Dr. Reddy is one of the doctors at GastroCare LI. They also have an office in Valley Stream, New York, which is where I go. He came highly recommended to me by my general practitioner. I first went there several years ago with pains in my stomach and back. He diagnosed me with gall stones and he was right. Within a month I had my gall bladder removed and the pain was gone forever. He has also performed an endoscopy and a colonoscopy on me and I'm sure glad that he did because he found several problems which he treated successfully. I had a problem with my new insurance covering my medication and he and his staff took the time to call them and get it straightened out for me. He never rushes through my examinations and always takes the time to answer all of my questions. He and his staff are very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The office and the bathroom are kept very clean. They accept most insurance. (not Medicaid) They have parking on the street and a parking lot behind the office. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
PROS: Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly Staff
CONS: They don't accept Medicaid
I was going to South Shore Opticians since I was about twenty years old. (I am almost forty three now) I went there because they were the only optician that I could find that accepted Medicaid. I was happy for years. I go once every two years ( that is all my insurance will pay for) for an examination and a new pair of eyeglasses. the last three times I went I felt that the doctor rushed through my examination. The last time I went I called before I went to make sure that I could be seen because they don't make appointments, I also told them that I have Medicaid.. They assured me it would be fine. I brought my mom and our neighbor along so they could help me pick out new glasses. The man that helped me said that I couldn't be seen today because the Medicaid doctor wasn't in. (there were other doctors there) I told him about my phone call and he snapped at me and was so rude that I walked out and never went back even though I didn't know at the time where else to go that accepted Medicaid. My mother and neighbor were appalled. Well after calling half of the optometrists in the phone book I found another one that accepted Medicaid. I went there and was told that I was wearing the wrong prescription. My brother also went to South Shore Opticians (he does not have Medicaid) and he was told that he has astigmatism. He was not happy with the way he was treated there either so he went to the new optometrist that I found and was told that he didn't have astigmatism. After the way I was treated and diagnosed at South Shore Opticians you couldn't pay me to go back there again. They do accept most insurance plans and major credit cards. They have a large parking lot. The office is relatively clean.
PROS: They accept Medicaid
CONS: Bad diagnosis's and rude staff
I started going to Matthew James Jewelers because I needed a jeweler and my mom and our neighbor go there. I am glad that I did. Everyone that works there is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I needed rings re-sized and they did it perfectly the first time. I've also had chains repaired with no complaints. I bought this adorable little fourteen carat gold belt buckle ring there for only fifty dollars, unfortunately I lost it. I went back to Matthew James to get another one but unfortunately he could no longer get that same ring. He spent the better part of an hour going through catalogs to help me find a similar ring. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. They sell gold jewelery, watches, watch bands and sterling silver jewelry all at reasonable prices. I would recommend this place to everyone. They have also been in business for many years. They are closed on Mondays. They accept major credit cards. There is metered parking on the street.
PROS: Excellent service by knowledgeable professionals
CONS: Closed Mondays
This store has a great variety of merchandise. They sell seasonal items, toys, cards, electrical supplies, pet food, candles, slippers, socks, housewares, picture frames, bath and body products, make-up, candy, lottery tickets and more. Whenever I need a hard to find item I look for it here. They have reasonable prices. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The store is relatively clean. The aisles are small but they do make good use of the relatively small space that they have. They accept major credit cards. There is metered parking in front of the store and several parking lots nearby.
PROS: Great selection at reasonable prices.
CONS: The store is relatively small.
I always go to Cards for Less when I need to buy a card. They specialize in half price cards. The cards are really nice, not like the junk that you get at the ninety nine cents stores. They have a large selection to choose from. They have a section devoted to the current holiday. They sell boxed cards. They also sell figurines and novelties at comparable prices if you need to buy a unique gift. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They have a large parking lot in front of the store. They accept major credit cards. I would recommend this card store to everyone.
PROS: Nicest cards at the lowest prices in Valley Stream
CONS: They don't have a rest room for customers use.
I like Eastern Meat Farms because they have a great deli department. They sell Boars Head cold cuts and have a lot of different salads and appetizers to choose from. The deli departments prices are good but their sales prices are even better. The meat department has the best meat in town, it is a bit more expensive but it's worth it. Their produce is comparably priced and is fresh but they don't have a huge selection. They also have a nice assortment of fresh rolls and bread at reasonable prices. Their dairy department has a nice selection for a small store. Some of the items in the dairy department are reasonably priced, for example; milk and eggs, while others are a bit higher priced. I have never found anything outdated. Their grocery and frozen departments do not offer a large selection and are higher priced than other stores. The store is relatively clean. They accept major credit cards. There is a parking lot in front.
PROS: Great deli department
CONS: Small Store, prices vary
My niece who is sixteen years old now has been taking dance lessons as long as I can remember. She's been to several different dance schools. We kept changing schools because we were not happy with what she was learning, the amount of attention she received and the recitals were awful. Since we found Tap To Pointe she has been much more agile and can perform several different types of dance very well. She now looks forward to going to dance class. She even won a free scholarship from Miss Sarah. (The owner/teacher) She receives much more attention than she did in any of the other dance schools. The recitals are really something to see. They are professional, and the choreography is superb. I no longer dread going to her recitals, I actually look forward to them. The prices are reasonable. There is metered parking on the street. I would highly recommend this dance school to everyone.
PROS: Professional Recitals, reasonable prices, great dance teachers
CONS: Not a lot of parking available
Doctor Matrisciano is associated with Franklin General/North Shore University Hospital. I have been going to him since I was a kid. He has always taken very good care of me. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is also very knowledgeable and keeps up to date on the newest medicines and procedures. He has won several awards which hang on the walls of his waiting room and office. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I have never had a problem in all the years that I have been seeing him that he couldn't cure, or he would refer me to the correct specialist. When he has to give a referral he has always sent me to great doctors. The office is clean. The waiting room is large enough to accommodate everyone, but it does not need to accommodate many because I have never had to wait long to see him. He also has several examining rooms and one very clean bathroom. I would highly recommend him to anyone. There is metered parking on the street and a parking lot on the side of the building.
PROS: Very knowledgeable with a great bedside manner
CONS: There aren't two of him.
I went to Family Nails because a friend recommended it to me. They said that they did a good job and that is was cheap. Well they did do a good job and it was cheap but they don't sterilize their instruments and both myself and my mother got nail fungus shortly after visiting there. They do offer you the choice to bring in your own implements and they will even store them in labeled video tape boxes which they will keep for you on a shelf in the salon. Otherwise the place is clean. They have those great vibrating chairs with attached foot sinks. The staff is friendly, but I sometimes have a hard time understanding their accent. They have a nail drying station where you can sit and have air blown on your hands and feet. They even massage your shoulders for about fifteen seconds after you are done. They offer several different manicures and pedicures, nail wraps etc. They also offer waxing and massages. They do not accept credit cards. There is metered parking in front of the store and a small parking lot in back. The only way that I would go back is if they started sterilizing their implements, it's just too much trouble to bring my own, this is supposed to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
PROS: They do a good job and they are inexpensive.
CONS: They don't sterilize their instruments.
I have gone to quite a few veterinarians over the years and been disappointed by every one. One of them gave my cat cortisone when he really needed insulin. Another spayed my cat and left her with a droopy belly. I am so glad that I found the Meadowbrook Animal Hospital. I have been going there since Dr. Jeffrey Siegel owned it. I was a bit scared to go back when I found out that Dr. Hopkins bought the practice, but my fears were unfounded. In December 2005 my cat Bandit looked like he had a bad toothache so I took him in and found out that he had inoperable tumors pressing on his esophagus. He was drooling, his coat looked horrible, he kept coughing and he just looked like he was going to die. She gave him Prednisone and it's like nothing is wrong with him. This is April 2006 and my cat is still going strong, although the tumors will eventually kill him. I just can't say enough about how wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and nice Dr. Hopkins and her staff are. They even fax in Bandit's prescriptions to my pharmacy for me because I live so far from the office. (They are in Freeport, I am in Valley Stream) I also get to see Dr. Hopkins each time I visit, as long as I request her, not like some other places who give you a different doctor every time. She actually knows my cat's history. They accept major credit cards. There is also a small parking lot next to the building and metered parking on the street. I think that it is well worth the ride to go to Meadowbrook Animal Hospital.
PROS: Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
CONS: I can't think of any.