Ratings for Dr. Ernest B. Visconti
Dr Visconti is wonderful. A Lyme patient often gets dismissed as crazy when labs do not come back positive for Lyme. Lab testing is greatly inaccurate and sometimes require clinical diagnosis. Dr. Visconti uses IgeneX labs in California which is most accurate (NO lab is completely accurate!) Dr. Visconti believes in chronic Lyme, Lyme carditis. After seeing specialists and being told nothing is wrong for myself and my child, Dr. Visconti LISTENS to you. Doesn't write you off as crazy! Tests from California came back positive for Lyme for the both of us. His staff are super nice always. He's an old time doc.
He is a very nice man, however he is NOT a Lyme literate dr. He is from the school that caution needs to be taken, lyme can be cured and will not entertain the "chronic lyme" diagnosis. I would stay away if you are seeking a lyme dr. he is not one.
Referred by a professional in the lyme disease community, my family made a three hour car trip to see Dr. Visconti and review my child's case. After a productive talk he ordered a battery of blood work to test for various lime disease indicators. However the process took three hours of waiting in his lobby, waiting in the room, waiting in the lobby again and then back in a room to take my child's blood. After the test results came in we contacted Dr. Visconti to get his opinion and put him in contact with our family pediatrician. As soon as Dr. Visconti realized that he would not be the primary care provider he ceased returning phone calls. For three weeks our family pediatrician has been trying to get him to pick up and send more than a fax back to her office. I'm extremely angry that after finding that my child still has lyme disease, he has delayed giving my pediatrician any sort of guidance on next steps.
Although my lab work done by my primary doctor did not indicate that I had Lymes, my MD said he was not convinced I did not have it. My friend referred me to Dr. Visconti who listened to my symptoms and ordered blood work that was sent to a lab in California and came back positive. As Dr. Visconti said, it's important to listen to the patient and not just the lab results. I thank him for giving me my life back!
This is by far the best medical doctor I ever been to. I seen over 150 doctors for my chronic illness Most who were incompetent, lazy and just plain awful. Dr Visconti is savvy, kind and thinks out side the box.. Every doctor needs to take lessons from him. He actually LISTENS to his patience. I love the fact he is open to alternative medicine.. Brilliant man.. I would not waste my time with any other doctor on Staten Island He is exceptional. This man has alot of love and light around him. A true healer.
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- State University Of New York Health Science Center Of Syracuse (Grad. 1971)
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