Ratings for Dr. Paul Salbert
I went to Dr. Salbert after being to no less than ten "specialists" who could not diagnose the source of my pain, for which I had been treated with narcotics. For this reason, and a sense of hopelessness and desperation, I sought an "alternative" medicine practitioner. I don't mean to give Dr. Salbert only a "good" on knowledge, although I'm sure he's very knowledgeable. My case was very complicated and he was unable to diagnose my condition right off the bat. BUT we had a plan to pursue the source of my pain and I'm sure he would have found it eventually. Dr. Salbert is everything everyone writes here - he's extremely compassionate and you never feel rushed. I was tired of the medical mill down the road (one doctor got annoyed and accused me of "pill seeking, telling me I would have to learn to live with the pain), so I decided to seek out someone with slightly different training and I'm glad I did! I am a very complicated patient and find Dr. Salbert's treatment of the whole patient is refreshing. I feel confident he would have eventually figured out what was wrong. My daughter also has many health issues and I will urge her to visit his practice. She LOVES choral music and the time she was in a chorus in high school (I think she'd like to get back into it ), so that's an extra bonus!
Let me preface this by saying that Dr. Salbert is an amazing doctor. Dr. Salbert does, however, have one member of his staff who is insufferably and unapologetically rude. This morning, I called before the office opened and left a message that I would like to see Paul. Well, I had many things to do , and around 4:00 pm it occurred to me that I hadn't heard back. I called the office and simply asked what had happened. The "lady" on the other end informed me that I must've made a mistake. I am 43 and I know when I have and haven't made a phone call, but I started to politely recount the procedure that I followed in leaving the message; the snarling, irritable woman blatantly interrupted me snapping "WHO ARE YOU". At this point, I made a noise indicating my displeasure and she must've noticed because she began to backpedal " I ask everyone who they are" she explained, as though it was the question, and not the vitriolic manner in which she posed it, that was offensive. I am out of room
Dr. Salbert is an AWESOME Doctor! I had a medical issue and he was recommended to me. His staff scheduled me in immediately at the end of his day (even though I was a new patient). He re-scheduled in order to ensure that he could see me that same day. He has a great rapport and is kind, funny and empathetic. Dr. Salbert is the kind of doctor that I have always wished to have - I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff!
My 1st visit I had to wait over an hour past my scheduled appt time to see the Doctor. Dr. Salbert is very pompous and addresses your concerns in an arrogant, belittling manner. After 2 visits he could not diagnose what was wrong with my back, dismissed all of my suggestions of what the issue could have been, was very pushy in ending our interaction, but STILL insisted on seeing me weekly, although I was not given any information about the prescribed treatment plan.I asked him if he had an athletic back brace that I could use for exercise.He said sure and made it seem as if he would lend it to me until our next visit. When I went to pay my bill, the staff billed me for an additional $65. I saw a comparable back brace at Wal-Mart for $23...I called back later that day to voice my dissatisfaction and the Office Manager was not in the slightest bit helpful, sympathetic to my concerns or willing to resolve my issue. She flat out said "We cant help you, I suggest you find another Dr".Awful.
I can say enough good things about Dr.Salbert and his staff. They are very helpfull and really care about you. My entire family goes to him and I can't imagine going to a different doctor! He's very thorough and makes sure that he educates his patients on their healthcare conditions and medications.
I love Dr. Salbert. I've been to a lot of loser doctors and Dr. Salbert is like the shining star. He takes the proper time and most importantly, HE LISTENS!! He goes the extra mile and he genuinely cares about you as an individual. When you call, a person actually answers the phone.
I have been going to Paul since his practice opened more than 20 years ago. The experience is more like visting an old friend than going to the doctor. Although generally quite healthy, I have several rugby related problems with my spine. I suffered for a decade, but Paul's Chiropractic manipulations normally leave me pain free for a year or more. Pain recurs only when I used poor posture while lifting weights (i.e., self inflicted). Agree with previous comments about his great sense of humor. His staff is also quite friendly and helpful.
Dr. Paul Salbert's Credentials
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- Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568 (Grad. 1982)
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