I’ve been holding back to write this, but it’s probably good to inform people. I used to really love Dr. Jay Gladstein’s office, but they’ve had many changes and have been merging with other companies and/or expanding.
Doctors and staff are always changing as well. It’s an interesting revolving door. Anyway…not the point of my review.
After I was charged a “consultation fee” for simply answering normal/routine questions asked by Dr. Gladstein about my personal life, I decided this isn’t about helping people or having conversation to provide good customer service, but finding sneaky ways to benefit financially or otherwise.
I’m usually an easy patient. I do my annual blood tests, chit chat, and I want to get out and on with my life.
Be careful with how you answer his questions during a “consult” – he will sneak in that consultation fee or even notify your other medical services (like my self-employed disability insurance) about any minor thing and affect your coverage.
When I found out what he reported to them, I was extremely disappointed.
I had NO idea that talking about my day or work routine as a small business entrepreneur with the doctor could backfire in such a way.
I asked a few doctor friends about this “consultation fee,” they all disagreed with it.
One even called it unethical. My health insurance company also agreed that it was a weird charge, and disputed the charge on my behalf.
Through my new doctor, I’m learning disappointing things that have been wrong or off with my recent visits with Dr. Gladstein.
Glad it’s over, but now I have other issues to deal with based on his communications with other 3rd parties about my health that actually were just situational and not worth noting, in my opinion.
Thankfully my new doctor is writing a letter to help me.