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About Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr
Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jacksonville, FL. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Colon & Rectal Surgery. Dr. Chrzanowski is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and St Vincents Medical Center Riverside. He speaks English.
Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr has the following 1 specialty
- Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr has the following 12 expertise
- Colon Cancer
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Bowel Resection
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Bleeding
- Abdominal Pain
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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My domestic partner of 19 years was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. We recently moved to Jacksonville last Fall. I had been a social worker in Cleveland for the past 15 years. I have worked with two of the premier hospitals in the USA: Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. I did not have the advantage of being able to network with professional colleagues or having had any clinical experience in the Jacksonville area. We were impressed with Dr. Chrzanowski and his staff. Dr. Chrzanowski was very straight-forward and he clearly defined the colon resection procedure. He facilitated our request to schedule the surgery ASAP ( one week from our office visit) . I was very impressed with Dr. Chrzanowski and Baptist Medical Center (downtown). Overall, the care that Diana received there was excellent. One thing that I have learned as a social worker, nurses will tell you exactly how they feel (if they are disgruntled). One nurse told me that Dr. Chrzanowski was "A world-class surgeon." Two other nurses told me that he was excellent and very good at follow-up visits with patients (post surgery). I can see how some folks might construe Dr. Chrzanowski's bedside manner as being somewhat gruff. However, my assessment is the he really does care about his patients and he has an excellent knowledge base and skill set. As a fellow Yankee, I appreciate his honesty and lack of pretentiousness. Diana's surgery and recovery went very well. I was amazed that she was discharged after only four days. I am very pleased with her progress! Up North, we have a saying in the social work field: This Doc rocks!
Dr. C is currently treating me and I trust him COMPLETELY! He spent a very long time discussing my diagnosis and prognosis and uses diagrams and pictures to help us understand what is going to be done. He's a little brash, but I think its just his Northern coming out and a lot of Southerners aren't sure how to take it! He is very professional and forthcoming and I appreciate that he doesn't beat around the bush. He has a way of helping me see humor in my current situation and I've had him thourougly researched by my family in the medical profession. Everyone, from nurses to oncologists, said he is an EXPERT at what he does and today, the technician who performed my CT Scan said out of all her doctors, he is THE ONLY one she knows by face because he is the ONLY ONE who regularly checks on his patients and their results in person. He cares about his patients that much. I trust him enough that I'm moving forward with surgery with him next week. I trust and believe everything is going to go well with him! His office is very curteous and accomidating and they had my surgery scheduled within 2 weeks of test results.
Beware! This doctor is good at his work but if a complication from his procedure arises, he will blame anyone but himself. I contracted a horrendous infection from a colonoscopy performed by this doctor. I called his office the morning following the procedure because I was so sick I could not even get out of bed without help. I had a septic infection and needed an antibiotic. He told his receptionist I had a problem with anesthesia. He would not see me, he would not even talk with me on the phone. I was so enervated from the infection I could do nothing but crawl to my my bath for a couple Tylenol and try to go back to sleep. I awoke early the next morning in a puddle of sweat! Thank God my immune system is not compromised or I think I would have died. In my opinion, you should avoid this provider.
There is NO evidence of an infection after colonoscopy. The colonoscopes are cleaned thoroughly after each procedure. Obviously, this what not a serious illness which would have an effect no matter whether his immune system was compromised or not. I do not know why he experienced these symptoms. But I can assure you, and I assure him, that it was NOT an infection acquired during the colonoscopy.
In my opinion Dr. C had very poor bedside manners. After he did my surgery he basically left me in the dark as to what exactly he had done. Didn't even explain to my wife what he had done. Followed up with him 1 1/2 weeks after the surgery because of excruciating abdominal pain. Turns out I had a much more serious condition that him being a specialist should have been able to see and sent me to the right doctors, instead of just sending me home in pain. Luckily now I am seeing the right doctors and will not be seeing him anymore.
Dr. Chrzanowski is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
23 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1995
Carle Foundation Hospital
Dr. Francis A Chrzanowski Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsColon & Rectal Associates, 4910 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
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