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Peter Novak

Dr. Peter Novak, MD

NeurologyPsychiatry

OVERVIEW

Dr. Novak graduated from the Univerzita Komenskeho V Bratislave in 1986. He works in Jamaica Plain, MA and specializes in Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Novak is affiliated with Brigham & Womens Faulkner Hospital.

PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed

Based on patient feedback.

RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Novak's Rating
4.5
Patient Perspective
2.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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Brigham And Womens Faulkner Hospital
1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
2 REVIEWS
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"Rewriting my review. The one I just submitted is way too long, this one is shorter by ~1600 words (after deleting this paragraph)...BTW, he's only certified in Neurology (not Psychiatry). I believe the 2 reviewers on another website saying they were "slandered" as being "psychological" & that he's being investigated. Was referred because of Autonomic testing at the Faulkner (ordered by another provider) showed Positive test results. No empathy, NO response to questions AT ALL, he & his office LIED to me a few times. Changed the location of my appt (to Hale building where they don't do Autonomic appts) & downgraded my “New Patient” appt to a shorter appt. That’s a Red Flag because of MANY bad experiences over the years with Drs blowing me off, didn’t listen etc while symptoms worsened…so there’s NO WAY I will go to another Dr who will do the same! Then he downgraded my appt AGAIN, to a virtual appt., immediately after I sent him a heads up/BTW that I won’t EVER go to a Psychologist/Psychiatrist ...
as part of “treatment” or anything else… treatment of a PHYSICAL problem... & NO response to my message. He/they then lied to me saying he changed to virtual appt because the Hale building doesn’t do in-person appts. I had them reschedule to the longer appt (in-person) & later I "fact-checked" what they said by calling the Neurology dept at the Hale building as well as 1 other Brigham & Women's number & they both said he DOES do in-person appts at that location...so he LIED!!! Sent Dr. Novak a message after I had "fact-checked" the lie I was told, expressing big concerns of these interactions, the lie from them, & NO response to the two messages I sent, so I needed to ask him (AGAIN because he didn’t respond to my two questions weeks ago) if he thought any part of my test results were from a "psychological" problem or if he was going to label me as having a "psychological" problem. His only response: ..."We're trying to get you an earlier appointment." I didn’t ask for an earlier appt & he didn’t acknowledge anything from my message. Obviously I’m not worth his time & it was obvious he wasn’t going to listen, brush me aside, & mislabel me as something I’m not, if I went ahead with the appt, so I cancelled my New Patient appt…gave him what he obviously wanted!! So no Autonomic Failure/Dysfunction treatment for me, suffering will continue, & symptoms will progress till something happens in one way or another! So be it! Better dead than to be LIED to & treated like #### by Dr. Novak or another Dr/Neurologist!!! "
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  • February 9, 2022
"I believe the two reviewers on Vitals.com saying they were "slandered" as being "psychological". I have "lived" for years being blown off & "labelled" because 99.9% of the doctors out there won't listen, don't care, & brush you aside because first, that is how the medical community disgustingly treats females and 2nd, because the answer(s) ended up not being easy/common answers...so they "label" you! In the past few years I came across a couple of Drs who did listen so was able to start to get answers, the latest answer being positive Autonomic test results done at the Brigham & Women's Faulkner. However, I would not make an appt untiI knew if Dr. Novak (Neurologist) thought any part of my test results was from some kind of "psychological" problem or was going to "label" me as having some kind of "psychological" problem (or not) or. Supposedly he told my Allergist he DIDN'T think my test results etc were from some "psychological" problem...so I scheduled an appt. Last week Dr. Novak ...
rescheduled appt to an in-person shorter appt at an 8:30 AM time at the Hale building (he only does New Patient appts at 7:30 AM at the Faulkner). A Red Flag went up so I sent a message informing him that I would not ever go to any kind of Psychologist/Psychiatrist as part of treatment (or eval) for Autonomic failure so he would know, & his response would give me an indicator of whether or not he thought I had some kind of "psychological" problem. If he didn't think so, then me telling him I would never go to a Psychologist/Psychiatrist as part of Autonomic treatment wouldn't be a big deal. His response...he immediately made the appt to a Virtual appt...so not only was I not worth the normal length New Patient appt time, I'm now not worth his time to be seen in-person for the New Patient appt. So I pushed back & called his office & talked to Maria, complaining about these points. Maria/Dr. Novak LIED by telling me that they don't do in-person appts at the Hale building (even though it was originally scheduled as an in-person appt). I know when I'm being "played" so I "fact-checked" it by calling two Brigham & Women's numbers, one being the Neurosciences Neurology dept, and BOTH phone numbers told me that Dr. Novak DOES do in-person appts at that location...so they lied to me!! I said I wanted to reschedule because I had made it clear weeks earlier that I wanted an in-person appt, after they asked me what I wanted. She said well he's booking pretty far out but so I said, that I HAD an in-person appt in August before they rescheduled my appt so I shouldn't have to now wait months longer than August because they rescheduled me to something I didn't want. She said it would take her a while to try to find his next opening & she would have to call me back (I pointed out..."but all the times I called to check for cancellations the person only took a couple minutes & checked while I was on the phone.") Maria told me she was new so she needed more time (at that point I didn't believe her). She did call back with a new in-person appt in July which was fine, but they also tried to pawn me off on seeing Dr. Novak's PA. I said absolutely not, I want to see the Dr/specialist & am willing to wait till July if nothing earlier comes up. At this point all "Red Flags" are waving & decided to send message to Dr. Novak after I had "fact-checked" the lie I was told, expressing my real concerns of these interactions, responses, & proven lie from them so I needed to ask him again if he thought any part of my test results were "psychological" or if he was going to label me as having a "psychological" problem. His response..."We're trying to get you an earlier appointment." I didn't ask for an earlier appt in my message to him!!! He didn't answer my 2 questions or respond to ANYTHING in the message I sent him!! So I cancelled my appt. which is obviously what he wanted & now won't get Autonomic treatment. Symptoms will continue to get worse till something happens, "
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  • February 7, 2022

LOCATIONS

1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

PROCEDURES PERFORMED

SPECIALTIES

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
NEUROLOGY
Graduated 1986
Univerzita Komenskeho V Bratislave
Graduated 1986
Residency
Wayne State University

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (48)

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  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Tufts PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • Aetna Select
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Harvard Pilgrim Maines Choice HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
  • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
  • Tufts Granite Premier Choice EPO and PPO
  • BCBS MA PPO or EPO
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • MVP EPO/PPO
  • MVP Liberty EPO/PPO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Maines Choice HMO - Standard
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • MVP Health Plan EPO/PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Navigate EPO
  • Allways Health Partners Complete HMO
  • Allways Health Partners Complete PPO Plus
  • Allways Health Partners Select HMO
  • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Fallon Community Health Community Care
  • Fallon Community Health Direct Care
  • Fallon Community Health Select Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Maines Choice HMO - Preferred
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO v5

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