This doctor is a neurologist, not a general practitioner. I went to see him once. My mother was treated by him for a long time after a debilitating head trauma.
I didn't like his bedside manner with her. He would talk about her in front of her without thinking she could understand what he was saying. He once called her a vegetable right in the room and she certainly was not, at that point, a vegetable.
A few years after all that, I was referred to him. I didn't want to go but my insurance was being picky and I had to.
His waiting room is medium sized and busy and his treatment rooms are ultra simple.
He has a very, very thick accent and I could not even answer his questions. It's nearly impossible to understand what he is saying.
His exam consisted of me touching my nose, my toes, walking on my tip toes and heels and a few other things.
I had been having severe dizzy spells and he didn't do any further testing.
He said my balance was slightly off and that was probably causing me to feel dizzy.
I felt like I wasted my time with this doctor and wanted very much to see Dr. Shukri, another area neurologist who was not covered by my insurance. I eventually self paid to see him and girt a handle on what I should do next.
I didn't go back back to Dr. Marasigan and won't.
I don't like how he treated my mother nor was at all impressed with how he treated me.
There are better out there and, if you have a choice, try to go elsewhere.
Dr. Shukri is a very good neurologist. I went to him first for a test to see if I had carpel tunnel syndrome. He was warm and friendly. However, he does have a very thick accent which makes understanding him difficult at times.
I then saw him for a neck injury and he was really thorough and made sure I was tested completely for anything and everything. I ended up discovering I had two bulging discs and a herniated one in my neck and went the physical therapy route even though surgery was an option.
The doctor took plenty of time with me to explain everything, give me options and suggestions, and make sure I was comfortable with my decisions.
He doesn't push pain meds on you if you don't want them (I didn't but did take plenty of extra strength Ibuprofen for weeks).
If you don't mind heavy accents and can understand people with them, this is a good neurologist to see. I have seen others and I like Dr. Shukri the best.
Another rather unique thing about him is he takes into account your total well being, even emotional well being, and talks to you about your stress level and things which I found to be quite refreshing. His approach to neurology is a whole body approach and not just concentrating on one area.
I like him and will return of I need to see a neurologist again.
My husband and son both have little moles that need to be checked frequently for changes. My husband has had several removed. While this office is fine of that, I went to them with a severe rash on my face (probably an allergic reaction to something). I felt like I was being talked own to or that i was vain but my family doctor insisted I see these people.
I was given prednisone and sent on my way. I never was given any explanation as to what the huge blistering red welts were all over my face and what I could do to stop a reoccurrence.
I just felt rushed and not too pleased with the whole practice.
Waiting room is medium sized and busy. Waits can be long. Dr. Levin doesn't have much of a personality. He's all business, very little talk.
I am sure he is quite qualified in the field, I just didn't mesh well with him and have since gone to Watertown to a dermatologist whom I do like very much. It's worth the drive.
This office is OK. They have dealt with my husband and son and both have had no problem.
I prefer a bit more communication about my skin when going to a dermatologist.
This ambulance service is competent but the people are not very compassionate.
I called them a couple times for my elderly father who had fallen or was ill. They were fairly harsh with him and, because he is deaf, seemed to think he had a mental illness. They should know better.
They had him waiting in the cold in the back of the ambulance while they wrote up paperwork with the doors open. I had to ask for blankets and to please shut the doors. Duh. It was mid winter in CNY.
However, they do get you to the hospital quickly and they administer care while enroute if necessary.
They charge crazy high prices but what can you do? Unless you can get a volunteer ambulance corp. like the wonderful NAVAC to come, you have to pay what Eastern charges.
I don't doubt these people are qualified, I just don't like their 'bedside manner' so to speak.
Even when my mother had a very serious illness requiring immediate and critical care, they were short and didn't listen to what we had to say about what happened. Instead they tried to ask her while she was clearly in NO condition to talk or do anything at that time. That was time wasted that may have been used to get her emergently to the ER.
Bad experiences for us but they may be fine for others.
As they are a full pay ambulance corp., I expected they would be better at communicating and less harsh and rough with patients.
I will take NAVAC (in North Syracuse) any day over Eastern.
They are Satisfactory but don't go above and beyond the call of duty.
I had severe knee pain for a year before I finally broke down and went to this office. The doctor I saw was excellent. After x-rays and other tests, he said I needed surgery, I said NO WAY.
More on that later.
The office is always busy. The wait is almost always long. But the doctors are really the best in the area. You do NOT have to have a sports injury to go here. I don't even know why they call themselves that. Any sort of ligament or muscular injury can be taken care of there.
The pain was bad and eventually I couldn't stand it so I agreed (hesitantly) to scoping knee surgery. I didn't want general anesthesia but ended up having anyway (protesting all the way). The doctor later informed me that my knee was in much worse shape than expected but he had fixed it and I should be fine after some physical therapy.
And I am. My knee rarely hurts now and I can do just about anything I want without pain.
I don't need to go back there unless I have a problem but would gladly return even with the long wait to see the doctors.
I feel these are some of the best on our area and, if you have any sort of muscular, joint, whatever injury, have these guys check it out. My knee would have had to have been replaced had I not had surgery when I did. I am so glad the doctor made me see how important it was to get the surgery sooner rather than later.
Definitely a cut above the rest. (Bit bring a book with you to keep you occupied while you wait and wait in the aptly named waiting room.)
Wickedly overpriced because they know parents want portraits of their kids throughout their school years. They take a fast shot or two and that's that. If your child looks bad, oh well.
Not very inventive with backgrounds and props, they generally take very simple photos.
I have never dealt with them for any sort of video services so I can't comment on that aspect of their business but they certainly charge an exorbitant amount for pics that aren't nearly as good as ones you could get at Sears or even Wal-Mart's Portrait Studios.
If you don't like their photos, don't buy them. They aren't worth it.
I am unimpressed with their work and have yet to see quality photography from them.
The pics are passable. Just passable.
I will give them a Satisfactory rating but I am bordering on lowering my rating. Still, you gotta have pics of your kids throughout school and, at least they will retake photos if you don't like the first batch.
But ouch, the prices!
I changed my mind, I am going with 2 Stars - I really wouldn't recommend these people to anyone and only use them because I have to. If you have a choice, any of the store studies take better shots for much less.
That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sears Portrait Studio. The place is always jam packed with kids in the Sunday best waiting to get their pics taken.
The shop is in the Great Northern Mall within Sears but you can get to it without walking through Sears.
You should really make an appointment, otherwise you could be waiting for a long time. Once called, you will get your choice of some backgrounds and props and, of course, they will take many extra expensive photos even if you want an inexpensive package.
You can view the proofs and look at the extra photos and choose what you want on site.
Generally an inexpensive package is advertised. Those are usually the most bland photos. The premium photos are really good and, any parent will want the best. It's very hard to stop from buying extra photos especially with the incredibly well versed salespeople putting deals together and making packages.
If you stick to your guns and get the package that you came in for, you will get a great deal. The photos are usually very sharp and clear and the price is low. If you fall into the trap of buying extras (or key chains and other mementos with photos in hem), expect to see your bill inflate a LOT.
The photographers are friendly and have experience working with fussy kids. Some try way too hard to amuse the kids and end up coming off annoying to them. Some photographers are better than others and you can't know who you will get until you get into the back room (which is just a series of tiny cubicles with several screens for backdrops and an elevated waist high table to sit a child on). Adults can also have their photos taken. This is not strictly for kids.
There is an extra charge if you have more than one person in a photo.
Get all the prices ahead of time and know your budget when you walk in. You will be high pressured to buy more, but you don't have to.
It's a great deal if you can stick to the basic package. It's when you add on pre
Shapiro's is a decent forma; wear shop in the Great Northern Mall, they have a small shop with different tuxes on display and more in large books to look at. The staff is pretty helpful and prices are competitive.
they have specials now ands then and coupons and wedding parties often see some discounts.
The location is sort of inconvenient for large groups to gather at once but they manage. Their prices can be high if you choose the high end tuxes but it all depends on what you want.
In general, service is good and everything is ready when it has to be.
I have been in weddings where the men have gone to Shapiro's for their tuxes and they all looked well fitted and very neat .
The service isn't quite as personal as the small family run shops or ones that stand alone outside a mall but it's not bad. Some salespeople are better than others. If you get a good, knowledgeable staff member, hang onto that person and use him or her every time you have dealings with the place to keep confusion down.
This is pretty average formal wear shop with average to high prices depending on style. it's small so it's a bit cluttered and they don't have loads of tuxes on hand. Still, the end result is a well fitting, new looking tux or other formal wear that any man would be proud to wear. I give them a satisfactory rating because, while the end result is usually good, the shop is small and cluttered, the staff isn't always top notch, there aren't a lot of tuxes to actually sample on site, and prices can get pretty steep.
As I said, though, you'll look great.
I dealt with Mr. Adorante for a disability appeal. This man is unprofessional, a complete liar, and - get this- he took ME to small claims court because, years later, I was awarded a settlement based on NOTHING to do with him in any way. Naturally the case was thrown out but he wasted my time, the court's time, and his own.
He is obnoxious and embarrassing and when he sued ME, he complained that he got out of his sick bed (he had the sniffles) to appear in court. Well, sorry, what did he want me to do, defend him for him?
It was the most ridiculous case of greed I have ever seen and I assure you that this man was owed nothing and got every penny he deserved.
The judge in the case was disgusted by the suit and admonished Mr. Adorante for wasting all our time.
I wouldn't go to this firm for anything, ever.
Please believe me, I have dealt with many attorneys for many things and only two have been terrible. This is one. The other is Michael McDermott who continues to blow us off and not deal with us in an ongoing very small matter that should have ended months ago.
Back to Adorante, he would not answer his calls, he didn't return calls, and all he did was write a letter of appeal for me. I never even met the man face to face until we ended up in court SIX YEARS after the case we worked on was completely settled.
This guy is creepy and made veiled threats to both my husband and myself.
I urge you strongly to bypass this firm and go elsewhere.
This is one very unprofessional and very creepy attorney. To be fair, I do not know Mr. Turner (nor associates) and never dealt with anyone in the practice but Adorante but if they put up with Adorante, I'd stay far away from the entire firm.
My father has a checking account with M & T Bank and, as the person who takes care of all his banking, I have become very aware of how the bank runs and who the employees are.
This branch is small and friendly. I get courteous service whenever I go to the bank and by phone.
They use up to date equipment and have never given cause for concern. My father's finances are well cared for at this bank and this branch knows me by sight and I no longer have to produce my Power of Attorney when transacting for my father.
They are helpful and friendly and yet they are quick to get your transactions down and allow you to get on with your day.
I have no complaints about this branch. Everyone is friendly and helpful and there have been no errors or problems in all the time my father has been using this bank as his primary one.