Paul E. Kovatis, MD

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I took my mother to see Dr Kovatis, who was recommended to us because of his expertise in foot surgery. She was told by another doctor that she needed surgery ASAP, and was very fearful. She was soon put at ease by Dr Kovatis' patient and caring manner. He made us feel like not just another patient, but a family member.He took the time to explain everything to her very thoroughly, and in words she could understand. He told her exactly what needed to be done, and what to expect after the surgery. She felt very comfortable and secure, as he is VERY knowledgeable and has a great reputation. Needless to say, he did perform her surgery and she is now healed and back to her old self! We cannot say enough about this fantastic doctor and his staff. They always did their best to accommodate us with appointment times, and always were polite and returned phone calls and answered questions in a caring and timely manner. She received great care and we would recommend tis doctor to everyone.

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I took my mother to see Dr Kovatis, who was recommended to us because of his expertise in foot surgery. She was told by another doctor that she needed surgery ASAP, and was very fearful. She was soon put at ease by Dr Kovatis' patient and caring manner. He made us feel like not just another patient, but a family member.He took the time to explain everything to her very thoroughly, and in words she could understand. He told her exactly what needed to be done, and what to expect after the surgery. She felt very comfortable and secure, as he is VERY knowledgeable and has a great reputation. Needless to say, he did perform her surgery and she is now healed and back to her old self! We cannot say enough about this fantastic doctor and his staff. They always did their best to accommodate us with appointment times, and always were polite and returned phone calls and answered questions in a caring and timely manner. She received great care and we would recommend tis doctor to everyone.

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Here is what I thought I would receive from Dr. Kovatis: "The patient has the right to courtesy, respect, dignity, responsiveness, and timely attention to his or her needs." Well, although Dr. Kovatis is rated as a great surgeon in some arenas, he lacks these aforementioned basics in patient care. I was definitely not treated with respect or courtesy once my surgery was performed. Whenever I asked a post-op care question, Dr. Kovatis became defensive and condescending. He was unable to calmly explain my care because he was uncomfortable being questioned. He also has limited office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays and does not work with a partner. Thus, he doesn't see you when you need to be seen; you are beholden to his schedule. If you have an unexpected problem with your recovery, his office will not fit you in and will automatically tell you to go to the ER. Lastly, I finally made the decision to choose another doctor to continue my care and asked for my patient records. While I shouldn't have been surprised, my patient notes were inaccurate and defensive, placing the blame on me for why Dr. Kovatis couldn't see me when needed and couldn't provide proper, timely care. His notes also read as paranoid, as he was worried because I took a photo of my incision after my cast was removed to share with my sister. I strongly recommend that you do NOT choose Dr. Kovatis as your physician.

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Here is what I thought I would receive from Dr. Kovatis: "The patient has the right to courtesy, respect, dignity, responsiveness, and timely attention to his or her needs." Well, although Dr. Kovatis is rated as a great surgeon in some arenas, he lacks these aforementioned basics in patient care. I was definitely not treated with respect or courtesy once my surgery was performed. Whenever I asked a post-op care question, Dr. Kovatis became defensive and condescending. He was unable to calmly explain my care because he was uncomfortable being questioned. He also has limited office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays and does not work with a partner. Thus, he doesn't see you when you need to be seen; you are beholden to his schedule. If you have an unexpected problem with your recovery, his office will not fit you in and will automatically tell you to go to the ER. Lastly, I finally made the decision to choose another doctor to continue my care and asked for my patient records. While I shouldn't have been surprised, my patient notes were inaccurate and defensive, placing the blame on me for why Dr. Kovatis couldn't see me when needed and couldn't provide proper, timely care. His notes also read as paranoid, as he was worried because I took a photo of my incision after my cast was removed to share with my sister. I strongly recommend that you do NOT choose Dr. Kovatis as your physician.

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