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I just wanted to put in my two cents here. Starting off- I realize that it is really inconvenient when you have to wait a long time past your actual appt. time to see an MD. But, to be honest, there isn't ONE of my doctors that I don't have to wait for. Doctors are notorious for running behind- so I plan on that. I, myself, had Talia L'Europa as my nurse practitioner. I have no clue what the other person was talking about but she was far from cold, she understood my headaches and she is soft spoken and actually listens. She came into the visit with some of my records in hand, ready to discuss my migraines. Dr Gary LâEuropa came in for about the last 20 minutes of the visit. He maybe could have spent a little more time with me- but I am followed by two people for my care- a nurse and a specialist- and I am comfortable with that. I saw another neurologist and have had serious migraines for over 10 years. He constantly gave me pain medications, telling me nothing more could be done. Talia and Dr LâEuropa actually put me on a preventative and I have had two Botox treatments (he does the injections very fast- donât be shocked!). My migraines havenât gone away yet- but they are the best they have been in the past few years and I feel like I can actually function again. Itâs funny how no one ever takes the time to write a good review. So, I thought I would take couple minutes to do so.
I went to the office because I have been suffering with carpal tunnel for 10 years. I knew what was entailed by the EMG and neurological testing that needed to happen. I however was not aware of the ensuing pain that would result following the testing. I called the office the following day after the testing, (due too the extreme pain which was sent into high piercing pain) with the thought that some type of medication could be prescribed in order too cope with this pain for that day. "Talia", the nurse practitioner called me back and was very unfeeling and cold. She explained that the muscles are in spasm and that it would just have to resolve on its own and she didn't know how long it would last. After I explained that Advil and Aleve were not helping at all, she said that that was the only thing I could take. There was nothing offered aside from the two options I had already been trying, to no avail. I have 3 children and wasn't able to care for them adequately and explained this. I asked how long this pain would continue and she couldn't even give me an estimate. This nurse practitioner is very unprofessional.
I waited so long at this office. First for the young lady who did my electrical impulses or whatever test. She was very nice, but I waited a long time to see her. Then she left the room and I waited for Dr. Europa to come in and do the 'pin' test. He was cold, arrogant, rushed me through every little part of the exam, barely said hello, and then proceeded to stick pins in me without any swabbing whatsoever, which I had never experienced before. Never warned me once with a 'you'll feel a pinch' or anything, just stuck me like a pin cushion without warning. I tried to put myself in another place mentally to get through it, but then when he was done, he naturally announced that I'd need physical therapy for carpal tunnel and asked if I had any questions, like he was on his way to a fire. I said, well, that I had never been pierced like that before without swabbing, to which he replied, "I've never had a problem with it before". Then he handed me a gauze to blot the drops of blood and left. No band aids either. I went out to the desk to sign out and set up a physical therapy session, but I was so ticked off that I wanted to go back and tell him what I thought, then I figured everyone would think I was the weird one. I never made an appointment because I didn't want to give that practice another cent. Then I got the bill for almost $500 which was the icing on this toxic cake. Never got a call from them with follow-up either. Guess they don't care. Big surprise! I asked two separate people how much this test was going to cost and they said they couldn't tell me until it was done. Well, duh! I wanted to know BEFORE I had it done. Bad experience all around. Would never recommend this doctor to anyone. Brown puts out some great doctors, but this isn't one of them. Also, the tingling in my arms is gone since I began dieting and changed my computer desk position. My brother-in-law, oddly enough, had the exact same experience with Dr. L'Europa, but I didn't know until I had already spent the money and wasted almost 3 hours there.
I was refered to Dr L'Europa by another physician I was treating with previously. I was hit walking as a pedestrian by a drunk driver. I was carried 670 feet, thrown off of car, and ran over. I suffer from short term memory loss, numbness in my body, and can not express my thoughts in my head verbally in person. Prior to my accident and numerous injuries I had NEVER had any issues. Dr L'Europa first saw me, he was very cold and had no bed side manner. I was not bothered by this at first because I was just too eager to have someone give me a diagnosis and solution to my injuries. I had already started speech and cognitive\occupational therapy. My therapists, psychiatrist, and ortho all suggested I get my brain injury properly diagnosed by a neuro. Dr L'Europa sent me for testing. The doctor he sent me to, or shall I say text book neuropsycholigist was not my cup of tea and he was very rude, short and not understanding my issues with me. Dr L'Europa, assumed he was right, and decided to DISMISS me for "dumping" the test. My parents complained to him and assured him I am begging to know what my injury is and how to live on my own with my young son and manage my injury and live as normal as possible. he decided to send me for more testing. his office was making an appontment and NEVER did. HIS DAUGHTER..."NURSE PRACTITIONER..THAT IS A JOKE!" TALIA...KEPT ON CALLING ME AND CONFUSING ME ABOUT MY INJURIES AND SAID MY MRI SHOWED 2 MASSES ON MY LEFT BRAIN (EXACTLY WHERE I HAD STAPPLES AND SPLIT MY HEAD OPEN) BUT THAT IT WAS NORMAL?!?! HER FATHER...THE RUDE MORON THAT HE IS...DISMISSED ME BECAUSE I HAD TO BE FIRM WITH HER AND KEPT TELLING HER.."I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, PLEASE CALL MY PARENTS LIKE THEY INSTRUCTED YOU TOO" SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE AND SHE TOO IS A MORON!! BOTTOM LINE I VISITED A VERY SMART AND WELL KNOWN NEURO IN BOSTON AS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A "DEGENERATIVE BRAIN INJURY" YET DR LEUROPA AND TALIA KEPT TELLING ME IT WAS "ALL EMOTIONAL AND I WAS BRINGING MY SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS AND COGNITIVE DELAYS ON MYSELF!!!!!" THIS IS THE WORST OFFICE I HAVE EVER DELT WITH AND HE IS NOT A DOCTOR THAT YOU CAN TRUST!! BEWARE!! GET A SECOND AND THIRD OPPINION ALWAYS!! I WOULD NOT GIVE HIM THE SATISFACTION OF GETTING PAID BY MY INSURANCE COMPANY OR MYSELF!! HE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO MEDICAL SCHOOL AND SEND HIS DAUGHTER BACK TO NURSING SCHOOL!! MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUITE IS IN THE WORKS!! STAY AWAY!!
Dr L 'Europa & his staff are phenomenal! They do not, however, suffer fools gladly. Pay attention to your appointment times, and follow instructions. You will be lucky to find such an attentive, caring group.
Wasted 6 months of my time and money at a time when I was very ill and vulnerable. This arrogant jerk should NOT be a doctor of any kind. Just HORRIBLE. All the negative ratings are accurate. I wish I could rate him even lower.
Kept having me come back virtually just to collect copays. Left me broke and still with excruciating migraines and neck pain. I bought a Headache book and have helped myself with changing my diet. He barely takes an interest in his patients--passes them off to an inept nurse. It was a very frustrating experience. Never again!
I agree 150% with the negative commentary on Dr. L'Europa and his staff! He is pompous, self absorbed and arrogant. After spending most of my visit with the cold, detached, mechanical nurse practitioner, he sashayed into the office with a demeanor about him that made me think he expected me to bough at his feet!! They did not listen to me and treated me like "just another patient." Their diagnosis was not correct and the course of treatment made matters worse. Yes, he may have experience with migraine sufferers, but not every case is the same. They are seriously lacking in compassion. It appeared that Dr. L'Europa may have been in a hurry to move along my appointment because his private jet may have been waiting outside to whisk him away somewhere. They seem to be all about the money and categorize all headache/migraine sufferers into the same "classic" bucket and probably prescibe the same "classic" treatment. I was thoroughly disappointed. Do not waste your time and energy!!
Dr L'Europa is a phantom at the office. He graced me with his arrogant presence for about 2-3 minutes then left. He leaves the nurse to do the rest.The nurse that I have dealt with doesn't even greet me when I come in. She is uninformative and detached.If I dare ask a question I get a very blunt sarcastic answer.I guess if they spend too much time answering my question they'll go over the 5 minute visit even though I'm paying via insurance for 15 minutes. I'll just stay the 5 minutes to have my blood pressure checked and you collect my co-pay and then I'll be on my way and I still have the same headache. The only positive about this Dr's office is the wait time. No wait to get into the office for my 5 minute visit to get my blood pressure checked.Next time I'll go to the corner pharmacy and have my blood pressure checked for free.
Staff (excluding nurse practitioner)were rude. Time with Dr. was short.
Based on my personal experience with Dr. Gary L'Europa, ALL negative comments posted here are 100% accurate! It's strictly business to him and his EGO, WOW! What an EGO!
The ratings are 100% accurate. This doctor is more concerned about getting in and out as fast as he can, has little to say and no bedside mannerisms.You spend virtually all of your time with his nurse practishioner. I was referred to him by my primary because of chronic headaches.He makes no effort to talk to you and diagnose the problem and instead throws various meds at you.He also does triger point injections where you will see him for les than 30 seconds with no time or interest in discussing how you are doing. Don't go here!!!
I have seen this doctor in 2006 for Headache(migraines) and he spent less than 5 minutes with me. He ordered al kinds of tests which I think unnecessary. He comes and fly even during EMG or EEG (which I don't remember). He won't answer our questions. After that every visit seen by RN not him. A patient needs Assurance from Doctor which you won't get it. I realized and changed the doctor. Don't judge by his medical degree.
Waste of money! 1st visit-45 mins while girl copied high lights of all med records I brought. Then copied them. $40 please.Needed 2 more visits to test me.$80 please. CTS I was told l&r elbo to hand.Dr disappeared right away.I went there about my numbness in entire upper back!!! Wanted me to start therapy right away.3-4 x's wk for at least 6 wks.$720. Will this help? Won't know till after 6 wks.No therapy -it will not get better. If I do nothing will it get worse? Answer-No it will not! 9 months later I'm numb and frozen stiff. Almost no feeling left in left hand. 1/2 of rt hand gone !!! Gary says test show the same plus a rt pinched nerve in neck, then tells me dress and i'll see you outside. He's in a meeting i'm told by girl with my notes who asks me if I'm a patient here? DUH!!! He will not answer ?'s like How it happened or why. Pinched nerve and what to do. Oh, i'll send my report to your other Dr. and he can explain it to ya !!!!! $40 please. I get better med info at the GYM. Former 3 yr med student walked out on him. Says: It's his way or no way !! Have now talked to 2 others who say same bad stuff. Good luck ! I prefer a Dr. who cares about me and not his wallet !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, this Dr. was recommended by my primary Dr. and I am letting her know not to recommend him anymore. In this office you get to see the nurse practitioners and talk with them and if you see the Dr. it is for 10 seconds or less. He does not care about you. He wants to get you in and out as fast as possible so that they can see more people and get more money. They do not care about you as a person. I had trigger point injections and PT and had a bad and painful reactions so bad that I couldn't sleep or get comfortable and as soon as I had a problem....WHAM!....we can't help you....they will not even prescribe a very small amount of pain meds. when you are in a very painful bind and they say they do not prescribe anything except anti-inflammatory meds.......THEY SHOULD LET PEOPLE KNOW UP FRONT THAT THEY WILL NOT BE THERE FOR YOU EVEN IF YOU ARE DYING IN PAIN...THEY SAID GO TO THE ER OR CALL MY PRIMARY.....WHY WAS I SEEING THEM AGAIN? BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE THERE FOR ME. I AM NOT GOING BACK THOUGH....spent the whole night in the ER because it was after hours for my primary DR.......Thanks for nothing Dr. Gary L'Europa....I will never recommend you........
agree, no personality, but correct diagnosis & refurral.
I have been seeing Dr. L'Europa for over 5 years. He is very caring and an expert in migraines. He has given me my life back. I have nothing but good things to say about him and his staff.
This doctor is the worst doctor I have ever seen. He did nothing to help me and I saw him for about 10 seconds. He is one of those fly in and fly out when you meet him for your appointment. He is so busy that he clearly has no time to chit chat and he is so quick when he leaves that you have no idea what happended. He is clearly just interested in making as much money in a day as possible. If you are a person that needs time to talk with your doctor this guy is not your doctor. He is awful. He has about as much personality as a dead rattlesnake. Trust me people do not waste your time or money on this doctor. He may not even be a real doctor. You won't even remember what he looks like he doesn't care about you as a person or your illness.