Dr. Thomas Mcelrath MD Patient Reviews

Overall Review

4.5
  • 23 patient ratings
  • 4 comments

Last 12 months:

5.0 (+ 0.5)

4 Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    83%
  • Satisfied
    4%
  • Neutral
    0%
  • Dissatisfied
    9%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    4%
  • Wait Time 12.3 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Bedside Manner
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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5.0 of 5
May 22nd, 2013
Wonderful doctor
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
In the fall of 2006 when I was 20 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with incompetent cervix and transferred to Dr. Mceltrah from my physician at Harvard's student health services. I could have not asked for a more engaged, smart, funny and caring doctor (my husband jokingly called him "Dr. McDreamy" because he was frankly so good looking and perfect in every respect). It was obviously a very stressful time for us, and we were given a 50% chance that our baby would survive. Dr. Mcelrath performed an emergency cerclage shortly after my diagnosis. He met with us weekly for the remainder of my pregnancy, hospitalizing me for several days at 32 weeks, and I went on to deliver my daughter at 40 weeks. She is now 6 -- our only child and the light of our lives. My sense is that Dr. Mcelrath is extremely conservative with respect to bed rest and such. He is perhaps more conservative than I would optimally like, and I also was disappointed that the high risk practice at BWH is run so that your baby is delivered by whoever is on call. I had an awful experience with the doctor who delivered my daughter (someone I had never met before). The staff forced me to have an induction because I was "using my room for too long," and when I offered to go home to labor there so that someone else could use the room they told me that that was not an option for me. They forced me to have the epidural and induction and I ended up injuring myself during the labor because of it. It took me three months to recover, and several weeks to walk up the stairs in my home afterward. However, I had such a positive experience with Dr. Mcelrath, and respect him so much, that I would actually go through the experience again just to have him as a doctor. He brought us insight, intelligence, compassion, clarity, and even humor at one of the lowest points in our lives.
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5.0 of 5
March 12th, 2013
Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
I commute from Rhode Island because at Brigham and Women's I get the care that I deserve, I am not just a number. Caring nurses as well. I would definitely refer anyone there.
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5.0 of 5
June 15th, 2010
An excellent, meticulous and caring doctor!
Wait time
25 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
I transferred my high risk pregnancy care from a local OB to Dr. McElrath and the difference has been like night and day. He is very meticulous, very, very knowledgeable (probably one of the best doctors out there), caring and very respected by his staff and peers. I feel confident knowing that my care has been in the best of hands!
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5.0 of 5
November 23rd, 2009
a wealth of security and knowledge in a hard situation
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
During an increadability difficult pregnancy he was the go to guy. He offered support and anything we wanted to know was answered. He valued my other scared other daughter, my husbands hesitation and fear and my need to know and high aniexity personalities. Everytime my 9 month old smiles and we think of him and what he and his staff and co workers helped us through.
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