Internists, Gastroenterologist (digestive)
31 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
Huntington
Digestive Health Center of Huntington
195 E Main St
Huntington, NY 11743
631-549-8181
Locations and availability (4)

Patient Reviews ?

Overall Rating:
3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

9

Total Reviews

4

Ratings
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 2.2857142857143 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.8333333333333 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.375 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.2857142857143 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 52 minutes
  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Negligent doctor - ignored CANCER !!!  |  show details
by JulieAnn on May 26th, 2014

Dr. Alpern saw a blockage on one of my CT scans. He dismissed the tumor and my pleas to be transferred to a better hospital. He spent an extended period of time convincing me that I was too young to have this extremely rare cancer and that no further tests or treatment was necessary. Unfortunately, I believed him. As a result a better doctor found the cancer just AFTER it had entered my lymphatic system. So instead of a full recovery - returning to a normal life with an average life expectancy, I now have several severe chemo induced disabilities and a 30% chance of reaching age 50! (His score is this high because, the site won't allow me to give less than 1 star.)

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Satisfied  |  show details
Apr 11th, 2013

I just had my fourth colonoscopy with the doctor over an extended period, some times every three years and a few every five. Although there were some occasional polyps (thus 4 times) all were removed and have had no serious outcomes. The doctor is very comforting and knowledgeable. I have recommended him to two friends the other day. My only negative is his waiting room time, an absolute horror. This, due I believe in the time he spends with each patient and makes you feel personally important when you are in there.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Emergency  |  show details
Sep 30th, 2012

I started to notice blood on the tissue so I called for an appt. and the staff got me in the next night. Dr. Alpernwas courteous and sent me for all sorts of tests and luckily all were negative so next step will be colonoscopy and upper endoscopy.

  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
 |  Office Staff Less than Mediocre  |  show details
May 14th, 2012

The lady in charge of Insurance Approvals has off every Monday. Took 12 days for her to get authorization for a basic test. While the Doctor was great, I spent two hours in the waiting room and the wait to have a test done because of office staff was ridiculous. Found a new Doctor.