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Best doctor ever! Been with him for close to 20 years now. I live out of state and work within walking distance of Johns Hopkins hospital. I still would not trust anyone else. He is excellent at his job and I appreciate all that he has done through the years for me.
He is overrated...Nice guy but he lets his P.A. do most of the one-on-one patient contact and she makes too many mistakes. He gives very little time to his patients, which is unfortunate because I do believe he is bright - but over-scheduled. If he were in practice seeing patients on his own, I would recommend him - but never under the current status of dependency on his P.A. to translate, for the patient, what the patient should be conveying to the doctor, directly. ..very unfortunate.
We were "welcomed" to the office by very rude lady... Then the young attending physician saw us for about 20 min. Then he run to another room, provided Dr. Devinsky with summary info and finally they both came to talk to us. It was literally five min, they handed the prescription and said " good bye". Terrible!!! We never came back..
I have a daughter with DS and live in California. I met Dr. Devinsky at a conference and talked to him on the phone. At the conference he gave me his undivided attention and listened to my daughter's complex problems at length and advised me accordingly. He was professional, kind, and sincerely concerned. When my daughter's condition deteriorated several months later, I called his office; his staff was very accommodating and helpful and obviously gave him the message immediately because he called me back in less than 30 minutes. He understood my difficulty in bringing her there because of the distance and expense, referred me to a knowledgeable local neurologist, and confirmed that the current course of action was viable. I've dealing with for 25 years with my daughter and have rarely met a man so knowledgeable and accomplished who is also unfailingly kind, caring, and willing to give his time to address a parent's concern. I am just overwhelmed with gratitude and admiration.
I went to Devinsky with a lot of hope knowing that he was a smart doctor and he would know how to help me. He offered me great advice but pushed me off on another doctor in NJ. The NJ doctor didn't go well and I was left disappointed.
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