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Total Comments: 75
Tarkin is amazing and I thank him so much for giving me my life back after my accident.
I enjoy being in Dr. Tarkin's care and believe he did an excellent job with my ankle repair. He seems overscheduled and rushed during office visits, however. I wish I would have remembered to ask him questions I'd had about my range of motion, ongoing swelling, etc.
I am so glad to have Dr. Ivan Tarkin helping me after my ankle injury. He is very professional and welcoming, as soon as he walks into the exam room. He uses terminology that I can understand and always answers all my questions. He is very reassuring and encouraging about my healing process. I am fortunate to have him as my health provider and received excellent care.
dr. tarkin was wonderful
love Dr. Tarkin.
Dr. Ivan Tarkin is THE BEST. His Staff follow him as a role model and are THE BEST also.
We feel fortunate to have had Dr. Tarkin do the surgery on our daughter's broken leg. The outcome is fantastic. We can't thank him enough!!
Dr. Tarkin is excellent in all aspects.
my appointment was at 11am... I received my Xray at 12:15... was seen by an Asst. at 1:15...I was seen by the Dr.at 1:40-1:50....I think he is a wonderful Dr. but the wait is insane!!!
Dr. Tarkin is by far a great Doctor and Surgeon. I trust him with my life and recommend him to everyone who needs leg or foot surgery. I can't say enough good stuff about Dr. Tarkin.
Dr Tarkin and his staff are exceptional, top shelf for sure.
I went to Presby for my broken ankle because it is the best Orthopedic practice in the region. Dr. Tarkin is exactly the provider I wanted when I chose presby. Smart, direct and most of all skilled. It's pretty rare to get a doctor or pa which have personalities and skill. Dr. Tarkin & PA Oswald exemplify providers that communicate, care and execute. I'd recommend this group to friends, family or anyone in need of exceptional care.
thank for all. We are very good team . Respect to Dr Ivan Tarkin and his team
I felt I had excellent service from all the staff with whom I interacted.
This was a warm and well explained visit.
Great Staff. I really like Dr. Tarkington, easy to talk with, sense of humor, knowledgeable . Good guy.
Dr. Tarkin is a wonderful doctor and takes great care of my medical needs.
An Excellent and competent team for sure.
Wait time to see Dr. Tarkin is way too long.
everyone in this office is great! Very freindly , smiling ,helpful, caring . Awesome surgeon! This is out of my local area so not normal provider
Dr. Tarkin did surgery on my dad's leg. He is great! We were here for a follow-up visit.
very pleased with all aspects of my care related to my car accident.
Dr. Tarkin has been a life saver for me. He was my original surgeon, when I was in a motorcycle accident. so 5 years later, I broke my kneecap. would have not gone to a different surgeon. He is an amazing surgeon
They was so good with my needs and concerns I would tell people to go their if they had to
Dr. Tarkin answered my concerns and questions and gave me advice in a very considerate and friendly way.
I had a great experience working with Dr. Tarkin and his team. He was very thorough and effective.
prior visits were conducted very promptly. on most recent visit I was there for over an hour before I saw the doctor for only a few minutes
Mr. Tarkin is extremely talented and I am forever grateful for the surgery he performed on my pelvis and arm.
I WAS TOTALLY SATISFIED WITH ANY AND ALL CONTACTS, CARE PROVIDED, AND FOLLOW UP WITH DR. TARKIN.
I've had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Tarkin. He's performed a dozen or so surgeries on me so we've met on many occasions and he's always been a true professional.
Very impressed with Dr. Tarkin.
no stress when I expected a lot of it.
Excellent care and compassion
No real complaints
doctors schedule was crowed and time delay was the result---doctor apologized and all was OK
Dr. Tarkin is the best! I had a severe elbow accident and he has been exceptional in getting me back to my normal daily routine and activities. He genuinely cares about his patients.
My office visit went very well. Dr. Tarkin is an excellent surgery that operated on my left hip. He has excellent manner, answered all the questions my son and I had and the treatment I will use going forward. He was very honest about whether this pain management may not work for me, and we appreciate this. The staff in the office was good as they have always been all the years I have been coming there.
Doctor was very personal and friendly. I was very encouraged and impressed.
Dr. Tarkin is an excellent physician.
I was pleased with the follow-up visit.
I am totally satisfied with this provider in all aspects of the surgery and follow up care I received.
I have had good experiences ever since I have had to come there.
Excellent care, easy to talk to and very willing to talk to you, help you in solving your problem, help you in decision making. The office and the clerical staff were excellent
very pleased with my visit (except my personal injury) not all of the above questions were pertinent to my visit. I do not know what would have improved my visit since all went well
Dr. Tarkin has an exemplary style of communication with a patient. He establishes a therapeutic alliance of trust and respect. He is an exemplar of patient centered care that he expresses in a very natural way. Dr Tarkin was courageous in following my wishes to save my foot. The statistics were against us but his outstanding skill and fortitude has saved me from having to adjust to a prosthetic.
Very pleased with the care and follow up from Dr. Tarkin & his staff.
he,s the best
very good exper.
Care was excellent, although I was there an hour before I was seen by a doctor.
Dr Tarkin & his staff were the "gold standard" of concern & expertise! Treating not just my injury, but me as a person & not just a "Code" number. Dr Tarkin has staff that convey's his warm human touch & speak of him with such respect & admiration.
Dr. Tarkin is THE best dr that I have ever had in my life. He is upfront, honest, explains every detail to you & has my upmost respect. We travel over two to see him & could the go to someone local but he is worth going to. I have never met a dr that truly shows such compassion for his patients.
My experience was excellent. Dr. Tarkin and his staff were excellent. I can only speak very highly of them and the service and treatment I received. They took a great deal of time and concern for a 78 year old woman with a compound fracture. I would not hesitate to recommend him,or his staff, at any time. The surgery, treatment and the follow-up have all been more than what I expected. I congratulate him and his staff.
Fantastic! Dr. Tarkin and his staff are the best, and I am so lucky that he saved my foot!
excellent care compassion and understanding of my situation.
Very kind and willing to help you in any way.
the best doctor I have had for my problem and is very concerned and helpful cant say enough about his attention and understanding.
Dr. Tarkin is very good at listening, making you feel comfortable, and explaining what needs done for your condition. I would recommend him very highly.
Dr. Tarkin is a very sensitive caring surgeon; and very informative on all the questions I had.
I had concerns about being in a "big city" enviroment for surgery & aftercare. Dr Tarkin & his staff were confident & compassionate from the initial 1st visit to surgery day & aftercare in the hospital. Everyone involved in my recovery was absolutely professional, encouraging & warm hearted.
He is an AMAZING doctor!!! Thank you!
excellent he is the best
I have nothing but praise for dr Ivan Tarkin. In addition to being a skillful surgeon he seems to be genuinely concerned with my recovery and how it may impact me and my family moving forward. He explained what I can expect and decisions I may have to make based on options available.
Dr Tarkin is the best doctor I have ever had. He genuinely cares about his patients and treats them as he would himself.
Dr. Tarkin and his staff have provided me with the best care possible under the circumstances. I appreciate everything he has done for me. Without him, my arm would not be working like it is today.
I think that Dr. Tarking is wonderful!
Doctor Tarkan is one of the best surgeon I ever had. very compassionate ,caring and truly care about my health thank to him I'm getting better every day.
Dr. Tarkin provided excellent care during my entire process
Dr. Tarkin came across to me as exceptionally well trained, excited about his job, and genuine with his patients. He has a braggadocio that can only be interpreted as genuine and well deserved.
Dr. Tarkin was extremely helpful in giving me all the information letting me make the decision as to whether to proceed with surgery or not.
Dr. Tarkin is absolutely wonderful!
I felt like the team of doctors for surgery were nice, and the nurse anesthetists were wonderful, but I was generally uninformed about everything that was going on. I would have liked to speak with the doctor about what went on in surgery etc.
Expert trauma fracture advice with treatment options clearly laid out.
Doctor was thought, took time to ito listen and answer questions and concerns. Also referred me to not only refer me to neurosurgeon, he also called and got me a appt asap.
Dr. Tarkin is excellent! Very caring, explained everything extremely well. A 100% great experience. Can't say enough great things about him!!!
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