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Dr. Antonio Valentin, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Valentin

Dr. Antonio Valentin, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Valentin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Valentin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gout
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valentin treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valentin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valentin treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valentin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valentin treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valentin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valentin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Antonio Valentin, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
New York Medical College
Medical School
2001

Awards

Dr. Valentin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Valentin

3.0

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
40%
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4 Stars
10%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
10%
(2)
1 Star
40%
(8)

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Dr. Valentin treated me well. I thought I needed knee surgery upon xray several years back. He gave me visco-supplementation which has given me great relief for several years. Now it's time to go back and I'm looking forward to seeing and being treated by Dr. Valentin.
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He was totally disinterested in helping with insurance or finding a new dr when moving Loves injections.......that’s his way of solving any pain ....not empathetic at all
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Where to begin...been seeing dr. Valentin for 3 yrs. He is polite but very dry. The nurse does not keep accurate records, doesn’t respond to questions and only passed on to dr what she wants. It’s as if the nurse is in charge of the dr. If you don’t know what’s wrong with you, do research first as this place is in and out quickly ....blood work comes back negative then your screwed. Passes out meds without explanation and whatever you do , don’t ask questions because it’s never noted . ??
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Dr Valentin immediately recognized the problem when he saw my symptoms of weak muscles
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I don't recognize the Dr. Valentin referred to in many of these reviews. My experience with Dr. V has been positive, and his knowledge and professional competence has been invaluable in easing my pain. He has shown himself to be courteous and concerned which is what any patient wants. He is an in - trovert, and for that matter so am I, and I think that many of these reviews are reflective of this in portraying him as distant and uncaring, That is certainly not the doctor I know.
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For the record, I have never felt the need to write a reviw until now. Just an aweful experience. Every review written previously nailed his lack of empathy, personality, and professionalism. I'm 43 and I've had chronic pain for years and the best he did was order bloodwork and Naproxin. After a year of this scam, I finally asked for all my medical records and am now looking for a Dr. that may actually care about me!
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The best I can say is that Dr Valentin should consider a nonclinical research position. Interview & exam were superficial. Empathy: absent. Interest in disease progression: minimal. He rudely expressed disinterest in following a rare & disabling disorder that should be within his capabilities.
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I agree with the other reviews....the whole process is a bit like cattle being herded into holding pens...and when you are seen by the doctor the exam is cursory at best, the empathy/ bedside manner is non existent, you are rushed through the consult in a manner that hardly allows for questions the diagnoses were arbitrary and asinine...he is a giant NO!!!!!
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I had an initial visit with Dr. Valentin, with great help, interests, many questions, concerns, great physical inspection as well as complete questions! The staff seemed professional and kept my privacy respectfully. My second visit was informative, I was invited for a re~visit should i have any other flareups, I felt he did all he could do for me.
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Terrible. No bed side manner. Just His whole attitude was negative. I am in pain and he didn't seem understanding. Just business as usual.
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He's not a warm fuzzy. Lacking empathy and any warmth to say the least. There is a NEXT! feeling like you are just a number and there is no caring about how you are at all. No caring, no hearing about what you are telling him about your symptoms and your needs. He will not return phone calls ever. He leaves this to his nurse who is not mature enough to handle this task. She does not deliver messages clearly and it's like playing the game telephone from preschool so there is a huge gap.
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I waited to see Dr. Vallentin and when I finally saw him he spent 5 minutes with me. Rushed the entire appointment, gave me some naproxen, & ordered some lab work. It was the worst experience with a doctor, he didn't care to hear about my symptoms which are still there. He doesn't call you directly with results and his nurse knew little. This place is so systematic like the the registry for motte or vehicles...take a number get in and get out. Aweful!
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