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About Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz MD
Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Northampton, MA. She has 38 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. She speaks English.
Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz 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.
Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz has the following 6 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Family Planning
Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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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Incompetent and Uncaring!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz - Posted on May 21st, 2018
I had just moved to Amherst, MA and needed to pick a PCP. On the recommendation of some friends, I opted for Dr. Berkowitz. I then had a really bad recurrence of a muscle spasm in my back which was causing me shooting pains and an inability to stand up straight, with a rock like spasm making it impossible. Since I had had this before and knew that a particular muscle relaxant would do the job, I requested Dr. Berkowitz to phone in the medication so I would not have to drive to her clinic. She said she would only prescribe if she examined me. So strugglingly, I drove to her office, walking up the short flight of steps to her office in great pain. She talked to me, but dismissively, didn't even bother to examine me, and refused to prescribe the muscle relaxant. Guess what? I came home, dropped her immediately as a PCP, picked another doctor who prescribed me the muscle relaxant, and which loosened the spasm, and helped me recover. I can only conclude that Dr. Berkowitz is totally incompetent and does not have the qualifications or capabilities to be a medical doctor. Run away from her if you can. She will let you down at your greatest time of need!
Great staff, easy to get an appointment
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz - Posted on May 7th, 2014
Very friendly staff, it was so easy to get an appointment! I can often get an appointment the same day when I need one. My last doctor had a six month wait to schedule a physical. This office has a small staff, one doctor, I don't feel lost in the shuffle like I did at the big practice that I left. I highly recommend Dr. Berkowitz.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz - Posted on March 27th, 2013
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz - Posted on March 25th, 2013
I CONSTANTLY recommend Dr. Berkowitz to any family looking for comprehensive care! She asks, she listens, she suggests..she remembers; if a referral is necessary she matches our personalities to the physicians she thinks we'll connect with and she's right on! Not fancy or aloof...Down to earth and knowledgeable!!! She takes the time to thoroughly explain a diagnosis...encourages us to ask questions and be partners in good health! She's up on the latest research and doesn't push the antibiotics!!! She's the best!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz - Posted on November 6th, 2012
Went to her after having a gall bladder attack. Explained that I had a family history of it, that I had a sharp pain in my chest where the gallbladder is and that my urine was brown. She told me that she suspected it would go away and that we would "probably never know what it is" and sent me home. I ended up in the ER. A few hours later with a gallbladder full of stones and one very large stone blocking the valve from my gallbladder to my liver. Life threatening if left untreated. This explained my brown urine as enzymes were backing up I'm my liver which could have caused liver failure.
38 Years Experience
The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center
Graduated in 1981
University Of Connecticut Health Center
Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz Accepts the Following Insurance
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSHELLY Z BERKOWITZ MD, 51 Locust St Ste 5, Northampton, MA
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