Don't ever take your child here! Reisman is condescending, patronizing and downright RUDE. I'd NEVER let him lay a hand on my child.
The 1st time we saw Reisman, he told us that the invasive (and expensive) test that he wanted to do on her was optional and that he just wanted to do it to ""cover his bases"". I declined the test because it would be too traumatic for my daughter and he had advised us that there was nothing wrong with her anatomically (after 2 ultrasounds).
3 months later:
My daughter and I were led into the patient office and a nurse came in the room, asked me if she was on antibiotics now, I told her that my daughter had finished them on Saturday. She asked me if we’d had the test done yet and I said that all we’d had done was an ultrasound. She asked me again “but have you had the other test done?” and I again answered, “no, we just had the ultrasound done and everything looked normal.” She started shaking her head back and forth, making notes in the chart and had a rude, disapproving look on her face. She didn’t make eye contact with me nor did she say anything else, she just huffed, walked out and shut the door. A few minutes later, I heard a knock and in came the doctor. My daughter was sitting on the exam table and I was in the chair adjacent to the door. When the doctor came in, I could tell her was agitated right away from him body language. Then he asked My daughter how she was and she started going on about her Ariel birthday. He brushed her off while leaning (with one butt cheek) against the countertop, turning toward me. He then looked up at me and asked me if she had an infection. I said that she did and that she completed a 10-day antibiotic. Then he asked me if I had brought her in for the catheter. I said no and that I had been talking to my family about it and we all thought that it wasn’t necessary since you said it was optional. He interrupted me and said very condescendingly “so what should we do now?” as he slammed the chart down on the counter. I could tell he was angry so I didn’t say anything. Then he said in an extremely angry, loud tone “I am VERY frustrated with you, you don’t follow directions, you don’t follow through and … he was screaming very loudly that I instinctively stood up out of my chair in between him and My daughter and stood about 2 feet from him and cut him off mid-scream and said “I didn’t come in here to be screamed at and ridiculed, I came here to get help for my daughter and if you don’t want to help her, I’ll go somewhere else. I’ve been messing with this for a whole year.” My daughter started crying. Then he said “well, it’s in my culture to yell like this” I said “that’s BS” and went to grab My daughter. He stormed out of the room. I picked up My daughter and walked out of the room. As soon as I got to the doorway, I could see he was at the nurse’s station down the hall. So I yelled down the hall as I was walking toward him (and the exit) “it’s a good thing you have the child’s best interest in mind. I can’t believe you make people put up with this. You are a terrible doctor.” I was still carrying My daughter as I walked by him and that’s when he looked at My daughter (who was crying even louder) and said really rude, sarcastically, and mean “do you want a sticker? How about 2? How about the whole roll?” I said “heck no we don’t want your sticker” and stormed out. When I got to the front desk, I told the receptionist “don’t you dare charge me that co-pay, I didn’t even see him” “he has NO business being a pediatrician. He was screaming at me”. Then we walked out of the building. My daughter was still crying – but now she was crying for a sticker.
He DID end up charging my credit card the co-pay.