Ratings for Dr. Jonathan A. Kost

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Very wonderful doctor who should be in a different specialty. Agree with other comments. In this field, the doctor should be reachable to discuss their condition and questions following the visit and this just doesn't exist. This would help tremendously to establish a patient-doc relationship but after the initial visit - - the Nurses and PA's take over. I am not paying to see them!!!

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flag | Submitted March 23, 2016

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I was interviewed by Abigail a PA who set up my 10 trestments with a Calmare machine as ordered by my primary physician, Dr. Elizabeth Appel. The treatment was primarily administered by a staff member named Lise who was very knowledgeable and attentive. The reason for my treatment was postherpetic neuralgia caused by a bad case of shingles. While I never dealt directly with Dr Kost, I was very pleased with the outcome of my treatment. Initially, I was in great pain but by the end of the treatment I only felt a slight itching sensation in the affected area.

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flag | Submitted January 17, 2016

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There has been a recent turnover in front office staff, and while they are still feeling their way, they are much kinder and friendlier than previous staff. Sadly however, the practice remains dedicated to the concept that the doctor needs to be shielded from patients at all costs. Never is there a follow-up phone call after a procedure. On the rare occasions where I need to consult the doctor before continuing a particular treatment I am only able to speak to a nurse who will convey my concern to the doctor. This, of course, does not allow for a conversation or follow-up question. It seems to me unconscionable to exude concern for your patients with a well honed bedside manner (and a judiciously bitten lower lip to heighten that impression), yet order tests which somehow never get read, recommend treatments the efficacy of which is never checked and cancel appointments 50% of the time. This practice appears to be a well oiled money machine cleverly mimicking that of a caring physician. Read the totality of the reviews and stay away from this once competent doctor who has succumbed to all that is negative in the practice of medicine.

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flag | Submitted December 21, 2015

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2
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A pleasant doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. The staff and scheduling are about the poorest I have ever experienced. Very difficult to get followups after a visit.

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flag | Submitted September 4, 2015

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I have the greatest respect for Dr. KOST, Beth, Abby, And Anton. They all have my best interest at heart. I trust the bond I have fformed with them and my respect for them has grown immensely as I recently was diagnosed with an even more debilitating disease. I believe as a patient that I need to have the greatest patience,, I never know what awful siituatin the last patient might have had to deal with. When the Doctor comes in I know I have all of their attention.I in turn am totally honest about what I feel, take , ingest, etc. My experiences have been really good and the outcome of treatment has always brought me closer to my goal of being whole, as pain free as possible, and able to meet specific goals for myself. I am truly grateful to this team of physicians.

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flag | Submitted August 4, 2015

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The front office staff should be dismissed. They are in the wrong job. The PA's might be okay under different supervision. The head should return to the location of his medical school and practice there.

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flag | Submitted August 4, 2015

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Just had a visit in the center. Was expecting to see doctor but only saw PA, who was no where as knowledgable as the doc, and did nothing to help the situation. Now I have to wait another 3-4 months to see the doctor. Is this a way to run a center for a person in severe pain following an accident? Maybe one last try = if I can wait that long, then time to switch to a superior treatment facility

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flag | Submitted July 27, 2015

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Amazing how the head of the center can counter the poorness of the center, followups, nastiness of the of staff and poor quality medicine by posting almost identical positive responses on July 10 and July 11. Don't believe them. Believe the truth. Stay away. Don't buy the food supplements and double the price or back braces at quadruple the cost or even back supports in the waiting room chairs. I have never seen a physician's office that offers for items, possibly helpful items at outrageous prices, at the check in window. You also, as previously stated, can not get thru to see the doctor until that co-pay or outstanding bill is demanded at the front desk. Beth, the expert assistant, who knows how to inject trigger points - has no clue but talks a good game.

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flag | Submitted July 12, 2015

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The staff is atrocious. There is no consideration for patients in pain. The head doctor does no followup and his decisions for treatment can be somewhat questionable.

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flag | Submitted July 11, 2015

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5
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Great experience, very thorough! Definitley would recommend to a family member and friends!

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flag | Submitted July 9, 2015

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  • A new 2.2-star rating has been posted. "Very wonderful doctor who should be in a different specialty. Agree with other comments. In this field, the doctor should be reachable to discuss their conditio..."

    March 23, 2016
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I was interviewed by Abigail a PA who set up my 10 trestments with a Calmare machine as ordered by my primary physician, Dr. Elizabeth Appel. The treatment wa..."

    January 17, 2016
  • A new 2.5-star rating has been posted. "There has been a recent turnover in front office staff, and while they are still feeling their way, they are much kinder and friendlier than previous staff. Sa..."

    December 21, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "A pleasant doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. The staff and scheduling are about the poorest I have ever experienced. Very difficult to get followups after..."

    September 4, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have the greatest respect for Dr. KOST, Beth, Abby, And Anton. They all have my best interest at heart. I trust the bond I have fformed with them and my respe..."

    August 4, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "The front office staff should be dismissed. They are in the wrong job. The PA's might be okay under different supervision. The head should return to the locatio..."

    August 4, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "Just had a visit in the center. Was expecting to see doctor but only saw PA, who was no where as knowledgable as the doc, and did nothing to help the situation...."

    July 27, 2015
  • A new 1-star rating has been posted. "Amazing how the head of the center can counter the poorness of the center, followups, nastiness of the of staff and poor quality medicine by posting almost iden..."

    July 12, 2015
  • A new 1-star rating has been posted. "The staff is atrocious. There is no consideration for patients in pain. The head doctor does no followup and his decisions for treatment can be somewhat questio..."

    July 11, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Great experience, very thorough! Definitley would recommend to a family member and friends! "

    July 9, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr Kost is a fantastic doctor who helped me when I was in desperate need. The most caring doctor I have ever seen. Highly recomend. "

    July 9, 2015
  • A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "Very pleasant staff. Everyone in the office seems genuinely concerned about my care and quite pleasant. Busy office but certainly thorough. I definitely woul..."

    July 8, 2015
  • A new 3-star rating has been posted. "Dr Kost is knowledgeable and willing to try new techniques. He spends time with you and listens. Beth is also fantastic. The office staff however is awful. Anyo..."

    July 1, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "The office staff is not accommodating. Emergencies don't exist because they say the doctor is too busy. It does not matter how good a physician may be, but if y..."

    June 25, 2015
  • A new 1.8-star rating has been posted. "I just had a root canal this morning. The dentist called me back tonight to see how I was. Dr Kost injected me and having had severe pain immediately following ..."

    June 23, 2015
  • A new 1.5-star rating has been posted. "Don't expect state of the art treatment. Unfortunately, there are few pain docs left in state. I would try New Haven. Don't like treated like a number with no f..."

    June 22, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "Dr Kost has a good bedside manner. Office is awful. Staff is curt, non responsive and is lacking in medical feelings for patients in pain. "

    June 21, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "He is terrible. Does little except line his wallet. Just don't know how such a major hospital could put their name on his shingle. They are promoting someone wh..."

    June 3, 2015
  • A new 4.2-star rating has been posted. "Dr Kost is the best. Caring and compassionate man. He is always overbooked but worth the wait. Office staff is rude and incompetent. Nurses are very nice an..."

    March 19, 2015
  • A new 2.5-star rating has been posted. ""No time left for you"....I started seeing Dr. Kost when he was at Bristol Hospital. Even there you waited, but he was the best of the best, and did not cater t..."

    February 11, 2015
  • A new 4-star rating has been posted. "I started seeing Dr Kost because of stage four cancer and out of control pain. I first meet him in the hospital. I don't mind it when he's tied up with other ..."

    December 5, 2014
  • A new 2-star rating has been posted. "I have been seeing Dr. Kost since 2006. I totally agree that the practice has been going steadily downhill to the point where it is nearly impossible to deal w..."

    November 5, 2014
  • First Name changed from "JONATHAN" to "JONATHAN A."

    October 20, 2013


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