ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr

The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr Is this you?

About Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr

Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in French Camp, CA, with another office in Piscataway, NJ. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Kolakowski has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr is Great. Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

Mapbox Map of Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr

Primary Address

San Joaquin General Hospital

500 W Hospital Rd
French Camp, CA 95231
Get Directions

Mapbox Map of Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr

Vascular Access Centers

1 Wills Way
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Vascular Malformations
  • Varicose Veins
  • Aneurysm
  • Neurosurgery
  • Limb Salvage
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Burns
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

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.

Reviews

Showing 5 of 12

One Star

While making my appointment on the phone, I clearly said I was seeing Dr. Kolakowski because a podiatrist who recommended Dr. Kolakowski said I needed an arterial doppler test because of low pulse in my feet, swollen ankles, spider and varicose veins, and a history of pulmonary embolisms. After I provided this information about my medical history, unbeknownst to me, the staff person gave me an appointment on a day when the arterial doppler technician does not have hours. Upon arriving and first learning that the technician doesn't come in on Tuesdays, and explaining my frustration that I took a day off from work just to take the doppler exam which now could not be administered, the staff person didn't seem to care and in fact, seemed annoyed with me. As for the doctor's exam, although he listened to my heart and lungs, his exam was extremely brief, and I actually had to ask him to look at my swollen ankles and legs. It seemed as if he wasn't planning to do this unless I asked. When he gave me a prescription for the arterial doppler exam, I then had to schedule the exam at a radiology facility. When I arrived for my exam at the radiology facility and was taken into the exam room, I asked the technician why she wasn't putting blood pressure cuffs on my ankles for the arterial doppler exam which I had been told was the normal procedure, she said that the prescription was not for an arterial doppler, but rather a bilateral venous doppler instead. The doctor had written the wrong prescription. Although I went through the bilateral venous doppler exam anyway because it rules out blood clots, I had lost total confidence in the doctor at this point. I knew that I would now have to get the correct prescription for an arterial doppler at a later date. The technician told me that my doctor would get the results from the bilateral venous doppler within 24 hours. I called my doctor's office the next day, and even though the results had come in, since the doctor didn't work on Fridays, I was told that I would have to wait until Monday for the results. This was very troubling because of my history of blood clots. However, the staff person once again didn't seem to care and seemed abrupt on the phone. I was also told that the doctor wouldn't give me results over the phone but would insist that I come in for another visit. I told her this was not good because I couldn't take another day off from work just to come in for results. Again she didn't seem to care. Monday came, and I never received a call from the doctor. I called the office at 4:00 PM and was told he was in surgery. I asked if there was a covering doctor who could give me the results. Of course that request was declined as well. On Tuesday, I called again, and again no results. Finally out of sheer frustration, I called the radiological facility to ask if they would print out the results for me. Even though I am not a doctor, I hoped that I could make sense of the written report. The radiological facility was more than happy to do this for me. I picked up the written report and thankfully there was no evidence of blood clots. However, the doctor's office doesn't know that I already have the results, and it is now eleven days since my bilateral venous doppler exam and the doctor has still not called me with the results. Had I had blood clots, I could have died by now, but clearly the doctor didn't think it was important enough to call me back. Suffice it to say, I will never go back to this doctor again, and urge all prospective patients to find a different doctor.

Wait time
15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
none

Took for ever to get my appointment and then cancel my appointment 3 times finally got in after 2 months and then he didnt finish the job saying that it was over

Wait time
50 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
A wonderful doctor

Dr. Kolakowski did surgery on my leg for a vascular problem. He did a wonderful job. The care you receive is unique. He is very thoughtful and if you have questions he will stay and answer all of them. I have recommended him to several of my co-workers who were also satisfied. We need more drs. like him.

Wait time
10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
Outstanding Dr.!

Absolutely loved this guy. He did (2) deep vein thrombosis surgeries last year on me, one on each leg. I was scared to death and he made me feel at ease.

Wait time
15.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown
One Star

Totally unprofessional practice. I am/was a PATIENT of his. I called 5 separate times to schedule my surgery and was told that the person in charge of scheduling would call me. I NEVER got a return call- NEVER. Their phone has been off the hook for days. Once I finally connected with them, I was told "something internal is going on and we can't say more". AVOID THIS GUY AT ALL COST!

Wait time
10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Bedside Manner
Appropriate Follow-up
Full Review Rating Breakdown ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr
  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011)

    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 (2010, 2011)

    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.

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Ross University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
  • View by Location

Locations & Directions

Video

Take a minute to learn about Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr in this video.

  • Nearby Doctors

    Dr. Stephen Kolakowski Jr is similar to the following 0 Doctors near French Camp, CA.