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About Dr. Jay S Fleitman

Dr. Jay S Fleitman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Northampton, MA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Fleitman is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Fleitman has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

52 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jay S Fleitman is Good. Dr. Jay S Fleitman has been rated by 52 patients. From those 52 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jay S Fleitman is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

David B Alpern MD

90 Conz St Ste 101
Northampton, MA 01060
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Specialties

Dr. Jay S Fleitman has the following 3 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Chest Infection
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Narcolepsy

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Reviews

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MEDIOCRE

Came across as confident but compared to other pulmonologists in the valley, he is mediocre.

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One Star

This guy has a way of making me feel ignorant for asking questions. I have been to see him about 6 times in 2 years. Today was the last. The rudest doctor I have ever been unfortunate to know.

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One Star

Dr. Fleitman is no longer my physician. For several years he managed my lung disease. There has been a change in the way he relates to me. He became edgy and impatient. I am concerned about the marked change in his personality.

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Doctor with a Gun

I am very grateful to our local newspaper, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, for publishing Jay Fleitman's article, entitled, "My First Time At The Shooting Range" (March 2014). It is a very lengthy description of "Dr."Fleitman's excitement with his brand new handgun. Some of his quotes were quite illuminating for me: "I hit my target 20 times out of 32", for example. Another, "I have still not fully wrapped my head around the power and responsibility I experienced today in shooting. I expect with passing time and practice I will develop confidence with handling this tool". "Dr." Fleitman -- thank you for revealing your character. I was not able to "wrap my head around" my physician ecstatically pronouncing his thrill over a lethal weapon. I quickly transferred my health care to another pulmonologist.

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Five Stars

The Dr is friendly and easy to talk to. He understands what I say, even when I am confused. Everyone in the office is great! All around great place to go if you need him.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (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 (2013, 2012, 2014)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1979

  • Li Jewish Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Jay S Fleitman 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 Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS 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
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Locations & Directions

David B Alpern MD, 90 Conz St Ste 101, Northampton, MA
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