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Dr. Jeffrey R Gerson has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- 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.
Dr. Jeffrey R Gerson has the following 8 expertise
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Celiac Disease
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Jeffrey R Gerson is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Was with him for years and satisfied with service then he joined a medical group. I hate medical group because of their patient assemblyline mentality. Quantity over quality. But I kept my next appointment because well, didn't want to discount him for that. Sure enough, the pressure to see more patients and rapidly drained him of all compassion. He was impatient and brusque and his staff even worse. His old staff who were pleasant and friendly were gone. In their place, I had unprofessional staff who in front of me openly gossiped about his former staff brought over with him but who I never got to see. He and his staff refused to work with me to schedule colonscopy in morning at the location I was accustomed to. When I broke down in tears, they didn't even try to comfort or calm me. If you have to work up the nerve to even face this kind of thing, find another doctor. His compassion is gone. Also, in the argument, it came out that during the colonscopy a year and a half earlier, he had to staple a bleed and he never told me. If I have a bleed, that's a thing I want to know! It is one of my fears with colonscopies. If you're mobility impaired don't go because they shuffled you through three different waiting rooms before you even see doctor and miles of hallways to do so.
He didn't even look at my chart and barely examined me before deciding what was wrong with me. He was completely condescending and actually told me I wouldn't die of cancer in a month. This was after telling him my father had died less than a week after being diagnosed. Why would you ever say that to someone? He asked me nothing beyond basic questions, barely paid attention when he briefly pressed on my stomach, wasn't even interested in finding out what my blood work results were, told me I couldn't have something because I don't have any of the symptoms despite the fact that I have almost all the symptoms and didn't want to even bother with any tests. He was more concerned with going on his lunch break than the appointment. What's the point of a specialist if they do less than your primary care doctor did for you? Also, I had to wait about 20 minutes in the room after already waiting 20 minutes in the waiting room. I'm actually mad I wasted that copay and an hour and a half to be told nothing helpful. He also just handed me off to a PA for my next appointment. Don't bother going here unless you enjoy flushing your time and money down the toilet. I am already searching for a new doctor.
I've been a patient with Dr. Gerson's practice for more than 2 years now. He's performed 2 endoscopies and a colonoscopy on me in the last two years, and both were "technically" ok. On the other hand, whenever I've talked to the man, for either a follow-up visit or because I'm having problems, he never seems interested in hearing what I have to say. He's been dismissive and condescending each and every time he's ever spoken with me. In the office or in the hospital, he always seems to be in a hurry to get to somewhere else. I will say that his PA's seem wonderful, but I've decided that it's time to find a GI specialist interested in listening to me and willing to talk and explain things to me. After 2 years with this Dr. I would not recommend him to anyone.
I would not even give him 1 star. He performed a colonoscopy on my mom. When she called with severe pain 2 days later, his response was go to the hospital is you're in discomfort. It turns out he had breached her colon and had to have emergency colon surgery because of him. She ended up losing part of her colon, ended up with a bag - and almost died. DO NOT GO TO THIS DR.
28 Years Experience
State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated in 1990
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