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About Dr. Peter P Giammanco
Dr. Peter P Giammanco, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Elkins Park, PA, with another office in Jenkintown, PA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Giammanco is affiliated with Abington Jefferson Health. Dr. Giammanco has received 5 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Peter P Giammanco has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
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I have been a patient @ this office for the past five years and not only is the Dr unprofessional so are his staff!! When I would call for an appointment for an antibiotic for bronchitis, I'd have to wait WEEKS to see him and argue with staff to get an appointment. He's always confused, never remembers what medication your taking, doesn't bother paying attention when your explaining your needs. His staff talk about him saying he's nuts and that he never returns their calls let alone a patient's calls. I went to him for acute anxiety and sleep deprivation, his answer was "give it to God!" Pray more!! I made several complaints about this Dr in the past few yrs. I tried going to other doctors nearby but couldn't bc very few took my insurance. I was told by Dr Giammanco that he was going to stop taking my insurance bc " he doesn't make any $ on me!" Most recently he discharged me from his practice making some disparaging comments about me to which I will be filing a lawsuit should he not remove these comments from my records.
My primary Doctor left the practice, so I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Giammanco. I waited 6 weeks for the appointment, but that is not the bad part of the experience when I finally got to his office I checked in around 4:45 for a 5:00 appointment and I waited until nearly 7:30. I was never called into the examination room, never seen the doctor. So I decided after 2 1/2 hours that I've waited long enough. I asked for a refund of my co pay fee., but was told they couldn't do it because the original receptionist who logged me in was gone and they didn't have her pass code. This was not just a waste of 2 1/2 hours, it was also a waste of the six weeks it took to get into an appointment with this doctor. This is not how a patient should be treated and Temple should be ashamed of how this experience transpired. Now I need to find another primary, most liekly with another practice and will probably end up waiting a few for a appointment.
I have been going to Dr. Pete for about 20 years. Dr Pete is a very compassionate and caring doctor. He makes you feel better with his witty personality even though you are sick. He spends quality time with you on every visit and you can feel the compassion he has. I have trusted all the decisions he has made for my health all these years because I know that if he doesn't know exactly what the problem is he will send me to someone who can help me and he will follow up on me until I am treated and feeling better. He is a doctor of great quality and I thankyou Dr. Pete for the many years of great service!
When the famous specialists at 2 of the major Philadelphia medical school hospitals could not help me, Dr Giammanco diagnosed me and treated me successfully. Not once but 3 times. Clearly he is one doctor who cares about his patients. I sometimes have to wait a bit to see him but he always spends time and does not rush me out the door. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Do yourself a favor and make him your doctor.
My family has been a patient of Dr Pete's for 30 plus years. He is a very caring person, and cares about his patients. I love going in there especially around the holidays, you never know what he is going to be wearing,but you know its going to be holiday related. I couldnt stop laughing when he would come in the room with his holiday related attire on. Dr Pete you are the best.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2010)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014, 2015, 2011, 2010)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014, 2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Dr. Giammanco is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Peter P Giammanco accepts the following insurance providers.
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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