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About Dr. Cathy C Tong

Dr. Cathy C Tong, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Needham, MA. She has 21 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

45 Ratings with 15 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cathy C Tong is Good. Dr. Cathy C Tong has been rated by 45 patients. From those 45 patients 15 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cathy C Tong is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cathy C Tong Md

57 Dedham Ave
Needham, MA 02492
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Specialties

Dr. Cathy C Tong has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Cathy C Tong has the following 7 expertise

  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Heartburn
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination
  • Weight Loss
  • Physical
  • Immunization

Dr. Cathy C Tong has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Excellent clinician, compassionate and thorough

I have been a patient of Dr. Tong's for several years. I have no complaints, only compliments for the quality of care she maintains. The office staff is excellent....kind, respectful and responsive.

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Compassionate and focused

Met Dr Tong after my PCP went to another network. Was nervous about the transition and I had been with the other physician for about 15 years. From the moment Dr Tong entered the examination room, she exuded such enthusiasm in seeing me. I am 86 years old. Dr Tong was careful about listening to my concerns and she put me at ease so quickly. She made me feel I was her only patient and explained things so very simply. Her manner and professionalism are stellar.

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Five Stars

Cathy Tong has been my doctor for many years. She is attentive and listens to her patients. I recommend her without any reservation and have sent many family and friends to her. Her staff has been with her a long time, which says a lot about who you work with. Great staff and doctor!!

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Potential but BIG EGO & RUDE!

MD has major ego issues. Should listen to patients instead of thinking she has all the answers. Yes, we understand YOU are the MD but WE as patients know our bodies and know what we are feeling. Don't brush us off for your ego's sake. You can be a caring, compassionate MD without being cruel and mean and brushing peoples concerns off with snide comments and remarks. You have a lot to learn as a doctor and I certainly hope you don't mis-diagnose or not diagnose someone completely because of your ego.

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Awful

Dr. Tong cares more about money than her patients. I've been seeing her for almost 5 years and have had nothing but problems. At most I visit the doctors office twice a year and she and her staff are intolerable and incompetent. Expect to wait 5+ hours for a call back, and its from the staff and they have no idea what their talking about but always suggest you make an appointment. Dr. Tong has absolutely no bedside manner and will spend the entire appointment staring at her computer screen. Don't mention anything outside of your heartbeat and blood pressure during a physical, or she will double charge for the appointment. She sent me for an ultrasound for something that was found during a routine exam and when I requested that she discuss the results over the phone with me, I received an email. When I called again to request a call back from her, I was told if I wanted to discuss my results further I would need to make an appointment. She's plain awful. I've lost all hope that she actually went into a profession where she cares about her patients more than her paycheck.

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  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Cathy C Tong accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Cathy C Tong Md, 57 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA

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