Crohn's Disease Forum » Doctor Reviews » Review of Dr. Elliot Livstone of Sarasota, Florida

Old 08-31-2011, 08:03 AM
NameDr. Elliot M Livstone
Address1515 South Osprey Ave, Suite C-11
 Sarasota, Florida, 34239
 United States
Phone(941) 955-0000
BioDr. Livstone graduated from Yale University School of Medicine. He did his Gastroenterology training at Yale and stayed on the faculty at Yale for 10 years before opening his private practice in Sarasota in 1984. During his years as a professor at Yale, he advanced his own knowledge and trained other physicians to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders. In Sarasota, in addition to his private practice, he has served as Chief of Medicine at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for two years, Treasurer of the Sarasota County Medical Society for eight years, and the Principle Investigator of a research project evaluating photodynamic therapy (laser-light activated medication) of Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal cancer. Dr. Livstone has authored more than 60 scientific papers and has been a regular contributor to every edition of the Merck Manual (professional and home editions) since 1983. He has been listed in the 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 editions of the "Top Doctors in America". He has also been profiled in Sarasota Magazine and in Who's Who.
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08-31-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Port, Florida
Dr. Livstone is very knowledgeable, and will generally tell you when he is not. He's not a specialist, but is careful about the medications that he prescribes. Perhaps too careful at time. When he is not completely sure about your condition, he will ask you or suggest a second opinion. He understands the pain and complications associated with Crohn's. They have no problem taking phone calls, and you can get a nurse within minutes, if not seconds. The entire office is wonderfully caring. Also, they will take emergencies without a problem. My average appointment lasts about an hour without rushing. Dr. Livstone write everything down, so there is no need to remember or chance to forget.

4 / 5 Bedside Manner
4 / 5 Knowledgeable
3 / 5 Open to alternative treatments
5 / 5 Ease of accessibility
Dx w/ Crohn's Disease May '08
Dx w/ Graves' Disease June '11
Dx w/ Lymphocytic Colitis October '12

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