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Dr. Jerrold M Stock has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- 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. Jerrold M Stock has the following 12 expertise
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Addison Disease
- Gland Issues
- Cushing Disease
- Thyroid Diseases
Dr. Jerrold M Stock has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Jerrold M Stock is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Stock is a horrible doctor. I began my interactions with him with the utmost confidence in his abilities due to his awards and a personal recommendation from a friend but, little by little, began to see his true colors as a business doctor and not a caring physician.First off, I want to address his wait time. I suppose that having to wait six weeks for an appointment is not too bad considering that I was a new patient and that an elevated TSH level and my related symptoms were not eminently life threatening, but the three hours I sat in his office waiting to see him on the day of my appointment is inexcusable. I completely understand that doctors do not want to rush through appointments with patients; however, it is one thing to wait twenty to thirty minutes and a completely different matter to wait three hours. Doctors should schedule appointments based on how much time they realistically spend with patients on average and, while unexpected things happen, this would minimize the wait to a reasonable twenty to forty minutes barring medical emergency which the staff told me was not the case that day.I also was put off by his bedside manner. I had a lot I wanted to discuss with Dr. Stock since I sought the medical attention of an endocrinologist on the advice of my gynecologist when she compared the elevated TSH level to my symptoms and ruled out polycystic ovarian syndrome as the cause. He controlled the entire visit and wouldnt discuss with me concerns that didnt interest him. He inquired at length about my period and weight history and took extensive notes on it. However, the minute I mentioned other symptoms like my hair loss, fatigue, depression, and extreme skin sensitivity to all but baby hygiene products, he became disinterested and quickly asked questions that brought the focus back on my weight and periods. Now, I understand that weight and period history are components of diagnosing hormonal problems, but I would think that a good doctor would want to know about all of ones symptoms since there are far more than one or two symptoms to any disorder. He also extolled me on the importance of having a TSH level of 1.0 to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby and that this would be the goal of treatment. After taking his notes and disregarding my concerns, he examined my thyroid. He noted it was firm, dark, and uneven, all symptoms of a diseased thyroid. He then pronounced that I had Hashimotos, gave me samples of medication, ordered blood work, and told me he would call me when he got the results to tell me the proper medication dosage. When I inquired how he could know I had Hashimotos without the results of the antibody test, he told me that hes seen the disease thousands of times and it was what I had.I might not have minded the wait or the bedside manner if it had productive results, but this was not the case at all. I actually never talked with Dr. Stock after our office visit. The blood work took twice as long to process as he claimed, and I only learned this when I called the office to inquire about the status of my blood work when I hadnt heard from Dr. Stock one week after he told me I would hear from him. The lab sent me a copy of the blood work, which indicated that I lacked the Hashimotos antibodies despite the fact that my TSH level was elevated well above the 1.0 Dr. Stock extolled. I waited another three days for Dr. Stock to call me to discuss the blood work and, when he didnt, I called him. Again, I only got to talk to his staff. The woman read me the letter he planned to mail me and told me that I couldnt ask any questions about it. Basically, Dr. Stock claimed there was nothing wrong with me other than being overweight simply because the Hashimotos antibody test came back negative. I was very confused given what he said at the conclusion of the office visit, and I asked if I could speak to Dr. Stock about my confusion. However, I was told I could not speak to him about the results but that he did want to see me in one year to retest for Hashimotos. So, how could there be nothing wrong with me when he diagnosed the poor physical appearance of the thyroid, stated that my TSH level must be 1.0 and it was far from it, the continuance of unresolved symptoms, and his wanting to see me again in one year to retest for something the blood work said I didnt have? I don't care about medication; in fact, I prefer to take as little as possible. But, I really wanted an answer as to why I wasn't feeling like myself for over one year.I was quite embarrassed and ashamed. I tried to loose weight using Jenny Craig, which is what he recommended in the letter. Weight loss was very slow despite proper implementation of the program. I resorted to even more desperate measures to loose weight and succeeded in loosing 25 lbs, but the symptoms continued to worsen not improve. When I was refused a follow-up visit with Dr. Stock to discuss the worsening symptoms despite having lost weight that was supposedly the only thing causing my symptoms, I finally got the courage to get a second opinion from another endocrinologist. I called a family friend who is a doctor for advice on who to see and, when I mentioned I had been to Dr. Stock, he immediately apologized for it. Apparently, his daughter had seen Dr. Stock for suspected hyperthyroidism because she was loosing weight despite eating heartily among other symptoms. When she didnt test positive for Graves disease, Dr. Stock told her and her father that she was just anorexic. She was later properly diagnosed, treated, and has since regained to a healthy weight. So, apparently, Dr. Stock can only diagnose two thyroid diseases and dismisses the rest.I have since been diagnosed with nonspecific hypothyroidism and medicated with Synthroid. My skin sensitivity has improved dramatically and I can use regular moisturizing products on it now, I have a lot more energy and can tolerate a full day of work and exercise and home responsibilities (before I would sleep and work only), I have lost even more weight through sensible eating and regular exercise alone, and I have settled into a regular 34-day menstrual cycle. All of this DESPITE Dr. Stock!
my insurance changed and i needed a new endocrinologist. i looked at the " new jersey" magazine issue for top doctors and saw that the practice was listed there for a number of years as well as a friend mentioning that someone she'd known had gone there. that old saying , when a door closes and a better one opens says it all for my luck in finding them ! Dr. Stock was patient, caring , gave me information about my problem and listened to my questions , didn't seemed rushed and mostly ...incredibly thorough with his exam as well. in the past when i needed a sonogram done of my thyroid, i had to make another appt to come back and a sonographer would take it but Dr. Stock does his patients sonograms which i really liked as well. then i was supposed to call him back for my biopsy results and they got them in earlier and he called me !!. overall, i fell very fortunate to have found him...a doctor who after many years of practicing still enjoys what he does .
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011)
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.
50 Years Experience
Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Graduated in 1968
Montefiore Medical Center
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Locations & DirectionsJerrold M Stock Md, 2 Luth Ter, West Orange, NJ
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