Sorry you had a bad experience. I've been going there for a couple of years now and had a very good experience. The endo I see, Dr. Lauren Golden, is very compassionate and caring. She listens to my concerns and what I have to say and works with me to come up with the right plan for me. There was no condescension and I was very much encouraged to think for myself. I see the endo and the CDE about 4 times a year each when things are running smoothly.... it was more often when I was just diagnosed and when I transitioned to the pump.
Their goal is to help you achieve all your goals and do any activities you want to do, whether it is sports , or , as in my case, getting back into flying. They don't believe diabetes should be a limitiation in your life.
Melissa, I think their hours are 9-5 or so, but I am not sure.
You might give them a call and see.
Phone: (212) 851-5494
One problem is that it may be 2-3 months before you can get an appointment.
I have the best endocrinologist! Her name is Dr. Nancy Tarlin and she is at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Elmhurst, Queens. She's been my endo for over 10 years and she and her team are phenomenal. I have had several horrible experiences with internists and endos treating my t1 before so I was thrilled when I finally found this one. If you are still looking please contact me. I even mentioned her in a book I just wrote (and self-published) called "Life after death...of a pancreas: a true story of living with type 1 diabetes" which is basically my story of living with type 1 for the past 18 years as well as researched facts & info plus a chapter specifically for non-diabetics so they can learn more about our condition. I don't mean to shamelessly self-promote here (I'm not looking to make a profit from this book - trust me it's being sold for peanuts and I get a very small percentage of even that much ;)) but I'd love to reach as many diabetics out there in case they're interested in reading about all my misshaps ;) Take care!