Ratings for Dr. Leslie Goldenberg
My family doctor referred me to him about 5 years ago due to pain in my knees. He was arrogant and told me to loose weight, get orthodicts. I got the orthotics and as soon as put them on it made my legs bow out, they told me not to worry. after wearing them for 3 years it damaged and wore out my cartilage on one side causing me to get knee replacements. If referred to him, be aware.
He treated me poorly. Basically called me fat (I’m size 12; not horribly overweight). Went on to talk about his “marathon-running pedorthost who runs 100K/week and has zero body fat” - which is completely harmful, if not fatal...when I asked him what I can do for the present as I was in pain, he became jumpy. I asked if I could be fitted for orthotics, and he got up, opened the door, and walked out of the room. Did I mention he svatrched his eye and cheek after touching my feet without washing or sterilizing his hands?! He was gross...arrogant...and completely unprofessional. I will be reporting his sorry ass to the Board. Don’t go to him!!! He tries selling you his “studies” in diet and nutrition...shameful and odious man...
I went to see the doctor today and to start, he was 35 minutes late. Not a good sign. Then he comes into the room and starts talking with the door open to other people and nurses in the hall and waiting room. There was no privacy whatsoever. After he looked at my test results, he told me I had a fibroma or Ledderhose disease and then told me to look it up on the internet. Huh? Aren't you the doctor? He basically had no game plan for my plantar fasciitis and then was to lose weight, then pay $60 to see his pedorthist and buy specialty shoes (up to $200) and maybe get new orthotics ($549 for a new pair of orthotics). What? I came out of there with no real game plan to fix my foot problem. Funny thing is that husband who is a doctor came in with me and he was not impressed. A two month waiting list for nothing?
I found Dr. Goldenberg to be very knowledgeable and professional. He listens to what you have to say and he takes the time to explain his assessment in great details. He is an excellent doctor. He did mention foot support (shoes, orthotics, .) as part of several other options that would benefit me, but never pressured me to buy any. I was a bit weary to go see him after reading many of the negative comments about him. But I am now really glad I did. There was a bit of wait to see him, not just to get an appointment, but he apparently is always behind. But that is understandable as he takes the time to examine his patients,asks a lot of questions, explain his findings in details and give you treatment options. Most doctors will rush you in and out just to make a quick buck. Not Dr, Goldenberg. Bravo.
This Doctor is NOT interested in your medical problems. He only wants to SELL you shoes and canes and many other types of devices. I was referred to him by my Family MD for a bone spur in my big toe, right foot. I had a bone density test and a series of foot x rays done at Women's College before I went to see him. He spent 30 seconds looking at my test results, and 60 seconds looking at my foot. That was the extant of his physical examination. He immediately began a high pressure sales pitch, to TRY to sell me 4 pairs of high priced shoes ( about $ 400 a pair ), and a cane. What he didn't know is that I have a very good knowledge of the anatomy of the body, including the feet. His sales pitch was BS, and he is clearly a salesman , with a MD diploma on the wall. His whole practice is set up to extort as much money from each gullible person that comes through the door..... as he can. I would not have anything to do with this "Doctor " He does HAVE a MD but he is a shill for the makers of the special shoes that he sells.
Dr. Goldenberg is the most committed doctor I have ever come across. He diagnosed me with a rare disease and saved my life. I had been told my issues were all in my head by various specialists and I gave up on searching for an answer. I saw Dr. Goldenberg regarding my feet and to my surprise he wasn't just a foot doctor, but a skilled internist and diagnostician. He went over my complicated medical history and identified a very rare disease, that had nothing to do with my foot issues. It turns out, it wasn't just in my head; I would have died if I hadn't gone to visit his office. When I was too weak to his clinic for my follow-up appointment, he asked me for my address and did a house visit at the end of his clinic. I can't begin to tell you how wrong his reviews are, if I had listened to them, I wouldn't be here today. I love Dr. Goldenberg and can never thank him enough!
Dr. Goldenberg is an angel. I have never met another doctor who is so committed to helping people. He is a genius and a real life Dr. House. He saved my life, right when I thought that there was no more hope. I have an extremely rare disease, which nobody could diagnose or even cared to diagnose. I am only here today because of him and I have him to thank for everything. THANK YOU DR. GOLDENBERG!!!
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