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Mar 27, 2015
When my husband was very ill and in the hospital, he wanted to talk to Dr. Schwartz - it was the weekend and Dr. Schwartz wasn't on call - he showed up anyway and sat with my husband for what seemed like hours. How can you not love a doctor like that!
Mar 9, 2014
Dr Schwartz has been my personal physician for over 30 years, during this time I have received his personal attention. Sometimes I didn't like what he said but I knew it was for my well being. With MDVIP it has improved our relationship even more. Thanks Dr Schwartz for all your understanding of me throughout the years.
Feb 25, 2014
Dr. Schwartz has been my personal physician for 20 years. His concise approach and attention to detailed has made him my most trusted health care provider. He sets the standard for excelence.
Feb 24, 2014
I have had the privilege of having Dr. Sanford H. Schwartz, M.D. as my doctor for almost twenty (20). Over that time, I have had many health issues. He has always had an interest in my medical well-being and as a human being. He takes the time to make sure that all my concerns about my health problems are addressed and has on several occasions followed-up by telephone call to speak to me personally about test results and medication follow-up. I cannot say enough about him and his wonderful staff. They genuinely care about my well-being.
Feb 22, 2014
I discovered Dr. Sanford Schwartz 18 years ago on the recommendation of a trusted long time work colleague. I was immediately impressed with the total attention Dr. Schwartz gave me on my initial office visit and naturally attributed my being a new patient as the reason for the exceptional attentiveness. Today, 18 years later, Dr. Schwartz still listens to my dialogue with the welcomed intensity he did on my first visit. It is beyond impressive and I cannot speak enough about the total attention he gives me. With every office visit or phone call, he assumes nothing. He listens, he inquires, he confirms, he diagnoses, he prescribes, and he then he gets my confirmation that we are in sync and are in agreement that he understands my concerns and that I understand his recommendations. In my personal opinion Dr. Schwartz treats me, and certainly every patient, as he would want to be treated if our roles were reversed. I in turn feel my obligation to him is to treat him as I would want to be treated, so I strive to follow his directions. I view our patient - doctor relationship as a very successful partnership. I hope he is as happy with his end of our deal as I am with mine. But truthfully, I think he got the short end of the stick. Dr. Sanford Harold Schwartz is the absolute best.
Feb 20, 2014
My husband felt a tightness in his chest when we went running so I immediately made an appointment with Dr. Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz found an abnormal incident on the EKG-we immediately went to the cardiologist that he referred. My husband had a 6 bypass heart operation. Dr. Schwartz saved his life.
Feb 20, 2014
I had driven my family to the Atlanta airport in the morning. They were on their way to investigate a new rollercoaster in Ohio and I was staying home looking forward to a relaxing few days with the four dogs. Certainly I had no idea how important and well-timed Dr. Schwartzs unexpected morning phone call would be. Dr. Schwartz called to tell me he was making an adjustment in a prescription related to potassium and that the prescription had been called in for me to my pharmacy. I was happy to hear from him, told him that Betsy and Joseph had gone rollercoastering for a few daysand then mentioned, strictly conversationally, that I had had a strange experience. Walking down the stairs earlier in the day my entire right side had gotten what I described as sort of numb and very tingly. It felt so strange that when I returned upstairs I decided to rest for a while. (This was when he called.) Calmly, without ever causing me to panic, Dr. Schwartz told me what he suspected had happened. He instructed me to TAKE A CAB and go to St. Josephs Emergency. I asked if this could wait a few days til they returned home since there was no one else to look after the Scotties. Again, calmly, although I suspect sometimes comments like this must frustrate him, he suggested how my vet could care for the dogs and again made it clear I should get to St. Josephs. At the hospital I was admitted, protocols were followed, with Dr. Schwartz directing my treatment. The rest of my story would be medical and technical, BUT you need to know the personal side. Not only was Dr. Schwartz making sure all was well, but his nurse, Aysha, walked over to the hospital to see me and reassure me. She took her personal time to visit and care. And when Betsy and Joseph landed in Ohio and heard my message they called the office and Beth, Dr. Schwartzs receptionist, gave them repeated reassurances that they were taking good care of me. This is the kind of caring professionalism Dr. Schwartz inspires. You cannot help but know that these special people, his staff, care. I cant pretend that I was not happy when Betsy and Joseph took the return flight home and showed up at the hospital. Seeing their faces brightened my spirits enormously, but always I knew I was being well cared for. This, tho, is what I would like you to know. I receive (we receive) personal professional care. The phone call regarding the prescription is proof of that, nothing is unimportant, and the result is that my mini stroke was identified and I was treated promptly. I know Dr. Schwartz is a thorough and respected diagnostician. I also know he would describe himself as a man of science. He awakens each day aware of the magnitude of his responsibility. But most of all I know he is a caring, compassionate, trusted professional. He is a doctor and I am so grateful that he is mine.
Feb 19, 2014
I begin seeing Dr. Schwartz early 1998, and could not be more pleased that I made the change. I have complete trust in his advice and he has helped and guided me through some very difficult times. As he has said to my wife, he is a fragile man. He has directed me to some of the best specialist in the St Joseph complex for the many issues he and I are dealing with. I have complete faith and trust in advice.
Feb 17, 2014
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Schwartz as my physician. He has successfully fine tuned my long term medications which has improved my health and given me peace of mind. De. Schwartz always seems very interested in my health and me as a person. He is wonderful.
Feb 16, 2014
Dr. Schwartz is a great MD he takes care of me and spends a lot of time with me. He offers many solutions for treatment and tells me like it is, when he has to. We have a great relationship that he and his staff makes happen.
Feb 15, 2014
On a recent family vacation to Orlando, I discovered that I had left home without one of my medications and I needed to take it that evening. It was a Saturday evening but I knew that I could contact Dr. Schwartz for help. So, I called Dr. Schwartz, explained that I had left my medicine at home, and he immediately contacted the local CVS pharmacy and called in my prescription. While this is just one simple event, it made a world of difference to me at that time so that I could be comfortable on my vacation and not have to worry about anything. Dr. Schwartz is more than a doctor to me. He is part of my family and I trust him with all my heart. He is a special person and devoted to his patients.
Feb 15, 2014
Last year I became a new patient of Dr. Schwartz. This decision was made because my current doctor had retired and I needed a new doctor. As a new patient I didn't know what to expect, but I knew that I wanted a personal relationship with my doctor. I met Dr. Swartz at a time in my life when I was feeling good and felt that I was in good health for a seventy year old woman. Our first introduction went well. Doctor Swartz was extremely though, almost too though, but I followed through with all of his requests. It meant that I had to get baseline test for blood work, X-rays, Pap test and so on. I was feeling so good that I thought all the tests were a little overkill, but I would give this process a chance. Then all #$& broke loose. This is when I thank God for Doctor Swartz. I believe his determination to watch over me saved my life. Shortly after my first visit I passed a few kidney stones. I needed a good kidney specialist, and Doctor Swartz had his finger tips on the best team of Doctors and nurses possible. That's a sign of a great doctor in my opinion. The team he recommended were Johnny on the spot, and I received excellent care. Thank you Doctor Swartz for knowing the right people to care for me during this emergency. A few months after meeting Dr Swartz I was diagnosed with breast cancer. If it weren't for his request to update my mammogram X-ray, the cancer could have metastasized, and who knows what condition I would be in today. Today I am cancer free. Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you too Dr Swartz for paying attention to my needs. His knowledge and persistent care and concern keeps me strong, healthy, and in the upright position. I am forever grateful for his excellent care. Thank you and keep up the good work.