Ratings for Dr. Michael P. Battaglino
Been a patient for several years through mild to moderate IBD and really like Dr Battiglino; great bedside manner, good listener, not rushing during appt, seems knowledgeable of latest research and best options. Never had an issue with his colonoscopy procedures- easy prep and no discomfort after procedure. When I was with Another dr in a different state I had moderate discomfort for the biopsies but never with Battiglino. His nurse, Lisa, is the best. She follows up with me or my pharmacy promptly. I have not had to go for an office visit each time I wanted to try a different drug if meds were not working well for my relapse which is nice. Of course at times it's necessary to come in and they are good about balancing communications and treatment over phone and know when office visit is needed. My only feedback would be to communicate a bit more about specific type of disease, maybe a recap and share more about research that he seems to know and incorporate more holistic approach- stress mgmt, nutrition, etc. front staff are OK- not bad; not great.
Very knowledgeable, up to date on the latest medical research, and a great listener. I've been visiting gastroenterologists since I was in single digits. I'm nearly 50 now. I've had a number of good GI docs and to bad ones. Dr Battaglino is the best I've seen.
The nurse that checked me in was bipolar. She would go from super nice and conversational to tense and angry in a heart beat. The doctor didn't do anything but stare at me in the exam room, palpated my abdomen and didn't even respond when I stressed a painful area. He then proceeded to tell me it was all in my head and that I should consider some sort of mental therapy. Well I convinced him to do blood work anyway and my labs were NOT normal. I didn't even talk to him again because they call at inconvenient times and never answer the phone when you call back. I gave up. I have recently been treated elsewhere and they have found thyroid disease which causes a ton of symptoms including GI distress. So, I'm not crazy and I thought that was really unprofessional and he didn't seems to care about me or my problems. As another poster said he jumped straight to colonoscopy talk. If I'm crazy, why schedule a colonoscopy? A little extreme for someone who's making things up in their head right?
I do not have a family doctor, so I saw the nurse practitioner as a first appointment for my three-week gastro problem. She was very nice. She asked a couple of questions and scheduled a colonoscopy. I asked could it be a parasite or bacteria. She replied probably not. Afterwards I goggled on the internet for my symptoms. I ordered a z-pack (antibiotic) and the z-pack cleared my symptoms within 24 hours. I simply had a bacteria. The Nurse Practioner was very nice, however a simple test would have revealed a bacteria. However she scheduled a colonoscopy. A COLONOSCOPY !! Cathy at the front desk is all-knowing and not nice. I asked what are the charges, and she said it would be on the insurance statement. I asked again, as I'd like to know the costs. She laughed at me and would not tell me. It was that she laughed that perturbed me.
I agree with the previous review - they aren't very helpful over the phone for routine refills, they always want you to come in which costs $50 each time. Then you are expected to arrive 15 min. b/f your appt. only to wait 45min - 1 hour to be seen by the doctor for 4 min. I feel my questions go unanswered and that there is lack of real concern or thoroughness without pressing. Patients shouldn't have to come up with all the "right" questions and leave confused. I want a doctor to explain my condition and work with me to figure out the best plan together. Not be condescending and trivialize my problem. I wouldn't be there if I didn't feel my problem was bad enough in the first place! I'm looking to switch.
The care that Dr.Battaglino and his nurse Lee provided to me was the best and really made my diagnoise and care of the past two years successful. The way they treat their patients is with the utmost respect and care. Lee called a week after being put on new medicine to see how I was feeling and make sure my plan of treatment was going well. They are really concerned about their patients and I would recommend them to anyone. I was very lucky to have found this office and these two people in particular during a time when I was diagnosed with a life changing illness. I am very grateful for them and will continue to go to them for my care as long as I am in the area.
Dr. Michael P. Battaglino's Credentials
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- New York Medical College (Grad. 1994)
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