Ratings for Dr. Lawrence S. Turtel
The other day i had the pleasure of seeing the most unprofieshional doctor i have ever come across in my entire life. To start off we waited for a whole hour before we got into the exam room for what was an emergency appointment due to terrible eye pain. Dr Turtel was very nasty from the moment we walked in asking why we were there and why it’s such an emergency. He told us that he had way more important things to be doing than helping me with my eye issues. And also the best part after be ing disrespectful and unprofessional the entire time he diagnosed me with a neurological disorder. So yah i would never ever tell anybody to go see this joke of a doctor. In my entire life i have never experienced such an unprofessional doctor who didn’t care at all about his patience. DO NOT GO AND SEE THIS DOCTOR!!!
What a nightmare. I have a daughter with a cortical visual impairment due to cp. We first visited Dr. Turtel when my daughter was an infant. He told me that she was blind, and there was nothing we could do. At that time she was not tracking, so we went to a specialized nueroopthamologist. We worked on tracking, and had a vision specialist come to the house to work with My daughter. She had wonderful improvements. Unfortunately, the specialized opthamologist did not take our insurance, and i found out that the special mirraflex glasses were available through Dr. Turtel. After my daughters third birthday, Hesitantly, we went back to visit Dr. Turtel. We waited over an hour. Finally, he walks in and with a very hopeless sounding voice says, "I remember you, this was a very sad story." I was very put back by this greeting. You never tell someone there life is a sad story. Especially when it is not over. He told me a prescription would be useless because there is nothing that could help her
Dr. Turtel is wonderful. He is nice, fun-loving, calming, and very smart. He answers all the questions you could possibly have and is very willing to learn more about the patient. He is the best and most patient doctor I ever had while growing up.
Dr. Turtel is brilliant. He is patient, humorous and extremely knowledgeable. Both of my children see him. He listens, really listens. There are not many like Dr. Turtel. And, he understands rare conditions, and will work with the parents. A+
Staff is not helpful, waiting room a mess BUT Dr. Turtel is the best--absolutely the most patient man/doctor I've ever seen. He must have told my daughter 100x--"Look at the TV...look at the screen...." Never lost his temper. Didn't push us into surgery. Great guy.
Dr Turtel is a very kind, compassionate and caring individual. He eased my fears regarding my 6 year old daughters eyesight. He did a thorough exam, and treated us both with much respect. Thumbs up to Dr. Turtel and his staff. This ofice is run extremely well, and they all proved themselves to be truly exceptional. Keep up the great caliber of medical care, you are tuly a one of a kind office!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Lawrence S. Turtel's Credentials
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- Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons (Grad. 1986)
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