Brian Navarro, MD, Community Care Physicians – CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
Several years ago, my daughter was having lower abdominal
pain. Dr. Navarro knew right away it was her appendix. Several
specialists and surgeons disagreed and sent her home. She
was in agony for six weeks. Dr. Navarro referred her to one
last specialist who went in laparoscopically to take a look. Lo
and behold, it was her appendix, and it was ready to rupture.
Thankfully for us, the surgeon removed it in time.
Tami Seaman, MD, Community Care Physicians –
Latham Medical Group
Dr. Seaman truly cares about each and every one of her
patients. At every visit, she is attentive, listens to your
concerns, and thoroughly reviews your records to update
and add new information. She sits and listens, so I never
feel rushed. She’s down to earth and never makes me feel
nervous. I really like her as a human being.
Michael Lettrick, MD, Lettrick Family Medicine
Dr. Lettrick is steady, efficient, and caring. He always greets
you warmly, listens to what you have to say, is thorough with
exams, and explains what he is doing and why. Dr. Lettrick
shows an interest in you as an individual, and he fosters trust
in the medical profession as a whole.
Judith Van Woert, MD
Joanne H. Van Woert, MD, PC
Someone always answers the phone at Dr. Van Woert’s
office. It’s quick and easy to get an appointment, and
she is very thorough. What’s more impressive is that she
even volunteered a home visit when my husband was
discharged from the hospital after a lengthy stay.
Peter Forman, MD, Delmar Family Medicine
For many years, Dr. Forman and his team have provided
excellent primary care for my family. Since my son
joined the United States Air Force, his family has
moved frequently, which causes a lot of inconsistency
in their health care. However, if his children or wife get
sick while visiting, Dr. Forman always makes the time
to see them. He’s even offered to provide health care
guidance for the family no matter where in the world
they live. It is so reassuring that, even though they no
longer live locally, Dr. Forman and the Delmar Family
Medicine team are still there for our loved ones.
Nick Campione, St. Peter’s Internal Medicine – Slingerlands
Nick is always helpful and pleasant. He often works through his breaks to find
information for a patient or take care of a concern they may have. He gets results
when a patient calls with a concern. He remembers patients and treats them all
like family. It’s great to have someone to rely on and trust, especially when it
comes to health care.
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Patrick Matolka, PA-C , Community Care Physicians
– Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
My son suffers from extreme anxiety and depression. It has
been very difficult to find a doctor who is understanding
and who can offer the proper resources to help my child.
Last year, my son was suicidal. Patrick literally saved his life.
He cleared his schedule to accommodate us. He even called
after the office was closed to check in and ask if there was
anything more he could do. It says a lot when a clinician goes
above and beyond to help your family! If it wasn’t for Patrick,
I don’t know where my son would be today.
Jill Martin, MSN, FNP
Hilltown Healthcare, PLLC
Jill remembers who her patients are, what their
individual needs are, and even asks about their
family members. She and I spent two years trying to
figure out the cause of my sudden weight gain and
finally figured out it was polycystic ovary syndrome.
Additionally, when I thought my youngest child might
have ADD/ADHD, she suggested I send her in for a
sleep study based on new data showing that lack of
sleep can cause the same symptoms. She was on it,
always is, and always is a pleasure!
Michelle E. Cafaro, PA-C, Oldendorf Medical Services
Several years ago, I suffered a pregnancy loss. I was in a bad place emotionally and very close to a
complete breakdown. Michelle made the appointment for me the very next day and she sat with me
and let me cry, and was willing to help me without pause or reservation. Her bedside manner was
warm and empathetic, and her response to my crisis was appropriate and measured. I felt seen and
I felt saved. She helped me develop a plan to begin to crawl out of my trauma; I owe her my life.
Susan Berdar, RN, Community Care Physicians – Delmar Internal Medicine
It’s the little things that make a big difference with Susan. She gets back to you quickly,
listens to your problems, goes over your medicines, and will help you whenever you need
her. She always calls back with test results or when you have a question, and she takes
time to understand what your problem is.