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Internist, Critical Care Specialist, Pulmonologist (lungs)
14 years of experience
Accepting new patients

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  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.25 of 4 stars
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Average Wait: 23 minutes
  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Decietful scheduling disrespects patients  |  show details
by Whocares on Feb 12th, 2013

After complaining about my 45 minute wait for the phsician's assisitant , I was told that their computerized confirmation system automatically makes you come in one hour earlier than you orignally contracted for because of the irresponsible behavior of previous patients. Apparently, some patients have been up to 20 minutes late while others have come in without filling out the 45 minute paperwork that was sent to them. For other peoples' trangressions, an hour of our lives stolen without our knowledge or consent for the medical staff's convenience. The arrogance.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Office Staff is DOWN RIGHT RUDE  |  show details
Mar 30th, 2012

First let me say I have never had the pleasure of meeting with you. After a visit with my PC physician, Dr. Adams, on 3/30/2012, she referred me to Dr. Nyak as I suffer with COPD and emphysema. When I phoned in I was greeted with the upmost of rude by a young woman whom I would assume to be a medical receptionist. She could not have been more unpleasant and should not be dealing with people who are not well to begin with. She stated she did not have anything available until June 5th or 7th I believe. I was disappointed however I was willing to take it and gave her some needed information. Then her next sentence was OK your appt with DR UNKNOWN??? is on June 5th or 7th. I replied saying I told her I was to see Dr. Nyak and apparently she did not take well to me by response by adding "Look if you don't like it call you doctor and get another doctors name." Very Very Nasty with alot of attitude at that. She hung up on me. Point Blank. I called back to speak with her supervisor, whom was gone for the day, but got another woman who kept insisting I would not let her speak which was entirely sooooooo false. I asked to leave a voice message on your phone as well however they told me that was not possible either. I felt as though they were making it impossible for me to speak to anyone above them using whatever excuse they diemed fit. She referred to me as "LADY" which is highly disrespectful and quite honestly these individuals have caused me to make another choice as my pulmonary physician.I do regret not being able to see Dr. Nyak as Dr. Adams spoke highly of her. I did think you should be aware of the rudeness your staff is passing along to potential patients. Sadly the first impressions always stick. They are the initial contact made to your practice by a patient and hold a reflection of it as well. These (2) women need obviously need their vacations fast or perhaps standing in the unemployment line would make them think twice about how they speak to others. My phone number was left with them should you choose to speak with me. Sincerely,B. HicksBel Air, MD

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Breathing Easier  |  show details
Mar 20th, 2011

I was having scary breathing issues. He diagnosed and treated me, and though I will never be young and perfectly healthy again, I feel pretty good now thanks to Dr. Birnbaum. He takes his time, actually studies your record, and insists on getting the right measures in place at the right time for successful treatment. And, DON'T SMOKE!