About Dr. Alex M Aponte MD

Dr. Alex M Aponte, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Westhampton Beach, NY. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Aponte has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alex M Aponte is Good. Dr. Alex M Aponte has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alex M Aponte is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions WEST HAMPTON PRIMARY CARE CENTER
147 Beach Rd
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

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Specialties

Dr. Alex M Aponte has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alex M Aponte has the following 6 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss
  • Immunization
  • Influenza
  • Family Planning

Board Certifications

Dr. Alex M Aponte is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Unethical & hustling his way to the top!

This man is rude, arrogant, never listens, but is sure he knows everything. It doesn't matter how long you've been a patient, he just doesn't care. I had a kidney stone and called for help. He told me to make an appointment with a urologist who had a waiting time of 3 mos. When I called back for help, I never got a return call. Bye.

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BAD FOR CHILDREN- DO NOT GO

DO NOT GO HERE. ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN. I had to call over a dozen times to get a copy of our medical records faxed. Every time I needed paperwork, or copies of anything, it took WEEKS, and every time I called them to request it they were rude and abrasive. On top of that, the doctors are always changing shifts and being unavailable, so every time we went in we got stuck with a different doctor. One of the doctors ( I forget his name, he's a tall guy, likely early 30's, brown hair) was incredibly impatient and made sarcastic remarks about my special needs child. THEY ALSO SCREW UP BILLING. How do you "forget" to bill the insurance, seriously... SAVE YOURSELF THE TIME. DRIVE 10 MINUTES TO HAMPTON BAYS

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Bad experience - wouldn't go back

My child was a walk-in on a Sat because he was sick when we were on vacation. We waited OVER TWO HOURS to see the doctor and the office wasn't the least bit crowded. The family that came in after us (also with a sick child) was in and out in less than half an hour (they were fortunate to see the nurse practitioner we later learned.) When we inquired about this, it was denied by all at first, and then eventually admitted to with little apology. Once the doctor saw us (he was also completely unapologetic about the wait), he spent a good a good amount of time with my child which we appreciated and he seemed competent and knowledgeable; however, he gave us a lot of information specifically about vitamin D (which had nothing to do with my child's illness) which was completely discredited by our own pediatrician in NYC when we returned home. Also, when I later called to follow up about paying the bill - surprise, surprise - the staff member who took my credit card information was incredibly rude! My recommendation would be to go somewhere else if at all possible!

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your ear or another vital organ -- I only have time for one

My husband went to see Dr. Aponte for an urgent condition that was quite serious (he had previously seen another doc in his office and was sent to the hospital for testing without checking to see if indeed they were able to do the test...he suffered for hours and nearly died...no follow up) then when he saw Aponte, the doc said "I'm busy, which problem do you want me to address... the issue you went to the ER for or your ear -- I can only look at one today.".... Really???? And, he calls himself a doctor! Pathetic. We no longer go to THAT practice. Disgusting.

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Five Stars

I have not had much experience with Dr. Aponte himself, but I have had experience with his office (particularly Dr. Linda Lizogubenko). I have never been happier than when I walked out of that office. It was the first time I felt I was truly listened to by a doctor. Dr. Lizogubenko is the nicest doctor I have ever met in my life. She is so personable and caring and chats with you to make you feel super comfortable. All of the other employees are no different. Dr. Aponte is an extremely great doctor and genuinely nice guy. Because of him, all of the staff always have a smile on their face. And that atmosphere makes a huge impact on how they treat their patients. They are all such nice people and are so patient with everybody. The office gets incredibly busy so sometimes you can wait a long time to get seen but it's well worth it. I waited an hour and a half to see somebody and after I left, I would have waited all day to be that happy with my experience.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Suny Buffalo
  • Overlook Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Alex M Aponte Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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