Steven Fochios, M.D.

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Dr. Fochios was recommended to me by my assistant. He is an incredibly good doctor with a terrific and friendly manner. I enjoyed the visit from someone I now consider doctor and friend! It was an amazing medical experience. I love the office, everyone was friendly and even the other doctors greeted you warmly as they passed by.

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Dr. Fochios was recommended to me by my assistant. He is an incredibly good doctor with a terrific and friendly manner. I enjoyed the visit from someone I now consider doctor and friend! It was an amazing medical experience. I love the office, everyone was friendly and even the other doctors greeted you warmly as they passed by.

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Going to this doctor for more than 10 years, several procedures without incident and have referred to many others.

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Going to this doctor for more than 10 years, several procedures without incident and have referred to many others.

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Big negative. This has been the WORST medical experience I??ve had. Here is the story. Dr. Fochios was recommended to me by a specialist I??ve seen for a long time and whom I trust. In my initial appointment I found him to be very polite, personable and made my 2nd appointment for a gastroscopy and left feeling very good about him. The day of the gastroscopy I was greeted by the anesthesiologist and taken into the procedure room. The minute I entered the room my brain signaled to me that I should walk out. It looked like a lab from the early 80s, it was untidy, stuff scattered around everywhere, no monitoring equipment, the procedure table squished up between the wall and the narrow table/shelf on its other side. I should know because I??m also an MD and I??ve been in many of these places. Nevertheless, I told myself I should stay since Dr. Fochios was so wonderfully pleasant and I was already here, and he had been recommended to me. I insisted not to be anesthetized before he arrived. Dr. Fochios arrived; he was wearing a glove on one hand. He picked up the gastroscope (apparatus to be put into my stomach) holding one end with his naked hand and the other end with his ??gloved? hand. The glove was obviously not sterile. I asked him whether the gastroscope was sterile and he answered ??No, it??s clean?. I asked again whether it was sterile or disinfected and again he answered ??it??s clean?. I rationalized that it should be OK (the mouth is "dirty") and let the procedure carry ahead. After I woke up from the anesthesia I was asked to walk out of the room, taken to another room (recovery) and asked to lie on an exam bed. This bed was so incredibly hard and had an odd 45 degree angle. Despite being highly drowsy from the anesthesia it was hurting my back badly. I started calling out for the nurse. I called ??Nurse? repeatedly over perhaps 15 minutes. No one attended to me. I climbed down and lay on the floor (yes, the bed was that uncomfortable). After a while I heard the voice of the (nurse?) in the corridor outside say ??She??s been calling out nurse, nurse, nurse?. Several more minutes passed and Dr. Fochios came into the room. He asked why I??m on the floor, I told him. He picked me up by the arm and sat me in an office chair that was by a desk in the same room. (I??ve just came out of anesthesia, I can barely hold my head up, I??m supposed to sit in a chair?) I asked him whether he could please get me pillow or something, ??anything? that I could at least put on the desk to put my head on. He left the room and came back and said there nothing he can give me. I tried sitting but was feeling so knocked out by the anesthesia that I eventually just went back and lied down on the floor. Eeew ?? dirty, yes. Eventually I got up, probably still too early but I didn??t want to keep lying on the dirty cold floor too long and the hard as wood 45 degree tilted exam table was no option either, and I clambered up the stairs, knocking around half dizzy, to the waiting area where my friend was waiting for me. As the anesthesia wore off, a sense of what had transpired dawned on me. Not only had I been subjected to a less than good (for lack of better wording) procedure, the aftercare was non-existent. I felt violated and very upset. I asked to see Dr. Fochios. After a wait he met me. He told me my feelings of upset ??happens to people who have come out of anesthesia?. He was his usual extremely pleasant and polite self. He made small talk and asked me the exact personal question he??d asked me less than a week before in our first appointment. It was so formulaic and asked in exactly the same way. That??s when I realized all of that pleasantness was just a faade and he was trying to simply make me ??feel? good rather than doing the technically right thing... He doesn??t really care; he just talks and acts like he cares. His office is in the most upscale area of Manhattan and he has artwork and a Nogucki table in his waiting room. Sadly a lay-person would not notice that his procedure room looks like a lab from the 80s, or that the gastroscope was not disinfected or sterile. And nursing staff who ignore the repeated calls of a post-anesthesia patient? As I said I??m an MD, have been in and out of hospitals. This is the worst medical experience I have ever had.

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Big negative. This has been the WORST medical experience I??ve had. Here is the story. Dr. Fochios was recommended to me by a specialist I??ve seen for a long time and whom I trust. In my initial appointment I found him to be very polite, personable and made my 2nd appointment for a gastroscopy and left feeling very good about him. The day of the gastroscopy I was greeted by the anesthesiologist and taken into the procedure room. The minute I entered the room my brain signaled to me that I should walk out. It looked like a lab from the early 80s, it was untidy, stuff scattered around everywhere, no monitoring equipment, the procedure table squished up between the wall and the narrow table/shelf on its other side. I should know because I??m also an MD and I??ve been in many of these places. Nevertheless, I told myself I should stay since Dr. Fochios was so wonderfully pleasant and I was already here, and he had been recommended to me. I insisted not to be anesthetized before he arrived. Dr. Fochios arrived; he was wearing a glove on one hand. He picked up the gastroscope (apparatus to be put into my stomach) holding one end with his naked hand and the other end with his ??gloved? hand. The glove was obviously not sterile. I asked him whether the gastroscope was sterile and he answered ??No, it??s clean?. I asked again whether it was sterile or disinfected and again he answered ??it??s clean?. I rationalized that it should be OK (the mouth is "dirty") and let the procedure carry ahead. After I woke up from the anesthesia I was asked to walk out of the room, taken to another room (recovery) and asked to lie on an exam bed. This bed was so incredibly hard and had an odd 45 degree angle. Despite being highly drowsy from the anesthesia it was hurting my back badly. I started calling out for the nurse. I called ??Nurse? repeatedly over perhaps 15 minutes. No one attended to me. I climbed down and lay on the floor (yes, the bed was that uncomfortable). After a while I heard the voice of the (nurse?) in the corridor outside say ??She??s been calling out nurse, nurse, nurse?. Several more minutes passed and Dr. Fochios came into the room. He asked why I??m on the floor, I told him. He picked me up by the arm and sat me in an office chair that was by a desk in the same room. (I??ve just came out of anesthesia, I can barely hold my head up, I??m supposed to sit in a chair?) I asked him whether he could please get me pillow or something, ??anything? that I could at least put on the desk to put my head on. He left the room and came back and said there nothing he can give me. I tried sitting but was feeling so knocked out by the anesthesia that I eventually just went back and lied down on the floor. Eeew ?? dirty, yes. Eventually I got up, probably still too early but I didn??t want to keep lying on the dirty cold floor too long and the hard as wood 45 degree tilted exam table was no option either, and I clambered up the stairs, knocking around half dizzy, to the waiting area where my friend was waiting for me. As the anesthesia wore off, a sense of what had transpired dawned on me. Not only had I been subjected to a less than good (for lack of better wording) procedure, the aftercare was non-existent. I felt violated and very upset. I asked to see Dr. Fochios. After a wait he met me. He told me my feelings of upset ??happens to people who have come out of anesthesia?. He was his usual extremely pleasant and polite self. He made small talk and asked me the exact personal question he??d asked me less than a week before in our first appointment. It was so formulaic and asked in exactly the same way. That??s when I realized all of that pleasantness was just a faade and he was trying to simply make me ??feel? good rather than doing the technically right thing... He doesn??t really care; he just talks and acts like he cares. His office is in the most upscale area of Manhattan and he has artwork and a Nogucki table in his waiting room. Sadly a lay-person would not notice that his procedure room looks like a lab from the 80s, or that the gastroscope was not disinfected or sterile. And nursing staff who ignore the repeated calls of a post-anesthesia patient? As I said I??m an MD, have been in and out of hospitals. This is the worst medical experience I have ever had.

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Dr. Fochios has been my doctor for 6 years and I would never go to anyone else. He listens to my ailments and never dismisses my concerns. Dr. Fochios' motto is to be safe than sorry. Furthermore, he is so pleasant and warm. I highly recommend this doctor.

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Dr. Fochios has been my doctor for 6 years and I would never go to anyone else. He listens to my ailments and never dismisses my concerns. Dr. Fochios' motto is to be safe than sorry. Furthermore, he is so pleasant and warm. I highly recommend this doctor.

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Dr. Fochios has been my internist for several years. He is thorough and amiable. His staff is courteous and efficient. ONe of the best parts of this visit is you dont have to wait for an hour before being seen and a complete physical is done in an hour.

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Dr. Fochios has been my internist for several years. He is thorough and amiable. His staff is courteous and efficient. ONe of the best parts of this visit is you dont have to wait for an hour before being seen and a complete physical is done in an hour.

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