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James Ostroff



Overall Experience
94 reviews
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Jun 17, 2020
I think I might catch the virus on his unit if I hand around with him and his crew for any length of time. I was so disappointed in my med school. But I should have known.
Feb 07, 2020
bad experience
Jan 10, 2020
good experience
Dec 28, 2019
15 min in the room for a consultation. 10 min talking to me which included a very abbreviated discussion of history and why there. 3-5 min on personal phone calls. I waited months to obtain this appt and it was clear the Dr wanted to leave clinic early. He repeated this phrase "so you don't want to do anything now right?". I repeatedly said "I did not say that; I don't know what my options are and that's why I'm here". He gave a list of tests and interventions (which maybe included surgery but I didn't understand). I explained "I don't know what those mean. I don't know what that list means" and the reply was "so you are telling me you don't want to do anything now right?". He told me to return in 10 weeks. I asked what the difference would be in 10 weeks could we talk about symptoms and options now that I'm there for the appt. He did not offer more explanation or discussion. Said to come back in 10 weeks. What a waste of time. I do not know why it took months and months to get this appt when nothing happened. The staff made the appt then called to offer appt with an NP. I returned the call for the NP appt but no one has called back in over a week. I will not return.
Dec 12, 2019
Dr Ostroff is legendary a brilliant specialist I have seen since 1977!
Nov 15, 2019
excellent dr
Aug 23, 2019
Dr Ostroff excellent
Aug 09, 2019
I didn't feel like this care provider had a genuine interest or concern about my concerns. He didn't give me enough time maybe 4 minutes and it felt rushed. I waited two hours waiting in the exam room and I had to come out and ask where the doctor was. I didn't feel confident with the care here.
Jul 26, 2019
The Doctor was great . . . My concern is a little complicated and he assisted me through it with knowledge and sensitivity . . .
Jun 07, 2019
have recommended provider and UCSF to numerous friends
Jun 05, 2019
I have confidence that he would do an excellent job and be very cautious if doing a procedure. It was not made clear to me if/why I need the procedure rather he seemed annoyed that I would question needing a procedure. I left feeling confused.
May 01, 2019
Apr 09, 2019
It felt very good to see a medical provider who seemed to care about my health concerns and want to take action to get to the root of the problem in a timely manner. I didn't feel discredited or marginalized in any way. Coming from a small town/county where wait time to see a specialist can be years I felt so elated about the care and concern provided by the Dr and his staff.
Mar 20, 2019
It was a pleasure to see Dr Ostroff. He was kind and took time with me and answered any questions that I had.
Mar 20, 2019
great experience always the best care at ucsf always
Feb 08, 2019
Dr Ostroff is the very best in his field and what is very important - he cares.
Jan 16, 2019
Nice person and excelent provider
Jan 04, 2019
Explanation already discussed.
Nov 30, 2018
Dr Ostroff and his team are compassionate and responsive. I have utmost confidence in the doctor and his team.