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About Dr. Michael M Makaretz
Dr. Michael M Makaretz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Augusta, ME, with another office in Portland, ME. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Makaretz is affiliated with Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital State Street Campus. Dr. Makaretz has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael M Makaretz has the following 2 specialties
- Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
- Plastic Surgery
A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.
Dr. Michael M Makaretz has the following 1 expertise
- Breast Cancer
Dr. Michael M Makaretz has 0 board certified specialties
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I have had tonsil stones for years and was assigned to him at ME General ENT for a visit. Despite the rank breath, irritating and painful stones, he strangely flat out refused treatment of any kind. Every question I asked was responded with a "Just live with it". He stated that no ENT would do a tonsillectomy or any other treatment merely for tonsil stones. He refused to offer up any other type of solution. He wouldn't even dig out the stones that are currently in my tonsils. Poor excuse for a doctor. He is just punching the clock until retirement. He used to work in Portland and the reviews for him there are just as bad. The office staff was wonderful.
Dr. Makaretz put tubes in my daughter's ears and removed her adenoids. We were scheduled in a timely fashion. We waited a bit once checked in. The office staff seemed very busy and understaffed for the amount of people in the waiting room. We saw the doctor, he explained the procedure in detail and the surgery was booked quickly. He was very good about answering our quetions and while not overly warm, he had a good way with my daughter and she was very interactive with him. The surgery went well and we were happy with the service we received.
As someone who does not go to the doctor frequently, I don't have a lot to compare to. I had a sudden hearing loss and was fit in to his schedule. The hearing did not improve and he followed up with an audiogram and eventually did minor surgery in the office. He was very professional and treated my problem timely. Seems I could not ask for more than that. Would recommend him to family and friends.
I went to see Makaretz about a neck mass that I had. My doctor sent me over to the Mercy ENT office where I waited for a significant amount of time. When I was finally roomed, Dr. Makaretz came in, looked at me without introducing himself, and walked out. When he came back in, he looked at me and said "I am basically the best in the state and my recommendation is that we book you for surgery right away." No introduction, no explanation, no common courtesy. Three strikes, he was out. I looked back at him, introduced myself with my hand stretched out. He shook it and I responded, "While I appreciate your confidence in yourself, I think I am going to go find a provider else where." I ended up going to the Maine Medical Center practice, they were kind, the providers (both of them) introduced themselves and saw me together. My experience was completely different. I'll never go back to Mercy or Makaretz!
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Dr. Makaretz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
35 Years Experience
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Michael M Makaretz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Choice PPO - ME
- Anthem HMO Maine
- Anthem Pathway - ME
- Anthem Pathway Enhanced - ME
- Anthem Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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