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About Dr. Lawrence R Shapiro
Dr. Lawrence R Shapiro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Suffern, NY. His specialties include Clinical Genetics (M.D.), Pediatrics, Clinical Cytogenetic and Medical Genetics. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence R Shapiro has the following 4 specialties
- Clinical Genetics (M.D.)
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Clinical Cytogenetic
- Medical Genetics
Geneticists are doctors with expertise in genetic or hereditary disorders. Many of the diseases we get are inherited, or passed on through the genes of our biological parents. These specialists study the biology behind a genetic disorder's origin, the traits that it presents in a patient and its pathway. This allows them to diagnose and treat each illness effectively.
- Down Syndrome
- Turner Syndrome
- Fetal Diseases
- Diseases in Twins
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Developmental Disorders
- Chromosome Disorders
- Chromosome Aberrations
- Sex Chromosome Aberrations
- Mental Retardation
- Skin Abnormalities
- Congenital Heart Defects
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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We took our 3 year old son to see Dr. Shapiro because he came highly recommended. We had a few blood test done just to rule out a particular disorder. First, I had to meet with a genetic counselor. I waited over an hour to see her, just to fill out a questionnaire with her that I could have completely at home and brought with me or mailed in. Then, we had to wait over two hours for our first visit with the doctor. He performed a 15 minute exam of my son (checked his eyes, ears, lungs- essentially exactly what my regular pediatrician does). Then he asked me a few questions (similar to what I already answered at the first visit). It was very apparent that he had not reviewed the info from my first visit). Then we had to return to the waiting room while he dictated his notes into his tape recorder for another 20 minutes. Finally, we were called back into the office where he told us we had to have some blood tests done, wrote out the Rxs and sent us on our way. Overall, wee waited almost 3 hours in total for 20 minute visit during which he did the same thing my pediatrician could have done.we waited over a month to hear about the results before calling. They couldn't find my son's chart and had tomcall us back. Nobody called back. I called again. They saidmthe results weren't in yet, but should be soon. I called again a month later and they said the results still weren't in. Finally, three months after the testing was done I called again. Again they couldn't find my son's chart and had to call back. When nobodyncalled back by the next day, I called again and requested to speak with the office manager. She said my son's chart had been taken out of the office for transcending the dictated notes (still not done after three months). She also said that the test results were most likely in, but ifnwe didn't have a followup appointment scheduled, nobody calls the lab to get themAfter some irate words, I scheduled a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results. (they make you come in person to get results.) We waited again for over twomhours at the follow appointment. When I met with the doctor, he had the results but not the whole report! Lucki ly, everything was normal.As a side note, after giving me the news that all the tests were normal he proceeded to tell me he thought my son had autism. When I asked what he based the diagnosis on, he said his observation of my son at the last visit (the 15 min basic checkup). I asked why he didn't me ton his concern last time, since he based the dig Isis on what he saw then. He had no answer. I told him I wanted my husband to speak to him (he was now in the car with our napping children) and Dr Shapiro said he had his next appt waiting. Only after I insisted did he agree to spend an extra ten minutes to talk to my husband as well.I cannot express how deeply frustrated and disappointed I am with the incompetence of the office staff and lack of compassion, consideration, and attention of this doctor. If you need to see a geneticist, please go to ANYBODY else. This man will only waste yourntime, lose your test results, and make misdiagnoses about areas he is not licensed to make. (we took our son to a child psychologist after this fiasco, just to be sure, and after more time, money, and frustration, discovered what we already knew. Our son is fine and Dr. Shapiro is a quack!)
It has been over one year since our visit with Dr. Shapiro. He was over an hour and half late for the appointment with a 6 month old and I had to call into work to let them know I would not be returning.Upon meeting him, I was pleased that he knew his stuff. He seemed very concerned and was on point as soon as he saw my son. However, again, it has been over one year and there is much follow up testing that should have been done 8 months ago. His office staff did not clear up pre-authorizations with my insurance co. and I was the one to double check and make phone calls, and fax, and email so that the correct information was sent. The tests were finally approved, however, his office staff never contacted me to set up an appointment. I called them three times--it has been about 5 months since I have gotten that letter and I just received a call about it after threatening to contact Dr. Shapiro himself. I hope he reads this. They have still not done a good job and thankfully, this is not a life or death situation or we all know what would have happened.
Dr. Shapiro is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- New York University School Of Medicine
Dr. Lawrence R Shapiro accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsBon Secours Medical Group, 257 Lafayette Ave Ste 200, Suffern, NY
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