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Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on March 27th, 2017
I've had two prior gastroenterologists for my ulcerative colitis, and Dr. Bina is the first who has treated me not just with respect and thoughtfulness but also with humanity. My experiences with prior gastroenterologists were that they were focussed on their procedures, rather than the patient's wellbeing. From her thoughtfulness and willingness to work with me to find treatment solutions that I was comfortable with, to her warmth whether greeting me for a follow-up or procedure, puts her in the ranks of the few doctors that I'm willing to travel hundreds of miles for to see. I wish I could put a 6th star on "Bedside manner" below, because the entire office experience has been great, and I don't want to diminish the others to highlight that. But take it as given that there should be 6 stars for her bedside manner.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on October 13th, 2016
As a referring primary care physician I found her communication skills lacking. She did not communicate her findings, her diagnosis or impressions as to the patients condition with me either by phone or in writing. She was not willing to discuss her findings or recommendations with the patient over the phone but her staff told the patient that I had been sent the test results (sans recommendations). Certainly willing to accept payment for procedures but lacks follow up.
I would like to share a little of my personal practice philosophy. All of my patients with significant findings are asked to make an appointment after a procedure to discuss findings and recommendations. I can best serve my patients with face-to-face contact, during a time I have reserved exclusively for the patient, with no distractions and all of my records at hand. I find that squeezing in phone calls between patients or procedures does not afford the patient the quality or time he deserves. Also, my staff and I always provide any referring physician with my cell phone if there should be any questions. I am sorry this reviewer did not know or elected not to use this option. Comprehensive care and personal attention are the cornerstones of my practice.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on July 15th, 2016
The staff and Ioana Bina were very nice and did their best to put me at ease, as first colonoscopy I've had since bad experience in my 20's. Pleased to say I didn't feel a thing!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on July 27th, 2013
Never too busy to see or to speak with your patients.Attitude that is positive, upbeat, and comforting to all. Your concern for your patients, Dr. Bina, is a gift others can't compare. Your patience, skilled hands, gentle touch and ability to see beyond is rare. Thank you !
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on July 19th, 2013
Dr Bina is a very caring knowledgeable phisycian. I have been her patient for a while now, and I would recommend her to anybody that has a need for serious expertise .
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on July 19th, 2013
Dr Bina is one of the best doctors I have had the chance to come across! She was referred by my family doctor a few years ago and she performed a few procedures on me, and also keeps me on an ongoing treatment that really made my life easier. I can compare her knowledge and skills because digestive problems are for me a life long ordeal , so I have had quite a few trials with doctors . Understands and explains thoroughly every single aspect of your given condition. Not only that I trust her but quite a few family members and friends are now her patients and they thank me for the referral!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on July 7th, 2013
I am an overweight retired nurse that put off having a colonoscopy due to my weight. Because of other issues I finally had the coloscopy and am thankful that I did. I was comfortable with Dr. Bina. She was so nice and put me as ease. I had 2 polyps removed one of which could have turned into cancer soon. I feel that Dr. Bina saved my life in a way by putting me at ease and taking care of me. I appreciate her expertise and care. I highly recommend colonoscopys for anyone thinking they have a hemmerhoid that bleds once in awhile when they have a bowel movement. Get checked. It could save your life. I highly recommend Dr. Bina. She is kind and gentle and gets the job done with care and concern for your well being. I had heard nothing but good things about Dr. Bina from co-workers etc.
I Would Not Recommend Her
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on February 21st, 2013
Dr. Bina was recommended to me by my primary care physician because I was experiencing rectal bleeding. After scheduling an appointment that took 2 weeks, I waited in the main waiting room for over 2 hours. I then waited in the exam room, alone, for over an hour before Dr. Bina finally came in. Our face-to-face visit lasted only 5 minutes. After describing my symptoms to her (rectal bleeding), her only follow up question to me was if I was homosexual. Then, without ANY physical examination or follow up investigation, she nonchalantly says, "I don't want to say the word, but it might be Cancer" and schedules a colonoscopy. This left me very nervous and incredibly anxious until the results from the procedure came back negative. This took over a month since the office visit. The results were communicated via a voicemail message on my cellphone by an assistant. When I called back to confirm, Dr. Bina was unavailable and the assistant was unable to explain the results. "I don't know what that means". No one ever returned my call to follow up with a thorough explanation. In short, Dr. Bina's only investigation towards a possible cause of my condition was to clarify my sexual orientation. She then alluded to a very serious disease and scheduled a procedure that, maybe, could have been avoided with more thorough questioning and a simple, though slightly embarrassing, physical examination. When lab results were available, the office was completely unable nor wiling to explain the results. I would definitely not recommend her based on my experience.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on October 18th, 2012
Three years ago I developed Mysathenia Gravis and a serious neorogical/muscular disease which has yet to be diagnosed. One of the symptoms is an diffilculty swallowing. I have been Dr. Bina's patient for a little over two years, I have found her to be kind, compassionate and interested in my progress. I believe that she is a gifted physician and I feel blessed to be in her care.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on September 14th, 2012
Terrible staff! Very incompetent. Dr. is okay but does not follow through with patients. Very difficult to get a hold of, she doesn't know what her staff is doing!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on February 10th, 2012
I disliked how the front office did not have my appointment on their records when I phoned in 2 weeks ahead. Had to wait over an hour to see the doctor. And then the doctor only saw me for 10 minutes and charged my insurance for a detailed exam.I dislike how I keep getting statements of a balance when the bill was paid in full.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Ioana A Bina - Posted on October 6th, 2010
I highly recommed Dr. Bina. I was accutely ill with "ulcerated colitis" and a severe "intestinal infection," hospitalized for 2 months, then in a rehabilitation center for another 2 months. I literally had to learn how to use my bodily functions, along with having to learn How to walk again. I was originally 170 lbs., and with the illness, dropped to 112 lbs. Dr. Bina & Dr. Swida brought me back to life with their treatment and expertise. My first step to recovery was letting go of every stressful thing in my life and following the Doctors treatments. Two things that have helped me extessively after release from the rehabilitation center was taking "Oil of Oregano" a natural antibiotic, and "turmeric" which is an anti-inflamitory. Both from a health food store. By the 6th month I have recovered. I have been told that this was a quick recovery, thanks to Dr. Bina and her staff.
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