Ratings for Dr. Joseph F. Savona
The best pediatrician I could have hoped for. I interviewed several and I'm so glad I chose them. BOTH doctors in the office are amazing and the nurses are so sweet and gentle with my son. I read one mother talk about how rough and impatient Dr. Savona is and I couldn't disagree more... he's so patient, answers all of our questions, he's very gentle, my son loves him and overall an outstanding physician. We're moving 3 1/2 hours away and going to continue driving in for office visits because we like the entire office that much.
I was impressed with Dr. Savona from the very beginning. I was in the hospital 4 days and I awoke to Savona every morning for my sons daily checkup. At his first office visit, he told me to call when i was in the parking lot before coming up to his office to make sure that i would not sit with my newborn in the waiting area with any other sick kids. I called and they told me to come up and took me right away straight to the room. That showed me that he cared about my sons health. He is very thorough and always asks if you have any questions. He is very polite and handles my son very well.
I think Dr. Savona is a wonderful pediatrician. He is very thurough and knowledgeable. He always answers your questions and is very straight forward. He diagnosed my sons heart condition and got us in to see a specialist without hesitation, which made all the difference for us. It is obvious he loves what he does and that he really cares about your child. His nurses are wonderful too.
Dr. Savona has been our four children's primary care physician for 6 years now. His name is always recognized, in conversation with other physicians, and he is always highly regarded by professionals in the medical field. My youngest daughter was born with a skull condition and the neurologist that treated her raved about Dr. Savona and his attentiveness in quickly detect her condition. We love him!
I have three boys and we have been seeing Savona for 11 years. There was a period of time in the last year where the service was not as good as it used to be, but I was in there the other day and things were great. Their long time nurse Eilene passed away in March from cancer so the office has gone through some transitions. Overall our family has been more than happy with the care. One thing though, Dr Savona is not the type of Dr to just give you an anti-biotic just to get you out the door. We have always followed his advise and my kids are never sick. One sick visit in the last 2 yrs between the 3 of them.
I disagree with the comments about Dr. Savona's bedside manner. In fact, I've been very impressed with his patience for my three-year-old while he cares for the baby. However, my overall impression has not been positive because no one ever offers any advice: When I asked about car seat safety, I was told to check w/the local police department b/c "they do not keep up with the laws." (They don't keep up with the laws?!?!) This morning, when I called to ask a question about my oldest son, I was told "that's a mother's decision." I must have been spoiled by our former pediatrician's office - they provided information at each well visit on child safety and they ALWAYS offered their opinion about whether to have my children seen or whether I should continue to observe them before taking them in.
Dr. Joseph F. Savona's Credentials
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- Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210 (Grad. 1973)
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