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About Dr. Richard S Mandel
Dr. Richard S Mandel, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with another office in Warrington, PA. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with Aria Health-Torresdale Campus. Dr. Mandel has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard S Mandel has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Family Planning
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I was a new patient today and arrived to my appointment 20 mins before scheduled time to fill out paperwork. The things asked in this packet are vague and irrelevant to my treatment. ( why is it pertinent to know when my great grandparents died and cause of death?) The assistant took me into the exam room and proceeded to ask me every question in the packet word for word. I aid, I just spent 45 mins filling it out, why don't you read what I wrote? As I was waiting for the Dr a number of assistants came into my exam room for supplies and no one acknowledged me sitting there. Lack of common courtesy if you ask me. When the Dr finally came in he was extremely rude and dismissive. He spoke to me like a condescending jerk, talked over me and didn't listen to my complaints. I have been having shortness of breath and chest pains and he told me it's because I smoke. I have smoked for 20+ years and these symptoms have only been present for the last two weeks. It seems like the medical community automatically assumes ANYTHING wrong is smoking related. I was asked to give a blood sample and urine sample for testing. When I went into the restroom I was shocked and absolutely disgusted that there was a large amount of blood all over the toilet seat. EWWW!!!!!! I will NEVER go back to Dr. Mandel and will recommend that NO ONE EVER goes to him for ANYTHING!!!
first of all i moved to n.e. phila from south philly 20 years ago and could not find i decent dr, for the first 5 years i came here. dr. mandel is a caring and great doc. he has helped me with multiple problems over the years. i have had very bad back problems and he has refered me to a good specialist and took care of my needs , also when my dad moved in with me he helped me with his alsehimers and recomended additional help placing him with hospice. he was very helpful. but since a near.by doctor closed and he took on additional patiences the office is a little slower and the wait is a little longer , also the staff that work there a very helpful. this man is over worked!
I've known Dr Mandel for many years, since he first graduated from med school and believe he is not the same caring, thorough doctor he was then. He now speaks so fast you can barely catch what he's saying, especially if you aren't feeling well. He almost never makes eye contact and on most occasions keeps his back to you! He is very rude and egotistical ! I am never seen on or anywhere near my appointment time and then wait in the exam room for an additional 10-15 minutes, only to be rushed through. He refuses to order necessary tests and therefore leads to misdiagnoses and longer recovery time for the patient. Last but definitely not least, his front office staff run the show. They decide who will be seen or made to wait until another day. I've heard one staff member in particular call in a refill for Xanax to a pharmacy. Not only did I hear the name and dose of the medication but the the patients name and birthdate! Very unprofessional! There are two other very nice doctors in his Ashton Road office that I would recommend but if he is the only doc available, do yourself a favor and " go to the ER".
I had an appointment today to see Dr.mandel my family Dr. that I had for more the 7yrs. This visits was so unbelievable. He was rude to my two children the entire visit I watched how he looked at my youngest with ignorance across his face. And then denied me a neck brace for my neck! I've been in so much pain since my accident 3 yrs ago. And all I wanted was some comfort. I referred two people to his office and now they go there, they feel the same way they say that he seems to not really care about his pts. My mom left my sister and I will never come back to his office again!!!
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Dr. Mandel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Drexel University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Hahnemann University Hospital
Dr. Richard S Mandel accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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