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Mar 10, 2016
Dr. Shonberg was my physician before she participated in the MDVIP program. I was determined to remain in her care when she made the transition and have never regretted my decision. She is an excellent physician who demonstrates caring for the whole individual__physical, mental and emotional. This( in addition to her dry sense of humor)creates a relaxed, caring atmosphere during office visits.
Jun 12, 2014
I thank God for Dr. Barbara Shonberg. She is everything I would value in a Doctor. She is gifted with listening skills and gives me all the time I need to express my needs both physical and emotionally. I could tell her anything. My twin brother has cancer and I was able to get the support I needed when sharing my concerns with her. I trust her judgments, suggestions and cares. She never makes me feel like I am bothering her when I call. I feel blessed to have such a caring Doctor.
Feb 24, 2014
My MDVIP story may be a little different from other people. I was with Dr. Barbara H. Shonberg, Internal Medicine, for many years before she became a MDVIP affiliated doctor. During those years, I was quite frustrated when I would call for an appointment to see her and I couldnt. I usually ended up with another doctor in the practice instead of her. Then, in May of 2007, my husband and I attended a meeting at a local hotel to find out about the MDVIP Program of Personalized Health Care. I debated with him about whether or not to stay with her, as she transitioned to having a MDVIP-affiliated practice. We talked about the added expense and decided that we could afford it. My husband wanted to stay with his own doctor, who was in a different traditional-based practice. So, the decision was made for me to continue to be one of Dr. Barbara Shonbergs patients in her new practice. And I thank God that I did! On July 10, 2007, she opened her new MDVIP practice with her partner, Dr. Ronald Goldstein. 4 months later, my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Because of her affiliation with MDVIP, she was instantly accessible to me, at a time in my life when I really needed her compassion and expertise the most. During his 31 day ordeal in the medical maze of hospitalizations and surgical procedures, I was trying to continue to work. After 10 days and three trips to the hospital by ambulance, in the early morning hours, I stopped working and stayed by his hospital bedside. I was traumatized by the intensity of his hospitalizations and his constantly shifting medical condition, as well as, the looming uncertainty of the remaining time that he had left to live; which the doctors estimated at 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 years! It turned out that he only had 2 more weeks to live. After his death, I was grieving very heavily. One day, my sister, Anne, who was staying with me, took me to Dr. Shonbergs office because she thought that I was having a heart attack. I was still dressed in my pajamas for over 30 hours because I didnt even have the energy to change into regular clothes. Dr. Shonberg gave me an EKG in the office and never even mentioned anything about my pajamas! My heart was fine, but, I was having panic attacks. She prescribed anti-anxiety medications for me. Since I was unable to work after his burial, Dr. Shonberg wrote to my employer to request that I be allowed to stay home for the next two months. She wrote prescriptions for anti-depressants for me. She recommended literature about bereavement for me to read. We were able to talk about my feelings and experiences as a widow without the time restraints of a traditional practice; where if you are lucky you get a 15 minute time slot. She was addressing both my mind and my bodys health issues. I felt like she really cared about me as her patient and as a person. She understood how this stressful experience had affected my overall health and well being. Now, it has been six years since his death and I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man. I retired from being a special education teacher. I am enjoying my new life with Henry, my new love. And Dr. Barbara Shonberg has been with me on every step of my journey to this new chapter in my life. I thank God for Dr. Barbara H. Shonberg and MDVIP.
Feb 24, 2014
Dr Shonberg goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the personal and professional care she has shown me as a patient. During a recent hospital stay she came to see me at 10pm and brought me a book to help me pass the time. During another hospital experience not only was she there as I awakened from surgery, she made sure she came to see me everyday of my hospital stay. She is available 24/7- just a phone call away. I don't know what I would do without her.
Feb 23, 2014
Dr. Shonberg was there for us during an extreme emergency. She spoke with EMS and arranged for transport to our hospital, rather than the out of state hospital nearest to the emergency. Not only was this a Sunday, it was a Holiday. Dr. Shonberg met us at the hospital, and made a tremendous difference in the care we received--simply by being there on this Holiday emergency. She did a tremendous job, with caring efficiency, and met difficult issues directly. She is one-of-a-kind, an excellent, knowledgeable physician with a caring and real personality. She is thorough and giving and wise. I respect and appreciate her enormously.
Feb 21, 2014
MDVIP means Dr. Shonberg is always there for us. We travel a great deal and have called Dr. Shonberg from Cambodia, Tanzania, Spain (no one spoke english in the small hospital I was in and Dr. Shonberg called a colleague to translate for her) Florida, and other places we have visited. She answers our calls immediately and monitors our situations. Needless to say when we are in the U.S. she takes excellent care of us.
Feb 20, 2014
My wife Carol lost a three year struggle with breast cancer last June. Of course she saw medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, but throughout the entire course of her illness, it was Dr Shonberg who was her doctor as well as her trusted friend. It was Dr Shonberg who always responded to frantic weekend cellphone calls, and who stayed late at her office more than once. Finally, it was Dr Shonberg who arranged Carol's hospice admission in less than a day, and who called me with news of her condition each of the four days she was there. I will never forget her kindness, her warmth, and her professional skill.
Feb 18, 2014
Dr. Shonberg is caring, thorough, and knowledgeable. She is a good listener and has a positive and proactive approach. I am very happy that she is my doctor.
Feb 18, 2014
I appreciate Dr Shonberg's patience when we discuss the treatment of various medical problems. She always gives me her full attention & the time needed to explain my feelings...
Feb 11, 2014
Dr. Shonberg is a professional, patient-oriented physician who spends a great deal of time learning about you and prescribing plans to get you to better health. She also has a sense of humor, which I appreciate.
Feb 8, 2014
Dr. Shonberg saved my life. When I became her patient & dropped off my records, she pursued a test that should have been following up & never was. I was diagnosed with lymphoma. She made sure I had an oncologist, got all tests needed, texted me & called me so I was always informed. I was receiving chemo within 2 wks, thanks to her. She treats me as a person, always. She goes the extra mile, always. I'm so grateful she is my doctor & I would recommend her to anyone. To me, she is what a dr should be - knowledgeable, caring, kind and supportive and a wonderful communicator.
Feb 8, 2014
Upon admission to our local hospital I discovered my physician did not have hospital privileges. Although I did get great care at the hospital, I felt disconnected from my doctor. A close friend told me about Dr Shonberg and the MDVIP program. She accepted me as a patient and I have never been happier. I do present some challenges to her. I have been hospitalized for a stint, a pacemaker, pneumonia, and asthma to name just a few of the issues Dr Shonberg has had to deal with. My husband, who was under the care of another physician, was so impressed with the care and immediacy of Dr Shonberg's repines decided he too would become her patient and he is happy he made the change.