I feel I owe it to Dr Schreiber to write this review (sorry it's taken so long!). I first came to him with a bad fever, swollen everything, sore throat, and the list went on. I had recently graduated college and was on a new insurance plan with my new employer, and he was the closest to my job at the time in the Tech Center. I was so desperate, I didn't care to read up about him at all. I was impressed with how easy it was to get an appointment, how quickly he was able to meet with me when I got there, and that I actually got to sit in HIS office to talk to him (not just the examination room).
When examining me, it was short but sweet. Within a couple minutes he was doing some blood work on me to figure out what was wrong, and to make sure it wasn't anything too serious. As soon as he had the results, he called me personally to tell me I had mono, and told me everything I needed to know. A week or so later, my symptoms had gotten 3 or 4 times worse. I called him up, and as easy as the first time, I was able to get in that day. He looked around, took my temperature, and told me not to worry and gave me the appropriate medication to help reduce symptoms, but nothing unnecessary.
I happened to luck out picking Dr Schreiber because he happens to specialize in gastroenterology. I had been having bad IBS-like symptoms for about 6 years prior to meeting Dr Schreiber. Again, I was able to easily setup an appointment with him. He took time to carefully read all of my records from previous doctors (I had gone to gastroenterologists before who redundantly re-did many tests I had already done because they either didn't read my records, or wanted to make a few extra bucks. Dr Schreiber instead told me flat out that he would have to take a look (the last test that I was dreading), or I could continue my current regiment of medications that weren't really working. After a few months, I came back to him and agreed to go through with it. The procedure went very smoothly, and I was feeling completely normal that night. He called me personally to tell me the results. He was able to identify that the issue was not something very serious, putting my mind at ease, and suggested an over-the-counter medication that I hadn't paid any attention to previously since my other doctors were prescribing stronger medications (that were bogging me down mentally)... And it worked! I'm now feeling better than I ever have in my entire life, and I have Dr Schreiber to thank. I haven't seen him since, but not because I don't want to, I've just been healthy again.
I want to add that even the little things he would do made a world of difference. I remember when he was taking my blood, I had mentioned that sometimes I get a little light-headed. He distracted me as he was doing this by asking about my job, and making small talk. Since he's not the type to pamper, it was a bit surprising, but meant a lot. Another thing is when I went in for my first gastro appointment, the receptionist remembered me and asked if I was feeling okay, and that Dr Schreiber was really concerned about me. Just knowing he had said that shows how much he does care, even if he's not straight forward about it sometimes. Then when I went back he asked me how I was doing. He had only seen me once, like 2 months before that, and still remembered it well.
Please go see him if you are sick. No need to see him if there's nothing wrong with you, because as others have mentioned, he won't pamper you. But he'll recognize when something is going on and will help you out. And if you have gastro problems, definitely go see him immediately to cut through all the nonsense other doctors will make you go through.