I have been a patient of Dr. Lamy for about 15 years. I would recommend him to others.
Let me give it to you straight...the good and the bad.
You will likely have to wait. - This frustrates me as much as anyone. I would love to see Dr. Lamy's practice improve in this area. If I know that I will be in a rush, I schedule my appointment first thing in the morning before things back up. If you always in a hurry or get really upset when delayed, this office might not be right for you.
He spends lots of time with his patients. - This is likely one of the major reasons we all wait so much. When he comes into your room, he spends quite a bit of time really understanding you and listening. If I had to chose between waiting and quality time vs. no wait and a quick in-and-out visit, I would choose to wait. I didn't really trust doctors before coming to Dr. Lamy's practice. I never felt comfortable talking about my body or its problems. He recognized that and helped me be at ease. Because he took extra time to talk and listen, he picked up on clues that led to a diagnosis that could have easily been missed. My life and health is better because of the extra time he has spent with me.
His office decor is out of the 80's. - The office decor has not been updated since my first visit many year ago. That said, it is always clean and work areas are always neat aside from a stack of charts they are working on. The office building itself was just renovated in the last year...before that I never really realized how dated his office was. The lab waiting room is right next to the restrooms and there is no drawer to put samples in (as someone else mentioned) so you put the sample on a designated table next to the technician. Never really bothered me...it's just pee...everybody pees.
He is caring, compassionate, and knows when to push. - For many years he pushed me regarding my weight and exercise. At every appointment we would discuss it and he would encourage me. About a year ago, he asked me in a very direct way how I expected things to change if I didn't put in the work. It was just what I needed to hear; I have lost nearly 40lbs and am now approaching my ideal weight.
He is thoughtful about the medicine he prescribes. - My experience has been that he prefers natural solutions to easy fixes. When my cholesterol was too high, he started with niacin supplements and pushed for dietary change/exercise before we tried anything else. When I reported sleep problems, he sent me for testing before giving me the sleeping pills I requested. When my sleep disorder was diagnosed, he helped me find the right mix of medicines and dosing times so that my trouble sleeping was managed as part of my overall care as opposed to a single pill for each separate issue.
He will listen to your feedback and respond. - He misspelled my name up my Rx on one occasion several years ago and I told him how frustrating it was having to wait at the pharmacy and then return to get a new one and wait for him to write it. He listened and apologized. What's more, he remembers and has asked me to confirm that everything is correct every time he hands me a new one. If you have a concern, tell him, he will listen and take appropriate action.
Thats my take. After 15 years, I still recommend Dr. Lamy to my friends and family. I have been pleased with my care despite the long waits and outdated decor.
I seen Dr. Lamy, on 03/30/15 and he told me from what I explained I was experiencing that I was having a problem with vertigo. He had his nurse give me a shot for nausea and a flu shot since I hadn't had one and it's still flu season and told me to fill a prescription provided to me for antivert. I left his office to enter the foyer and began to throw up blood, my daughter ran to alert someone in the office that I was throwing up and they handed her a trashc and didn't attempting to assistance no further. I sat in the lobby throwing up for the next 30 minutes or so , evenutally my family got me up and back home. My husband filled the prescription but it did not stop the vomitting. My husband eventually had to take me to the ER which was the best thing he could've done for me. I learned after arrival and being checked that I have a rare blood diease called TTP that was at a very voliatle point at the time I arrived at the ER.
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