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About Dr. Joel M Topf

Dr. Joel M Topf, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Roseville, MI. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Topf is affiliated with St John Macomb Oakland Hospital - Macomb Campus. Dr. Topf has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel M Topf is Good. Dr. Joel M Topf has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel M Topf is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

St John Hospital Medical Center

18001 E 10 Mile Rd Ste 1
Roseville, MI 48066
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Specialties

Dr. Joel M Topf has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • 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

    9 Expertise

  • Urinalysis
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Nephrology
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Dialysis

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A Good Doctor

Dr. Topf is an excellent doctor who helped me through a difficult time. I will always be grateful for his professional care.

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Five Stars

When I experienced kidney failure in the hospital, Dr. Topf was called in. He took very good care of me and my kidneys and got them working again. He checked on me every day, both in my hospital room and the dialysis room. Of all the doctors that were involved with my care, he was the only one who actually spent time explaining what was going on with me and what I could expect down the road. He was great at the follow up appointment after I was released. My kidneys are now fine. I would definitely recommend him.

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He must be one of the 3 stooges!

I too had a problem getting a clear diagnosis. I once went to my appt and after waiting over 45 mins they put me into a room where I sat another half hour. I almost left until finally Dr. Topf came in...for a couple of minutes, then he excused himself said he'd be right back. About 15 mins later his MA came in to ask me the same questions they asked the previous appt. All of a sudden, Dr. Topf stuck his head into the room and mumble something to the MA...without saying a word they both scooted out the exam room door and left me there for about 20 minutes more. I decided to get up and leave but not before voicing my opinion to the staff and asking where the 3rd stooge was! Other Dr's have told me my kidneys are fine and no need for dialysis like Dr. Topf told me I would need. There were many other appt's that I had that lead me to leave this Dr. Stay far away from this Dr. would be my best suggestion.

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One Star

Atrocious customer service! When I saw Dr Topf I got a confusing diagnosis- in person he told me my kidneys were fine but he subsequently emailed me a report which said I had Stage 1 Chronic Kidney Disease!!! I tried to get clarification (2 emails, 1 short/abrupt conversation with Dr Topf and 4 conversations with Dr Topf's MA) but I still don't have any answers. I still don't know (6 months later) whether my kidneys are fine or not!!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • University Of Chicago Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel M Topf accepts the following insurance providers.

  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

St John Hospital Medical Center, 18001 E 10 Mile Rd Ste 1, Roseville, MI

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