Ratings for Dr. Jason B. Hitner
When we moved to North Babylon, I transferred my son's care from our pediatrician in NYC to Dr. Hitner's practice with the expectation of very comparable care. Our son was 9 months old during his first visit with Dr. Hitner, and we were pleased with his enthusiasm, and what appears to be decades of knowledge. Shortly after, our son took a short fall that landed him in the ER and we followed up with Dr.Hitner as directed. Despite our apprehension to go back to the ER for further testing, Dr. Hitner assured us that this test would be used to rule out any severe injury, and it unlikely that the injury is anything more than a concussion. We followed Dr. Hitner's advice but when we arrived at the ER and discussed further with Trauma doctors, as well as the previous doctors we consulted with at the hospital, we decided that sedation and radiation was too evasive for a not-so-severe injury. We hydrated and monitored our child and within 48 hours, our child's cognitive abilities as well as behavior was exceptional. It is clear that he does not have any severe injury. When Dr. Hitner's nurse called to follow up, I tried to explain why we did not go further with the testing but was told by his nurse that sedation was only "just Benadryl" - which is not true- and seem annoyed by our decision. I requested that Dr. Hitner contact us so we can discuss further as I valued his opinion as our pediatrician. Instead, my husband and I were sent a certified letter terminating his care of our son. As a lawyer, and my husband as a former medical professional, we are thinkers and respect opinions of professionals who know more than us. I felt like this passive aggressive action by Dr. Hitner and his office were both unprofessional and offensive as we were disregarded due to the fact that we made an informed decision about the care for OUR son. I believe this practice did us a favor and we look forward to working with a practice that values the intelligence and decision-making of others, and is willing to listen before disengaging.
doctor's office or nurse's office? out of the many times i took my son there, i mustve seen hitner once or twice. its mainly run by his nurses. front desk isnt pleasant at all. we as parents have the ultimate decisions on vaccinations for our children, but here they corner and bully you until you say yes! they will not let you leave! they treated my child like a number or moneymaker rather than a humanbeing since he makes money(a percentage) off of giving vaccines. that's why he's soo pro vaccine all the way! beware of this practice. i was told that he had a baby wellness office, but my child was never seen there and he was never sick. i argued w.the front desk and requested my child would be seen in wellness for a check up and they refused telling me that it wasnt necessary. i didnt like the fact that he advertises his wellness if he NEVER sees kids in them. its all just to lure you in. and the sick office is dirty, they dont thoroughly disinfect the rooms, BEWARE!!
He vaccinated my daughter twice. He neglected to read notes from previous visit, or did not document them & she received an additional and uneeded vaccination. Although, he promptly informed us of this error; I think he is rushed and sloppy when it comes to care.
I left my previous practice because I felt like a number rather than a peron. We were seeing all different doctors all the time. Dr. Hitner has a wonderful rapport with children and his advice is extremely helpful. My children are lucky to have such an exceptional doctor.
He came highly recommended from a friend. We went to see him when my son was about a month old. He told us he only accepted new borns at this time, and we met that requirement. Then a month later on Christmas day we had what we thought was an emergency. We called the office which was closed and recommened us going to the ER. The office said we could come in the next day. We did go to the ER and went to see him the next day in his office. He was rude to use, acted as if he was doing us a favor. Told us that this is just a one time courtesy visit and we need to find another Ped because he only accepts newborns. HELLO!! He accepted us at one month but at two months he became to old. I think he did not like the fact that we had an emergency on Christmas day and did not want to bother with us. We went to the office of the Grello's in West Islip and have been very happy with them.
Dr. Jason B. Hitner's Credentials
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- Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322 (Grad. 1997)
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