Excellent! Always has medical students. Takes time to answer questions. Experienced.kind. trustworthy.
While Dr. Ancona was very knowledgeable, he has no bedside manner. My two year old son loves all doctors in the practice, however one needed an expert opinion (which I appreciated) and Dr. Ancona came in like a drill sergeant. His actions were unprofessional especially for a pediatrician. My husband went to him as as a child and in his words "this man needs to retire." The below ratings are based solely on my experience with this man and not a reflection of the rest of the office.
Dr. Stern does not have any regard for patient or family. He does not return phone calls even after calling five times and talking to multiple people. He even told one receptionist that he would call right back and never did. I guess once he makes a "diagnosis" he feels he is right and doesn't need to bother listening to upgraded symptoms. I never knew doctors don't make mistakes. I will never see this doctor again and recommend anyone to think twice if you expect a follow up.
Dr. Richard Ancona is by far the best doctor around in our family's opinion. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field as well as knowing the best doctors in other medical fields, should you ever need a recommendation. We have known Dr. Ancona for many years and would without a doubt recommend him.

Primary And Preventive Care For Children And Adolescents
Primary Care For Adolescents
Well Baby Care
NY, Smithtown, NY, 11787
Smithtown Office
(631) 979-6466
Smithtown Office
300 E Main St Ste 5