Thomas A. Pittman, MD

  • Co-Director, Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery Center
4.66 out of 5

About

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
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Training & Education

Degree

Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.

Residency

St. Louis University Hospital

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurologic Surgery

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Patient Stories

Ratings & Reviews

4.66 out of 5
34 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Pittman was outstanding. Very professional and personable.

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    Dr Pittman might be the best Neurosurgeon in the state but his people skills are lacking.

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    Explained findings well but didn't actually discuss any treatment options except 2 follow-up in 3 years.

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    Very knowledgeable professional and kind

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    I went to see the doctor for MRI and headache follow up. While the doctor explained the MRI results and next steps well, when I asked him about my headaches he told me that he does not treat those and did not have an answer for me. I was seeing a NEUROLOGIST, asking about the least complex neurology topic there is. I was asking questions that I thought were simple- as is this medication a good choice for me to be on? And what should I do if I experience more severe symptoms? Being told that he did not have an answer was extremely concerning. As a healthcare worker myself, I know that this is absolutely unacceptable. I would have found a colleague of mine who could have helped or at least told the patient I would look into it and get back to them. I feel that my experience was completely unacceptable. The doctor then told me to hold on and left the room only to send in the nurse who told me I was good to go home. I will absolutely not be returning to see Dr. Pittman
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      Dr. Pittman was wonderful! We are so thankful God directed our path to his expertise. He also has a compassionate bed side manner.
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      Just talked with me re mri results and little else.
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      Provider was on top of all health concerns
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      Great experience
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      Dr. Thomas, the resident, was very good at communicating our concerns and requests
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      This was not my first major surgery at UK. BUT there was a huge divide from my first to this one. Much to be desired. No one was rude or mean but there wasn't much bedside manner. This was also the view of family who visited.
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      Was very good in explaining things
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      Thanks to everybody for your help and support
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      I was treated great. Everyone was very concerned and very considerate
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      Dr. Pittman was the epitome of a doctor that I don't feel comfortable seeing. He came in, chuckling about my CT scan and how the doctors that referred me thought it was a tumor. He told me that it was normal calcification, while still chuckling about the thought of it being a tumor. He didn't ask me if I had any questions or concerns. He was in the room for maybe 1 minute total. I didn't feel listened to and I definitely left the appointment feeling stupid. There were questions I came into the appointment with and I didn't have the opportunity to say anything to Dr. Pittman, let alone ask the questions I had. For the last week, I was extremely scared because I had been told that there was a lipoma on my pineal gland-something very rare. While I'm glad it wasn't anything serious, I don't think that my fears and worries were considered at all by Dr. Pittman. It was to a point that I felt I was made fun of for even being at the appointment. Dr. Pittman's attitude is exactly why people don't feel comfortable going to the doctor. I was also told I would be scheduled for an MRI and follow up in three months, and that was never done. This was a truly horrible experience.
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      This was one of the best appointments I've had since having surgery. Dr. Pittman and his staff are caring and professional.
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      Dr. Pittman and his staff are the best I could ask to care for me.
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      Dr Pitman is one of the rudest doctors I've ever seen. He reacted to every question I asked as if I was ignorant. Some questions that I had weren't even answered. We were discussing radiation on my brain for goodness sakes! I am certain he even rolled his eyes a couple times.
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      Good visit
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      Everything was explained good
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      Not all explained like we would have liked, but we appreciated the confidence shown in ability to handle situation.
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      Physician seemed in a hurry. Resident willing to stay and answer questions.
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      Wonderful explanations and listening to me
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      A great help in my time of need.
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      Good
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      Physician was very rushed. Was in and out of the exam room very quickly. Didn't seem concerned by the issues I was still having. I also didn't feel that I could comfortably ask questions.
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      Good
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      Dr Pittman and all of his staff, were all exceptionally friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I have already recommended him to others, and will continue to do so. Great experience! Just wish he had better options to fix my problem.
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      Dr Pittman was good to answer or explain any questions which I had
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      Very cool experience
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      Awesome
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      Very good.
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      Very good
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      Very competent with care.