I`ve been seeing Dr. Smendik for many years now.
Always a great listener but you have to be able to tell him what issues your having, he doesn't ask you a thousand questions trying to diagnose what you`re feeling.
The only negative thing I can think of is that getting in on short notice when you have something like the flu, back pain that flared up, etc... is next to impossible, more often than not they tell you to go to the Walk in Clinic where the co-pay and deductible are much higher.
Dr. Noah has always listened to me whenever something is wrong be it a simple cold to blood clots he is always straight with me that even included if he feels like he needs to ask another doc for help. He started out as my Ob/Gyn and now if my family doc, and I will never go to any other place.
Respectfully listens. Explains everything. Gives options.
My mother had Dr. Noah when she was a patient at Pennock. He had a horrid bedside manner. He treated my mother like she was a demented old whiny woman. He did not listen to her or the family regarding her history and was reluctant to transfer her, even though he had no clue what was wrong with her. When we finally got her moved to GR, she was diagnosed with acute mesenteric ischemia which is a blockage of the mesenteric artery that feeds blood to the intestine. This caused her death.
We've been seeing Dr. Noah for 13 years. He's been honest with us, and never pushy. He's been good with the kids, and with my husband and I.