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About Dr. Steven L Saunders

Dr. Steven L Saunders, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Milford, CT. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Saunders has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven L Saunders is Great. Dr. Steven L Saunders has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven L Saunders is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Riegler & Saunders Mds

1 Golden Hill St Ste 2
Milford, CT 06460
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Specialties

Dr. Steven L Saunders has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Steven L Saunders has the following 12 expertise

  • Cholesterol Management
  • Check-up
  • Depression
  • Immunization
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Loss
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Physical
  • Vaccination
  • Heartburn
  • Arthritis

Dr. Steven L Saunders has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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A patient doctor with my 91 year old Mum and me

A patient doctor with my 91 year old Mum and me

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Where have all the family doctors gone???

First, let me say that Dr. Saunders is one of THE nicest men you'll ever meet. I believe him to be an excellent physician and he DOES really care about you as his patient. Having said that, I've found the office staff to be beyond Unhelpful and beyond rude. I made appointments TWICE for a physical and had to wait 3 months to get to see the doctor, only to be told upon arrival that "You are NOT scheduled for today!" On another occasion, I had severe dizziness for 2 days and left a message for the doctor to call me and tell me what he thought I should do and I'm still waiting for a return phone call (it's been 3 MONTHS!). I called a surgeon I know and he got back to me within 4 MINUTES and he hadn't seen me for over 15 years! It seems that the 'evil concierge service' is part of the problem? Or maybe it's just my personal experience? If you've got loads of time and patience or have the 'concierge service' you'll probably be VERY happy with Dr. Saunders...but be careful with his 'staff'---they're NOT friendly or helpful in the least.

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Money over patients every time

Money-hungry medic who spends no time with you unless you subscribe to his Concierge Service at about $2500/yr (which is not claimable on insurance). His diagnosis is never accurate because he refers you to a specialist in his effort to get you out of the door ASAP (since you don't pay his $2500 fee). Staff is never available and waiting for a call back is a fruitless exercise. Don't waste your time.

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One Star

I had one of the worst experience of my life at the office of Dr. Saunders without ever meeting him. The receptionists are unprofessional and extremely inconsiderate. The had originally scheduled my appointment on a Monday. When I showed up they told me that the doctor was on vacation and I should have called to confirm my appointment. I have never had to confirm an appointment on my own. They then told me they would reschedule me for the following Monday since it was their fault. A day later I got a phone call saying that they double booked my new appt and the soonest they had was 6 weeks away! I was upset but understood and was willing to wait as there wasn't an immediate need to see the doctor. Two weeks later I because quite I'll and was told by the hospital I needed to call my Dr and get in to see him within 2 weeks. Thy even provided me with a note. I called the Office receptionists and was told there was nothing they could do, the note didn't have any bearing on them, that if I'm so sick I should would have been admitted to the hospital, the doctor is too busy, and maybe I should go find another medical office. She then cancelled my appointment without me asking her too and filled it with a new patient! I never actually got to meet Dr. Saunders but the experiences I had with his office made me happy I didn't continue further with him. It does not make me feel comfortable with my level of care when patients are treated in that way with complete lack of respect and spite by the receptionists for brining to light their mistakes. It makes me sad that a potentially good doctor has a bad reputation due to others in the office

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Bellevue Hospital Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven L Saunders accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
    • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Riegler & Saunders Mds, 1 Golden Hill St Ste 2, Milford, CT
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