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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.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz is Good. Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions SHELLY Z BERKOWITZ MD
51 Locust St Ste 5
Northampton, MA 01060

Specialties

Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz has the following 6 expertise

  • Influenza
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning

Board Certifications

Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Incompetent and Uncaring!

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!

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Great staff, easy to get an appointment

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.

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the best!

Dr. Berkowitz is a wonderful doctor and especially good at diagnosing mysterious conditions. She may seem a bit brusque, but she does genuinely care. Dr. Berkowitz saved my father's life by finding the cancer early and immediately taking action, and I can't thank her enough.

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Five Stars

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!

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One Star

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.

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  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • The School Of Medicine At Stony Brook University Medical Center

    Graduated in 1981

  • University Of Connecticut Health Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Shelly Z Berkowitz Accepts the Following Insurance

  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

SHELLY Z BERKOWITZ MD, 51 Locust St Ste 5, Northampton, MA
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