Ratings for Dr. Paul A. Kostamo
I had an absolutely terrible experience with Dr. (And I use that term loosely) Paul Kostamo. He called me a "Jittery little f***" among other horrible names and when I asked for a copy of the medical report, he completely misrepresented not only what I said but also did not include any of the incredibly disgusting and terrible language that he used during and shortly after my "visit". I don't know about the other GMS doctors, but after a short search for Paul Kostamo, I realized that I was not the only one treated poorly and felt threatened by this terrible, disgusting man. I recommend anyone who is looking to see Paul Kostamo to do a Google search and decide if this is the type of man you want to be in charge of your health and wellbeing.
OMG I was referred to this doctor for care by my pain management doctor. In all of my life I have never received such poor care. You have a test done and it takes days to get results. The staff is rude and it appears no one care about the patient. All I can tell you is stay away from the doctor and office. I will be researching for a new doctor ASAP! Would be better to go to urgent care than here.
Was my doctor for many, many years. He has gone way down hill over the last several years. Wait time has always been horrible, usually over an hour, have even waited 2 hours before. Have not been properly diagnosed on more than 1 occasion and not referred to anyone else for help, then found out something was really wrong and he had no clue. Has no hospital affiliation anymore. When he did have a hospital affiliation he did not show up to the hospital at all within a 24 hour period after being admitted. Once was a really good doctor, now is a pitiful excuse for a doctor. I would never recommend him to anyone.
Worst personal service ever! The front desk girls sit behind a glass window and do not bother to open it to approach you until it suits them. I've waited over 30 mins with them ignoring me on the other side of the window. The nurse practioner is actually very good but otherwise i do not recommend this practice.
I think dr.k is the best dr. He sent me to a specialist to find out what was wrong with me and they dx me all wrong put me on the wrong medicine Dr. K saved me and dx me with manierrs disease and put me on the right medicine since then I have been good to go no more passing out in the stores. I think his assistant manager is awesome always smiling and sweet. His ma on the other hand is rough around the edges but once you get to know her she gets better.
Dr.Kostamo and his staff are the best people you will ever find. On my visits to the office not only did i find he was a brillant Doctor on dx any of the illnesses i've had i have never had any problems with the medicine he has rx'd me.I also found him to be a very good listener to my problems.He is a very well educated Doctor and tells you straight up about your health. I would recommend him to every one who needs such a caring Doctor. Everyone i have meet who needs to see a great Doctor i have recommened him to them.The wait is worth the weight in gold...
Been a patient of Dr. K 20 yrs. Most of that time, no problems. However, 5 yrs ago, he almost cost me my life. Had a bad fall onto my tailbone, he did nothing but prescribe pain meds for 9 months. Turned out I had cancer, which he completely missed - I had to ASK for an MRI after being in so much pain for so long I couldn't even sleep at night. People at my work sent me in an ambulance to the hospital, where I lay screaming on the floor b/c I couldn't get comfortable in bed. Dr. K finally sent me for biopsy after that episode. Now I've had a bad cough for 3 months and all he's done is prescribe... cough medicine. I think he's slipping. Badly.
Dr. Paul A. Kostamo's Credentials
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- University Of South Florida College Of Medicine (Grad. 1987)
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