Dr.Stuart balaban / Dr. jacqueline Fulop-Goodlings Suspected Fraud

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jflana7022

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#851
Aug 29, 2011
 
Ali wrote:
I'm so sorry to hear what you guys have gone through. My son needs bracers and last Friday I took him to a Dr. Ballaban who currently operates in Forest Hills, NY. He was a charming an older gentleman who talked a LOT!!!! and he quoted me a price, however, I was not too comfortable with his plan of treatment so thought when I see him today,i would discuss the treatment plan. Also, over the weekend, something didnt feel right about Dr. Ballaban...so I decided to google him to see if there were any issues and I've landed here. My son has his first fitting with Ballaban this afternoon but i am now extremely hesitant as I'm not sure if you guys are referring to the same othodontist. Can someone describe him to me. when i met him I he introduced himself as Dr. Ballaban (no first name) so I'm not sure that we're talking about the same dr....someone please help...... thanks
Stuart Balaban is a graduate of Harvard Dental School in the late 60s,(67 I think.) He has white hair. Ask him if he practiced in Melvlille. If he answers yes to both questions, run.
ali

New York, NY

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#852
Sep 2, 2011
 
thanks for your response, I received confirmation after describing him to someone at a law firm that he was in fact the same Dr. Balaban. After reading all of the posts, and receiving confirmation, I decided to cancel my son's appt with Dr. Balaban. I have to say that he is unscrupulous as he has called me several times requesting my insurance information which also struck me as odd...as the admin staff usually handles these things....unbelievable!!!
youknowwhoiam

Merrick, NY

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#853
Sep 2, 2011
 
Has anyone read this... Dr Balaban is still in practice... he is in and office in Forest Hills! Read above ALI post . We all need to do something! Bankrupt and still practicing....?????!
Adriane

Mineola, NY

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#854
Sep 3, 2011
 
ali wrote:
thanks for your response, I received confirmation after describing him to someone at a law firm that he was in fact the same Dr. Balaban. After reading all of the posts, and receiving confirmation, I decided to cancel my son's appt with Dr. Balaban. I have to say that he is unscrupulous as he has called me several times requesting my insurance information which also struck me as odd...as the admin staff usually handles these things....unbelievable!!!
Stay AWAY!!! I am out $18K from this crook. Do you have the address of his new office? Would like to give to my attorney.
ali

Forest Hills, NY

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#855
Sep 3, 2011
 
he's at 105-24 64th Rd., Forest Hills
Bob

Bay Shore, NY

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#856
Sep 21, 2011
 
why don'y you call maury alter that wacky shame on you guy from the news. I think his segment is shame on you.
already screwed by DA

Long Island City, NY

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#858
Dec 7, 2011
 
watch out for the suffolk DA's office they let criminal go on felony fraud charges for check fraud and never get back to complaints. i have called them and left dozens of messages about other fraud charges and never gotten a call back. this is over a 2 year period and it cost my dad over $70,000 but the DA's office does not respond.

my next step is the newspaper. good luck getting them to follow up.
This has got to Stop

Brooklyn, NY

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#859
Dec 8, 2011
 
This is just unbelievable !!
No one seems to care...
The ADA has been contacted many,many,times and they chose not to respond !
It seems to me that the message everyone is sending is that it is ok for Drs.to treat patients in this way and still keep their lic.and treat more unsuspecting patients.
Something needs to change !!
Anyone interested in getting together a group and going to our local politicians ??
The more fuss that is made and the more we keep at it the more annoyed people will get.
Please keep contacting ADA,DA,and anyone else.
Write them every week!
This has got to Stop

Brooklyn, NY

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#860
Dec 8, 2011
 
Also has anyone been getting emails from a lawfirm called Mescalllaw ?
I think the whole attorney thing was a scam ....
the class action .
youknowwhoiam

Merrick, NY

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#861
Dec 12, 2011
 
it is not a scam the lawyers took all of our info and just had us release HIPA forms to open the old files fromthe drs they also have contacted my new orthodontist my orthodontist now told me she was copying all my childs information for the attorney0 so you have no idea, the class action suit is moving ahead
leather11

Huntington, NY

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#862
Dec 14, 2011
 
Went to Dr. Jackie today. She had an advertisent on the radio. Something feels funny. One, three of her assistants were valadictorians of Ivy league schools. Interesting that three chose to be orthodontists? Two, she wanted 3,000 down. I went to two other dentists and one wanted 700 down, the other 1,000 down. Both will finance the rest, no interest. The explanation was that they have to pay for the tray up front.? So do all the others. They said they were financing my dental coverage. I said you don't have to finance anything, they are paying you. three, I have to have the scans done by Friday to be in the study and get a reduced rate and bring a check for the 3,000 at that time. Is this a bad idea? Should I go to someone else? I am trying to check her credentials and am having difficulty finding information. The first 6 pages of google were her advertisements. This site is on page 7.
Abbott

North Tonawanda, NY

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#863
Dec 14, 2011
 
You have all the info you need. I discontinued treatment and lost almost 4k. I went to another ortho who was fantastic. He charged half as much and had to undo the horrible work she had done. Not to mention, my new ortho received a slew of unsatisfied Dr. J patients. And, she is litigous. If you try to leave, she will try to sue you for any remaining balance. What type of business sues customers for not being satisfied and still wants money for work not completed? Uh, yeah.. totally ridiculous. At least there is a disciplinary board for that. There are red flags all over so why even consider. There are awesome orthos who will do work for a fair price. And if you're in Manhattan, by all means, go see Dr. Ronald Schwalb. He's in the same building, different floor and he is amazing!!! If you tell him the formerly very pregnant Dr. J patient sent you, he'll know. Really, go see him if you're in the city. gluck!
This has got to Stop

Brooklyn, NY

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#864
Dec 15, 2011
 
Heads up ....Dr J's office broke my childs tooth !!
They were working on her when Balaban was working out of her office....They ALL lied to us and are very unethical people !!
I would NOT go there if I were you
This has got to Stop

Brooklyn, NY

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#865
Dec 15, 2011
 
youknowwhoiam wrote:
it is not a scam the lawyers took all of our info and just had us release HIPA forms to open the old files fromthe drs they also have contacted my new orthodontist my orthodontist now told me she was copying all my childs information for the attorney0 so you have no idea, the class action suit is moving ahead

Old files ???? They were gone remember ???? Along with our kids xrays & everything else !!
When we went to our new orthodontist after many,many, consults to be sure we had the right one .
Not to mention all the more $$$$ we had to spend
We had to have my childs braces removed because of all the damage that was being done from them being on too long .
Eveytime Balaban or Jackie was questioned we were told almost ....just a few more weeks.
WHY because they were scamming together and holding us on
They are both a disgrace to society!!!!!!!!!!
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#866
Dec 16, 2011
 
Contacting an attorney, or the ADA will do virtually nothing to stop her. She is sued constantly, and in some sick way enjoys it. Complaining to Invisalign will help, but the sure way to get a result is to call NYS Dept of Education, Office of Professional Discipline, which controls doctors' licenses. Their # is on their website. It's simple, all you need to do is register a formal complaint, and they WILL investigate at no cost. If they receive enough complaints, and/or if the complaints are true, they have the power to suspend, or take away her ability to practice. This is what she deserves. Too many families continue to suffer.
This has got to Stop

Brooklyn, NY

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#867
Dec 19, 2011
 
So many people have filed complaints with the NYS office of prof discipline .....and nothing has been done.
Although Balaban is practicing out of someone else's office again , this time in Queens ,N.Y.
Invisalign ....well they did nothing ....even though Balaban gave his receipt saying he took our $$ for him to order Invisalign reatainers and never did....thats ok with them THEY do not care.
No one does.....It just is sick & goes to show how awful people are .Especially those that people would think they could trust !
Marvin

Huntington, NY

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#868
Feb 11, 2013
 
2/11/13
Drive by 14 Arista Drive Dix Hills NY and see
Balabans TWO New BMW's. Did he, DOB 1/7/41,
use your $ too to acquire them ?
Its all about Karma. No wonder he is so sickly!
Lets Get Him,
Marv
Whats wrong here

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#869
Feb 15, 2013
 
Hi Marv
I find it so disappointing that nothing has been done to either of these two orthodontists.
My daughter was a victim of their abuse & neglect.
I did the whole class action not to mention numerous letters to everyone from the ADA roght down the line and basically what it turns out to be is that it is ok for them to do this to patients! They can keep their lic and just keep screwing people,hurting them etc.
I really think the system sucks!!
Stu

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#870
Feb 15, 2013
 
Why cant you start a class action suit against the American Dental Association for allowing the 2 aforementioned so called doctors for not following their hippocratic oath
I had met with Dr. Balaban and should have realized that he was a snake oil salesman
Then we must put his name out there to any insurance company that lists him as a provider
And our warm markets friends, family, schools wherever it counts
Abbott

North Tonawanda, NY

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#871
Feb 16, 2013
 
You and others might want to write a review at ratemds.com . They seem to do a better job than yelp and citysearch... You will notice that a bunch of duplicate positive reviews have been removed.....

keep writing negative reviews... over and over again

Another idea... use social media to spread the word... twitter.... FB etc. Just some thoughts.

http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/50213/D...

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