Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD

HematologyMaleAge 75

Dr. Firshein
Accepting new patients

Starling Physicians Hematology/Oncology

1260 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 107 Wethersfield, CT 06109

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Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firshein to book an appointment.

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4.3

Based on 60 ratings

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Very personable and compassionate—made me feel relaxed.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 18, 2021
I enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Firshein and look forward to seeing him in the future.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 11, 2021
Dr. Firshein is the best-considerate, compassionate,and highly intelligent-a great clinician and person
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 25, 2021
Clearly cares about his patients, and explains my health care concerns well. Good sense of humor. No long waits in reception area, either.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 18, 2021
In a heart beat He is a very good specialist
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 18, 2021
Excellent. He was very interested in my well being and took the time with me to understand the history of my condition and explained things to me in an understandable way.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jun 20, 2021
Dr Firshein is always available to see me or call me. Always takes time to answer questions. I never feel rushed or uninformed. I trust him with my life.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa – Jun 12, 2021
I'm confident he has my best interest in mind at all times. I would not see any other Doctor while he remains in practice.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brian Mandeville – May 15, 2021
excellent
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 25, 2021
Excellent! I wish all the doctors would take the time with their patients like doctor Firshein!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pedro – Feb 06, 2021
Takes care to listen to you.
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Jan 18, 2021
He always sees me on a timely manner, answers questions I have, and we have very interesting, informative healthcare conversations. I would strongly recommend him.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maureen – Jan 15, 2021
Very informative although the wait and lack of social distancing was disturbing.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Dec 11, 2020
Dr Firshein and his medical assistant Jenna have always been very undering and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 07, 2020
I had a very unpleasant first and last visit with Dr. Firshein on 12/23/19. I will not be returning to be mistreated. The visit was not informative or helpful. I would not recommend him to anyone. The reviews are also very misleading because they ask you to contact them (the office) directly if you have any issues, (I can only assume that this is why his high ratings misled me).
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Sherisa Rivera – Dec 28, 2019
I been with Dr.Firshien for twenty some years. He's a great doctor and when need of any question answered them very well. I'm very pleased of him being my doctor all these years.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Denise womack. – Oct 04, 2019
Brilliant!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 11, 2019
He is simply the best doctor in Co nnecticut. I think the world of him!!
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Jerry obrien – Aug 06, 2019
Expert experience and vastly knowledgable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Calum Shand – Jul 25, 2019
Great experience overall. Very nice and efficient staff. Dr. Firshein's knowledge and patient relationship is second to none. He and his staff are able to make visits to his office as nice as possible while making clear his diagnosis, prognosis and what any next steps may be. I very much appreciate his expertise and empathy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 13, 2019

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Biography

Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1978
Yale U
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1973
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Firshein frequently treats Purpura, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), and Acute Leukemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Firshein treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD's office located?

Dr. Firshein's office is located at 1260 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 107, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Firshein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Purpura
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Purpura more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Purpura Simplex
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Autoimmune
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic
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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Acute Leukemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Acute Leukemia more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 1
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 2
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 3
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 4
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 5
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 6
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 7
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L1
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L2
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L3
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Aggressive-Phase
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Negative
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Positive
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Dr. Firshein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Locations

Starling Physicians Hematology/Oncology

Wethersfield1260 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 107 Wethersfield, CT 06109
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