Ratings for Dr. Steven D. Meed
The first two visits Meed was typical and I felt secure in my choice. By the 3 & 4 visits for serious chronic conditions he was routinely condescending, blatantly arrogant, made improper comments & displayed his despotic egotistical self proudly. I dreaded the visits w/ this ogreish, by the 3rd time, the 4th visit was the last straw, he was fired. Furthermore, his protocol wrecked havoc with my weakened health. I replaced him with a physician who cares without any mean spirited arrogance - - the new doctor had me wean off 2 of the 4 medicines and stated the 3rd med is universally not recommended across the board. The front desk staff is good & friendly.
I've been seeing Dr. Meed for approximately a year now. Prior to seeing him, I was diagnosed with an unspecified chronic pain condition and shuttled around from doctor to doctor for over 5 years. In my first appointment with him, he was able to give me a sense of a real diagnosis and confirmed this with MRIs within weeks. He's a cautious, helpful doctor who is always willing to listen to my experiences and input before offering his advice-- and I'd say that I'm a very sensitive patient. In response to other posts, calling him arrogant or insensitive...that's not my experience. At times, he can be straightforward, and maybe that's not your cup of tea. He's incredibly knowledgeable, very sensitive, and willing to work WITH patients and FOR patients instead of passing them off to another doctor. His staff is great and very friendly.
As others have noted: Dr Meed can be a very rude, arrogant, impatient person! If you are the type of person who has questions and who likes having unclear things explained a bit further -- DO NOT go to Dr. Meed. If you sit, listen, nod in agreement, then leave, you may not have a problem with him. If you do anything other than this, be prepared to be ridiculed and treated like an idiot child. Similarly to what other reviewers have noted, he answered one of my questions (about my spinal pain) with: "I'm not getting paid for this." I have no idea what he meant by that, but I do know that I will never see this doctor again. Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend avoiding him.
Glad to see I'm not the only patient who was dismissed as having a psychiatric condition and told everything was in my head. I've read the same complaint on 2 other "rate the doctor" websites. After wasting over 6 months of precious time with this arrogant nasty man, I switched to a new rheumatologist who performed much more extensive testing. I now have a diagnosis from my new doctor who not only did blood work on me, which is all Meed ever did, my new doc also took several X-rays and sent me for an MRI. My new doctor now has me on the proper medication for the 4 separate autoimmune diseases I'm suffering from. While I will never get any better, hopefully I won't get any worse. My advice -- steer clear of Dr. Meed. He's a vile man. I also agree with the person who commented on Dr. Meed's teeth. Perhaps the patients who feel he is so wonderful could introduce him to a toothbrush!
I don't usually write these reviews, but I was so confused by the negative reviews here that I decided to post. I've only seen Dr. Meed once, and I'm about to go back. I found him very polite, very attentive (he spent a very long time taking my history, reviewing it, and discussing my condition in detail) extremely knowledgable and patient, and he shared his thinking process with me about my condition as well as his conclusions. I'm sorry the person who gave him a bad rating had a bad experience, but it didn't match mine on any front.
Polite, thoughtful and responsive, but unfortunately he misdiagnosed my husband and treated him for years with massive doses of steriods and immunosuppressants which resulted in the usual and well-document side-effects. I started to do research on my husband's supposed condition and became very alarmed - enough so to force him (he likes Dr. Meed) into a major medical center for a second opinion. A number of specialists weighed in, and my husband is now successfully off of the immunosppressants and almost off steriods, with good results. I understand that diagnosis is as much an art as a science, so I will assume Dr. Meed simply erred rather than was derelict in his treatment of my husband.
I'm a retired nurse and have gone to Dr. Meed for many years. I have found him to be an excellent diagnostician. He diagnosis correctly and gives treatment that relieves the particular complaint. He listens well and has a delightful sense of humor that puts me at my ease right away. I will continue to go to this very competent Dr.
I had a very nice appointment with the Doctor... When other doctors have rushed me with my story and why Im sick he told me "just to take my time." He was the only doctor who actually had a diagnosis other than post viral syndrome or anxiety... Was not hard to schedule a follow up appointment and his treatment seems to be working... Only complaint that I have so far is it seems to be a little hard to get the results to my blood test, but I have a follow up apt so im not to worried. Also, first thing he said when he walked in the room, was "how can I brighten your day" so im having a hard time believing some of these post. Finally, he does have a bit of a "House" demeanor to him when diagnosing but I think its also confidence. Which after being told "I dont know" by so many doctors I found relieving.
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- New York University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1975)
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