Dr. Steinberg is the worst dr. I have ever met. He is dismissive and thinks he knows all about you, before even talking to you. DO NOT USE THIS DR.!!!
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I had been seeing Dr Steinberg for a few years.Thought I had made a right choice for awhile.As time has gone on,his ego is enormous,his demeaner inpatient&loud,patient friendliness has rotted away.Now that I've found a new gastro dr,steinberg is withholding my files from my new dr and myself. do NOT reccomend!!!!
Posted: 4/17/2011 • Last edited: 6/04/2011 • Link to this review
Dr. Steinberg performed a standard procedure on me that went very wrong. I required immediate major surgery and more afterwards. Instead of apologizing to me he reacted just the opposite and created a very difficult healing environment. Physically, I will never be the same. He continued to charge me to fix his error (until I was strong enough to find another physician) and I also paid for all of the surgeries required to fix the issues (which continue till today). As with anything ... Buyer Beware.. patient beware
Posted: 12/25/2010 • Last edited: 4/17/2011 • Link to this review
My chiropractor recommended this gastro doctor to me. He was the first one of many specialists to finally diagnosis his wife with Chron's disease and gastritis. I had seen another gastro doctor prior to this one and thought I was happy with him. My chiro couldn't believe that I wasn't given an endoscope or colonoscopy based upon my symptoms. He told me that an upper GI with small bowel series and gallbladder ultrasound were not sufficient tests for my situation. When I saw Dr. Steinberg, he was in agreement. Thankfully, I listened to both my chiro and this new dr. My results revealed 4 issues, whereas I left with a clean slate from my other gastro appointment. Dr. Steinberg is very smart, patient, and kind. I have no idea why these other patients have such horrible things to say about him. He was actually the one that called me the very next day after my procedure to give me the results. I am very picky about my caregivers and have been nothing but impressed with him. Dr. Steinberg's staff initially put me off but I have grown very fond of them over time.
Posted: 10/31/2010 • Link to this review
This is the worse "piece" of doctor I have ever had. What is wrong with St. Joseph's hospital that they would stake their reputation on such a loser doctor. I wasted my money which I have often thought I should not have paid.
Posted: 5/30/2010 • Last edited: 12/25/2010 • Link to this review
Run from this Man! I am appaled at how Dr. Steinberg treats his patients. He joked and made fun of my concerns. He announced my EGD results infront of other patients in the recovery room, and would not answer any of my questions. It was like I was bothering him, like he had better things to do. He left a message on my voice mail telling me I had abnormal test results, and needed blood work. When I called back to ask about this blood work he said, "What's wrong with you?" "I just said you needed blood work." "It's nothing to freak out about." Awful Awful bedside manner.
Posted: 4/06/2010 • Last edited: 4/05/2011 • Link to this review
I understand the negative reviews. These people want a doc who is sensitive to their mental state. Classic example of his bedside manner: "What are you doing Monday? You're having a colonoscopy!" If you can't handle candor mixed with a little corny humor, then you won't like Dr. Steinberg. Personally, if you give me expertise (which he has), I will forgive bad jokes all day long. I went in fearing colon cancer, but he found my ulcerative colitis and hiatal hernia. He's smart and a quick diagnostician.
Posted: 2/09/2010 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
I have read the posted reviews with considerable interest. My experience with Dr. Steinberg was late last summer and I am still amazed that a man who seems to be willing to work hard to find the answers to difficult medical questions can also possess such a poor bedside manner. My husband and I were both amazed that he could stand in the middle of a recovery room and shout out the results to four or five of his patients at one time. What ever happened to discretion and privacy? Even though circumstances revealed what my ongoing treatment should be, he chuckled and said he still needed me to make another appointment "so I couldn't get into more trouble" whatever that means. I figured it meant he wanted another office fee and didn't go back.
Posted: 1/27/2010 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Had a colinoscopy early Dec. 2009. While in the recovery area right after the procedure he told be he removed a large polyp. He called 2 days later and was starting to leave message on answering machine with the results - when I heard his voice I quickly grabbed phone - and he hung up and did not talk with me (did not exhange one word!) I called his office back 3 times over the next 2 weeks asking for him to call me back. He never did (the office told me to set up another appt. I don't feel like forking over another $100 for a 3 minute conversation). I finally called his office and told the gal to send all my records to my primary care doctor; that due to his lack of common courtesy and lack of professional etiquette I was firing him. The gal in the office offered no apology nor explanation.
Posted: 12/18/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Steinberg is an awful doctor and does not care about his patients. All he does is give drugs to mask your problems. He recommended the next step would be to have a CT scan and then couldn't believe I wanted to pay to have one. Just take more Nexium he said. The CT Scan did uncover my problem. I am now seeing a new Gastro Doctor. Run from this man!!!
Posted: 12/17/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Wow - this is one doctor who is full of himself. He is incredibly rude to patients. He's just downright disrespectful. If he doesn't treat patients with respect to their faces it's frightening to think what he might do in other circumstances. With so many gastroenterologists in town - no need to waste your time on this one.
Posted: 12/05/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
I guess it's a matter of opinion on personality from what I see here. I'm young with GI problems older people tend to have. I appreciate a friendly doctor that helps me laugh. He does a good job and doesn't push prescriptions on you that you just don't need. Honest guy and I am glad he's my doctor!
Posted: 9/04/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Dreadful support staff, they made a number of mistakes and they were totally disinterested in helping to resolve the problems they caused. No sense of service. Eric was adequate but no where near the level of competency I've seen in my previous physicians.
Posted: 8/14/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review