Dr. Ray Forbes, MD


Internal Medicine | Male

Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC 739 Irving Ave Ste 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 Get Directions
Dr. Ray Forbes, MD

Dr. Ray Forbes, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Forbes is affiliated with Crouse Hospital and Upstate University Hospital.

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Dr. Forbes' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Providence, RI |
Promptness in his office is a serious problem. It is obvious that his staff is booking too many appointments as they have a sign in the exterior waiting room stating if you have waited 20 minutes to advise them. The issue becomes that you are brought to an examination room and left for easily an hour, and this consistently takes place. The lack of respect of other's schedule is outrageous.
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Forbes is an outstanding physician, who has expertise, compassion, and empathy. He will listen to you and will explain rationale for tests, procedures, etc. He is a "breath of fresh air" in healthcare, where the insurance companies increasingly dictate what can and can not be done. He is a wonderful and caring physician, who is highly recommended.
in Lyons NY |
Dr Forbes is the best MD I have ever had. He is personable, knowledgeable and thorough, I rave about him to everyone I know.
Manlius, NY |
Very rushed, doesn't seem to know much about meds, takes phone calls from certain patients he gives his personal number to because he admits office staff is not good at all. Very true. Office staff is very rude, including his nurse Christine. I personally witnessed her belittle a patient in the waiting room.
Syracuse, NY |
Always have to wait over an hour
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Forbes is a good doctor, but there is no communication or apparent records program at his office. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding his availability for emergency calls, too. Call-backs and referrals often take days, if not weeks. So, I am satisfied with Dr. Forbes as my GP, but am not very happy with CNY Internists.
Syracuse, NY |
The Staff is AWEFUL! Especially the two who work in check-in and check-out. Each time I call regarding the urgent matters, I got yelled at and accused for their mistakes and ignorance about my lab results, medical information, schedules,etc. Too bad, Dr. Forbes is great! But unfortunately the hospital has the worst staff. They were the most rude staff I have ever experienced in any work environment. If the staff continue to treat me like this, I will have to change the doctor.
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Dr. Forbes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Internal Medicine

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  • Medical School
    University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Mich Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Mich Hospital

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Internal Medicine

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