Ratings for Dr. Susan Zito
What a great experience! From the moment she stepped into the exam room, it was obvious she had prepared for our meeting. She was familiar with my medical history and knew why I was there. She was thorough, and I did not feel as though she was rushed, even though I knew her appointment schedule was full. She made me feel like I was her only patient. She listened. I felt she was very interested in me as a person and patient. Afterwards, she and her staff followed up on everything we discussed.
I totally agree with the last 2 reviews. . I loved Dr. Zito but her staff is terrible. She gave me so many different meds for RA and nothing really helped me in the 4 yrs that I saw her. I switched to another rheumatologist and the blood test showed that I don't have RA, just osteoarthritis, which I've known about for years.
Dr Zito has a charming personality and I love her personally, but I wonder why she diagnoses so many of her patients with so many different conditions, most often auto immune diseases, all of which she says need medication, treatments, ultra sounds, infusions etc and all of it - along with much blood testing - must be done in her office only. The drugs and treatments aren't without risk. My experience is being diagnosed with a number of diseases for which I have absolutely no symptoms. I have gone for a second opinion, and all tests came out normal in the consulting facility. That makes me suspicions. I have been told that they take part in a lot of clinical trials for drugs in that office. I don't know what to think. In general, I dislike the focus on illness and drugs as opposed to wellness. The staff there is the worst I have ever encountered. I have waited for more than an hour for someone who wasn't even in the office that day, waited more than an hour and had the person I was to see tell me I was not on their list and I should come back, waited more than an hour to be called in finally by students who wanted to "practice" on me when my appointment wasn't for anything that needed that. I have had lab specimens mishandled and therefore obtained very scary - and incorrect results so it all had to be repeated. They failed to send requested labs to a hospital where I was scheduled for surgery and that caused a major problem when I was going into the operating room and the anesthesiologist realized that I had no labs in my folder. Etc. etc. etc. My complaints in writing were of no use. Due to all of the above and much more, I will never go there again. The charm of Dr. Zito can't counteract the rest of it.
I totally agree with the person below. I love Dr. Zito but the office and staff are not desired. I never get return phone call and if you need immediate attention this is not the place for you. I have been considering going to a different dr. But I love Dr. Zito so much I'm torn.
Dr Zito is one of the best doctors, very knowledgeable, kind, caring and connects with you as a patient and I have been going to her for several years. The office procedures and staff however are the worst and the wait times are impossible. God forbid if you have a reaction or problem with treatment though because you will not be able to be seen or get back in until your next appointment which is usually 3-6 months away because the office management is so opposite of Dr Zito - non caring and place procedure rules higher priority than seeing to excellent patient care. So sad and frustrated with this aspect and I do not recommend the suncoast internal medicine practice to which she belongs.
Dr. Zito is an excellent and caring physician! She really takes the time to get to know her patients, diagnose their conditions and develop a customized treatment plan that really changed my life. I am so grateful for the compassionate care that she and her staff continually give me. They always make me feel like my issues are their top priority. I would highly recommend Dr. Zito.
Dr Zito is an absolutely fantastic Rheumatologist. She will spend as much time with each patient as needed in order to ensure that there are no unanswered questions or concerns. The only problem with that is that there can be unusually long wait times. However, it is worth it because she is such an excellent Dr and will spend that same amount of time with you when it’s your turn.
Dr. Zito was the very best rheumatologist I have ever encountered. I was thrilled to be her patient and considered myself blessed to be under her care. Dr. Zito is a brilliant and caring physician. Unfortunately, she has added Peggy Cordle,ARNP-C to her staff. Patients are now required to see Peggy Cordle,ARNP-C every other appointment instead of Dr. Zito. Ms. Cordle may be competent but she is incredibly pushy and condescending. Ms. Cordle constantly tries to push all sorts of invasive treatments and injections during the visit. I find her highly offensive.
Amazing Doctor. She spends a lot of time with each paitent which occasionally make her run behind but she will do the same for you when needed. Always explains test results in detail. Listens to how you are feeling. Understands when you have concerns about medications and takes the time to listen. Highly recommend!
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