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About Dr. Stuart Oster Sr
Dr. Stuart Oster Sr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kew Gardens, NY, with other offices in Astoria, NY and Flushing, NY (and 5 other locations). His specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Oster is affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke's Hospital Division and Mt Sinai Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Stuart Oster Sr has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
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Receptionists are unaccommodating over the phone. Although he is only in the office one day per week, I didn't mind the doctor so much, but the inaccessibility to him has become an issue; that combined with careless staff has resulted in poor customer service. Express Scripts has been trying to get a response (via fax) for prescription refill from the office for 3 weeks. They contacted the office to initiate the process and faxed paperwork for approval the day before they knew he would be in the office. A week later they still have not received a response, and I am still without prescription for weeks now. I explained the situation to them and let them know that (most recently) E.S. faxed paperwork last week on Wednesday and that they just need to fax it back so that my order can be processed. Receptionists' basic response "I don't know what to tell you, he's not back in until Thursday, call back" and another "I don't have any prescriptions here, he must have it with him" and "I don't know, try the other office, I don't know what else to tell you, nothing's gonna happen until he's here on Thursday"He is qualified and knowledgeable and his nurses have been good, but the office staff and lack of concern for patient needs is comprising the overall service and rating. I've been without my prescription for almost a month now, and it is largely due to the lack of response from the office and the fact that the office contact info had not been updated. This process has taken far too long. I am looking for another doctor to avoid issues such as these. I've now spent a large part of my day trying to track down Dr. Oster so that i can get my prescription filled as soon as possible, but am still getting responses such as "I don't know what to tell you dear, except that he'll be in Thursday you'll have to wait until then." It's ridiculous after i've already been put off for weeks.
This Doctor has 30 years of experience and totally don't know how to be nice and professional to the patient. I have insurance, I had an appointment at 9 am, I finally got called in at 9.50, that was second time when I was there. Never gonna came back! for my results of exam I have to wait a month!!!! that's CRAZY!!!! for a month everything can happen! Doctor was unpleasant and didn't want to answer my questions!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oster is a bad listener. Told me he won't test for certain things because it's "common and most women your age have it." Hard of hearing, and you have to argue to get what you need. Didn't read my test results correctly and almost scheduled a biopsy. At the end of the appointment I had to ask specifically for medicine because my friend had similar symptoms. He did not even examine me the 2nd time. Past his prime. AVOID.
I'm a 26 year old female with a strong family history of cancer. On my first visit to Dr. Oster he did a very thorough exam, found an abnormality, and had me referred for the proper tests the next day. Despite the odds of anything being seriously wrong at my age, he has followed the most aggressive diagnostic options possible, which is not something many doctors would do immediately.It's incredibly difficult in New York to find a doctor who really takes the time to understand their patients concerns AND has next day availability when you need him. I absolutely trust Dr. Oster and would recommend him without question.
Dr. Oster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lutheran Medical Center
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke's Hospital Division
Mt Sinai Hospital
Kings County Hospital Center
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Queens Hospital Center
St. Luke's Cornwall Hosptal- Newburgh Campus
Saint Luke's Cornwall Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center
Beth Israel Medical Center - Kings Highway Division
St Lukes Hospital of Newburgh
- University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Dr. Stuart Oster Sr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
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