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  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.6666666666667 of 4 stars
  • Currently 3.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.2222222222222 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.4444444444444 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.1111111111111 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.625 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 5 minutes
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Great Pediatrician!!  |  show details
Jan 31st, 2012

Smithfield Pediatrics is a great place to bring your children!! The staff is always friendly and assisting me when I need something. I jhave been going there since 2001 and have not once been disappointed!! The receptionist Susan is the greatest!! She's really nice and is always there for moral support!! Too bad I'm 18 now and have to find a new doctor!!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Do not try this Dr  |  show details
Nov 19th, 2010

I had taken my son in for a sick visit when he had an ear infection. When we arrived he vomited on the bathroom floor. I alerted the receptionist who told me I needed to clean it up! Which I did. My son did have a fever and Dr Penchuk wanted to prescribe an antibiotic. She was using a computer to electronically send the prescription to a Stop&Shop right next door the office. When I arrived at Stop&Shop I was told they did not have the prescription. I ended up have to wait in the store for over an hour, with my sick, feverish son to obtain the medicine. Never once was it explained to me that this information may be delayed in getting to the pharmacy. I also missed this years checkup for both my kids as my husband lost his job and we had not health care. They charged me $50 and refused to reverse it. I have been paying $10 a month to this awful uncaring Dr. The receptionist is also very nasty and always has an angry tone of voice. I do not recommend taking your kids here.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Smithfield pediatrics is wonderful!  |  show details
Sep 26th, 2010

We have been using this practice for 5.5 years now and upon first encounter Dr Penchuk's personality can be a bit dry at times however she is more than competent and trys to take the least invasive routes first. I adore Susan at the front desk too! They know my face and name they know my children by name and they always make room for sick visits. I also like that they have a covering practice that opperates on the same wave length, and wouldnt you know I was a patient at the covering practice as a pdi myself! Since they opened the new office it is bigger cleaner and the wait times are even less. Dr penchuk is a great lady just give her a chance

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  We highly recommend Dr. Penchuk  |  show details
Jun 1st, 2010

My daughter has been a patient here since age 3. She is now 15 and we have been very happy with Dr. Penchuk. During the last 12 years we have relied on her expertise and guidance and trust her advice and direction as it relates to my daughters care. We highly recommend Dr. Penchuk as a Pediatrician.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Jenna G on May 16th, 2010

I absolutely love bringing my son to Dr. Penchuk. We have spent alot of time at the office (weekly visits early on and continued frequent visits as he has gotten older). My son likes going to the doctor, too!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Won't be fooled again  |  show details
Feb 13th, 2009

One step away from a malpractice suit.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Apr 1st, 2008 on

We left this doctor's practice after several poor experiences. I would highly recommend that parents look at other pediatricians before choosing this one. We chose this practice based on proximity to our home. Don't make this mistake - drive a bit further

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  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Nov 6th, 2007 on

Although the staff have changed since my kids have been going here, they are all nice and most of them know my children by name, not their chart. Dr. Penchuk never makes you feel like she's the one that knows it all and you know nothing like most dr.'s. M

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