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Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

202 10th St Se Ste 200 , Cedar Rapids, IA

(319) 399-2022

Repuscore

73%

15 Reviews

About me

Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Krivit has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pediatric Plastic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids and St. Luke's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Krivit to book an appointment.

Repuscore Overview

Patient’s experience of staff, facilities and outcome

55%

What a higher score can indicate (>75%):

Patients have reviewed this doctor consistently positive about their staff, their facilities and/or are happy with their results.

What a lower score can indicate (<55%):

This doctor may have a lack of reviews, the reviews themselves are poor quality or they are unhappy about their experience.

Background & credentials

82%

What a higher score can indicate (>75%):

This doctor is more likely to be board certified, doesn’t have any malpractics, relies on many years of experience and went to a top medical school.

What a lower score can indicate (<55%):

Very low scores can indicate that this doctor may have evidence of board actions or malpractice or is less likely to be board certified.

Personality

58%

What a higher score can indicate (>75%):

We score a range of characteristics of doctors that are perceived positive such as honesty, professional and things like bedside manner.

What a lower score can indicate (<55%):

This doctor may have limited amount of reviews or the reviews themselves are not very descriptive.

Recommendations

100%

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This doctor is likely to have many patient recommending him or her.

What a lower score can indicate (<55%):

A very low score can mean that patients are not recommending this doctor, but more commonly people don’t recommend means that they fail to report this in their reviews.

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Dr. Jeffrey Krivit, MD - Reviews

C. Comried – Apr 18, 2020

Patient

Dr. Krivit literally saved my life. I had a main artery ruptured in my nose and went to the ER numerous times to have them painfully pack my nose and send me home only to return hours later with a severe bloody nose. He was the only one who could figure out what was wrong. He was extremely concerned and talked in detail about the problem and surgery needed. I have had numerous follow up appointments and found Dr. Krivit to be very caring and thorough. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

5 J Hahn – Jan 22, 2020

Patient

He was RUDE and CONDESCENDING. He rushed in, spent 5 mins with me. Barely asked any questions/cut me off when I tried to tell him what symptoms I was having. I came in for unexplained dizziness. Shoved instruments in my face and scope down my nose with no warning. Tells me I have a deviated septum and wants a CT scan. He comes back in reads the scan and tells me I need surgery. When I question why, becomes aggressive, raising his voice, waving his arms at me. "What a waste of time!" "Why did he order the CT if I was not going to have surgery?!!" I was sitting there in disbelief. I came in because I was having dizziness, I have zero trouble breathing with my nose, no chronic sinus issues or allergies. He did not ask me any of those questions. I thought he ordered the CT related to dizziness, but it was ordered for the purposes of a septum surgery. When I questioned him/refused, he became irritated. I wonder if it was all about $. Stuck with bill for useless visit/unnecessary CT.

Dan Dailey in Monticello , IA – Dec 02, 2018

Patient

My recent appointments with Dr. Krivit would be graded EXCELLENT from my point of view. On time, explained in my simple terms so I understood what he could do for me and he did.. Dan Dailey,

4 May 02, 2018

Patient

I recently had experiences with Dr. Krivit. He is someone I will not recommend. They information he provided was lacking during diagnosis. I need to investigate further why he wanted to perform surgery. Pre-surgery he never even consulted me. Post surgery my husband found him arrogant and to busy to answer valid questions. I had concerns about post surgery issues and how they were being handled. He became very aggressive in his manner and voice. I was astonished by the lack of compassion. NO.

5 1 Mar 27, 2018

Patient

I went in for what I thought was an allergy test. I ended up waiting an extra half hour for my appointment and his rushed demeanor was apparent. He looked at my nose for a few minutes. Sprayed something in it, stuffed it with cotton, said it was medicine and left. Returned 10 minutes later and proceeded to hastily perform a nasal endoscopy without telling me or asking me. I felt incredibly violated. Horrid bedside manor. I dread the bill for a procedure I didn’t request or consent to.

7 Adel, IA – Dec 05, 2017

Patient

I went for an initial visit for breathing issues w my nose. He saw me for 5 minutes, during which he scopes me without asking. He said I needed surgery and his nurse would explain and he left. The nurse gave a brochure about 1 part but didn’t know the other part. After surgery, he talked to my spouse for 30 seconds, and refused to give effective pain meds. I am miserable and don’t really understand what he did, and he won’t even speak with me.

5 Cedar Rapids – Nov 02, 2017

Patient

He had a horrible bedside manner. He did an unnecessary procedure, ordered a ton more tests, and didn't even do what I was referred here to do. A lot of money for a disappointment. Especially when the tests he ordered can go through my primary care physician. Every time I had a new question, it's like he was frustrated that he had to stay in the room.

7 Cedar Rapids, IA – Apr 11, 2017

Patient

5 minutes was all he gave me to misdiagnose and then prescribe a medication that was expensive and did nothing to help. It was very frustrating, expensive and a waste of time. It is very sad that when you are referred to a specialist they don't even take the time to find out the problems you are having because they are so overbooked or just don't seem to care. Thank God I went for a second opinion to someone who actually listened to what the problem was and received the correct diagnosis.

1 2 Larry Jenkins in Shellsburg, IA – Mar 31, 2017

Patient

After reading some attitudes about Dr. Krivit, I went in wondering what to expect., If you are looking for a Doctor who covers you with hugs and kisses and tells you what you want to hear, Go elsewhere. But.. If you want a highly trained. knowledgeable professional diagnostician; one who tells it like it is and has the training, both collegiate and experience, Dr. Krivit is the best. Went in for bloody nose and got treated for ear problems I wasn't aware of. Just part of his protocol.

2 Cedar Rapids, IA – Mar 23, 2017

Patient

Felt very confident in him! Thanks Dr. Krivit!

2 CEDAR RAPIDS – Dec 14, 2016

Patient

Dr. Krivit has no bed side manners, no compassion, he is very blunt! He wanted rush me into surgery the next day to fix my crooked nose, I told him that I have to give a two week notice because it was not an emergency. He seems more concerned about making money than treating the illness! He don't explain things very well, he used some medical terms that I didn't understand, I told him that I don't know what that is! I don't care for him. I need to find another doctor!

5 Downtown Sally in Cedar Rapids – Mar 19, 2016

Patient

Atrocious bedside manner

2 Mar 15, 2016

Patient

Charged 121 dollars to remove earwax, did not go in to have ear wax removed nor was told that the procedure would cost 121 dollars. (Family doctor could have done that cheaper.)

2 1 Erik and Misty in Cedar Rapids, IA – Feb 09, 2016

Patient

Excellent doctor! My wife had to have corrective surgery for a deviated septum. The procedure took twenty minutes just as he said it would. During the initial visit he was able to diagnose the problem within minutes.

2 Elizabeth – Dec 27, 2015

Patient

He was so nice and helped me breathe a lot better. Also very smart and informative. Would recommend to others.