St Joseph Medical Center in Reading, PA with Reviews -

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By: mer.creswell
Carim Eye & Retina Center Ltd
How does one person thank another person for saving your sight!After decades of good eye exams.....I went to my regular eye doctorfor my annual eye exam last Tuesday, not worrying about a thing. Suddenly....the next thing I knew, I was told (thankfully) to rushto Dr. Carim's office....for emergency treatment....that I had a torn retina.It was at the end of Dr. Carim's very long day....and he also found that the retinawas beginning to detach. Needless to say....the lay person knows a detached retinacan be a sight threatening situation at worst....a complicated surgery and recoveryperiod, at best. Dr. Carim took the time to do a laser procedure...on my light eyes, which I understandmade it even more difficult. I was frightened and in shock at how quickly life can change course. Suddenly everything else was minor......and the thought of losing my sight became major. I prayed. The care and success of this procedure would not only prevent further would also prevent the need for surgery.Dr. Carim was comforting.....and patient...and thorough...and excellent!When I returned for follow up appointments two days later, and then a week after that, he was pleased with the results, and I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief! I thank God and I thank Dr. Carim. I also thank my eye doctor who knew where to send me. In addition, I want to thank the staff members who were so kind and encouraging. This is a wonderful practice!
By: Dan K.
St. Joseph Medical Center
I was involved in an auto accident on I-78, so the ambulance took me and my son here. I can't fathom more incomplete care. I sat in blood and glass for nearly 90 minutes, until I finally walked over to the garbage can in my room and began dusting the glass out of my hair. I also went to the bathroom to wash the blood from my hands, which were badly scraped up, too. The staff watched. My hands were never checked, let alone bandaged. Days later, I'm still trying to get glass chunks out of my scalp (they never even looked), the blood from my hair (they were no help here either) and my stitches are still bleeding. I think the Dr. did an alright job with stitching my scalp back together, but I am not sure. They were, at least, nice people.
By: kimberlyk15
Ginsberg Gary MD
Thanks to Dr. Ginsberg I have no need for a Urologist!. I was stub-born and did not take his advice for a while; Dr. Ginsberg was always patient and kind to me no matter what. When I finally took his advice I have not been in pain or had any problems with my Kidney since. The office visits were always pleasent, fast and efficient. He has a Great bed side manner! I Positively recommond Dr. Ginsburg!!
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By: bright_eyes1959
Edward J Silverman MD
If you have a chance for Dr Silverman to become your PCP, Don't hesitate, he's very kind, he answers your questions, and really listens to you, he takes the time that is needed with his patients, he even likes to joke around which is a pleasantly nice touch. He's one of the best Doctors I've had in a long time. Bottom line he gets to the problem and gets it corrected.
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By: Kimberly H.
Dr. Jason J Bundy, MD
Top Notch Doc. Bluntly, Dr Bundy and I did not care for one another when we first met. Consequently, I chose another Pain Management doctor. A few years later my spine ruptured and I was hospitalized while my doctor was on vacation. Dr Bundy and his team came to my aid, Huge Relief. Extraordinary Effort. Bravo.
By: Shirley M.
Carim Eye & Retina Center Ltd
I have been taking my mother here for glaucoma screening and cataract surgery and care since fall of last year. Not once has she been seen at her appointed time. We have waited an hour and more. Need time management help.
By: Judith R.
Carim Eye & Retina Center Ltd
I had my first visit there. I was very impressed. Dr. Burt was very professional and Lori the lady that fitted my glasses. I was treated very well!!
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By: Erica U.
Ratner, Eric R, MD
Good bedside manner, not one for surgery before trying other options, very outgoing & tries to answer any questions you have
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