Ratings for Dr. Jeffrey Chimahosky
Very disappointed in the Dr's Office Prodigal! I was one of his first patients, when he first moved to town. He was advertising for new patients. I have referred 3 other patients, to his office. I might visit the Dr. once a year or every two years. Always, seemed to have a hard time getting through to office. Always, get answering machine. And when the receptionist FINALLY returns your call, it is hours later. BUT, this time, I got NO RETURN CALL. I called 11 days ago, 8 AM in morning. Office girl, answered. Told her I was having severe pain in right shoulder, down right arm, non-stop pain. She told me she would check computer to see where she could put me in. Well, after waiting 2 hours, NO call. So I of course, really getting concerned about the pain. I called a 2nd time. Got answering machine, left message. Well, 2 more hours, pass by, NO call! I once again call Dr's Office, get machine, AGAIN. I asked them if they could please let me know something or should I make other arrangements. So by now 4 whole hours, have gone by, no call, no nothing. So then I FINALLY get a return call back 4 hours, later. The office girl said: Take Advil or Aleve an if you still have pain, call back in a week! You mean, it took them 4 hours, to come up with that solution. That's the best advice they could give me?? No appointment, no questions, no concerns, no treatment options, no nothing!! So after, suffering with severe pain, in the right shoulder and down my right arm, I took Advil and Aleve, for 8 days, straight, around the clock. That's what the Doctor, ordered. I lost my appetite, still had pain, but now I was worried about stomach bleeding from taking too much Advil & Aleve. Blizzard came the following week. So I- like everybody else was snowed-in, for several days. I knew, if they would not give me appointment when there was no snow, surely, they would not give me one, with the snowstorm. So I waited 11 days, today, and called ONCE AGAIN. Their hours, are 8 AM. so I called 8:10 AM. Surprise, surprise, got the answering machine, AGAIN. I left a message, asking for an appointment, reminding them, they told me to call back in a week, for an appointment. Well, waited 2 and a half more hours. Then decided I would be waiting a long time, for them to return my call. So went to ER room, for my pain. Which I had non-stop for 11 days, since I first tried to make appointment. The ER treated me and told me what was wrong, and sent me on my way. All that waiting and enduring the pain, waiting for the Doctor's Office to call me back. By-The-Way, they NEVER did return my phone call. I made the right decision, to go to the ER. So now, I am left with finding a new Doctor. One that is reliable and cares about their patients. I don't know, maybe it is my Insurance. It probably isn't the best. Maybe that's why they did not care, to help me. But, a simple return, phone call, would have been suffice. Instead, they had no concern or professional courtesy, for the patient's well-being. Isn't that why they take an Oath, in the first place?! Along with the office not answering the phone, during regular office hours, and not returning calls. Not sure if I can be disappointed in the Doctor or maybe the office girl, who intercepts, all the phone call. Maybe she wasn't even relaying the message to the Doctor?? Because the previous visits which I did have with the Doctor, he was very nice. And he seemed to know what he was talking about. But, it is a shame, that because of poor, office tactics, he has now lost my trust and confidence, as a Doctor. Maybe now that he has established a practice, he does not care about the patients, like in the beginning. He can afford to lose a few patients, especially if their Insurance is not the best. No, I would definitely NOT recommend this Doctor. His uncaring, unprofessional manner and office staff, has left a painful experience. And not in my shoulder. Also, I know of patients, that were recovering from a life-threatening illness, that had to wait a long time in the waiting room, for a check-up. Disappointed ex-patient. P.S. Maybe if they are that busy they don't have the decency to return phone calls, they should hire extra help?! After-all, it is a Doctor's Office, not a chat room. All calls should be taking serious and with care and respect! Thank-You.
I am astonished at 2 things in reading the Reviews about Dr. Chimahosky. Who has been my Primary care physician for about 4 years. (*He was initially referred to me by a Family member who said her friend that was pregnant and couldn't find many Dr.'s in Schuylkill County that would take her insurance after Dr. Chimahosky did take her and her insurance she was so happy with the care he provided and time he spent with her, today she has a 5 year old and said QUOTE: "He is THEE ONLY Dr. in the County that considers taking most insurance and ALSO TAKES CARE OF YOU."... It would be unfair and not possible for me to say no other Dr. does care as much. But as far as Dr. Chimahosky & the time he listens, cares, asks interactive questions and for all the right reasons became a Doctor; I think he is extraordinary. The respect, honesty, benefit of the doubt in helping treat his patients out of the perhaps 7 or 8 different Primary Care Physicians Dr.'s I have had in my life-time; there is NOBODY BETTER. *I couldn't help notice the 2 negative reviews that while he may not just write a script like most Dr's and say NEXT?... I could and would vouch for him that he is the LEAST Careless Dr. I have ever had; and most considerate and the most Caring in every way possible. And he would never disregard a patients feelings on ANY medical matter. And if it were out of his area of Expertise with any doubt immediately sets up (and has set up arrangements to promptly refer (you)/ie. Me to a Specialist in Network Provider (examples: podiatrist, for a severely infected ingrown toe-nail, and Neurologist for chronic numbness in a finger years after a broken bone) **I have never taken this much time to write a review about any Healthcare Provider have no relation direct or indirect to Dr. Chimahosky or any of his current or previous staff. That I can say as certain as I could possibly be sure the 1st several recommendations below mine accurately sum up this Dr. and any negative or personally and professionally insulting comments below even it it was only 1 or 2. I know this Dr. does ALL that he can and MORE to HELP his patients as well as the 1st line of the Oath he took as a Dr. to "Do No Harm." He cares as much as any Dr. I could imagine that when I fall short of my life goals or health follow-ups on occasion I feel guilty like I personally let him down, and could only feel that way if he didn't genuinely invest so much time and compassion in my well being; and not sure I would still be here without him. I without ANY reservations Highly Recommend Dr. Chimahosky. Thank you!
I Survived a severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Because I had all natural THC (being used as a natural medication now for survivors by prescription in 20+ states now) in my system, he refused to step me down off of Fentanyl Transdermal System 50 mch/h patches when I begged him to. Instead, he just wrote me another months dosage. I learned after contacting the CDC, the dosage he continued to keep me on was for a 250+lb man, I'm a 120+lb female! People were dying from this left and right, see all the commercials from attorneys on TV, but this "doctor" refused to allow me to try to come off safely, watched & counseled. I Fire Him, I called CDC to know what to look for incase I needed 911, put myself on house lock-down for 2 months, and stepped myself down slowly while going through agonizingly horrible withdraw. I did it, without my "doctors" help, I took my life back instead of allowing the drugs to control me, as he was happy to allow to continue until I overdosed on this crud!!! How he is even in practice is beyond me!
A few words to describe Jeffrey Chimahosky : money hungry, sly, cunning, sneaky, no compassion, willfully neglectful, and last but not least, very forthcoming with your personal medical information to others without your consent. My father is a 62yr old man with numerous health issues. He's been seeing Jeffery Chimahosky for diabetes, COPD, CHF, back issues, extremely high blood pressure, both knees need to be replaced but due to his poor health and damaged veins in his legs surgery is not an option. The list goes on and on. This office wouldn't release my father's prescriptions until my sister paid her over due bill of $100.00. My father was in distress for 4 days until her bill was paid. The sad thing is, she is a grown woman not even under his insurance plan. My sister doesn't even live with my father. My option is this man shouldn't be practicing medicine. The patient's well being comes before his pocket.
Dr. Jeffrey Chimahosky's Credentials
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- Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1995)
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