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About Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger

Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Warwick, NY. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Scharfenberger is affiliated with St Anthony Community Hospital. Dr. Scharfenberger has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger is Great. Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Warwick Family Practice Pllc

214 West St
Warwick, NY 10990
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Specialties

Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger has the following 19 expertise

  • Family Planning
  • Influenza
  • Check-up
  • Asthma
  • Lyme Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Immunization
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acupuncture
  • Smoking Cessation
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Depression
  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss

Reviews

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Stay away unless you like abusive staff

He is a nice man, a compassionate dr and a good primary physician (especially considering that there is barely any other choice in the immediate location). That said, there is no other positive which can be offered. Staff is at best disinterested and at worst (DONNA) abusive. His wife, the head nurse, is kind enough but the entire staff acts like they are doing YOU a favor and want to rush you out the door. God forbid you call the office and ask for anything. It is unreal how unprofessional his sister's best friend - DONNA - is to patients. How is that woman a nurse? She clearly missed compassion 101 day in nursing school. Ask around and any of his patients will tell you how bad the service is getting there and how his practice has slipped since she came on board. None including the dr will go above or beyond for patients - just barely the minimum. Everything gets referred to ER/hospital and the wait times are incredibly disrespectful of your time. Bring a book and be prepared to wait first in reception and then in the room. Also be prepared to be treated like garbage by Donna and ignored by Michelle.

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Terrific doctor

I've been a patient of Dr. Scharfenberger for about 15 + years now. His manner is wonderful and he takes the time to get to know the whole person he's treating. Never have I felt rushed to let him go onward to the next patient. Still and all, people are moved through his care at a decent pace. I have felt at times that his staff could be a bit more courteous, but have never had an issue with the doctor himself.

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Unprofessional receptionists

Be careful! Before you can even try to get an appointment with this doctor his staff is very unprofessional. DONNA(that nasty B) answers the phone in a nasty tone&the others seem afraid and back her up including the wife. DOC you better get rid of her before she scares all your patients away! This is very important to me when I am checking out a doctor office &his staff. Turned me off immediately. I asked around about this office and I got the same feedback from others that have called. I found that others have had a problem with her. Hope the doc will see this&re-hire a whole new staff. You girls need to take a class on customer service skills. Doc you lost a money and a new patient.

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Five Stars

I can't say enough about this Doctor and his staff. He saved my father's life twice and is always right on with his diagnosis. He is extremely patient, always treats everyone with such respect and is never condescending as many doctors can be. He always calls back quickly when I call his office with a question. Can't ask for a better a doctor.

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Five Stars

Dr. Scharfenberger will spend whatever time it takes to listen to your symptoms and concerns. He never seems rushed or hurried and is not above listening to your concerns or ideas. He seems to order the appropriate tests before making his diagnosis. His bedside manner is excellent and he is just a generally kind and caring human being. His caring and kindness are natural to him. An excellent doctor

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Scharfenberger is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Dennis F Scharfenberger accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • 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
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro

Locations & Directions

Warwick Family Practice Pllc, 214 West St, Warwick, NY
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