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Terrible bedside manner, no respect for a parent's responsibility to be convinced we are making the right choices for our child. Seems to believe parents should not question his opinion. We now travel an hour and a half to go to a doctor who treats parents and patients with respect and makes sure that we understand the reason for treatment, know the options, as well as the pros and cons. We now feel confident in our medical choices for our child.
Dr Cimino was pleasant until I got a second opinion from the Director of Neurology at Arnold Palmer. Then I got a third from a pediatric neurologist that specialized in epilepsy at Chidren's Miami. Dr Cimino diagnosed my toddler with Epilespy and had him on very strong medications that did not stop his "episodes." The Dir of Neurology at Arnold Palmer and Epilespy Specialist at Children's Miami had the same diagnosis, NOT epilepsy but migraine variant. We are on much different medications and episodes decreased significantly. DO NOT see this Doctor. And always get a second and sometimes third opinion even if you have to drive to Orlando. Kojic is wonderful and sees patients. She has 2 nurse practitioners that are happy to answer phone questions. And we always see the doctor with our visits. True professional
My child and I were very happy with how Dr. Cimino handled each visit. Unfortunately he needs a new nurse to handle the office. He is a great doctor who knows his stuff but with a nurse who is abusive, rude and does not submit referrals to other specialists on time. If as a parent you question her you better be ready for her superiority complex and argumentative behavior. Sadly we have had to find a new doctor to handle our child do to the fact that this nurse is the primary nurse that all patients have to deal with and there is no way not to be subject to her negative attitude and her lax way of approaching getting things done. It is unfortunate from our experience and what we have seen she controls the office to smooth it over and hide the behavior and the wrongs so as not to be detected but at the patients cost. No good. Low rating do to the nurse only. Such a shame to have to miss out on a great doctor because of bad staff.
Dr. Cimino and his staff are excellent. The doctor is great about returning after hours calls, even at inconvenient times. He's always calm, easy to talk to and willing to answer questions. The staff are fantastic, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to help with anything, including dealing with miserable and unreasonable insurance companies. They're the best.
I am thankful we found Dr. Cimino. He was the one who caught my child's low blood sugar in the lab reports that for some reason the other previous doctor at emergency care never mentioned and had actually written off as a lab error. To make matters worse my child's primary care provider never even bothered to order any lab tests at all but just made a referral to Cimino causing a month long delay and if we would not have taken it upon ourselves to get our child blood tests at the emergency care facility none would have been done. Unfortunately the emergency care facility did not look into the results further and really dropped the ball claiming the results were a lab error. It was Dr. Cimino who spotted it and took action. The wait time to get into Cimino was a month but was still quicker than other specialists we contacted by a couple weeks. Dr. Cimino took the time to order a more thorough test to make sure and it turned out my childs blood sugar levels were in fact way below normal. I am pleased at how he handled the situation and how his office is ran. I also like how the office atmosphere is set up. It is clean and inviting. It is decorated in a relaxed setting style that allows my child to feel more at ease. I am happy to have Dr. Cimino looking after my child.
I've got nothing bad to say about him. He speaks directly and sometimes over your head (medically), but he will quickly clarify. He treats us like adults, not coddling us or sucking up. If you need someone to treat you like you a princess, this is not the doctor for you. He speaks with our toddler son, does not ignore him or seem to dislike kids. He followed our previous neuro's path and put him on a newer medication that has done wonders. His staff is fine, but again, if you need to treated like a rock star go somewhere else. They are competent, and friendly enough for us. The important point for us is that Dr. Cimino knows what he is doing.
Dr. Cimino followed my son for 3 years because of a complicated birth and recently diagnosed him with epilepsy. I have read the negative reviews before, and would like to provide an optimistic view, but I have some concerns that I hope might help other parents. When Dr. Cimino diagnosed my son with epilepsy (a big, scary, life-changing event, in my opinion - he was not having conventional seizures), he didn't provide any information but simply rambled off the type of seizures, handed me a prescription for medication and labs, and sent me out the door. When I scheduled a follow up appointment to ask questions, Dr. Cimino took the time to address my textbook questions about epilepsy, but, as soon as I questioned the course of treatment, he quickly launched into complicated medical jargon and made it very clear that the conversation stopped there. My son's other doctors have considered it important to educate me about serious diagnoses, so Dr. Cimino's response surprised me. We have since moved to a major city (we've "traded up" neurologists, Dr. Cimino told us), and my son's new neurological team doesn't think he has or has ever had epilepsy. I felt Dr. Cimino had a preconceived notion about my son and was looking for a diagnosis to support that. In doing so, he missed the opportunity to really learn what was happening to my son, and he seemed to consider me more of a nuisance than an ally in figuring out the best course.
We have seen Dr. Cimino for 4 years. He is always prompt, answers every question I have and is great with my daughter. He is quick and to the point but will sit and answer questions if you have them. He doesnt sugar coat anything but he is far from rude. He is just matter of fact. He knows his stuff, stays current on the research, and is very accessible even after hours when he is needed. The current office staff is great albeit very busy. I second another reviewer that said Id take a great doctor any day over a doctor that may be more warm fuzzy but isnt as good with the medical side.
Wow! How do you get dentist office from eye Dr? Dr Cimino has been nothing but professional and prompt. Never had to wait always in and out. My son has been a patient going on three years now. He is not overly friendly but I'd rather have a well educated professional that knows his stuff than someone who wants to be my child's friend. His staff has always been extremely helpful, had one issue in three years with a script and she apologized and admitted it was her fault it was done and over. Overall Dr. Cimino is very good Dr.
My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Cimino since she was a baby. She will be 7 this summer. He's not necessarily very warm and fuzzy, but he has always treated us respectfully and addressed our concerns completely. I've never had an issue with the office staff myself, although I have overheard them be a bit curt on the phone with others. Overall, I feel like we've received an excellent level of care for my daughter's neurological health needs. That is the most important thing in my opinion.
doctor and office staff not pediatric friendly, atmosphere is sterile and bare, breath a sigh of relief when consultatins were over. Would travel to orlando if ever needed again!
I do not like Dr Cimino and have decided to change doctors. He has awful bedside manner and his office looses paperwork. He doesn't seem to like children at all. I suggest going somewhere else.
First of all,his office is not in the back of a dentist office,they share an office with an ophthalmologist.And while kendra may sometimes be rude she is also caring.its just her personality kinda dry,renee his schedular does the best she can,phone on both ears,checking in patients at the same time,they get pretty crazy sometimes.i have been in the waiting room and have seen parents argue with them over everything.from not wanting to pay copays,to appt times they want even if it meens bumping other kids out.and trying to diagnose their kids and not listening to doctor cimino or his staff.i have read all they comm and as for the seating arrangments,the other office put those up.i think as adults you should be ashamed of your selfs for bad comments,trying to ruin someones's life and reputation and put their staff out of work.shame,shame not very nice.
I had heard from several people that he is just like Dr. House from the TV Show. He immediatly diagnosed my son's epilepsy within 30 minutes of testing at the hospital. He was out of town and did this all by phone before ever meeting us. At the time we had no insurance so he gave as a 50% break on our first visit and then refered us to CMS where he is a Dr. for the lower income families that need specialized treatment. I personnaly don't care how I am treated as long as my son gets the best care possible. My son (gifted) had a long list of questions about what he could and could not do with his condition. Dr. Cimino answered each one of his questions with respect and honesty. Dr Cimino responded much better with my son than with me...again I care more about my son's medical treatment than with how my feelings are put into account. He was never rude, just quick, to the point and sometimes over my (non-medical training) head. I would always recommend Dr. Cimino to any family in need of this kind of specialist. Don't take it personal when he is not your best friend...that's not his job. His job is to take care of your kid...which is the most important thing! I don't care how they treat me at all...I am not the patient. Not one person at that office ever was rude to my son, in fact Kendra has went over and beyond for us on many occasions and I never want my kid to change from the Best Dr. in FL in this field...to someone who isn't "quite so good" just because they are more "friendly" with ME! That way of thinking could not only destroy your childs life, but as long as YOU feelings aren't hurt...I guess that's OK..Your kid..your life, but in mine I will do whatever it takes to make sure my son receives the best possible care...and that is Dr. Cimino...period!
Office Staff=RUDE,NURSE=RUDE, she was not authorized to tell me my son's BP!DR=Clearly Broke!He ordered every test he could think of.Was mad that our Dr. had the MRI & EEG ordered 1st.Made NO sense in his reasoning for extra testing.WOULD NOT SIGN A SCHOOL FORM for migraines because he could not be sure what his diagnoses was yet, but prescribed a DAILY RX for migraines. Told us to go have our Dr sign it, since he ordered her tests!He walked out without saying a word. Were we done?Did he go check on something?So we left after 15 mins.The RUDE nurse called 30 mins later saying we "ran out" before they could schedule all the tests!BTW, patients know you get paid for ordering expensive tests! Also, that picture of him must be 20 yrs old and his "office" is through the back of a dentist office.There is a sign in the Dentist area saying "Don't sit on our side!"Does this sound like a successful neurologist you want your child's health left to? Sorry, I'm mad, my child didn't deserve this after all he's been through!
We went in with a rare diagnosis and I was hoping to find out what it meant for my child (who was 17). All Dr. Cimino did was talk about his OTHER diagnoses and seemed completely uninterested in any questions I had. Not only that, but he PUT DOWN the doctors we'd previously seen for being too dumb to catch this diagnosis earlier! He even made ME feel responsible for this! He never once addressed my child, but asked me everything - my son is 17 and could answer for himself! He talked so fast that I never got to ask anything and I was scared to ask anyway due to the condescending manner in which I was spoken to. The office staff is so rude I want to choke her every time I call. The ONLY reason this man still has patients, I'm sure, is because he is the only pediatric neurologist in the area!! Fortunately, my son is old enough to see an adult neuro and I told his primary what a miserable doctor this guy is. What an embarrassment to his profession he is.
Dr. Cimino only has business because he is the only pediatric neurologist in the Brevard area. His staff is terrible and rude but that is to no surprise because they are a mirror image of their doctor. Dr. Cimino lacks the courtesy and skills of a doctor and especially a doctor dealing with children. He doesnt even speak to the kids! How the canyou give a holistic determination of a child's mental stauts if you dont interact with them? They cancel appointmets without telling you. They have no true concern for patients with such a serious condition. I would NEVER recommend anyone and if I could rally for another neurologist to move into the area, Dr. Cimino would be out of business.
Dr. Cimino's staff is horrible. My appointment was made by my primary care physician. They gave Cimino's office the wrong insurance number. When Cimino's office ran the insurance and found out it didn't exist, they cancelled my appointment with out letting me know. I drove over 40 minutes to get there. The staff was rude and condescending. I finally walked out. As I walked out, another person waiting said they couldn't believe how rude they were to me. Clearly they only care about the money. BTW I do have insurance.
he was a condescending jerk with quite a God complex. was judgemental and rude. has us on the defense from his first statement, accusing us of doctor shopping as we sought a second opinion on our complicated child. do not go to this doctor.
My overall experience with Dr. Cimino and his office staff was wonderful. His nurse Kendra offered a lot of compassion and went out of her way to make sure we got a fast appointment with another specialist. Those of you who did not rate this office very well need to realize Dr. Cimino knows what he is talking about and is a great doctor!!!
Snide and condescending, I will pay extra money to find someone else to handle my daughter's migraines.