Ratings for Dr. Michael M. Krinsky
I was kept waiting for 1 hr 10 min.(with no explanation or apologies) I was afraid to reschedule because I was in pain and didn't know when my next appt.would be. He seemed annoyed and bored by my symptoms. He rapid-fired questions at me and when I didn't answer fast enough he stopped and said, "Nevermind, just take this" and wrote me a scrip. He then directed me into an exam room, left, made a personal call (I could hear him)came back, gave me a 2 min exam and sent me to the waiting rm to let myself out. It was so late his staff had already gone home. I never got a diagnosis and called my primary dr. the next day to get the name of a new neurologist. He then had the nerve to send me a bill for a 6 week follow up appt. I had apparently skipped! I NEVER made that appt and told his staff after the way I was treated I would have NEVER gone back there and I was NOT paying the charge! I had a horrible experience and would never recommend this office to even my worst enemy
I was referred to Dr. Krinsky after several incidents that the led the ER doctors to recommend seeing a neurologist. I have never had such a bad expereince as I had with this doctor. He was very condescending and arrogant. Dr. Krinsky was almost snappy with his answers. I always got the feeling the patient in the next room was more important. He'd rush through the appointment and not take the time to answer questions I had for him. He has the worst bedsie manner I have ever seen in any doctor in more than 50 years. I also had wanted to switch to Dr. Belt and the office told me that you cannot switch doctors once you start with one. I would steer clear of this doctor by any means.
This physician is extremely arrogant and made it seem that I was interferring in his day...isn't seeing and treating patients what his business is? I waited for my appointment for over and hour and 1/2, and I spent maybe 20 minutes with the doctor. Staff was unkempt and not friendly. For this amount of money, I would rather see a doctor who cares.
Dr. Krinsky worked with my insurance to treat my chronic migraine headaches and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure my treatment is covered. I have finally found relief. I feel blessed to learn of his name and referred to him by Dr. Padilla. Excellent NYC trained neurologist, brilliant and thorough.
I asked that a copy of my records be sent to a doctor so that I could get a second opinion I received a letter that kicked me out of his practice Said he would not see me again. Staff is rude I think he has psychhological problems What doctor throws you out when all you want is a second opion? do not use him hes bad news
I found this office to be an unpleasant and inefficient experience. I waited 1 hour 15 minutes past my scheduled time to see the doctor- I was the first patient after lunch! The office staff was inefficient. Upon calling for results of tests it took six phone calls and 3 messages over 3 days to get back to me which delayed seeing other professionals who could help me. Promptness with medical information is imperative in my mind, and all I needed was a 2 minute phone call to attain the medical information I needed. I will not return to this office or this doctor.
You want to be very careful with this doctor. He can be knowledgeable, and its not that he is unkind. In fact, although it is true that he is always very late with his appointments (ie: 2 hours+), he went out of his way to see me when I was quite ill. But he has very rigid ideas about diseases/symptoms and his ability to recognize and treat them properly. If you don't exhibit classic symptoms then you will not be diagnosed correctly. He missed a serious medical condition that I had which other neurologists later correctly identified, and his treatment plan was actually quite dangerous given what my medical condition turned out to be. When he couldn't fully explain my symptoms, it was assumed I had had a stress attack. Unlike others I found his office staff to be very nice (perhaps there has been a change in personnel?). They even called to tell me he was running late so I wouldn't have to sit in the office too long. But I would not reurn to him under any circumstances.
I'm suprised at the other reviews. He is late, no doubt, but was extremely knowledgeable. He took the time to explain and answer all my questions re: my diagnosis and was very knowlegeable in my problem. I've seen him for almost 2yrs now and in my opinion - he's worth the wait. He's been very good to me - returns my phone calls, etc. and his staff though not overly friendly - I certainly wouldn't consider rude
Dr. Michael M. Krinsky's Credentials
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- Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons (Grad. 1974)
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