Ratings for Dr. David J. Mendelblatt
Dr. David Mendelblatt so severely misdiagnosed my wife she nearly went blind. She went to him in May 2016 because the vision in her left eye was cloudy. He said she had floaters & it should clear up in a while. She didn't think it was floaters but hey, he's the doctor, right? Six months later, in November 2016 the vision in her left eye deteriorated to the point it was like looking through a tunnel with a small light at the end. She went back to him & he said her floaters had gotten worse & that a cataract that was a #1 in May had gotten a little bigger. He performed NO tests. No pictures, no field vision test, no nothing. She knew something was wrong but she didn't know what s o she insisted on a macular degeneration test which was, of course, negative because that's not what the problem was. Two months later, as her vision continued to deteriorate, a neighbor recommended she go to St. Luke's. At St. Luke's she was examined on 2/1/17 by Dr. Katherine Flynn, who after a very extensive examination, with numerous tests, told her there was nothing wrong with her eye & she could find no reason why she couldn't see out of it. She then referred her to Dr Geoffery Kwitko, a neural ophthalmologist. One week later on 2/8/17 he found the reason she was losing her sight. She had a pituitary cyst pressing on her optical nerve. After a MRI on 2/22/17 & another field vision test, he told her she was also losing vision in her right eye & without surgery she would be blind in three months. He referred her to neurosurgeon Dr. Lucy Love whom we met with on 3/8/17. She was fast tracked for surgery & was operated on 3/20/17. Since her surgery she has recovered, by God's good graces, most, if not all the vision in her left eye. We are eternally grateful to St. Luke's, Dr. Katheryn Flynn, Dr. Geoffery Kwitko & Dr. Lucy Love for their dedication, their expertise & their persistence in correctly diagnosing & treating my wife's eye condition. Dr. Mendelblatt should be grateful to them as well because if she didn't recover her eyesight I would be sitting in a lawyers office on Monday. If you are a patient of Dr. David Mendelblatt I suggest you run, not walk, run very fast & very far away from him.
The office is pleasant, well organized and equipped. Dr. David Mendelblatt is somewhat distant unless questioned then engages all of your questions with concern and clarity. I find that his examinations are efficient and the feedback to you sufficient. His reputation is very positive within the previous patients community. Recommend.
Dr. completely saved the sight in my left eye. I wasn't even 40 yrs old at the time...he had just joined his father in his practice. He was always soooo kind, very concerned and always made time for me. He is a doctor I will never forget, as I have learned stars matter..he is a 5 star doctor....even after all these years I am sure he still is!!!!! Thanks David, Here's looking at you!!! :) Dana Dale
Dr. Mendelblatt did my cataract surgery, and I would highly recommend his program. The staff was professonal, friendly and helpful, the wait times were minimal, and he fully explained the procedures before, during and afterward. Obviously, Dr. Mendelblatt enjoys his work, and he even takes the time to wheel the patients into and out to and from the operating room.
Dr. David J. Mendelblatt's Credentials
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- University Of South Florida College Of Medicine (Grad. 1998)
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