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About Dr. Lewis Bass

Dr. Lewis Bass, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ridgewood, NY. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Joseph's Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lewis Bass is Great. Dr. Lewis Bass has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lewis Bass is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Tri County Medical Center

5850 Catalpa Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
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Specialties

Dr. Lewis Bass has the following 2 specialties

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

    An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
    Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
    Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lewis Bass has the following 1 expertise

  • Osteopathic Manipulation

Dr. Lewis Bass has 0 board certified specialties

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Dr. Bass is excellent in every way.

A true professional. He was very easy to talk to. Great listener with a great sense of humor. Really cares about his patients.

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Five Stars

I have known Dr. Bass for over 30 years and he is warm, kind, compassionate and caring. He took excellent care of my mother, my aunt, my cousin and myself for many years and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Three Stars

I feel hes the best of a bad lot. He tries but his waiting room is very old and the inside office is dirty. He probably was a better doctor years ago but time has turned him into a mass receiver of people to max out profits. He is also too quick to prescribe meds and not offer alternative advice.

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Gave up on him

I saw Dr. Bass for 12 years at the reccomendation of my aunt. He is marvelous. For 9 years, my kids saw him until I was pregnant with number 3 and he honestly said to me that he cannot take on the baby since he is not a pediatrician. That was fine, I switched all the kids, but I stayed. Well, his office had always asked me what insurance I have when making and appointment, like if they have a daily quota to fill. The one receptionist they have there is nasty to people and that is his mother in law. The wait time was atrocious but when you got inside you waited another 30 minutes in the room for him to come in to see you. He is great - nice man, great personality and really has good bedside manner. His staff and rules were the reason I jumped ship. That and the fact he was only there two days per week. If I got ill on Friday, I was screwed until Tuesday. I am reading about the additional fees now others are posting and it doesn't surprise me.

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Joseph

I've gone to Dr. Bass for over 30 years. He is a good doctor; he cares about his patients. I have recommended him to family and friends. His staff is very nice and professional.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • LIJ Medical Center
  • St Joseph`s Hospital Division, CMC
  • Wyckoff Heights Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Hospital
  • St. Joseph`s Medical Center
  • Franklin Hospital Med. CenterValley Stream, Ny
  • Long Island Jewish Med. CenterNew Hyde Park, Ny
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • Franklin Hospital
  • North Shore Univ Hosp At Forest Hills
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • St. Joseph HospitalFlushing, New York
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Forest Hills Hospital
  • Franklin General Hospital
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Usphs Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lewis Bass accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Humana
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

Locations & Directions

Tri County Medical Center, 5850 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY

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