I’ve seen a number of doctors in my lifetime, but my experience in Dr. Samuel Gelbart’s was a new low. I wish there were negative stars.
I sat for over an hour in the waiting room for my “appointment”.
When I finally got called in, I reiterated that I was there for a medical issue with my eye, not an annual exam.
The entire appointment took about 3 hours, most of which I spent waiting, only to have the doctor have no diagnosis for me except a couple fleeting whimsical guesses so extraordinary that he didn’t even have the nerve to write them as notes in my chart.
Without any *real* diagnosis, he resorted to calling the emergency medical visit a routine exam for my nearsightedness (something I’ve had since 4th grade).
Which was passed to my insurance as such, and was thus not covered.
I received a nice $360 bill. Thanks Doctor.
I won’t even get into the fact that it took a month and a half of debating the bill with the office staff before I finally caved.
Bottom line: Even if your left eye just stops focusing (like mine did) and you are scared you might lose your vision forever, you’d have better luck getting seen by a TL pigeon and it’d be a lot cheaper too.