I have been seeing Dr. Tamilia for about 5 years now and I find it difficult to imagine him being arrogant as some have indicated below, that is just not in his nature. Besides being an expert in his field, he is one of the few doctors who takes his time with and respects his patients.
He took two needle biopsies after two had already been done at another hospital before making a decision to remove half of the thyroid. Normally he prefers to remove it totally but chose to use the least intrusive approach. The growth on the thyroid turned out to be benign and I am happy to have the left side of my thyroid. It appears that no synthroid will be needed. The Doc has a super bedside manner and was very willing to collaborate on the process with my surgeon at a different hospital. He is the best!!
If you’re seeking a top notch endocrinologist, Dr. Tamilia (JGH) is your man. When I saw him about my wildly unstable thyroid (Grave’s Disease), he took his time in outlining my treatment options (these were, staying with medications constantly having to be adjusted, undergoing thyroid elimination via radio-active iodine, or by surgery). He then explained the advantages and disadvantages of each, resulting in my then opting for surgery, whereupon he named the surgeons at the JGH who did this procedure; at which, I chose Dr. Richard Payne who, years earlier, had operated on my wife’s thyroid, with great success. But then following my surgery, Dr. Tamilia kept me informed about the results of subsequent blood tests that I needed to take (to keep track of my TH levels). Accordingly, he kept me advised, regarding the strength of the Synthroid doses I should take. In sum, what I have particularly valued in my dealings with Dr. Tamilia has been his conscientiousness and patience in clearly articulating my treatment options, and thereafter, respecting my choices - and his follow-ups. A true professional!
Dr. Tamilia is a great,caring and very knowledgeable. I had thyroid cancer and he was there every step of the way. Answered all my questions and fears. It is 6 yrs later and I am still seeing him. Only downfall is that it is hard to reach his secretary but then again it has nothing to do with him being a great doctor. Thanks for your wonderful care.
I had a very bad experience with this doctor. I’m waiting, and I hope one day I will have answers to some simple questions that I have in my mind every single day. He and his stuff were very busy and superficial with me. So, I had wrong cure, wrong surgery and so one. I was very ill when I went to consult him. Now I am 2 or 3 times more. Consequences on my health and my life are significant and I have to deal with them for all my life. I was 29 years old. I sued him.
Horrible experience with this doctor. Long story short, he started me on synthroid I had an overdose reaction to it, and ended up in the emergency room. When I called to tell him he arrogantly told me to get off the meds or stay on it was up to me. What kind of answer is that???I was in a panicked state and I had to make up my own mind. Not a good doctor in my opinion.
me too i had 1 month prescription and it was insulin!!!! so i called and the nurse told me that it wasnt safe so she asked him another prescription and he did!!!!! this happended in 2002 -2003 and it wwas the last time that i saw him. Now my g.p. renew my insulin once a year. By the way 1 month insulin is not accepted by pharmacists as its too dangerous considering that you cant see specialists every month!!!!!
this guy was great in the hospital when i had my thyroid out, ever since he has been horrible. his resident haphhazardly told me before he did that my tumor was malignant. he put me on a way too low dosage of synthroid post surgery, which was confirmed by my surgeon. i told dr tamilia a few months after the surgery that i had gained ten pounds and was feeling sluggish and he told me just not to eat. a few months later i see my surgeon and he couldn't believe i wasn't on a higher dosage, was amazed i could even function and immediately upped by dosage by 25%. tamilia's secretary at the JGH is horrible. and if you call two months ahead to cancel/reschedule an appt, she will then sigh and reschedule it for 8 months later and tell you its your fault. he only gave me a month by month prescription first, so i had to fax this secretary two times each month and call and hound to get him to call in a refill.find someone else,i am! i have a high tolerance for drs but he used it all up.
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A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "I have been seeing Dr. Tamilia for about 5 years now and I find it difficult to imagine him being arrogant as some have indicated below, that is just not in his..."August 31, 2015
A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "He took two needle biopsies after two had already been done at another hospital before making a decision to remove half of the thyroid. Normally he prefers to r..."November 7, 2014
A new 4-star rating has been posted. "If you’re seeking a top notch endocrinologist, Dr. Tamilia (JGH) is your man. When I saw him about my wildly unstable thyroid (Grave’s Disease), he took his ti..."September 23, 2014
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