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About Dr. Thomas M Cosgriff
Dr. Thomas M Cosgriff, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Metairie, LA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Cosgriff is affiliated with Tulane Lakeside Hospital, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner and Van Meter Emergency Physicians Inc Ampc. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas M Cosgriff has the following 4 specialties
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine
- Hematology & Oncology
- 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.
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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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Good Lord, you are going to wait a long time. We waited 2.5 hours. The doctor sent intake forms in advance. Even though we mailed them back, he still wanted us in 1/2 hour early. He then proceeded to make us wait an additional 2 hours. He is harboring the mistaken belief that only his time is valuable. Who runs a practice like this. Schedule your appointment first thing in the morning or bring a long book.
Well, I am going to go against the previous reviews and give my reasons for doing so. First, Bear in mind that his whole office staff has been replaced now that the office is under East Jefferson Hosp. control. Yes the wait times are mostly excessive but you must remember, this is a large clinic with many over bookings. Cancer and blood related disease is prolific in our area and there aren't many oncologists to spread the load. Dr. Cosgriff is a meticulous man and hence moves slower than what you may assume. This is not a bad trait as I do the same thing and we are both the same age. It comes with wisdom. I have been treated by Dr. Cosgriff for multiple myeolma for some time now and I am still ABOVE THE GRASS! This is my main concern when you are facing down a basically in-curable disease. So far I don't have any complaints of how he has handled my particular case. He is well credentialed and that's very important in this line of medicine. I trust his judgement calls and try to be 100% compliant. Overall, I now feel comfortable with him as his bedside manner has improved and matter of fact he's a quite funny guy once you get to know him better. Soon, his whole office and staff will be moving into the new EJ Cancer Center on the 3rd. floor of the Yenni Pavillion. This should be a vast improvement over the restricted space in the old outdated office. I have over 35 years experience as a senior technologist/ dept. manager in radiology so I understand better than the lay patient about the workings of medicine. The complications of which the average patient never sees. I am going to stick with Thomas Cosgriff. PS. I'm retired so wait times for me is a non-issue.
You usually wait about 2 to 3 hours in the waiting room, before being called to the back. After the nurse takes. your vitals and tells you to undress from the waist up, put on a paper gown and then wait for 1 and 1/2 hour before he comes in. Then he spent 3 minutes with me.While waiting for the DR.to come in I could hear him chit chatting with the staff.Try to find ;another DR.
As a 10-year breast cancer survivor, I had to switch oncologists when my original doctor left the area after Katrina. I thought this guy would be okay for my wellness followup care.In the 5 years that I've seen him, I've arrived at the Mammography suite three times to find his office never sent orders for me over--entailing frantic phone calls and much wasted time.The third occurrence took the cake. I telephoned his PA before scheduling my mammo. Asked them to check my files before ordering the mammo because I had a breast biopsy in 2010 (it's now 2012) and wasn't sure if I needed a diagnostic or a screening mammo. They irritably told me, yeah, yeah. Phoned next day to verify orders were sent.Arrived at mammography to discover they had ordered a UNITALATERAL MAMMO. If the PA had even glanced at my records, they would see I have both breasts. Left with no mammo because his office would not respond to phone calls.I phoned his office and explained the situation, thinking it was a service to inform him of the quality work his PA was doing. Office staff called me later that day, not the great man himself. His response: I should get my mammograms at a different facility because he didn't get a copy of the breast biopsy results in 2010! HELLO again--I've had two mammograms since then.I fired him.
Dr. Cosgriff is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
48 Years Experience
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Graduated in 1970
University Of Utah Health Care
Dr. Thomas M Cosgriff accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsAshish Udhrain Md, 4204 Houma Blvd Fl 2, Metairie, LA
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