Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD
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Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD


Critical Care Medicine | Male

Philip Simkovitz MD 5520 Park Ave Ste 202 Trumbull, CT 06611 Get Directions


Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Trumbull, CT. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Simkovitz is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Does not seem to care about his patients. Patient scheduled for a thoracocentesis the following day, a temporary procedure that in the past had been painful and draining for this 89 year old woman. We had the possibility of having a thoracic surgeon perform a more permanent procedure in 3 days. I wanted to know if it would be harmful to wait 2 days without the thoracocentesis. Dr Simkovitz refused to come to the phone, saying he would answer my question at our next appointment in 3 weeks.
San Rafael, CA |
Terrible bedside manner. Was verbally abused when I did not call and cancel my appointment however I was placed in the hospital for a life threatening problem. I do not recommend this guy at all!
in Bridgeport, CT |
I have gone to Dr. Simkovitch for 3 years. He has spent a total of 10 minutes with me. When I felt the Cpap machine was not working properly . He said it was and didn;\;t look into it any further. I do not find him to be competent or thorough. They make appointments one year out and staff does not call to remind patients. . I would never recommend him to anyone based on my experience with many Dr.'s I have seen many great Doctor' , He is dismissve and lacks bedside manner.
in Torrington, CT |
Dr. Simkovitz has been my primary physician for many years, and has always provided the very best care. He has developed and tested a regimen of therapies for me that have had great benefit for my health and quality of life. He has also recommended a great group of specialists for me that have helped with areas that are not his specialty. I would highly recommend Dr. Simkovitz to anyone.
in Trumbull, CT |
He would not call to advise me of the results of a CAT scan that he recommended.I had to request the report from the company that performed the scan which reflected a small nodule in my lung as well as a lesion . When I then called him to get an interpretation of the results i was told he does not call patients and I would have to wait for my next appointment in 6 months for him to explain. I was told phone calls take time and would have to pay for another visit if I wanted to find out sooner.
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    Dr. Simkovitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Alkalosis
    • Asbestosis
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • Bronchospasm
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Cough
    • Dyspareunia
    • Emphysema
    • Empyema
    • Fungal Infections
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Lung Abscess
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Lung Nodule
    • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumonia
    • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Insufficiency
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Valley Fever
    • Vascular Disease
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis


    • Medical School

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      U Conn Sch Med

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      U Conn Sch Med

      Completed in 1985

    • Fellowship Hospital
      McGill U

      Completed in 1988

      Royal Victoria Hospital

      Completed in 1991

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology

    Procedures Performed

    • Breath Testing
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Respiratory Management
    • Thoracentesis