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Ratings for Dr. Alan J. Newmark

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Upsetting...I went in to be proactive on a potential ingrown toenail. I am scrupulous about taking care of my feet due to a history of a broken leg with metal from a cycling accident 3 years ago. My orthopedic surgeon from HSS had told me to be careful as that leg with the metal plates is more vulnerable to infection. So when I thought I was getting an ingrown toenail I thought I was being proactive and researched and found Dr Newmark who had positive reviews. I made an appointment for that very day. That perhaps should have been my first warning. That he had an available appointment immediately. His bedside manner is very nice and due to his positive reviews I felt at ease. However as he was cutting (just a little of the toenail in his words) he cut my toe quite deeply. I couldn't believe it. When I got home and evaluated it more closely I was so upset. I called him and asked him for oral antibiotics to prevent an infection in that leg with the metal plates. But first he said are you sure I cut you and that it is not the Betadine? First of all I know he knows he cut me as in the office he hid it from me with his hand blocking my view of the bleeding so that was completely disingenuous. Second of all I am in the healthcare profession myself and I know blood when I see it but even a child would have realized this was blood and not Betadine. Third of all the pain from this cut was and is intense. I wasn't going to post a review as I don't like posting anything negative and I also think he is a nice person. However nice doesn't make it OK and this could be a serious complication for me and I am so worried. I don't want anyone else to make a similar mistake and that is why I decided to share my experience. I showed the photos to a good friend who is a podiatrist and who had been cutting my nails for me the last 3 years since my accident and never once cut my toe. The only reason I didn't see her this time is she is away and I was being proactive. What a mistake on my part. Anyway my podiatrist friend said and I quote " I don't like saying anything bad about other doctors but this is inexcusable" I am also quite concerned about his sterilization methods and I pray his instruments were autoclaved. In hindsight I am very worried as the office (and again this is in hindsight and you know hindsight is always 20/20) didn't seem all that clean. Ugh so sorry to have to share this experience but I couldn't live with the thought I didn't share in order to prevent someone else from dealing with this. I hope this doctor learns something from this experience and goes on to be more careful with others. I told him all about my surgery and metal plates in that leg and still this is what he did to me. Inconceivable really. :/

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flag | Submitted June 29, 2017

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I have been going to Newmark for over 25 years and I am not going no where else. No one is perfect and all have flaws people who ccomplain slot need to look hard in the mirror and take notes

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flag | Submitted September 10, 2014

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Dr Newmark is very pleasant & great with teens... my 14 year old felt very comfortable with him... the doctors office hours are very accommodating & he's open on Sundays

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flag | Submitted February 5, 2013

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5
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dr. newmark is well experienced. u definitely have to get there early but even that doesn't guarantee u will be seen on time

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flag | Submitted March 1, 2012

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Dr. Alan J. Newmark's Credentials


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Languages

  • Greek

Education

  • Illinois Medical College (Grad. 1980)

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