ServicesGold Coast Podiatry - Wendy S Siegel DPM provides podiatry in Smithtown, NY at 222 Middle Country Rd, Smithtown, NY 11787. Podiatrists are able to treat conditions and disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A Podiatrist may treat bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs or foot deformities.
To determine if Gold Coast Podiatry - Wendy S Siegel DPM can help you, please call the Smithtown, NY office at (631) 493-7317 for more information.Additional ServicesPodiatrists, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Bunion Treatment, Foot Pain
I WENT TO SEE DR SEIGAL >>>>> WAS TOLD I HAD A NEUROMA N I NEEDED $ 500.. DOLLAR ORTHOTICS ... I TOLD HER I WOULD WAIT BECAUSE OF COST ... THEN I WAS TOLD CASH OR CHECK NO INSURANCE.... I WENT FOR MRI I DID NOT HAVE A NEUROMA I HAD A FRACTURE! SO I WOULD NOT HAVE NEED THE 500 CASH ORTHOTICS! SHE DID XRAYS AND SAID NO FRACTURE! MIS DIAGNOSED....THEN I NEEDED A BOOT.... THE OFFICE MANAGER SAID IS WAS NOT COVERED THUR HER OFFICE ... SHE DID NOT TELL ME I COULD GET IT FOR FREE THUR A MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY !!! 150.00 THAT IS A DISGRACE TO MISLEAD PEOPLE ! SO THAT THEY PURCHASE FROM THEM FOR CASH N NOT GO THUR MEDICAL SUPPLY HOUSE! TERRIBLE MONEY HUNGRY OFFICE! AS I LEFT THE DR. HERSELF ASKED ME FOR MY CO PAY IN CASH OR CHECK! I WAS NOT INFORMED OF THIS AND SHE PRECEDED TO TELL ME I WAS! VERY EMBARRASSING AND UNPROFESSIONAL. NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO PAY CASH ! WE ALL PAY A LOT FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE AND SHOULD BE GIVEN AN OPTION TO USE IT!!!!
I went to Dr. Siegel for toenail fungus on one of my toenails. It wasn't a bad case at all, really just an aesthetic problem but I still wanted to have a doctor look at it. My experience there was wonderful; Dr. Siegel was very attentive and thorough. She even shaved down some calluses on my feet. I thought, wow, she is great! I was wondering, however, why I had x-rays done, which had nothing to do with nail fungus, however I didn't ask at the time. (Which I should have.) Even though my case was very slight, she recommended laser treatment for it, if the topical treatment didn't work. Laser treatment would cost me, I believe $500-600. At the time, I didn't know my case was hardly anything; I only found that out when I got a second opinion from another podiatrist. So, I contemplated getting it done. Well, all of that came to a halt when I received my bill! She charged my insurance company over $800, which left me a bill of $114!!!! JUST FOR LOOKING AT TOENAIL FUNGUS!!!! It turns out that she charged $200 for the new patient consultation, about $150 each for 2 x-rays of my foot and 2 x-rays of my ankle. (Again, NOT NECESSARY AT ALL!) Then $55 for nail debridement, (Removal of unwanted tissue around the toenail.) $88 for the calluses, and then a whopping $170 to biopsy the nail with the fungus! (Again, not nescessary.) She did not mention once through all of this "special treatment" that she would be charging me for it. She did say that she was going to biopsy the nail but I had no idea it would be so costly, and again, at the time, I did not know that my case was nothing major. I was appalled when I got the bill. How dare she? I called to complain and the receptionist there said they would deduct the money I owed for the x-rays, proving that the doctor knew it was ridiculous. But why should she care? She already received the bulk of the money from my insurance company. When I went to get a second opinion at the other podiatrist, (who was wonderful, by the way) all I had to pay was a $15 copay. When I told her about my experience with Dr. Siegel, she told me she had other patients that came from her with similar complaints. BEWARE! If you do not have the extra money to spend, DO NOT go to Dr. Siegel! She is a swindler
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