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Sep 10th, 2012

Dr. Delbello is an excellent doctor. He was recommended to me by another doctor of mine because Dr. Delbello is his doctor. He is straight-forward and direct but he will listen to you if you are direct and straight-forward with him. I'd characterize him as no-nonesense but approachable. I would definitely recommend him.

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May 14th, 2012

Dr. Delbello is the best doctor I have ever had. He worked with to get my health back on track. I am taking less meds ever. My weight dibetes is in check. I feel soooo health after following his advice.

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Treatment for critically ill elderly patient show details Treatment for critically ill elderly patient
Aug 11th, 2011

Dr. Delbello failed to acknowledge and act on the obvious need for extended medical care as an inpatient combined with a psychiatric referral for assessment and treatment. History: 73-yr-old male with 80-yr-old spouse with some level of dementia herself. Patient severly depressed, loss of 80 pounds in 7 mos. time, commencing 12/10 when pet of many years died. At that time, hebegan obsessing about well-being of his daughters,both living out of state. He stopped eating after bowel problems ensued, believing that not eating would cure THAT problem. Dr. Delbello failed to recognise extent of depression,weight loss & generally declining health. He prescribed only the very lowest dose of a mild anti-depressant & recommended an over-the-counter laxative. He DID NOT order lab tests to pinpoint the cause of the bowel problem, although known family history indicated IBS. Patient DID NOT improve over following 6 months,rapid weight loss ensued and depression increased to point of becoming suicidal and patient often expressed desire to die. Spouse failed to recognise severity of decline and need for hospitalization, did not insist Dr. Delbello take further medical steps; family finally intervened and compelled patient to get in car with them and took him to ER, was immediately admitted as inpatient under 72-hr detention. Hospital staff physicians confirmed patient would have been dead within 2 to 3 more days if had not been hospitalized when was as extreme dehydration had occurred.Long story short, even though patient was then transferred to an affiliated psych unit, no further phych assessment was performed & patient was discharged after 3 days at behest of spouse & Dr. Delbello. On day of discharge, patient attempted to get to the bathroom unassisted, fell in the room, injured head, was rushed to ER and required 14 stitches above ear. Dr. Delbellow STILL released him to home in care again of spouse. Patient's continued decline and weight loss impelled family to again intervene & again insist on hospitalization during which time a feeding tube was inserted, and patient was again discharged by Dr. Delbello with instructions to see him in his office in a week. Hospital staff physicians & nurses expressed recognition of patient's worsened condition but could not override Dr. Delbello's discharge orders. Once home, spouse was unable, of course, to successfully manage feeding via the feeding tube, patient was of course uncooperative with the process and continued to lose weight. Family members proceeded to seek legal intervention to save this man's life, which remains at risk at time of this writing. Note, of 2 daughters, one is an RN with extensive Hospice experience, who recognises her dad's current symptoms as rapidly approaching final stages. It is hoped that legal intervention will compel rapid action for further immediate critical care as needed. Dr. Delbello's unwillingness to change tactics here can only be attributed to his ego, i.e., not wanting to admit any oversight on his part re any mis-diagnosis & apparently thinks ordering a feeding tube is sufficient CYA. He also presented with extreme contempt for and rude remarks to both daughters, who travelled extensively to speak to him regarding care for their father. It is hoped that legal action will succeed where all else has failed. I would not refer ANY one to Dr. Mark Delbello, most certainly not an adult child of an elderly parent in need of immediate medical attention.

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Very good and excellent knowledge show details Very good and excellent knowledge
Aug 5th, 2010

Dr. Debello is very intelligent and knows medicine. His diagnosis and treatment is above most doctors I have seen. He has really helped me lead a better life with his care. My grandkids should be very happy he is my doctor. They just understand this know but they will when they get older. Thanks Dr. Debello.

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Upsetting show details Upsetting
by C.D. on Sep 10th, 2009

I saw Dr. Delbello for a few years, and it was an awful patiend/doctor relationship. He was uncaring and harsh, which ultimately is his bedside manner. Just awful. He was cocky and didn't want to hear your opinion on symptoms. Doctors say that they appreciate informed patients; not him. I brought up my symptoms and ASKED his opinion on my condition. His response was awful; "I spend 8 years in medical school and you look at a magazine article and diagnose yourself." WHAT?I didn't diagnose myself, I had asked his opinion. I absolutely and positively cannot recommend this doctor. I switched as soon as I could, which was still too late. My new doctor confirmed Dr. DelBello's bedside manner as cocky as well.

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Jul 15th, 2008

i can't believe the comment about him. he takes care of alot of crazy people and i suspect that nurse or pseudonurse has what we call in the insurance business a pre-existing condition. he tells it like it is and some people cannot deal with it

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Best Doctor Ever show details Best Doctor Ever
Jul 15th, 2008

Very informed and knowledgeable. Gives best quality of care to his patients. Highly recommend him to all.