Dr. Carlo Tornatore

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Gender:M
Specialty:Neurologist
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Phone:202-444-8525
Med. School:Georgetown University Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1986

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Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 04/09/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 10 reviews. Dr. Carlo Tornatore has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurologist-related: nervous system, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders
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RID: 5476815
14/05/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Carlo Tornatore is a neuro-rock-star. He saved my husban's life when first diagnosed with MS. Because back in 2003 being diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS and at that time no drug therapy- no other neuro wanted to put him on an MS drug. Dr. Tornatore did not let this stop him. He admitted my hubby to GUH and provided a steroid treatment and the beginning of MS Drug Therapy. He saved my husband's life!  Respond
RID: 4835363
 
06/02/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' rating (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 5.0  Respond
RID: 2718910
25/07/13 5 5 5 5 You will not find a more professional or caring staff. And, Dr. Tornatore is absolutely the finest person and best neurologist you could ever hope for. He speaks to you in real talk... not doctor speak! The care and the caring can not be matched. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1733558
10/03/12 1 3 5 5 Very knowledgable and caring doctor; ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE TRYING TO MAKE FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM OR HIS OFFICE. USES ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY VOICEMAIL WHICH IS USUALLY FULL SO YOU CANNOT LEAVE A MESSAGE.ALMOST ALWAYS DOES NOT REPLY TO EMAILS.  Respond
RID: 1409899
07/04/11 3 4 5 5 Stellar doctor, great interaction with patients, but incredibly hard to get a hold of. Phone system stinks, office staff very unhelpful, mailboxes often full so cannot leave messages, takes anywhere from 3 to 10 days to get a response ie. problem, change in condition, analysis of test results already in his possession, etc. His knowledge and demeanor cannot be beat, but responsiveness is abysmal.  Respond
RID: 1126270
12/03/10 2 2 2 2 Dr Tornetore is a wonderful person, but I can’t recommend him as a doctor for 4 reasons: 1) He misdiagnosed my problem (as confirmed by 2 specialists I’ve seen since). Had I followed his diagnosis & treatment plan, I’d be on some very scary rx. I’m not an MS patient, though. My friend with MS loves him. 2) Contacting him is nearly impossible. It can take weeks of leaving messages to get an appt (and then it’s a 2-8 month wait for the appt itself). Calls for advice on issues like reactions to rx & symptom flare ups are usually not returned. Waiting room waits are usually brief, tho I once waited for over 6 HOURS. 3) Doesn’t keep detailed records. I was shocked when I got a copy of my records & found little info on my very complicated history. He couldn’t possibly provide accurate advice based on what he had written down. 4) Always has students present during appts. He can seem more interested in teaching than in his patient & it is awkward to discuss symptoms in front of a group.  Respond
RID: 1078983
14/01/10 5 5 5 5 A really true Professor of Medicine...Very knowledgeble and knows how to treate his patients. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1032234
12/11/09 5 5 5 5 Over past 24 yrs., I've been to just about every neurologist in Va. and one in Md. and he is by far the best of them all. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 897639
27/05/09 5 5 5 5 Great bedside manner and extremely knowledgable about MS. I drive two hours to go to this doctor because he is the best and has an MS specialty. 
Insurance: CIGNA
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RID: 776016
29/01/09 5 4 5 5 Very caring and knowlegdable. He takes the time to listen and address your concerns.  Respond