Ratings for Dr. Irwin Hametz
Experience was years ago and never went back. This is why. Saw the other Dr for a mole, who said it was nothing. Went back a few months later and asked Dr Hametz to take it off. Agreed that it was nothing. He called me at work to say the biobsy showed melanoma, told me what specialist to see, and that was the last I heard from him. Went to the office the next day to talk to him, and staff had me wait almost 2 hours and then said I couldn't see him because he was busy. Thankfully, the specialist took good care of me and all is well. Literally, one year later Dr Hametz called the house, and my husband let him have it. Is this what you call a caring doctor? Terrible treatment.
Yes there is usually a very long wait to see Dr. Hametz but he is worth it. I have read some of the negative ratings and I am amazed at them. This is the one doctor that I have that I do not care if he accepts insurance or not I will always go to him and trust him with my life. He was the only Dr. to find a spot (very tiny) on my daughters eye and sent us to a specialist to have it removed. She had just been to an eye doctor who when we went back said "oh yeah I think I see it" Well it was there.....he also found a melenoma on me and wasted no time in having it treated. He is thorough and caring and that is why he takes so long with each patient. More doctors should be like him.
Dr. Hamitz had me back 4 times for a rash. Each time he prescribed a cream that cost me between $79 to $90 co-pay that didn't work. When I confronted him about the amount of visits and no cure he recommeded a simple vinegar bath and only then the rash disappeared. I feel he justed wanted to make money off of medicare.
I suffered from a mysterious rash for over a year. Having been to several dermatologists, with a dizzying array of possible diagnoses, medications, biopsies, etc... Dr. Hametz was the ONLY doctor to come up with the CORRECT diagnosis. Not only that, he was extremely professional and pleasant. Highly Recommended
Although, Dr. Hametz is very pleasant, I found his diagnoses to be very inaccurate. He was treating my son for acne which did not get better after 2 years. When we started to use a medical esthetician, recommended by the plastic surgeon Dr. Hametz sent us to, it improved dramatically! However, Dr. Hametz then did his best to discredit both her and the plastic surgeon. Perhaps, he was afraid he'd lose business? Additionally, my son saw him for a different problem. In this case, he was not only very condescending in his response, but he proved to be totally inaccurate, too! We have not been back since.
I have no problem with Dr. Hametz, but his office staff leaves much to be desired. Example: I had a 5;00PM appointment one day and when I got to his office (at 4:50), there was Standing Room Only. I went up to the desk and asked about what time I would see the doctor. The receptionist told me I would have to wait a MINIMUM of 1 1/2 hours. I promptly rescheduled and went home, which is a 30 minute drive. If it happens again, I will look for a new dermatologist.
Dr. Irwin Hametz's Credentials
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- New York Medical College (Grad. 1973)
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