Ratings for Dr. Joseph F. Altongy
What type of care provider are you, Dr. Altongy, if you don't provide care to your repeat patients? What about that oath you took? I wanted to share our recent experience with Dr. Altongy......Our son was experiencing pain in his shoulder, turned out to be AC joint separation due to lifting weights after seeing another doctor after Dr. Altongy turned us away. We recently changed our health insurance and were waiting on our new insurance cards and a policy number. Even though we had insurance coverage for three weeks, since I didn’t have a card I even offered to self-pay for the visit. Dr. Altongy denied my injured son the visit. He would not accept my payment and he sent us away. PS: My son has previously been seen and treated by Dr. Altongy several times in the past 9-10 years. In all of the previous visits, Dr. Altongy was always paid and we had a perfect history with the doctor, until he decided to stop treating us like a long time patient. Shameful. The following day we called the office to request that Dr. Altongy give us a call to discuss this further. He didn’t bother to call back.
Dr. ALTONGY is amazing, knowledgeable and caring. Most recently I took my son in for a separated AC joint from a skateboarding injury. The way he treats the kids like human beings and explains what exactly happened is superb. My son is an AM skater and he never once suggested that he stop skating which told me a gear deal about the respect he has for others.
I can't say enough about how great Dr. Altongy has been over the years. I first met him in 2008 when my son was injured in football. Just recently my daughter was hurt in lacrosse and he saw her immediately. I know many people who have used him including relative and friends. He is thorough and has great compassion for the kids. Additionally he has a excellent reputation for diagnosis and treatment. I would recommend him highly.
Dr Altongy took care of my son 20 years ago when he needed a serious operation to build up the bone in his arm using bone from his hip. Dr Altongy made both my son and I completely at ease and gave my son the best care I could have hoped for. My son is now in his 30's and still remembers Dr Altongy and how wonderful he was to him. He always makes sure you understand exactly what's happening with your condition before you leave his office, easing any worries or confusion that you may have. Dr Altongy is the best!
I have been bringing my children to Dr Altongy for many years he is very professional and knowlegable never rushing you he always anwsers all of your questions. I would recommend him for your children. He takes ex rays rite in his office which is also a plus saves a trip to emergency room.
Dr. Altongy is a great doctor. He spends a lot of time with my kids telling them exactly what is wrong - BUT his staff is the WORST. Plan on waiting AT LEAST an hour to see the dr - regardless of day or time of your appointment. We are never going to use Dr. Altongy again! We found another Dr in the area.
Dr. Joseph F. Altongy's Credentials
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- Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103 (Grad. 1980)
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