Marc Herschfus

Directions

4.7 out of 5

28 verified ratings

28 Ratings, 7 Comments


Apr 21, 2022
Professional, personal.

Jan 24, 2022
Very pleased

Oct 31, 2021
Physician was spectacular

Oct 29, 2021
One of my favorite doctors.

Oct 27, 2021
Dr. Herchfus truly wowed me in the best way. He treated me with respect and kindness as a human and a patient. I have been seeing GI doctors every few years since childhood - for nearly 40 years. I'd come to refer to GI services as 'drive-through' because all my previous doctors had the same process: pushed for immediate testing and at my follow-up, they told me to avoid acidic foods (I already had to due to the severity of symptoms) handed me a pamphlet and left the room before I had a chance to ask a question. My experience with Dr. H was not drive-though. I'm so pleased. Dr. H brought up new ideas for assessment and treatment. Dr. H carefully considered how my other physicians may contribute to these options. Dr. H wrote a detailed note that gives me the information I need for myself and to share with my medical team. Most of all, Dr. H did not treat me as so many do - a burden. As a complex patient who also has functional neurological disorder, many medical professionals make incorrect snap and Incorrect judgments about me. They treat me with less dignity and respect because they incorrectly believe outdated science such as incorrect beliefs that patients with FND malinger. Also, I've been a complex patient from childhood so I've learned that many doctors dislike complex patients - we're too much work. We get treated as if we want to make the doctor's job more difficult. I certainly don't like my status as a complex patient and wish I wasn't. Dr. H seemed to actually enjoy working with me. I can't precisely put into words how much this means to me. I feel heard. I feel hopeful. Sadly, I've become used to leaving appointments with my self-confidence and hope flattened. With Dr. H, I have new knowledge and clear action steps. Dr. H went as far as describing what I could expect for my next appointment. That's quite a relief for me as someone who has to manage many appointments. If I know what to expect, I can be better prepared to get the most out of my next appointment. I hope Dr. H knows how exemplary he is.

Oct 14, 2021
Nice talk. Helpful. Informative.

Oct 12, 2021
Very good - explained everything and what to do next.