Dr. Furst is one of the most thorough, capable, and knowledgeable doctors I have had the pleasure of being treated by. All of the staff is welcoming, even during the pandemic, and are able to accommodate scheduling, safety precautions, and overall a sense of “normalcy”.
As for Dr. Furst’s thoroughness: I believe most people patients that come his was have a complicated condition in one way or another, and he is one of the few doctors that really takes the time to do an exam. I do not say this lightly – do not expect a 15-20 min appointment. I do have a tight schedule at times, but when I come to see Dr. Furst I know that it will be a 50-70 minute endeavor and boy does he take his profession seriously.
He is very compassionate and really goes through every possible scenario to find the cause, and then administer a treatment. He also really surprised me with his knowledge of different conditions and the fact that he has a extensive list of possible treatments all in his mind. Seriously, he does not use a computer during the exam, and takes really meticulous notes (notes that he later sends to you by mail and via a computer terminal).
I really appreciate the fact that he does not have the approach of “oh the medicine isn’t working, let’s just give it time”. If something is not working, he changes it to something that possibly can without hesitation. Dr. Furst is also diligent in working out the issues with the insurance if the medicine is specialized, and really cares about the patients and what they are going through.
I am very fortunate to have found him, and am extremely happy to even write this review for anyone looking for an epic rheumatologist.