The two faces of Harvey Finkelstein

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Joan Grochowsky, a 52-year-old Roslyn Heights woman hobbled by searing and mysterious back pain, drove with her husband in the summer of 1999 to the busy Plainview clinic of a doctor named Harvey Finkelstein.
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Dec 17, 2007
 

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This isn't about religion. This is about a doctor who decided to put patients at risk. This is about a man, not his religious beliefs. Get back on track! This man has questionable morals and patient care that is severely absent. Why attack each other? He is the villan - we are all victims, this extends past religious, race and economic factors. He is a non-discriminating offender!
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#51
Jan 7, 2008
 
DR. FINKELSTEIN WAS MY DR. FOR MORE THAN 6 YRS.
I ALWAYS KNEW I WOULD FEEL BETTER AFTER HIS TREATMENT. HE IS A COMPASSIONATE, CARING PERSON.
WHATEVER HE DID, OTHER DRS. ARE DOING. HE JUST GOT CAUGHT. I DON'T BELIEVE ALL THIS PUBLICITY IS OVER THE SYRINGES. THE MAN FROM HICKSVILLE DID HIMSELF DIRTY AND BLAMED IT ON THE DR.
BERNADETTE

Brooklyn, NY

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#52
Jan 10, 2008
 
WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE THIS MAN SO HARSHLEY

REMEMBER, YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN HOW YOU FORGIVE.

HOW DOES GOD SEE YOUR LIFE. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK.

WHO DO YOU CALL UGLY.

THE GOOD BOOK SAYS EVEN JESUS IS A PLAIN MAN

YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW A PERSON BEYOND HOW THE MEDIA SENSATIONALIZES.

HARVEY FINKELSTEIN IS A GOOD MAN AND A GOOD DR.

A GOOD MAN FALLS 7 TIMES.

INSTEAD OF ALL THIS CRITICISM, PRAY FOR THE GUY. THIS DOES NOT SOUND QUITE RIGHT. HOW CAN YOU FOOL
8,500 PTS?
THe Oath

Manasquan, NJ

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#53
Jan 15, 2008
 
All doctors take an oath ..THe Hippocratic Oath which has been "modernized" from ancient times, simply states a doctor shall keep the good of the patient his highest priority and to try to do no harm. Seems not only difficult, but impossible to me to believe that he had his patients good in mind. It appears the almighty dollar was his driving force and at the very least, he should be removed for not upholding his oath. That being said - he has a lot of company that has yet to be found, and an equally outstanding number of Doctors whose lives' have been dedicated to doing no harm to patients.
John

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#54
Jan 16, 2009
 
Linda B wrote:
the problem is that hes not a "bad" doctor, hes waaaaay too busy to really pay attention to most of what hes doing and makes these life-threatening mistakes.
I know, I was one of his patients and I got tested and have a positive for Hep C.
It doesn't mean hes not liable tho.
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Linda, I am looking for victims of Dr. Finkelstein to help change the law in NY so you would have been notified faster and could sue him. please respond to this post if you are interested.
Michael

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Aug 20, 2010
 
Man, I went to that guy for two series one for lumbar which didn't work, he actually took a call from his lawyer about setting up an MRI in the building as they were "losing" too much money sending others out... he also told me about his beautiful villa in Italy.. I wasn't under anesthesia for the lumbar.

I was put under for C-spine 6 months later when I got approval. I woke up with loss of feeling in part of my tongue which is still here years later, I had a stutter that lasted two months ( minor ) and have problems reversing left and right and word/spelling errors ever since. I'm really not happy, If he had lost his license when he should have, I would never have been in this place. I really don't know what if anything I can do about it. I tell you what, I do hate the guy now, no joke.
Michael

Plainview, NY

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Aug 20, 2010
 
John wrote:
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Linda, I am looking for victims of Dr. Finkelstein to help change the law in NY so you would have been notified faster and could sue him. please respond to this post if you are interested.
I'd sign up for that!
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Brooklyn, NY

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#57
Aug 21, 2010
 
There are mixed reviews on this good doctor. Trusting doctors is a difficult thing. Luckily, I have a set of a half-dozen physicians whom I feel comfortable with. But the malpractice suit proposed by John and Michael is a possibility if enough join in a class action.
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Apr 17, 2011
 
just keep in mind doc,i will never forget
Dr Love

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Jul 25, 2013
 
Honest Guy wrote:
He did nothing wrong. You have nothing better to do than hide behind a keyboard. Your antisemetic comments we can do without. I hope your penis falls off and your wife have me herpes from busting my load in her mouth. Hope she's not sucking Harveys penis too lol
That's awesome. These losers take it up poop shoot bareback and swallow tranny loads. Nicely said
Dr Love

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#61
Jul 25, 2013
 
STEVE wrote:
just keep in mind doc,i will never forget
Forget that your an idiot homo
Lawyer scum

Roselle Park, NJ

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Jul 25, 2013
 
John wrote:
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Linda, I am looking for victims of Dr. Finkelstein to help change the law in NY so you would have been notified faster and could sue him. please respond to this post if you are interested.
Get a life u loser
John Mathis

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#63
Feb 20, 2014
 
I have been seeing Dr. Finklestein since my injury on the job, back in 2009. I'm getting to the point that I think I'm going to look for another Doctor. The guy is doing nothing for my lower back pain which I get everyday. It seems he uses us as Guinea pigs. I'm been on so many different medications that I can't remember half of them. The medications that work he takes them away from me like different narcotics he's given me through the years. Frankly at times I don't think this man knows what he's doing. And I just love sitting in his office at times for almost 3 hours to get a prescription filled ridiculous. This guy is not hurting for money. He owns a lot of property and homes in Israel. I find that all of sudden he has cut down the dosage on my pills, which are narcotic. I think he's cutting back because the DEA, is watching certain doctors who give out too much in the way of narcotics. Also all the epidurals he gave me in the past did nothing. People should think before seeing this guy, because I find that he has no real interest in the patient but the almighty dollar.
John Mathis

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Feb 20, 2014
 
Michael wrote:
Man, I went to that guy for two series one for lumbar which didn't work, he actually took a call from his lawyer about setting up an MRI in the building as they were "losing" too much money sending others out... he also told me about his beautiful villa in Italy.. I wasn't under anesthesia for the lumbar.
I was put under for C-spine 6 months later when I got approval. I woke up with loss of feeling in part of my tongue which is still here years later, I had a stutter that lasted two months ( minor ) and have problems reversing left and right and word/spelling errors ever since. I'm really not happy, If he had lost his license when he should have, I would never have been in this place. I really don't know what if anything I can do about it. I tell you what, I do hate the guy now, no joke.
And let us not forget all home he owns in Israel.
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#65
Sunday Jul 6
 
Stop seeing this so-called "doctor" immediately. As I write this, I'm visiting with my dear friend who was infected with Hep C from this bastard, because he re-used contaminated needles. She now has liver cancer, thanks to this son of a bitch. He shouldn't be allowed to practice medicine, PERIOD. He endangered so many by re-using needles contaminated with Hep C and HIV/AIDS. That this scumbag is still legally allowed to practice medicine is a testament to a broken legal and medical system. FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR, THIS MAN IS A DANGER. He should stand trial for murder....he is a murderer, his patients are dead and those who aren't are suffering immensly. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT ANYONE SEEING HIM NEEDS TO FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR. Peace.
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Don't day anything bad about the doctor, if you do, you will be called anti-Semitic !!!!,
SPECHLER v TOBIN

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Monday Jul 7
 
The zionist HALL OF CROOKED JUDGES includes Gerald Garson , Mark Ciavarella , Ronald Leighton and Martin Manton ..........Ziotard Ronald Leighton shredded the BILL OF RIGHTS and the POSSE ACT , for his kosher nostra masters
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Monday Jul 7
 
American Tightwad wrote:
Don't day anything bad about the doctor, if you do, you will be called anti-Semitic !!!!,
Judaism is an ancient religion , zionism is a new racist cult of war profiteers and oil speculators , suffering from MADOFF SYNDROME and DERSHOWITZ DEMENTIA

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