Ratings for Dr. Lawrence J. Handler
My wife and I have each had two colonoscopies with Dr. Handler, without issue. Unfortunately, after recently changing to a new primary care physician, Dr. Handler has demonstrated an unwillingness to share our pathology results with our primary care physician. His office staff - while courteous - appears unsure of what their policies are. Initially told records would be sent once a fax number was provided, which I gave, ten days later, when the records were never received, I was subsequently told by Dr. Handler that a signed release would be required and that there would be an additional charge to send the records. When I requested to know the date and time that the records were sent so that I could follow up with my primary care physician's office, Dr. Handler would not provide - I have to believe they were never sent. I hold doctors to a higher standard as their actions impact on a patients health. An unwillingness to readily share a patient's medical history with the patient's other health care providers is not acting in the best interest of the patient. Very disappointing.
Dr. Handler was terrific with my mother when she was suffering from dehydration and anxiety... took the time to check in after hours and spoke with her and my father to make sure she was improving and was not suffering from anymore dizziness/light headedness... Dr Handle has become a truly trusted support system for my parents.
Dr. Handler has been a wonderful Doc to me and to my entire family. My mother who has over a 40 year history with Ulcerative Colitis has been helped by Dr. Handler. He is kind, thorough, compassionate and calm even if the news that he has to deliver may not be the best for a patient. He is a doctor for the long haul and stays with patients to insure that they receive the best care.
I have been a patient of Dr. Handler for 15+ years. Although he is an hour's drive from my home in RI I wouldn't see anyone else. He found and treated my colon cancer before it spread and I am very grateful! He is a true professional and always takes the time to answer any and all questions I may have. I never feel rushed-he is very thorough. He is a kind and considerate doctor and I would highly recommend him to family and friends. His staff has always been pleasant and courteous and I am always seen in a timely manner-he doesn't overbook patients like some other offices do. I will continue to be his patient until he retires-which I am hoping won't be for a long long time! 5 stars all the way!
Dr. Handler has been absolutely fantastic caring for my father. He went above and beyond ensuring that my father had the best care, Dr Handler not only looked after my father but also ensured that he had the best possible care when he suffered a heart attack, much of this work being done after hous. Dr Handler is not only a skilled doctor but a very special person who truly cares about people.
I have been seeing Doctor Handler for 20 years for colitis. He has been a life saver. He goes above and beyond. He has a great bedside manner. My illness has been stable for some time due to his outstanding care. He is the best GI doctor I know and I recommend him without reservation.
Dr. Lawrence J. Handler's Credentials
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- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (Grad. 1974)
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