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About Dr. Steven W Fischer
Dr. Steven W Fischer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chester, PA, with another office in Media, PA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Fischer is affiliated with Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Fischer has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Steven W Fischer has the following 1 specialty
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
- Hearing Loss
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Smell Disorders
- Deviated Septum
- Swallowing Disorders
- Oophoritis (Ovary inflammation)
- Facial Trauma
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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The doctor was not attentive to my long lasting history and concerns, making me feel that my concerns were not heard. My symptoms were straightforward and I came to this specialist for help. I did not receive help with my problems, only an RX for a costly test (the results of which would result in another costly appointment with no promise of treatment.
I've seen Dr Fischer in the past for an ear problem and although the wait times in the office were rather long, liked his bedside manner though the source of my ear problem was not truly identified and it eventually went away. When my 15 year old son developed a swelling in his neck, subsequently identified as a cyst by a CT scan, I returned to Dr. Fischer's office with my son for treatment. We arrived at the office on time and happened to arrive at the same time as another of Dr. Fischer's patients who had arrived early for a later appointment time. This patient, an older gentlement, was taken back first while I filled out paperwork for my son. By the time the older gentlemen left, we had already been waiting 45 -50 minutes. AFter we waiting another 20 minutes (total wait time at this point was over an hour) I explained at the front desk that I would have to reschedule because I had another commitment I had to get to within the next hour. She seemed genuinely concerned that I had been waiting so long and went to see what happened. Another woman, clearly annoyed and distracted, then came out and took us in the back to wait in yet another room, but said there were still two patients ahead of us and we could wait there. I know that these other patients had arrived at the office AFTER we did, but clearly there had been some mix up in the order in which patients were being seen.. When I explained that I couldn't continue to wait because I had other children to pick up elsewhere, she became aggravated with me, and in an annoyed tone said she had no control over how long the doctor spent with patients - which was not the source of the problem at all. We left the office at that point without seeing the doctor and will not return. The lack of professionalism on the part of the staff is unacceptable, as is the wait time. I do not understand why, out of all service providers, doctor's offices do not value the time of their patients and treat them as if they are doing them a favor by seeing them. Why is a wait of an hour or more the norm? When I get into any doctor appointment within 15 minutes of the scheduled time, I almost feel grateful that I didn't have to wait longer. I took off time from a busy work schedule, was late to pick up my other children at daycare, and disrupted my whole family, and still my child has a lump on his neck that needs to be addressed. I do NOT recommend this office.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Dr. Fischer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
51 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1967
Temple University Health System
Dr. Steven W Fischer 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 HMO
- 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
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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