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When we went to Ortho NY for an ankle injury, I asked them about receiving the records from Albany Med ER from a week ago and the receptionist said we do not have it in the system. I asked the same question to Dr.’s assistant and he said the same thing and I showed my concern to him that we went to an extra length to get the record transfers and also got confirmation from ER. He gave some kind of nonsense response. Afterwards doctor Alfandre came into the room with an attitude like I have asked the wrong questions to his associates. He did not even touch the broken foot and suggested the treatment in an extremely rude and non caring manner. If you really want a good treatment and a civilized behavior from these messiahs, go somewhere else. I would never recommend this place to anybody.
I saw him three times and as long as he was getting money for quick cortisone shots he was happy but became dismissive and rude when asked to do more research. Always get a second opinion especially if a Dr is relying on old X-rays and MRI’s.
Doctor was clearly in a hurry. Asked questions and talked over me when I tried to answer. Didn't pay attention to anything I said. Waste of time seeing him.
I had one office visit with Dr. Alfandre and it will be my last. He was arrogant, perfunctory, and showed no empathy whatsoever. The appointment was rushed and I was left feeling dismissed and disrespected. I will be seeing a different surgeon. Not recommended
I had one office visit with Dr. Alfandre and it will be my last. He was arrogant, perfunctory, and showed no empathy whatsoever. The appointment was rushed and I was left feeling dismissed and disrespected. I will be seeing a different surgeon. Not recommended.
I have been going to doctor Alfandre for a couple years now. He is the best and I only have great things to say about him.
First visit - listened-gave my a cortisone shot and scheduled an MRI. Second visit - nothing went well. Third visit - macho attitude and I was told call me if you have any questions. Tried to schedule a fourth visit - no response.
My experience w/ Dr. Alfandre & staff went as smooth as possible. I had a slip on ice fall , broken my clavicle, bad concussion and shattered my upper scapula which left bone fragments floating causing pain and required surgery to remove. I could not have had a more pro team and decisive confident leader in Alfandre at a time when I was fearful and in pain. I would recommend he be the one that you put your trust in . Great manner and excellent results. No pain active again!
My daughter had a high ankle sprain, we had to see Dr. Alfandre b/c the original doctor was on vacation. What a horrible experience, Dr. Alfandre was so rude saying my daughters injury was ridiculous and she needs to be out of the boot and should be healed. He treated us like garbage. I will NEVER see him again and encourage ALL to see someone else. He is a horrible human being.
I was first seen in the Emergency Department of OrthoNY for shoulder pain due to a sporting injury and had a follow up with Dr. Alfandre. He did a few physical tests and indicated that it was arthritis and gave me a shot of cortisone. I tried to explain that this was not ongoing pain. He insisted it was arthritis would not order an MRI indicating "Your insurance is difficult and I don't want to deal with them." I also tried to explain to him I have sarcoidosis and I have arthritis throughout my entire body and this feels different. He wouldn't listen, gave me the shot and sent me on my way with no follow up. I continued with my exercise routine. The shot didn't do anything and I lived with pain for another 2 months giving up on exercising due to the pain then finally went for a second opinion where the Dr. diagnosed me with rotator cuff injury and sent me to physical therapy and if that does not work I will need surgery.
Following a MVA, saw Dr. Alfandre for prolonged shoulder pain that an MRI said had tendinitis, bursitis and some small cysts within the joint.....the doctor discounted the validity of the images, disagreed with the treatment plan I had followed, and in my 8 minute visit told me there was nothing significant about my injury. He asked questions multiple times that I answered (the first time), but showed he was not listening to the original answer. His solution was a steroid shot to "hopefully make this just go away." I was not allowed to ask questions, was not given information about the shot I had received (side effects, care plan, etc) and was just a number.
Speedy diagnosis, speedy treatment, brilliant bedside manner and great at listening to patients. Wish he was my primary doctor!
Total confidence in Dr. Alfandre's ability, judgement, intelligence and integrity. He's kindly and successfully helped me through various injuries since I first went to him for a second opinion 11 yrs ago when I'd been told by a different practice that I would need complicated surgery. Dr Alfandre carefully diagnosed my condition, replaced a faulty cast, and gave me his excellent plan for self-care along with his opinion that the break could heal without surgery. With regular checkups it healed.
Dr. A is great at repairing sports injuries, which is his field of expertise. He's done surgeries on my four different leg injuries since 2010. Three of the four came out perfect. The fourth most recent (3 weeks ago) had an added problem of arthritis, so the jury is still out on that. It may require an additional procedure. He takes time to explain things and shows me pictures he took during the surgery. I wouldn't hesitate to see him again for sports injuries such as mine, ACL, ruptured achilles, meniscus...
I would never return to Dr. Alfandre and actively discourage others from seeing him as well. #metoo
Dr Alfandre has been my specialist for my shoulder, knee, and my torn bicep. He has a great personality to make visits a more positive experience regardless of the nature of your issues. Other patients and people I have met said they "highly" recommend him and that he has successfully performed several different types of surgeries. Can't wait to get back on the golf course and softball field!! Thank You Dr Alfandre!!!!!
This Dr has a terrible bedside manner.He is rude and arrogant.
He did work on my left shoulder and did a great job it turned out great. no more pain.
I have been a patient of Dr. Alfandre for many years and could not be more pleased. He is very nice, extremely easy to talk/discuss treatment options with and most of all genuinely cares about you. I also appreciate his straight forward approach to how to fix or make the problem better!
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