I went to Dr. Silver for a consult on my thyroid because my doctor wanted a second opinion, and Dr. Silver just sort of took over. He has a terrible bedside manner, and I always left an appointment with him feeling like everything was entirely my fault and that I was actually very sick (I'm really not). For instance, he was very grave and concerned about my bp (it was 121/72) and made me feel as if I were about to have a stroke. He's very insensitive about weight issues, so if you're at all overweight you'd better have a thick skin. I ended my relationship with him after two years, and I should have done it a lot sooner. He was constantly tinkering with my medicines to keep me coming back more often. I felt very powerless as a patient. For example, he prescribed a medicine that has a common side effect of low potassium (without telling me), and so after suffering weeks of leg cramps he finally told me after looking at my test results, ""Oh, your potassium is low."" I was so mad! I am an intelligent, organized, in-control sort of patient usually, but I could never be this way with him. Instead, I felt very disempowered. Anything I found out about his treatments was from researching it on my own, not from office visits. His office staff is fantastic, though, especially his receptionist. I feel sad about not seeing her again. His office only answers the phones during certain hours on certain days, so it can also be a headache getting appointments.
Pros: nice office staff, good phlebotamist
Cons: bad bedside manner, difficult hours, hard to work with