Ratings for Dr. Jacques L. Moritz
Forgive the epic read but I feel strongly about my experience with Dr. Moritz. I met him 14 years ago, after I’d had my son with a different OB-GYN in Manhattan. This time I was pregnant at 9 weeks with what we discovered later were twin girls. I met with Dr. Moritz and liked him right away. A week later I went in for an early ultrasound, and the technician couldn’t detect a heartbeat. I was devastated. That morning Dr. Moritz had gone into surgery, but within minutes he rushed back to the office in his scrubs to give me a huge hug. He told me how we were going to proceed, that I’d be pregnant again, and in time I’d be all right. I will never forget that. Dr. Moritz hardly knew me at that point, but he cared and took a time-out to personally help me with this loss. I was turning forty, and feeling a bit hopeless but 6 months later I was pregnant again. Despite a waiting room full of big bellies, on every one of my routine visits Dr. Moritz made me feel like I was the most important pregnant person in the world. He took time to answer questions and allay concerns. I knew he had some high profile celebrity patients, but he treated everyone with priority and presence of mind. Plus he had a great sense of humor, which helps when you’re miserably fat and your mood is tanking from all the hormones. I moved to Westchester 11 years ago, and now fast forward to me being back in the city. I had a bad PAP in January that seemed to get worse by the minute, with squirrely results and even worse bedside manner from my GYN upstate, who subsequently joined a practice in New York. The last thing you need when facing the possibility of cervical cancer is a doctor who ignores your request for results and then asks his nurse to call you 2 weeks later to schedule a more in-depth surgical procedure, without explaining why. I quickly emailed Dr. Moritz, and in spite of my decade-long absence, he responded within a few hours, very concerned and told me to come in to see him the next day. He hasn’t changed a bit – still caring, present, generous, and genuine. The office is beautiful, serene and well-run with sympathetic and helpful admin and assistants. As it turns out, I have a very rare pre-malignancy result from the latest biopsy he performed, but I’m relatively calm about it. Dr. Moritz is smart, experienced and at the fore of new clinical research. His work promotes natural childbirth and the elimination of unnecessary C-sections, doulas, and alternatives to invasive surgery. I trust him completely. . There has to be a certain leap of faith that our doctors are competent in their diagnoses and treatment, imagine otherwise a collective distrust -- everyone scrambling around for perfect treatment would paralyze the whole medical system! Having grown up in a large family of physicians (“If you’re not dying, you’re fine”) I’ve been primed for doubting a doctor’s expertise, along with exhibiting a decent amount of hypochondria (a great combo!) I’m pretty sure I could single-handedly paralyze the whole system myself. But in this day and age, knowing how much a healthy mind contributes to a healthy body, I believe that compassion and attentiveness go a long way, and are the rare qualities in a physician that are truly curative. An entire galaxy of stars. That is my humble rating for Dr. Jacques Moritz!
Moritz is incredibly lazy. Doesn't read patient charts, doesn't perform basic tests unless asked. Makes you wait over an hour every time and gives you 5 minutes- half of which is repetitious- why are you here again, for the 15th time oh yes you are pregnant. With a girl? Boy? how old are you? where do you live?- um, a one minute glance at the chart will tell you all that. When asked about the baby he refused to perform basic diagnostics. I mean, what?!?! Sorry you were actually asked to do work. He also doesn't tell you until after delivery that he doesn't perform circumcisions, then claims there's a sign in his office. So instead of communicating directly, since he doesn't actually spend real time with you during your appt, we're supposed to spend the hour long wait scrutinizing his office. At least six other patients have said he claimed the same and nurses at the hospital say they hear about this alleged poster all the time. Moritz is a joke. The only good thing about him is that if you have done your research and know what you want, he won't pressure you otherwise. He'll just cash in the insurance money.
Dr Moritz was a huge disappointment and made the already stressful event of having a baby much worse. He canceled many of my regularly scheduled appointments and left it up to me to chase down his administrative assistant to reschedule. For one of my rescheduled appointments, I had to wait over two hours causing me to miss an important meeting. I voiced my frustration to Dr. Moritz at the time and considered getting another doctor but at this point I was a few weeks away from a scheduled c-section. On the day of my c-section he called me a “nasty woman” to me and to my husband. This obviously filled me with anxiety ahead of him cutting my stomach open. Following the procedure, he also told me mother I was a “nasty woman”. His behavior is totally unprofessional and I would recommend staying far away from him
Dr. Moritz and the whole team are just amazing! I've been going to Dr. Moritz for nearly 6 years and they are all the best! I just recently (3 weeks ago) had an abdominal myomectomy and the entire process was handled extremely well by the whole team. For the last few years, Dr. Moritz helped me determine how long to wait to have the surgery and when it was time to go ahead and finally make the call. Dr. Mortiz, Delsa (Nurse) and Rosa (Assistant) were all really great throughout the whole process. The entire team is and has always been really responsive. I've never been to a doctor that provides me with their email address! I am able to email Dr. Moritz and Rosa whenever I have a question or need any information and they always get back to me in a very timely manner! It's nice to have not only the peace of mind, but also the direct access when having any issues or just in need of some information. My mother actually met Dr. Mortiz during the process of my myomectomy and she also fell in love with him. She agrees that he's got great bedside manner and is just an amazing physician! If you are in the NYC area, I would absolutely and with no doubt recommend Dr. Moritz as your OBGYN.
Dr. Moritz has been my OB for one year and I will continue to stay under his care. From the beginning, Dr. Moritz was very caring, funny, and amicable to us as he spent much time answering all the questions I had for him throughout my journey in pregnancy with my first child. During my pregnancy, Dr. Moritz was always available to answer questions and was always validating and supportive as I navigated my first experience. I have never had a doctor in NY make me feel important, cared for, and who was also highly knowledgeable in his work and I have never trusted a doctor as I trust Dr. Moritz and his staff. Dr. Moritz really was there for me, and is an exemplar doctor who can balance business and care. I am looking forward to having a second child in the next few years and continuing to be under his guidance through my journey. He and his staff are absolutely amazing and I have always felt supported. Dr. Moritz really puts his all into his work with clients, and truly a one of a kind doctor.
Dr Moritz was like a dream come true!!!!! I had been assigned overseas on a temporary work duty and having difficulty with my regular GYN dealing with my fibroids. I decided that I needed to take action on my own and started online research when I found Dr Moritz. I scheduled an appt which was over a month out, but well worth the wait. From the time he walked into the exam room I was at ease and laughing. He asked why I came to see him and listened as I gave my drawn out story. From there he gave me my options and told me to weigh each one and then let him know when I was ready. It took me 9 months to get up my nerve, but when I called he was right there and ready to pick up where I had left off. This was my first surgery and no research can prepare you for that "day". Once again he put me at ease and made me laugh away my fears. I could not have asked for a better surgeon or surgery. Four weeks later and I am doing so well and my bikini cut incision is impressive, especially considering how big my fibroids were. Thank you Dr Moritz, Rosa and staff!!!!!
Dr. Moritz is fantastic. He has a warm personality, explains things, is gentle and goes above and beyond for his patients. Unfortunately, I lost my health insurance and have to go to a clinic right now. A couple of weeks ago, I needed a procedure which was performed by the clinic. I emailed him with questions and he was kind enough to call me, even though I am not technically his patient right now. I had the procedure performed by the clinic, had complications from it and ended up needing emergency surgery that day. I emailed him again and told him about the procedure and the emergency surgery and how frightened I was. He emailed me back and told me to come in to see him free of charge- because of the lack of insurance. I won’t get into specifics, but he helped me and put my mind at ease. I have faith in him and will forever be grateful to him for seeing me. He is an extremely competent doctor who has a genuine concern for his patients.
Dr Moritz is a Rock Star OBGYN, he is very knowledgeable and his diagnosis is always perfect. During my pregancy, I had a kidney infection and his excellent methods made it easier to heal and have a helthy baby at the end. Even at time of delivery, His good mood and great insights helped a lot going through the frustrating wait of the last weeks. On the top of that he speaks French which is for the NYC Frenchies like me very important. I highly recommend Dr Moritz, He is a great professional, I felt in perfect safety during all my pregancy thanks to him.
Dr. Jacques L. Moritz's Credentials
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- University Of Miami School Of Medicine (Grad. 1988)
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