Ratings for Dr. Lawrence J. Handler
When I went to see this doctor in DECEMBER 2018, I knew I needed to have a stapled hemorroidectomy due to 3-4th degree hemorrhoids. He referred me to someone else, (after the hour and a half late appt for a colonoscopy he scheduled first) who was not the correct doctor I needed to see for my issue. I contacted him on more than 1 occasion only to be given the run around. I am now at the point of being in so much pain I have to resort to go to an ER today. I’ve have my legs and toes tingle and become numb due to so much pain. I’ve told him this more than once and he does nothing. DO NOT SEE THIS DOCTOR!!!! You’ll be wasting your time!!!!
Both the office staff and dr. Handler are extremely arrogant and unprofessional you spend about 5 minutes in the office within have to waiting anywhere between 45 minutes an hour and a half beyond your scheduled appointment he lays you on the table filled your stomach right you two or three prescriptions and tells you to come back in 6 months he doesn't check your weight your blood pressure or anything else I saw him for a number of years but the final straw was when I called for a week straight rectal bleeding left messages with his office staff in never got a call back I found a new doctor requested medical records which they said they would send to the new doctor and when the records were never received and I called I was then told they would not be sent unless I paid a fee for them dr. Handler is only interested in one thing and that is seen as many patients as he can to make as much money as he can and doesn't really care about patient care
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.
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- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (Grad. 1974)
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