ED Magedson – Founder
Dr. Barry Jason, DDS1 Barstow Road great neck, New York USA
Dr. Barry Jason, DDS of Great Neck Outright Lied and Stole from me! great neck New York
So I didn't have dental insurance a few years ago, so I used to do what a lot of people do, which is to buy Groupon type coupons for dental services. Did this a few times until I got myself some decent dental insurance.
I bought a Groupon for the Smile Authority that sent me to Dr. Barry Jason in Great Neck, NY and never used it. Even though I had gotten insurance insurance, i figured "hey, i have this coupon might as well use it."
The coupon was $39 for $300 worth of cleaning services (which is an obviously inflated number, no great neck dentist charges that much).
I head over to his office for a routine cleaning. [continued below]....
The visit started off well enough. We started talking about my teeth and I mentioned that my two front teeth were broken and temporarily fixed, which means i need permanent crowns on the two fronts, and probably the next two also. Thats worth about $10,000 of work. Its here that the interaction went completely south. He smelled the money and spent the next THIRTY MINUTES trying to sell me on doing the cosmetic work with him.
IMPORTANT MOMENT: I mentioned that I was insured. He insisted on me giving him my insurance card and signing a document authorizing him on it (he claimied he needed the document to check to see what benefits they'd pay for). I was promised that there would be no charges...sure...
I swear to God he spent no more than 5 minutes on my cleaning after wasting a HALF HOUR talking about cosmetic work. But of course thats not so bad. Annoying yes, scam...no.
The next two weeks were peppered with calls from Dr. Barry Jason's office asking when I wanted to come in for the cosmetic work. I told the office lady (who's name i forget) that I wasn't saying no, but i would like to at least speak to another destist to get a second quote. She responds with, "oh, okay." and immediately hangs up. No goodbye, no nothing.
A week later my insurance notifies me that Dr barry has charged FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS on my insurance!!! FOUR HUNDRED! THATS MORE THAN THE ADVERTISED PRICE! Now you might think "so what, its your insuarance". Well i have an annual cap, and that money was needed for the oral work i was going to be getting. Now i'm out $400 on my cap.
I call Dr. Barry Jason's office in great neck, obviously very upset. I tell the office lady i want that money refunded. She gives me some lip about looking into it and hangs up. The next day I call again, no answer. I leave a message threatening to go to the ADA and BBB. The next day I call again, this time Dr. Jason takes the phone...and I swear i couldn't belive it...starts SCREAMING AT ME. LOUD! I have never been yelled at by a doctor this way. He screams "I HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE WHATEVER I WANT! YOU SIGNED THE DOCUMENT!" and he hung up.
They haven't returned a single call of mine since.
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