask me my family history, he listened intently to my concerns, and he is testing me for everything possible. He did more in 15 mins, then drs have done for me in years. I can't wait to go back and get answers that i've been searching for all these years.

More than 1 year ago
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My visit was excellent. I had to wait awhile to get in but now I know it is because the doctor meets with patients personally and is incredibly thorough. He asked a lot of questions about my history and really seems to be trying to find the root of the problem. I am loookng forward to going back.

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This doctor had a sense of humor, is kind, and attentive. However, he suggested I get a bunch of procedures done without giving me full reasoning as to why. He gave his diagnosis but I thought it was a bit extreme and I was caught off guard because his comments during my examination were so vague and general.

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He was always late for my appointments, arrived at the office 45 minutes after my appointment was supposed to begin. After a 30 minute discussion sent me out for about 15 tests. Then when I questioned him about why I was doing this test would not explain. Now I did all of the tests, still don't have what the issue is and now have thousands of dollars of medical bills.

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Very thourough. Covered a lot of issues. Hope to continue.

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He asked a lot of questions and was very patient also nice. He explained to me why I need to get certain test done for my health and to follow up .

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Very great doctor, funny and I do recmand him .

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He is bee knowledgable of his profession.

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Un medico muy preocupado,por la Salud del paciente,muy educado,y Toma su tiempo escuchano al paciente,el trato de sus empleados,es excelente.quede encantada con el.

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I am very disappointed with this practice. The front desk stuff is very rude, ignorant and unknowledgeable. They did not seem to care about the patients or try to help them.

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Very patient and understanding with great bedside manner; very friendly and helpful staff too!

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Dr. Berenbaum has an excellent bedside manner. He truly listens and wants to help his patients.

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It was a very enlightening and positive experience. I was extremely impressed with his medical knowledge. He displayed a genuine concern about my health and well being upon meeting me for the first time. Dr. Berenbaum was very thorough and concise as we discussed my medical history. I highly recommend this physician.

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He is a very nice gentleman but his office needs to be more organized and be able to answer questions. While on the visit was interrupted my secretary asking him to hurry since he was running behind with other appointments.

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Total professionals

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I believe it was worth the wait. he was very thorough, at tentative, and knowledgeable. didn't jump to conclusions. and the receptionist, Wendy, is awesome.

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I waited over 1 hour and 30 minutes past my appointment. Unacceptable

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Only my first of many visits, I am sure, but he has already asked more relevant questions and seems more eager to actually solve my issues than previous doctors.

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He was very thorough and began a plan immediately. He was a few hours late though.

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Very to the point and thorough. Good experience with Dr. Berenbaum overall. He seems to like to err on the safe side, which I like in a doctor.

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