Bradley J. Smith, MD

★★★★☆

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Excellent doctors in this family practice, my children have loved them since the first time they had to go, friendly and down to earth. Great staff and friendly people.

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Excellent doctors in this family practice, my children have loved them since the first time they had to go, friendly and down to earth. Great staff and friendly people.

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We had some issues with our ex pediatrician misdiagnosing our sick newborn son. After several weeks and several trips to the hospital, we didnt know what else to do. The baby started losing weight, couldlnt keep food down and was unconsolable crying. The issues continued and the constant unrelievable crying. It broke my heart to see him in pain and not know whats wrong or how to help him, nor was i able to comfort him. I wasnt comfortable calling (our pediatrician at the time) and I didnt want to make another visit to the ER for us to be sent back home with no answers. I called a friend of the family who had similar issues with her grand baby when he was 3 weeks old. She suggested we call West Deptford Pediatrics.

I called West Deptford pediatrics. I told the front desk lady that we needed help and didnt know where to start and we werent happy with our current pediatrician. She was very sympathetic and put a triage nurse on the phone with me. We werent even a patient of theirs yet and the nurse spent over a half hour on the phone with me going over our baby's symptoms. She reassured me that I wasnt being an over paranoid "new parent" and that it seemed the baby was indeed having some problems. They didnt have any appointments availble that day but they went ahead and squeezed us in right away because they were concerned. Dr. Knestaut, even though she didnt have an open slot for us, spent over an hour in the room with us going over everything.

With their help, some hospital tests, and the help of a pediatric GI doctor we found out that he had severe Gastro Reflux and the arching of the back was because when he'd eat stomach acid up and burn his esophagus and then dispersing it into his lungs when he would breathe, So he'd become frantic and cry and he began to associate burping with severe pain. In addition he had a milk protein allergy. Thank goodness for Dr. Angela and the staff. They saved us and our newborn son.

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We had some issues with our ex pediatrician misdiagnosing our sick newborn son. After several weeks and several trips to the hospital, we didnt know what else to do. The baby started losing weight, couldlnt keep food down and was unconsolable crying. The issues continued and the constant unrelievable crying. It broke my heart to see him in pain and not know whats wrong or how to help him, nor was i able to comfort him. I wasnt comfortable calling (our pediatrician at the time) and I didnt want to make another visit to the ER for us to be sent back home with no answers. I called a friend of the family who had similar issues with her grand baby when he was 3 weeks old. She suggested we call West Deptford Pediatrics.

I called West Deptford pediatrics. I told the front desk lady that we needed help and didnt know where to start and we werent happy with our current pediatrician. She was very sympathetic and put a triage nurse on the phone with me. We werent even a patient of theirs yet and the nurse spent over a half hour on the phone with me going over our baby's symptoms. She reassured me that I wasnt being an over paranoid "new parent" and that it seemed the baby was indeed having some problems. They didnt have any appointments availble that day but they went ahead and squeezed us in right away because they were concerned. Dr. Knestaut, even though she didnt have an open slot for us, spent over an hour in the room with us going over everything.

With their help, some hospital tests, and the help of a pediatric GI doctor we found out that he had severe Gastro Reflux and the arching of the back was because when he'd eat stomach acid up and burn his esophagus and then dispersing it into his lungs when he would breathe, So he'd become frantic and cry and he began to associate burping with severe pain. In addition he had a milk protein allergy. Thank goodness for Dr. Angela and the staff. They saved us and our newborn son.

Pros: They go the extra mile when your kid is sick

Cons: none

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I have NEVER had any problems with Dr. Mishik or any of the other doctors at West Deptford Pediatrics. As a matter of fact, when my son was about a year old he had bronchiolitis and ended up in the hospital because he wasn't breathing well. The ER doctors gave him a breathing treatment and gave me a # to call for a company to get a nebulizer...they told me to call the company on Monday..meanwhile this was a Friday night! I called Dr. Mishik, he personally came to the ER, got on the phone with the medical equipment company and had someone waiting at my home with the nebulizer that night. My children are now 15, 11, and 9 and even though we moved over 1/2 an hour away from their office, we never considered changing to another pediatrician. They are all informative and take their time with each child and their parents'. When my children are sick I can call the office in the middle of the night and they return my call within 15 minutes with emergencies. They are very accommodating when it comes to bringing my children in for their annual visits, they will set enough time aside so that I can bring in 2 or 3 at once so that I do not have to come back 3 separate times. I appreciate all of their efforts to keep my children healthy.

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I have NEVER had any problems with Dr. Mishik or any of the other doctors at West Deptford Pediatrics. As a matter of fact, when my son was about a year old he had bronchiolitis and ended up in the hospital because he wasn't breathing well. The ER doctors gave him a breathing treatment and gave me a # to call for a company to get a nebulizer...they told me to call the company on Monday..meanwhile this was a Friday night! I called Dr. Mishik, he personally came to the ER, got on the phone with the medical equipment company and had someone waiting at my home with the nebulizer that night. My children are now 15, 11, and 9 and even though we moved over 1/2 an hour away from their office, we never considered changing to another pediatrician. They are all informative and take their time with each child and their parents'. When my children are sick I can call the office in the middle of the night and they return my call within 15 minutes with emergencies. They are very accommodating when it comes to bringing my children in for their annual visits, they will set enough time aside so that I can bring in 2 or 3 at once so that I do not have to come back 3 separate times. I appreciate all of their efforts to keep my children healthy.

Pros: quick appointments, caring staff and doctors

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Was happy with them until Dr. Mishik saw our son today. He picked my child up from a LAYING position by his hands. He proceeded to hold him in the air over his head (still by his hands) and then dipped him 1/2 way to the floor and then back over his heads (yes, by his hands) 5 or 6 times. I was shock!! The doctor told my husband subsequently over the phone that he was testing for TONE and BALANCE. We've not been able to find any other instance of a doctor doing this type of test. Furthermore, I was told by a Pediatric Physical therapist who works with children with Tone and Balance issues, that this is NOT any type of test that she's ever heard of nor would she ever pick a child up by their hands. I had to drag my husband back into the house when I told him. He was going to call the police and have them meet him up there.

The doctor took the "I did nothing wrong" attitude and stated he does that with most of his patients. When my husband questioned him as to why he doesn't do it with all of his patients, he then said he does. Furthermore, the doctor couldn't tell him where to find any information about the type of "test" he was performing or the name of it. We have 4 children and no pediatrician has EVER picked our children up by their hands! My husband would knock a stranger out for doing so, why would you allow your doctor to?

Furthermore, the last visit there, they diagnosed my son as having low Iron. Today the same doctor tried to order CBC's to test for Iron. Had I not spoken up, more bloodwork for nothing on a 15 month old. The same doctor that says he picks all of his patients up by their hands states that they neglected to note that he was Anemic in his chart.

If they can't get the charts right, and pick kids up by their hands in the air and dangle them around...Can you really trust them with your child? My husband is looking at filing a complaint wiht the Medical Licensing Board against them!!

I think 1 star is giving too much!

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Was happy with them until Dr. Mishik saw our son today. He picked my child up from a LAYING position by his hands. He proceeded to hold him in the air over his head (still by his hands) and then dipped him 1/2 way to the floor and then back over his heads (yes, by his hands) 5 or 6 times. I was shock!! The doctor told my husband subsequently over the phone that he was testing for TONE and BALANCE. We've not been able to find any other instance of a doctor doing this type of test. Furthermore, I was told by a Pediatric Physical therapist who works with children with Tone and Balance issues, that this is NOT any type of test that she's ever heard of nor would she ever pick a child up by their hands. I had to drag my husband back into the house when I told him. He was going to call the police and have them meet him up there.

The doctor took the "I did nothing wrong" attitude and stated he does that with most of his patients. When my husband questioned him as to why he doesn't do it with all of his patients, he then said he does. Furthermore, the doctor couldn't tell him where to find any information about the type of "test" he was performing or the name of it. We have 4 children and no pediatrician has EVER picked our children up by their hands! My husband would knock a stranger out for doing so, why would you allow your doctor to?

Furthermore, the last visit there, they diagnosed my son as having low Iron. Today the same doctor tried to order CBC's to test for Iron. Had I not spoken up, more bloodwork for nothing on a 15 month old. The same doctor that says he picks all of his patients up by their hands states that they neglected to note that he was Anemic in his chart.

If they can't get the charts right, and pick kids up by their hands in the air and dangle them around...Can you really trust them with your child? My husband is looking at filing a complaint wiht the Medical Licensing Board against them!!

I think 1 star is giving too much!

Pros: ZERO

Cons: Poor Bedside Manner, picking kids up by their hands, inabilty to put simple information into charts!

Bradley J. Smith, MD Office Locations:

1400 Peoples Plaza

Newark, DE, DE 19702

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200 Cleaver Farm Road

Middletown, DE, DE 19709

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302-836-4440

2600 Glasgow Avenue Suite 213

Newark, DE, DE 19702

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