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Mar 29, 2017
Dr. Portnoy is a very kind person. Were it not for him the last 8 years would have been difficult for me and my wife. He has nurtured me to the tender age of 98 and we are looking forward to making it to 100. Being available, with great advise and encouragement at odd hours, has been priceless. The best action we took is to join MDVIP. Thank you for such fine service. Sincerely,
Mar 28, 2017
I like my ability to phone Dr. Portnoy on his personal cell phone 7 days per week and get him on the phone virtually every time I have called. I do not have to be routed through incompetent office staff, as has been my experience over the last 60 years with dozens of other physicians. That should be the most distinctive selling point for MDVIP. It is well worth the annual fee I pay for the privilege.
Mar 9, 2016
Due to a local pharmacy filling my Rx with the incorrect medication, which I ingested, I could have become more ill and incapacitated or worse than I did, unless Dr Portnoy had not responded with immediate response to my phone call with my symptoms of passing out. He leaped into immediate investigation on the kind of med the pharmacy filled incorrectly, tried to get back to me at home, but I had passed out, contacted my husband immediately to go home and called an ambulance to my home. I was transferred to the ER, treated and survived without any side effects. Dr Portnoy had also alerted the ER before I got there, the nature if the situation. His quick detective and follow up coordination of the mentioned events, mostly like saved my life or unknown permanent side effects. I'm forever grateful to Dr Portnoy's quick response, follow up, and problem solving skills. Side note: the pharmacy responsible for the incorrect medication is currently under investigation with the Departnent of Pharmacology in Sacramento, California.
Mar 28, 2015
This May my husband will be 97 years young. Was it not for being a patient of Dr. Portnoy, I do not believe he would have reached this age. We receive excellent care and concern, I cannot imagine what our lives would have been like without this personal attention. Thank you a lot.
Feb 11, 2015
My experience is quite ordinary and yet still quite satisfactory. In spite of my age I am in excellent health. Good genes, I think.
Feb 25, 2014
I have been a member since 2008. The value of peace of mind of knowing that I have the uninterrupted and complete attention of one of the best-known practitioners in my geography pleases me - it is an investment that exceeds my expectations. Dr. Portnoy and staff are highly regarded by me - I am a healthcare practitioner pharmacist and I recognize compassionate care. I pray for Dr. Portnoy's well-being as his one of my most important resources for good health.
Feb 13, 2014
Re: Doctor Portnoy February 9, 2014 Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to show our gratitude for the people that remain behind the scenes, yet make such an enormous difference. Its hard to imagine not having a true confidant in our lives; someone with whom we can share our most intimate secrets, embarrassing moments, frailties and triumphs big and small. Its our family physician, he makes everything all right again. Doctor Portnoy - thank you for your honesty, unassuming nature, concern for our welfare and the personal treatment you give each of us. A dedicated practitioner committed to his practice with the ability to change with the times, embracing change with insight, technology, validation and passion our very own Doctor Portnoy! Please accept this testimonial with our sincerest appreciation for a job so very well done and with our highest regards for you and your friendly, reassuring and supportive staff Lauren, Sarah and Kristen. Many thanks to you all,
Feb 11, 2014
We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Portnoy as our physician. He has great bedside manners and is a most dedicated doctor. We always get an answer to our concerns and my husband credits Dr. Portnoy with getting him to the ripe age of 95. Thank you for always being there for us, we hope for continued good health for all of us.
Feb 9, 2014
i particularly like having his cell phone number and I have called him directly on it dozens of time in the last year. I did not like being routed through office personnel and answering services and answering machines by other physicians I have engaged in the past.
Feb 8, 2014
Doctor Ed: He is through and takes time during my visit to do annual physical. If there is anything new regards preventive tests he makes that info available. I feel thoroughly taken care of.
Feb 6, 2014
I recently joined MDVIP and have found it to be well worth the expense. Dr. Portnoy and his staff are incredibly helpful and the personal service I receive is far beyond that which my previous doctor was providing. Dr. Portnoy is not only an excellent physician, he is also a caring individual who has not forgotten what it means to be a doctor. I always feel like he really listens to me and that he devotes whatever time is needed to deal with my medical issues. My wife has been seeing Dr. Portnoy for many years and has always been extremely pleased with him. I rate Dr. Portnoy, his staff and MDVIP a solid 5 stars across the board.