Ratings for Dr. Joel Metelits
After 20+ years as a a patient of Dr. Metelits, he hits the diagnosis on target, every, single, time. I have leaped through every insurance loop there is to keep him as my PCP. Sure, I could go to a Dr, that walks in promptly at the appointment time, and then I could watch him not listen and get up in 5 minutes to never return sending a nurse in to finish my appointment. NOT SO with Dr. Metelits. He spends the required time to make an accurate diagnoses and he LISTENS and is very empathetic. I just hope he never retires!!! I can never repay him him for takig good care of us for all these years.
He may be a great doctor but his punctuality "STINKS". Other reviews state you have to wait 2 hours or more but they give him a 5 in punctuality? In all my 7+ years as a patient I have never gotten out of his office in less than 2 hours. Twice I had 3:00 pm appointments and closed the office with him well after 6:30 pm. He himself will tell you he will spend well over an hour with 1 patient causing other patients to sit in the waiting room for hours.. And now he does not see patients on an urgent care basis, only for annuals or a follow up from a hospital. So if you have an appointment already scheduled plan on spending a minimum of 2 hours waiting cause if you have the flu or stomach cramps, etc, he will not see you. He'll send you to one of the nurse practitioners of PA's.
I actually left another doctor in the same complex to go to Dr. Metelits. He gave me more information on my asthma that all the doctors I have ever had. He has stayed after hours to make sure I am going to do better. I like that he is more about preventative health and not just giving pills after I am sick.
Dr. Metelits is the true definition of a "Doctor". Yes, you will have to wait past your appt time but know that he will take as much time as necessary to help you with your medical problems. I have had Dr. Metelits call me on the weekend to follow up on test results or to have him call me with medical recommendations. I have had greater luck with improving my medical health under Dr. Metelits care than I have had with any other physician during my 52 yrs. I find I have been spoiled by his above excellent care which makes dealing with other doctors very difficult.
This Dr. is absolutely wonderful. He is up on the latest treatments available. He has so much medical knowledge and takes time to explain what is going on in your illness and what you need to do to treat it. If one treatment doesn't work, he will work until he finds one that will. I would never change doctors. I've been going to him for a number of years and he is the very best.
He performs above and beyond his call of duty. There is no other like him. He is not only my dr he is also my friend. I live 30 miles from his office and would never think to change just because of distance. He may take 2 hrs, but he is so thorough it's unbelievable. Who cares about the time when you are getting EXCELLENT health care by a very caring doctor. I really have no words to describe him. To me, he is next to God and these are pretty stong words/feelings. I've been his patient for 25 yrs.
Dr. Joel Metelits's Credentials
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- George Washington University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1977)
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