I saw Dr. Calia for a toe fungus. When I saw the front office and hallway to the patient room all cluttered and piled up, I should have ran away! Big red flags! The patient room was tiny, cluttered and smelled moldy. Dr. Calia, without gloves on, examined my toes and said he thought I had a fungus but had to take a biopsy and send it off to a lab for a correct diagnosis. OK, anyone could tell by looking it was a fungus.
He took a clipper type instrument out of a pen holder box on the counter (no sterilization) and started digging around in there and clipping part of my big toe nail off. He then put the instrument back where he got it and said he needed to prescribe me a special compounded medication to brush on my toes. He insisted that I had to get the med next door to his office.
I went next door to a tiny drug store to get my script filled. It had to be compounded and chilled for a while so they told me to come back the next day. I did. It wasn't ready. When I finally got the med, the pharmacist there said my insurance would not pay for the script. I had to pay it. I ask my insurance company why they didn't pay. They said it was not an approved medication because they couldn't get the proprietary ingredients from the pharmacy. I asked about it with the pharmacist and he told me it had Everclear liquor (100% alcohol) in it along with some other ingredients - he wouldn't elaborate on it. I was scared to use it.
In my opinion the doctor and his staff had a bad attitude. I noticed their office is no longer there but I don't know if he's still in business. If so, run the other way!!!