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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS, who was born and raised in Fresh Meadows, NY, is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and a Fellowship trained Head and Neck Surgeon who has been practicing in the Queens/Nassau area for almost 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin and went on to complete his Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Dr. Beckhardt serves as Chief of Otolaryngology at Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream, NY and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Medical Association along with many other associations. He has published many academic articles, abstracts and presentations and has also received research grants for projects related to Radiotherapy and Immunology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Doctor Beckhardt was great! He took his time to listen to me and gave thorough comments. Would definitely return again if I ever will need ENT services.
Had nasal endoscopy. It didn't hurt at all. Dr. Beckhardt was very skillful. He took time to listen to my symptoms and explained to me what's most likely happening very clear. The lady at front desk was nice and friendly, the medial assistant was also professional. The office is clean and spacious. I would recommend 100%!!
I had a great experience. The wait time was over an hour but the doctor explained that he had to remove a foreign object from someones throat prior to seeing me! Im glad he took his time with that patient :) I definitely reccommend Dr. Beckhardt.
I want to recommend Dr. Beckhardt because when you eventually get to see him he is a very kind and knowledgeable doctor, but the wait times to see him are absurd and he referres me for a cat scan without a prescription. So I have wasted 4 1/2 hours and counting waiting to be seen by him or people he has reffered me to. No offense, but there have to be other doctors who do ENT who can get it together and see me closer to my actual appointment times.
My interaction with this office wasn't a pleasant one. After signing in with the receptionist, I was asked if I would like to use table or fill out paper. I said I'll electronically fill out info then was handed a clip board with paper. I waited one hour listening to the most insipid children programming I have ever heard. After going through the usual prescreening stuff, I finally saw the doctor. I espressed my problems and concerns which one of my problems was in my nose. The doctor proceeds to jab the rhinoscope up my nose even though i told him I usually have pain. He barely gets into my nose and uses tone of voice "don't touch my scope" while raising my hands in massive pain. I repeated that it hurt the doctor sprays stuffs up my nose and tries again like my 1st please aren't heard. Then silence as he types then he begins to step out & I ask what did he see? He tries to usher to hearing test and when I express my discomfort he tells me all the reason why I need to get hearing exam with no empathy to the additional discomfort he caused. If you value your ¤time,? health & YOU DON'T WANT PAIN ?STAY AWAY FROM THIS PROVIDER?
I will not return, awful provider!
I have been going to him for years, trust him.
Great and competent doctor
Very nice and knowledgeable man. Appreciated him listening to me and giving me the information that two other doctors did not.
Dr. Beckhardt was excellent. Very thorough in explaining what my diagnosis were. Made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.
Dr. Beckhardt is probably the best doctor that has ever treated me. He cares & he takes his time. I had a very complicated case and he took it rather than turn me away. The surgery he gave me was a life changing experience & I will be forever grateful.
Takes over an hour to get in for your appointment and then they can't even fill put a prescription properly for a CAT SCAN. Have to find a new doctor and start all over again. Never again.
The doctor was very good and explained things well. My only complaint was the long wait time of almost an hour.
Excellent doctor! Very kind and good at what he does!
He was very thorough and explained the treatment plan carefully. Wasn't bothered by questions that may seem insignificant unlike other doctors.
Long wait but the doctor was very thorough with me. Definitely worth the wait.
This doctor was very knowledgeable in his field; efficient and thorough in his diagnosis and treatment; and considerate and friendly. I highly recommend this doctor.
Very thorough and smart.
Spend time with patient don't rush through
Dr. Beckhardt was very informative and provided for a very thorough examination. I arrived earlier than my appointment and was admitted shortly after my arrival.
good environment and co operative staff.
Sure there is a bit of a wait to get in, but it's because this guy really takes the time to sit and talk with you. He's very friendly, attentive, and thorough. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an ENT.
Best doctor well recommended !!!
Pleasant and answers questions.,
It was a great expirence and very informative
Dr. Beckardt was amazing and very helpful. He did a test to see what was wrong and prescribed somethings that should hopefully help. He was very relaxed and insider feel stressed or rushed. A great bedside manner and a very caring and knowledgeable Doctor.
Total waste of time
I was so thankful to get a same day appointment. All the staff were thorough and friendly. I'd recommend!!!
Dr was really thorough. Gave us some great deal of attention and advice.
Excellent doctor, worth the wait.
The wait time was long, ( because the doctor were booked (backed) up...but once seen by the doctor I would recommend him to everyone.
Wait time is too long...over 2 hours...
Waited way too long, so frustrating - not sure if I would go back
Very attentive and he listens
Visit was good, very professional.
I have seen many otolaryngologists through the years due to frequent sinus infections. Dr Beckhardt ranks at the top of the class of practicing ENTs. I have been treated wonderfully each visit and he's been knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant in every way. You couldn't ask for a better doctor in this field.
I had to wait more than an hour to talk to the very rude and discourteous Dr. Beckhardt for less than 15 minutes. His prognosis was something that I was expecting from WebMD but not from a "specialist". They couldn't wait to get rid of me fast enough and signed me up for a follow up appointment which to me it translates to trying to get more money out of my insurance. Never again!
Great doctor, finally I can breath with my nose.
He was very professional, but polite. Perfect pre-work, morning appointment. I was in and out, without feeling rushed.
I waited for two and half hour when they finally called me the doctor saw me for 5 mins
The doctor himself was an amazing and brilliant doctor! The wait time was over two hours!!! I would recommend being seen in the morning when most people have things to do rather than at night. The diagnoses was clear and distinct- and he set me up on a brilliant treatment plan that was stated well, so that I could fully understand it!
Dr Beckhardt was great,very attentive and treated you like a person not juse part of his meal ticket. I have been to ent and allergy associates before and have never dealt with a wait like I did today. We'll over 2 hours past my appointment time
Experienced! And takes interest in the patient! Very kind! And honest !
Doctor was able to help me and gave me medication for my ear.
Dr. Beckhardt was great and competent and the audiologist ,Rachel, was very professional and friendly. All the staff members were very nice .
If you can wait 2 hours or more(extremely crowded Saturday's) everybody is nice and the doc took the time for consult.
He was professional- not a good small talker- but knowledgable.. The wait time was Long though!
The wait time was loooong. But Doctor was nice. Very knowledgeable. ..listen to you. Give giid advise.
Had to wait for 1.30 hr!
I thought the Dr. did a good job diagnosing me and in addition thought he has a good bedside manner. The wait time was longer than expected however I appreciated that they saw me on such short notice.
very caring woderful and the only E&T I trust. Wow what a wonderful caring personality. I wish more people would be like Russel Beckert. When you are sick this is not good. But everyone should see Dr. Beckert. Wow, Wow, Wow what a caring doctor. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Also he knows his stuff. I WANT TO GIVE HIM 100 STARS NOT JUST 5 STARS
His assistant was very nice. He was not much of a talker, he didn't really explain what was wrong or what could be wrong,he did listen and took notes but i left without knowing what exactly was wrong with me.
Front desk are not professional at all. So long to wait. Not even worth the trip comin all the way here!
he is clever doctor and professional
It was great. Everybody was so nice.
He has a great bed side manner
I like the doctor, but the wait time is horrible very time. Last time it was an hour, this time two hour wait. I think there needs to be more doctors available for emergencies.
Crazy long wait time (6:10 appointment, saw me at 8:20), but the doctor took his time with me when it was my turn and even though I was the last patient of the day, he didn't make me feel rushed. Excellent doctor, terrible wait time.
Dr. Beckhardt knows what he is doing, but he is not the warmest or most welcoming doctor. He looked at the computer 90% of the time and at me 10% of the time. It seemed like he was documenting every word we said to each other. When I left, I didn't feel reassured because I didn't feel like he really took into account what I was saying or feeling. He referred me to a neurologist but I didn't go because I still thought I had an ENT issue. However, his office did contact me several times to check on whether I'd gone to the neurologist yet, which I was impressed by.
Very busy day, but all of the staff from receptionist to doctor, were patient, polite, professional and apologetic about the wait time. Despite a long and hectic day Dr. Beckhardt was very thorough and did not rush the appointment.
His office staff is a little disorganized.
The Dr. Addressed all my questions and provided relief to my condition qite satisfactorily. My only criticism would be is that after answering the question on your site ..what was my issue. then to have that asked another three times. 1) by the receptionist 2) the assistant 3) by the physician..and this after I filled out an electronic questionnaire! I had to chuckle.
good doctor, knowledgeable and patient and most Importantly LISTENS. what more could you ask for.
She seemed okay. A bit indifferent.
I found the doctor to be dry. Anyone who's going to the doctor for any reason wants someone who's personable and friendly. I just didn't feel that fro him. He was very robotic.
The use of the Phreesia tablet for patient history insurance etc was great, paid right there on the tablet! Doctor was helpful, informative, and reassuring (I am very paranoid).
Dr. Beckhardt is such an awesome doctor. He answered all my questions and was very pleasant and professional. I Also had a hearing test and the audiologist was terrific .The receptionists and the medical assistant was also very nice and helpful. I would certainly recommend this doctor.
DR Backhardt is a Great Person, very Professional & Down to Earth Provider. The office Staff should be More professional.
He was really great, the treatments worked just fine!
This has been the longest time I've ever had to wait to see a doctor
I have been with him for years. He recently moved to another location, kinda hectic in seeing patients looks like, backed up.
Thorough exam, the doctor listened to all of my concerns and addressed them all. Definitely coming back.
My first visit with Dr. Russell was great. He was very caring and focused. He put me on ease right away and answered all my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Beckhardt.
Very professional and caring. Explained all procedures.
The office is new and clean, the staff in the front desk was very friendly and professional. This was my first visit and check-in was a breeze. Dr. Beckhardt took his time to listen, checked and documented my condition very thoroughly. Overall experience was very pleasant.
He spends too much time typing on the computer and not listening to his patient.
Overall I enjoyed it, the process was uncomfortable and he made me feel secure that he know what he was doing
Dr. Beckhardt was very thorough and compassionate. He has a very friendly demeanor which is calming. I was anxious about a possible condition and he listened to all of my concerns and took the time to address each one thoroughly. I didn't feel rushed at all. His Astoria office is very modern and clean, wait time was minimal, and they offered a generous discount to me because I am uninsured. Highly recommended!
In my opinion, he is a very thorough and he is extremely nice with patients. As well, he explains in vivid detail about whatever problem that may concern them. His office staff are very friendly and helpful. Lastly, his office is very nice and clean. I highly recommend Dr. Beckhardt to any of my friends or family members for any ENT problems. He is the best. :)
excellent doctor. took the time needed and I felt very reassured and comfortable. the entire visit was pleasant and their electronic paperless office makes everything seamless and stress free.
His a great doctor. My daughter saw him in another practice and I looked him up to follow him in his new location. SOOOOO HAPPY
I don't see what the complaints are about. I waited less than 5 mins to be seen and it was my first visit. Doctor was incredibly nice and ridiculously thorough. All my questions were answered. Great Doctor. Highly recommend.
Waited 2.5 hours to see the doctor, office was freezing. Won't be going back
My visit with Dr. Beckhardt was very pleasant. He is such a nice person. He made me feel very comfortable. The waiting was not so bad and the staff was very nice. I would definitely recommend him. Thank you Dr. Beckhardt for listening and helping me with my problem. You were great!! :)
My appointment was overlooked. My appointment was for 10:10 am and I was not seen until after 11!!! My visit with the Doctor was fine. But we were both annoyed with the long wait.