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Orthopedic Surgeons
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Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
Park Slope, Brooklyn
263 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Within 55 miles
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
330 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Within 55 miles
Unfortunately, today was more like seeing a "regular" Dr. Dr. Patel didn't remember that he'd taken X-rays of my left hand for basal joint thumb arthritis, and he seemed harried and rushed. It's not easy. I know that. I felt for him--I kept seeing the bubble over his head that must be there when I talk to parents at P-T Conferences: "I've told her all of this before! I don't have time for this less-than-critical patient. Why is she so freaked out about having thumb arthritis since 25% of women her age have it? Why is she so afraid of or doubting cortisone shots? I don't have time to have a long conversation with this patient--why is she back so soon?" All of this is conjecture on my part, but I think that's what I was getting. The Dr. had forgotten taking X-rays of my left hand for severe thumb arthritis--and I don't have a "ranking" for it, though I guess it's a level IV (highest?) at this point since I seem to have no cartilage left? Anyhow, he's a good Dr., but overwhelmed as they all are, and doesn't always have the time or attention to spend with each patient. At least not today. I feel like I'm my own Dr. again.(He prescribed a thumb splint, but I had come back 2x's this week because I wanted that specific prescription based on my internet research. Still, he's a vast improvement over the other hand surgeon I was seeing. He's fine, very very good--it's just the way medicine in practiced these days. It's the same for us teachers, having 165-170 kids on our rosters. We lose track. I have faith in Dr. Patel, and his office staff are excellent. Great overall experience.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
64 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Within 65 miles
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
1715 Avenue T
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Within 55 miles
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
1414 Newkirk Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Within 55 miles
Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
131 Merrick Road
Merrick, NY 11566
Within 65 miles