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It was clear that this doctor (I use the term loosely), is interested in only one thing - making as much money as he can. I had to tell him what I thought was wrong with me and how much of medication dosage I probably need. When a treatment he tried didn't work well and I suggested we explore why, he responded with a frustrated tone, "come back in a month." Visits usually lasted 10 minutes, tops - typically, 5 minutes - and at those visits, he either bragged about his home in Great Neck or consistently complained that he hates insurance and needs to get patients who don't care about insurance and can pay out-of-pocket. This isn't a doctor, this is a business man acting as a doctor - and not a very good business man or medical practitioner at that. Don't waste your time, energy and money! There are other caring and dedicated doctors in NYC who are much more worthy of the title.
I was not feeling good good and DR Borenstein changed my life. He was attentive and thorough and the experience was wonderful. He is a miracle worker and knew exactly how to fix my issues. I have been feeling so much better thanks to him.
in my opionion dr borenstein does not spend enough time with you at all very dissapointed his practice became all about making money
I am very grateful that Dr. Borenstein helped me! I am finally feeling like myself again...
I've been seeing Dr borenstein for Prolotherapy to my neck for the past couple of months from an accident couple of years ago and have been improving after everything else failed. I refused to get surgery and he agreed I didn't need it after reviewing the MRI report, so I'm glad he's been able to help my condition.
Dr. Borenstein was the first doctor to correctly diagnose me hashimotos., not a lot of experts in this field!
I'm taking the time to write this review because I can finally say I am on the path to "LIVING LIFE" again instead of surviving day to day. I have been surviving with Fibromyalgia,CFS, TMJ and migraines for as long as I can remember. I never knew what my will look like until I saw how bad my muscles ached, how exhausted I felt or if my head hurt. I was hesitant to make plans or commit to anything. Life for me was day to day ..until now! I saw Dr. Borenstein in August. I was pretty much at my wits end and sooooo so tired of being tired ! I told him what I explained above and he said "I can help". He sent me for extensive blood work and gave me 2 supplements to start until he got the results of the blood work. I started with the supplements and when he called with the results he added some prescription meds and more supplements because I was deficient in so many vitamins and other levels needed to be adjusted. I have been seeing an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist for YEARS and they never checked my vitamins. There is too much info to write but I'm just amazed that none of my other doctors took his approach. So... it's been about a month since I've been doing all that Dr. Borenstein has given me and here's how I feel! After about two weeks I've been waking up and getting right out of bed! No rubbing my feet and muscles to make them work!! For over a year my toes and front portion of my feet have been stiff I have not been able to curl my toes or move them much. Sounds silly to be so excited but I can curl and move my toes!! They aren't 100% yet but they are getting there! It's so nice not to jump and feel pain when someone touches your arm! I still get tired and sometimes need a nap but I'm a work in progress!! It's only a month and the meds still need tweaking but I'm so so hopeful. I'm very I'm so grateful to Dr. Borenstein for his help. He knows his business and he's a pleasure to work with. He's done more for me in a month than all the doctors I have been seeing ( which I will not be seeing anymore )! I wish I was more proactive and had seen him years ago!!
I can't recommend Dr. Brenstein highly enough. Going through a horrendous menopause, I could hardly funcion. Severe night sweats, cramps, mood swings, weight gain, bloating, and overall discomfort, I seriously though I was losing my mind. Anti depressants didn't help, therapy didn't help, and I didn't know where to turn. My gynecologist gave me Premarin, and a pat on the hand, with a sympathetic smile, telling me, "we all go through this." After gaining 2 cup sizes and 10 pounds, I sought out Dr Borenstein, who had me feeling back to normal within a few short weeks. I have sent him several patients, all of whom have had the same results. You want to feel better? See Dr. Borenstein. I have been a regular patient for years now, and intent to be for life. Dr.Borenstein talks to you, and he LISTENS. You'll be glad you went.
I suffered for years with incapacitating fibromyalgia. I had been to countless specialists and was beginning to lose all hope. Dr. Borenstein gave me back my life. His extraordinary knowledge and exceptional brilliance is magical! A true genius!!
Dr. Borenstein has given me the first glimmer of hope I have had in six years. When endocrinologists throw up their hands because you do not fit their diagnostic criteria then Dr. B is your MAN! His knowledge about hormonal disorders is limitless and most importantly his bedside manner is phenomenal. He has been extremely patient with my abundance of e-mails and questions. He always answers questions and concerns promptly. Dr. Borenstein not only knows all the answers but exactly what to do to treat the problems! He treats the patient not lab ranges. He knows what hypothyroidism clinically looks like and does not let patients fall in between the cracks due to lab ranges. Dr. B is everything a doctor should be. He is not money hungry and about the bottom line, he truly cares about his patients and their well-being. I have been only working with Dr. B for a couple months and I already see great improvements. After many failed antidepressants, he knew to prescribe low dose naltrexone to boost my endorphins. He is a wonderful doctor and person. I highly recommend him!!!!!
I had been to specialist after specialist and none could diagnose the issues - so I just got sicker and sicker. But one visit to Dr. B. - and I had my diagnoses. He looks at not only the lab results, but also at the entire patient's experience and gets to the root cause. Other doctors want to hand out pills and send you on your way, but Dr. B. establishes a relationship and works toward healing. My family doctor said Dr. B. saved my life and I agree - I'll be forever grateful.
Dr. David Borenstein is a genius doctor. When I went to him one year ago, I was overweight, fatigued, foggy, loss of hair, etc. My former endocrinologists treated the condition and wanted to follow their plan for the condition instead of listening to my symptoms. Dr. Borenstein treated my symptoms and at 41 I feel better than ever before. In one year I lost 25 pounds (with diet, exercise) and the medication he put me on really has me at my best. I would recommend anyone who wants a better quality of life to go to Dr. Borenstein. He will restore your faith in doctors! I never want to lose touch with this amazing doctor.
For decades following a thyroidectomy, I was on synthetic thyroid. My previous endocrinologist tested TSH only, and based on that steadily reduced my dosage over the course of 5-6 years, even though I had low energy, slow digestion, dry skin, frequent dizziness, and the infamous "brain fog." At the recommendation of a friend who'd had thyroid problems, I looked for a physician willing to prescribe Armor thyroid, and found Dr. Borenstein. At my first visit, he took 45 minutes to ask me about my symptoms, then put me on medication for thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, and iron. It took 6 months to build up to the right dose (apparently too much thyroid too soon can screw up other systems), but I'm feeling like a normal person again, and I could not be happier with Dr. Borenstein's treatment. Also: I read up on desiccated vs. synthetic thyroid before the appointment, and on all 3 of my visits Dr. B. took the time to explain whatever I didn't understand. Highly recommended.
Dr. Borenstein helped me greatly when a number of doctors had been unsuccessful. His approach to my hypothyroidism and hormone imbalances was progressive and effective. Supplements and medication were used with no pressure to purchase the supplements from him. Dr. Borenstein did a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment program and I am grateful that it has been so helpful.
I can't say enough about how much Dr. Borenstein and PRP Prolotherapy has changed my life. I have been putting off having total knee replacement in both knees for several years. For the past year I've been wearing knee braces all day, stopped working out, and had been walking up and down the stairs sideways. Since the treatments, I'm now back at the gym, strengthening my knees (without braces!) and walking up and down the stairs pain-free. It's been a total transformation in mobility. Anyone with osteoarthritis, joint injury, chronic pain (in any joint of the body) should seriously consider the benefits that Dr. Borenstein can offer with PRP Prolotherapy!
I highly recommend Dr. Borenstein to anyone, like me, who have been through many doctors only to be told "there's nothing wrong with you". I was always tired, was losing my hair, gaining weight and depressed. After seeing Dr. Borenstein and understanding what is wrong with me (thyroid and adrenals issues), I closely followed his protocol. In literally 6 weeks I am a different person. Dr. Borenstein looks beyond the usual tests given at a western doctor, and diagnoses you accordingly. He's my miracle doctor1
I've seen Dr. Borenstein 3 times and already I feel better. I believe he is considered an Integrative Medical Dr., which means he can "think outside the box"! I went to him for my thyroid and had a list of items I wanted him to do for me. Well... he did everything on the list without me ever asking. I am very pleased with his thoughtfulness in wanting to get me better. Isn't that what a Dr. is all about? Try him out... and don't be turned off by the front office staff. You're there to get better... not socialize!
I will agree with most of the other comments on the web about Dr. B. He is super helpful in treating thyroid disorders, which is truly the most important thing. His front office staff definitely leaves A LOT to be desired, though. He definitely delves much deeper than any other endo I've been to in the past 20 years who just run very basic blood work and say take some synthroid and see you in six months leaving me with SO many other unresolved issues. I really thought I was losing my mind before I went to him. Everyday I woke up with a different symptom and could barely function. He put me on Armour, which I had tried years ago and hated. He also put me on cytomel and progesterone. I also LOVE that he uses alternative therapies too, i.e., supplements. I want to take as little prescription drugs as possible. OMG, what a difference to finally feel human again. Unfortunately, he is trying to get out of taking most insurance and will bend your ear about the problems with health insurance. I understand, but for most of us lucky enough to have insurance, we are not going out of network. Just can't afford it in this day and age.
After a long struggle to get to the root of my health problems, I found Dr Borenstein and he GOT RESULTS when no one else could! Dr B is thorough, compassionate & caring; taking a real personal interest in my concerns. And he has a good sense of humor. I am on my way to being the healthiest me I can be with Dr Borenstein's diagnosis & treatment!
I suffer from hypothyroidism that has been untreated / treated incorrectly / misdiagnosed for the past 7 years, the past 3 of which have been the most difficult. I found Dr. Borenstein's advice and supplements have made a great improvement in my health. Since consulting with him, my energy has increased, my mood is much improved and I feel alive again. The supplements and medication currently prescribed have stopped the progression of my contiuous inexplicable weight gain, which I've battled against, to no avail, with diet and exercise the past 3 years. I am hopeful that I may begin to lose the weight I've gained too by continuing on the path Dr Borenstein advised. I highly recommend his holistic approach to healthcare as all the doctors I've seen previously treated my multitude of endocrine imbalance symptoms independently, hence missing the bigger picture. Thanks Dr Borenstein!
Dr. Borenstein is the authority on thyroid issues. I travel from out of state to see Dr. Borenstein for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I went undiagnosed for years and was told I was "fine" by numerous endocrinologists and other physicians. It was Mary Shomon's recommendation to see Dr. Borenstein that started me on the path toward wellness. Dr. Borenstein is a great listener and cares about people. He is willing to go above and beyond to optimize treatment for each patient. I cannot thank Dr. Borenstein enough.
Dr. Borenstein has really made a huge difference in my health. Since going to him, my energy has improved, I sleep better, I lost weight and my body is back in balance. His way of combining vitamin supplements plus medicine makes for the perfect way to get back to feeling good. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Especially if you have a thyroid issue.
I was referred to Dr. Borenstein by a colleague. I had been getting steadily sicker, and many other physicians had been working piecemeal to fix my issues. Dr. Borenstein not only took a more global approach, he took the time to meet with me, listen to all my symptoms and history and discuss my options. I have not had such a responsive doctor in many a year. He provided me with medication, some "herbal supplements" and some suggestions on lifestyle changes that I have heard before - and should be heeding. He followed up with complete blood work to track my progress. He provided documentation to my primary care physician, and communicated with my other physicians regularly His front desk assistant appears slightly scattered, Which can be a turn off initially, but she was able to track my primary care referral and let me know that I needed a new one before I racked up out of network charges. I went from barely being able to get through a complete day of work to working a full day and even working out again, and having a social life. I have lost weight, my hair has grown back, and my blood pressure has come into the normal range [without blood pressure medication]. I have had a wonderful experience and will continue to see him
My first visit with Dr. Borensten,I was very pessimistic. I had been seen by my primary, and at that point, was not feeling well, and began to give up hope. So when I saw Dr. B, my thyroid problem had gotten the best of me, even though my primary prescribed medication. Upon my follow up visits, a change in the quality of my life began to take shape. I was no longer feeling lethargic, and my energy level increased substantially. Several months later, my brain fog is gone, energy to spare and I am having some of the best sleep ever. I am so glad I met Dr.B His friendly demeanor enhances the patient/MD experience, and I have recommended him to others
Dr. Borenstein's has prescribed an over-the-counter supplement for adrenal "burnout" as well as two prescriptions for hypothyroid. After just one week of taking the recommend supplement, my husband says that he got his wife back again--the irritability, anger, temper flare-ups and lack of control have disappeared. The fatigue has improved and energy level is much higher, although after jogging several miles and then working out in the gym, some fatigue can occur. Dr. Borenstein recommended taking additional adrenal supplement in the afternoon. Dr. Borenstein diagnoses problems that other physicians ignore, typically women's complaints of fatigue and no energy and related difficulties.I highly recommend Dr. Borenstein.
Dr. Borenstein listens, has a great sense of humor and is willing to listen to what the patient needs. He is willing to consider changing prescriptions if the patient brings in information on something he or she is interested in. He welcomes questions through email or phone and is available. His staff is wonderful, professional and there is very little waiting in his office.
Dr. Borenstein offered a different approach to treating my UC. Other doctors prefer to medicate with steroids and other medications. The approach Dr. Borenstein uses helped place my UC in remission in a relatively short period of time where the other methods did not have this effect. It is great having Dr. Borenstein work with you knowing he cares and wants to help you have a better quality of life.
I have been seeing Dr. Borenstein for bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy and am happy with the service and results. Dr. Borenstein takes the time to go over my test results with me carefully and to answer any and all questions I may have. He is also punctual with regard to answering my emails whenever I have questions for him in-between appointments.
Highly Recommended. Came in with Hyperthyroid-now less than 2 yrs later tyroid is completely normal. Great experience.
Bottom line is that I feel better than I have in years, better than I knew was possible. I'd learned to cope with and try to ignore fatigue, extreme moodiness, joint pain,etc. because other doctors, even my prior endocrinologist told me my problem was psychological! Dr. Borenstein was thorough, patient, and figured out why I was feeling crummy (which I never expected---I just wanted to make sure things didn't get worse!) The icing is the respect with which I have been treated. I feel like he sees me as a human being.Furthermore, the receptionist is charming, personable, sweet, and although Dr. Borenstein never "pushed" any supplements on me, I went to see him because of his integrative approach. I wasn't going to take a synthetic hormone pill every day and give up...let my health deteriorate as it would. I'd stake my life on the contention that his lifestyle and supplement recommendations are responsible for the majority of my improvement. He has changed my life.
It took me 2 years to find a doctor that could help me with my fibromyalgia symptoms. After seeing Dr Borenstein for 3 months I see a marked improvement
While I have no complaints about Dr. Borenstein, I just want to say that his receptionist was extremely rude to me over the phone because I was cancelling my appointment 24-hours in advance. She berated me for cancelling and was generally very unprofessional.
Dr. Borenstein is a wonderful Doctor. He got to the root of my problem and I am so grateful to him!
Dr Borenstein is one of the few (unfortunately)doctors who really care about the person, not the paycheck! He follows up after hours and keeps us updated regarding new studies/articles - really goes out of his way to help. Can't say enough good things about him!
Dr. Borenstein is wonderful. I have not felt this good in years. I am being treated for Hashimoto's and hormonal imbalance. This is very difficult to treat. After seeing many doctors through the years and never feeling good I thought I was doomed to a life of misery until I met Dr. Borenstein. He is a fabulous diagnostician and he is caring. I highly recommend Dr.B.
Dr. Borenstein brought me back to life. I really thought I might be dying I was so exhausted and sleeping all the time, after 10 hours of sleep I'd get up and as I finished my morning coffee I'd literally be thinking "I could use a nap". Life was not worth living. My hair was falling out. My digestion was terrible. I felt like a zombie. I'd seen 4 or 5 other doctors and specialists and they all sent me for a test or two and claimed I was fine, "take some iron pills and come back in 6 months". One even said "your tests are fine, just keep doing what you're doing, it's working". WHAT!? I just wanted someone to care about getting me well as much as *I* care about it. As soon as I sat down in Dr. B's office he was reassuring that I'd be feeling better soon, sent me away with a huge list of blood tests to take, and put me on some medicine and supplements. I felt better within weeks, and now a year later I'm healthier than I've been in 10 or 20 years. I am SO HAPPY!
THANK YOU DR. BORENSTEIN for giving me my life back. My quality of life was depleting, and now I'm regaining it back. I feel 100 times better then I've felt in 6yrs! I have MS and was feeling absolutely horrible everyday of my life, now thanks to Dr. Borenstein I'm regaining more and more of my life back with less and less pain and less and less relapses...GOD if you ever wanted a brighter future please please go to him.He's very informative and helpful and really cares about your health and well-being! GOD BLESS him I wish I would have found him sooner!
I have been a patient of Dr. Borenstein's for a short time, but I can say that I have improved. My pain is down to a 3-4 level and was about a 6 and even a 7.5 when I ate sugar, which was before I saw him. For the first time in over 6 years, I wake up not feeling like a truck hit me every morning. I was diagnosed several times with fibromyalgia by different doctors and also have a lot of fatigue. Dr. Borenstein uses Dr. Jacob Teitlebaum's protocol (SHINE) successfully, which treats yeast, sleep, thyroid, adrenal glands,and adds nutritional support. I credit Dr. Borenstein to helping me follow this action plan methodically. He is filled with knowledge and genuinely cares about my health. There are few doctors who take insurance and follow Dr. Teitlebaum's protocol. Just trying this treatmemt is like a dream for me. I look forward to working with Dr. B.,as he has advanced my condition quicker than any other doctor that I have had in my life.
For 10 years I suffered with many problems, losing my hair, irregular periods, feeling sick, water retention, etc. I would go to doctor after doctor and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me. Time and time again I was told that I was fine and sent away feeling hopeless. I even asked doctors specifically about my thyroid because it runs in my family and they would tell me it was unlikely because I was thin. Finally I found Dr. Borenstein and it has literally changed my life!! It was all related to having hypothyroidism. I cannot ever thank him enough for how amazing he is at his career. He is fantastic at diagnosing and tries to use alternative medicine when possible. Sometimes it can be a few weeks to get an appointment, but his staff will always try to fit you in and he will answer your calls and emails almost any day and hour of the week. It is exceptional. The wait is short and he keeps his appointments concise to enable that, but if you ask for more time he will never rush you or hesitate to sit with you longer. I highly recommend and respect this doctor. A in my book!!!
Two years ago I started working with a different doctor who through his lack of knowledge seriously compromised my health. Dr. Borenstein has given me hope that I can rebuild my health and is thoughtfully helping do it -- this is not a cookie cutter approach doctor! I'm surprised by the one reviewer here who had such negative things to say -- I cannot fathom Dr. Borenstein EVER being this way for any of my experiences of him. That review almost sounds made up especially considering what not just I'm saying but everyone else here and everyone else I've ever met who works with him. I am grateful to have found Dr. Borenstein -- he is truly practicing medicine as an art, he listens, he cares, he works WITH me -- doesn't dictate to me, and he takes his time. He's also willing to look outside of the AMA box to get to the root of a problem rather than write prescriptions that simply mask symptoms. Thank GOD for Dr. B!!
I see that a number of other patients travel to see Dr. Borenstein! There just aren't enough docs out there who are adept at looking at the big picture of our health and optimizing our nutrition and hormones so that we actually feel well. So I feel lucky to have found Dr. Borenstein and have him on my team!
I met Dr. Borenstein at a seminar about thyroid health in NYC and was excited to learn that there were doctors out there who understood and were willing to work with you! I live in Northern Virginia and made the trip to NYC to see him not only for myself but my 18 year old daughter as well. She was diagnosed with a cold nodule last year and the biopsy was inconclusive. No doctors seemed interested in getting to the root of the problem since they could not "see" a problem in her labs or tests, other than she had a suspect nodule. I've had an underactive thyroid for years without a single doctor who would help me because all my labs are normal. Dr. Borenstein agreed to see both of us and was very interested in our situation, listened intently and is helping us to become more vital, healthy and whole. I don't know of many doctors that you can say that about! We love him!
Dr. Borenstein is truly one of the good doctors. Highly recommend. We need more like him!
Dr. David Borenstein is a rare find, and I'm thrilled to have him as my physician. He's an integrative physician, so he is looking at the bigger picture for my health -- my issues include Hashimoto's thyroid disease, and perimenopause. In just a few visits, I'm already feeling much more energetic and able to get through the day with a clear head, my cholesterol levels have improved, I've had energy to exercise (and as a result, have lost a few pounds). This is the first time I've had a doctor in the New York area who really combines medical treatment, acupuncture, and advice about nutrition, diet and supplements, and who isn't charging thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Dr. Borenstein for anyone who is looking for a doctor who understands autoimmune disease, thyroid problems, hormone imbalances, and integrative approaches to chronic diseases.
After enduring a series of illnesses that left me suffering with a variety of problems, not the least of which was chronic fatigue, I happily discovered Dr. Borenstein. His many medical talents, particular nutritional & immune-system knowledge, therapies & acupuncture not only assisted me during the most trying & scariest time in my life it helped me to overcome the debilitating illnesses. Dr. Borenstein was both interested in my well being & patient with all my concerns ... his steadfast advice & treatments over the years helped me to get my life back!
Before I went to see Dr. B, I was exhausted, gaining weight while eating well and exercising, and just generally feeling unwell all the time. I could barely get other doctors to test my thyroid. Dr. Borenstein did a full panel and found out what was going on. (Hypothyroidism, adrenal issues, and yeast -- all very common and underdiagnosed by most doctors.) Best of all, when I told him no one believed me, he said, "I believe you." A year later I feel like a whole new person. I can't say enough good things about him and his wonderful staff. (Hi, Karen!) If you feel terrible and no one else is listening, go see Dr. Borenstein.
I had been suffering from severe headaches from the start of my low thyroid diagnosis in 2005. I have been jumping from doctor to doctor to find a solution to this for about 6 years now. Everybody said the same thing "your blood tests are normal" or if the dose was off they simply adjusted it. But through it all there was no relief, the headaches were relentless. In desperation I went to a specialist and began headache medication. But that only went so far and I stopped taking it. Dr. Borenstein saw me once and had a hunch. He lowered my thyroid dose and added liothyronine (t3) into the mix. The headaches stopped exactly two weeks later. I am still in an adjustment period but I feel like a different person. If you have a thyroid problem and you are not receiving the care you need I highly recommend David Borenstein. With a thyroid condition I have come to realize there is an extremely delicate balance between feeling good and bad. Without a good doctor, a specialist in the field, you will not receive the care your body needs. Dr. Borenstein is very caring and really listens to you. I believe he has taken a personal interest in my case and this is the kind of doctor I have been looking for.
I am deeply grateful to Dr. Borenstein! I have improved my life so much thanks to his treatment. After years of being hypothyroid (as I now know) yet undiagnosed--either by conventional or two expensive, alternative MDs--I found Dr. Borenstein. I had finally become hypothyroid enough that a conventional doctor diagnosed me. However, the treatment he gave me felt lousy. Dr. Borenstein is listed in hypothyroidism patient advocate Mary Shomon's Top Thyroid Doctors directory--the place I discovered him. He knows when and how to use nutritional supplements and how to combine them with the right medications if need be. He has been wonderfully responsive to my questions and needs, he undoubtedly keeps current with medical research, and he has a great sense of humor, too. That a healer like him accepts many insurance plans is amazing. He helps people of all kinds, but especially if you are a woman, and if you have persistent problems like fatigue and susceptibility to cold (two of the most common of many symptoms of hypothyroidism), please help yourself and go see him. He is a gem.
Dr. Borenstein is one of those "he helped me when no other doctor would" type of doctors. For years I've struggled with numerous mild hypothyroid symptoms. With "normal" test results I had virtually no luck finding a doctor that would even try me on meds (the one who did gave me the lowest dose then said "you must not have a thyroid problem" when the meds failed to make me feel better.Dr. Borenstein listened, asked questions and gave me a vitamin/med regiment that has me feeling normal again.During my first follow-up (when I hadn't been strict about taking everything daily) he said to me, "It's up to you to make yourself feel better, I can't make you follow the plan." He was honest and correct and I respect that...plus it was the kick in the pants I needed to take my pills everyday. Dr. Borenstein is a good, honest doctor and a good, honest guy.
I have seen Dr. Borenstein for 2 years and he never fails to ask the right questions and is receptive to my questions. Before most office visits I take blood tests. They are tools that help with a diagnosis or verify the treatment is working. Dr. Borenstein, who is current about what the research says, presents the results then recommends treatment. Also, he encourages me to be part of the decision making process regarding my treatment.The office is clean and inviting and the staff is warm and responsive. I dont have to wait weeks to see him and the wait time for any visit is no more then 5 minutes.Finally, Dr. Borenstein takes most insurance plans. At a time when many great doctors take none this is surely an indication of how devoted he is to helping everyone get great affordable medical care.
Prior to finding Dr Borenstein, I went to an Integrative MD in Manhattan, recommended by S Somers in her book Ageless; the MD charged $250 a visit and did not take insurance.I find that Dr Borenstein has the same approach to optimum health and wellness, is better with follow-up AND takes insurance.As a nurse, I expect a collaborative approach to my health; I also do not want a "quick fix" with pharmaceuticals unless absolutely necessary. Dr Borenstein is very knowledgeable about different modalities ,including Nutrition and Supplements, which he utilizes in his treatments.This is how health care is supposed to be!!!
I had my thyroid removed a couple years ago and severe hypothyroidism set in. I went to several Endocrinologists, but my health continued to decline and my symptoms got worse. I was recommended to see Dr Borenstein from a famous author of Thyroid books. After just a few months of thyroid meds, supplements and removing toxic food from my diet, I finally have energy. I haven't felt this good since before my surgery. I recommend Dr Borenstein for anyone that is suffering from thyroid or autoimmune issues. It feels good to feel great!
I went to Dr. B after my internist suggested that all my symptoms were in my head. After the testing that Dr. B did, I had low hormone levels and was hypothyroid and had adrenal fagigue. A year after following his protocol, I ran my first half marathon at the age of 51! I feel better than I did when I was in my 30s. I never wait at his office and he is always there with a smile of his face. He truly cares about your health and well being and strives to get you to optimal health. I would recommend Dr. B to anyone who is having trouble getting a diagnosis.
I have suffered for many years with Chron's and Collitus, seen the top professionals in the feild. With no success at all. One visit with Dr. Borenstein and years of suffering are over! My quality of life has improved. If you are searching for answers and are sick of being sick you need to see Dr. Borenstein!!!
After over 10 years of trying unsuccessfully to find a doctor (various general practitioners, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists etc.) to help me - Dr. Borenstein is the first who 1. Gave a comprehensive enough battery of tests to actually reveal the problems (probably 5 times the number of different things to test blood etc. for), 2. Understood what the results meant and what to do about it, 3. Proscribed EFFECTIVE medicines and supplements, and 4. Set real follow-up appointments to assess and adjust (1-2 months) to truly speed me to optimal health.My main impression is that Dr. Borenstein clearly knows the things other doctors have not bothered to learn. I feel like I have a new lease on life, healthier than I have in 10 years, and thrilled that he is not stopping short of optimizing my whole health.My only negative is that his manner is a bit hasty, to the point where I've worried he might dash off the instructions or prescriptions so fast the something is inadvertently left out. I'd like a sense he is slowing down to focus on me, give me time to absorb what he's saying and also bring up any of my own additional questions.