Ratings for Dr. Steven K. Jacobs
I saw the doctor for literally 3 mins so he might be competent. The PA who does the bulk of the examining however is not. "That back brace looks soooooo good on you". Direct quote. Thanks for your years of medical expertise. That's what ended a substandard exam (I was coming for a second opinion and had received numerous appropriate functionality exams). Really disappointed in the level of professionalism.
Needed a surgical 2nd opinion. After redundant questions by an unimaginative assistant, Jacobs sauntered in clearly annoyed. Now, I'd stated weeks ago that this was a 2nd opinion. When I repeated so to him, his demeanor transformed. My wife and I were amazed -he just wanted to end the session. "Sure do it, tell Dr. __ I said hello". Then he stood and walked out, followed by assistant, nary a word. No big bucks from this patient? "Take a hike pal." --At least thats how it felt to us. I do not make this critique lightly, but his dismissive and abrupt mannerisms should not be ignored. ADDENDUM - had he been able to see me sooner, I might have been going with him and using someone else for a second opinion. I am so glad that's not how it happened. I am not into condescending and arrogant specialists. You can do better, folks.
I've been in pain for months after many previously failed neck surgeries. Dr. Jacobs performed my surgery in January and thank god he did. Great doctor, great staff. They make me feel as home like as possible. Great experience and I would refer anyone!
The doctor seemed very tired,and he had you wait too long to see him. At one time he had very polite staff members ,but the last few times I saw him they were talking with themselves and then they would talk with you. He did have a very hard time dealing with my complex back injury it took a long time for him to find out what exactly what was wrong. And I thought it was very odd that when you went to see him with your MRI he would read it off of his lap instead of putting it on the x ray light located on the wall. For instance he was looking at my cervical MRI from his lap and had said nothing was wrong and as I was leaving he says oh you have a herinated disc. I t was very strange behavior. I would get second opinion on back issues.
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- New York University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1980)
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