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Dr. Eric D Blacher 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.
Dr. Eric D Blacher has the following 6 expertise
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
Dr. Eric D Blacher has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Eric D Blacher is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I could not recommend this office to anyone. The staff and call center are not at all helpful. The actual office is organized as if a child is running the place. You cannot speak directly to the Dr or to his direct staff. You only get the "call center." I had to wait over a month for him or his office to upload my referral to my insurance. 4 calls back and forth to their call center netted me nothing more than promises that the referral had been taken care of. Finally I got a call back from a lady outside of Blacher's staff who listened to my ordeal and went ahead and personally wrote out the referral. Later I discovered the MRI referral was written for the incorrectly (for the wrong area) and now I'm fighting again (as is my specialist) to get the PCP to write a new referral. It has been another 3 weeks and neither I nor my specialist has gotten an answer from them. I cannot make the lady who calls me back each time understand that just because they wrote an MRI referral for one area doesn't mean that there is not another area that needs to be examined. She says "well you've already had an mri, why do you need another). My specialist's secretaries are currently fighting it out with these people. I was told that this week they had a similar ordeal with my PCP group and she advised me to get the heck out of there. She said she had no confidence whatsoever in this PCP group. Do yourselves a great favor and stay away from this office. Better, yet, Dr Blacher get yourself to a real office before they drag you down with them!
Every time I made an appointment, it was a guaranteed wait time of over 45 minutes. He doesn't take my complaints seriously, and totally wasted my time whenever I went in. Starting to think he's biased, refused to see me today when I HAD to see him, made time in MY busy schedule to come in and got stuck in traffic making me 5 minutes late. Then the staff took 10 additional minutes to check me in, but because I was checked in 15 minutes late, he refused to speak with me. What kind of doctor ignores his patient like that? He was behind schedule to begin with, I wasn't any more late than he was on time. My father has been having even more difficulty with him, as we both have the same primary care physician. I'm going to look for another doctor, preferably a DO, one who actually cares about his/her patients well being. He may be a good doctor but I for one don't trust my life in his hands.
I'm uncertain this individual has ever seen me more than once - if at all. It's possible they just have an axe to grind. No one waits 45 minutes except in extremely rare circumstances. I've won an award in the group for the shortest wait times in 39 offices. Wait time is typically 5 minutes or less and this has been documented through the computer systems which can measure that. If you are the 8am appointment, I will bring you in myself by 7:45 am. Office policy is that we have to wait 20 minutes before someone is considered a "no-show." It is true that if you show up late, I will ask you to reschedule because I do not feel it is fair to other patients to have long waits because one person shows up late. One person can affect an entire schedule. I will make exceptions for sick visits, but not routine follow-up appointments. This person is entitled to his or her opinion about me. I try to be caring for everyone. Sometimes personalities clash and that's okay. That's why you can choose your own doctor. The wait times is completely false, however.
Visiting this physician is a pleasure; If you do not have any business to take care of between either the receptionist or the office manager. Non- clinical staff members within this facility are extremely rude, inappropriate, and barely helpful. If you are expecting a call back from the physician, don't hold your breath, It is likely he will never get the message! 3 stars for the physician, as a result of the terrible non-clinical staff.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2018)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2018)
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.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
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Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
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13 Years Experience
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Graduated in 2005
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Eric D Blacher accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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