Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD
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Critical Care Medicine | Male

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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 St. Vincent's Medical Center and Griffin Hospital.

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based on 25 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Simkovitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
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:

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    •  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

    Education

    • Medical School
      Boston Univ Sch Of Med

      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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    Specialties

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology

    Procedures Performed

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