Dr Borenstein was extremely thorough in his evaluation of me before prescribing treatment. My last doctor said when prescribing thyroid meds "we try a little more and then a little less" and it turns out that my dose was frighteningly high for more than a year. He's also extremely easy to reach by email or phone. I would email him with a question or a refill request and he literally would have done it and would have gotten back to me in 20-30 minutes. Dr Borenstein has a wonderful very warm personality and is really funny! I no longer live in New York and have had to go to another doctor (not warm and funny) who saw my compounded prescription and said "which brand is this?" Why is it written this way?" Arrgh! Dr Borenstein, I wish that you were here!
Sherida N. Posted 03/19/2018
Dr. B. has refused to give up on me when other doctors had previously done so. Overall, Dr. B. has helped increase my physical stamina as well as my walking mobility and decreased my pain level. He has seen me through my peaks and valleys with the fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and thyroid disease using Dr. Jacob Teitlebaum's protocol (SHINE). At my very best with him, I was able to run up and down at least 70 stairs twice in a row and had an immense amount of energy. I can now participate in activities outside of a full-time job. It has been years that I have been able to attend religious services and pursue my passion of playing the trumpet again. I can now do so with Dr. B. as my doctor.
Janell C. Posted 03/19/2018
The bottom line is that I feel better than I have in years, better than I knew was possible. I'd learned to cope with and try to ignore fatigue, extreme moodiness, joint pain, etc. because other doctors, even my prior endocrinologist told me my problem was psychological! Dr. Borenstein was thorough, patient, and figured out why I was feeling crummy (which I never expected - I just wanted to make sure things didn't get worse!) The icing is the respect with which I have been treated. I feel like he sees me as a human being. Furthermore, the receptionist is charming, personable, sweet, and although Dr. Borenstein never "pushed" any supplements on me, I went to see him because of his integrative approach. I wasn't going to take a synthetic hormone pill every day and give up … let my health deteriorate as it would. I'd stake my life on the contention that his lifestyle and supplement recommendations are responsible for the majority of my improvement. He has changed my life.
Mary Jo B. Posted 03/19/2018
Thank you Dr. Borenstein for giving me my life back. My quality of life was depleting, and now I'm regaining it back. I feel 100 times better then I've felt in 6yrs! I have MS and was feeling absolutely horrible every day of my life, now thanks to Dr. Borenstein I'm regaining more and more of my life back with less and less pain and less and less relapses...GOD if you ever wanted a brighter future please, please go to him. He's very informative and helpful and really cares about your health and well-being! God Bless him! I wish I would have found him sooner!
Margaret L. Posted 03/19/2018
Dr. Borenstein is incredibly gifted and knowledgeable. He asked intelligent and probing questions to determine the best course of action for my needs. He helped change my quality of life. I would recommend him to friends and family.
Sheilla L. Posted 03/19/2018
I was very sick and could hardly get up out of bed. After my original doctor told me that I needed anti-depression medication, I found Dr. B. He ran tests that no other doctor had run. It was determined that my thyroid was low and my hormones were off. Following his protocol, I became the woman I knew I could be. A year after finding Dr. B I ran my first half marathon at the age of 51! This was a huge change from the woman a year before. Had I listened to the original doctor, I would be somewhere, medicated, not living. Dr. B gave me my life back. He listens to what you say, and takes in consideration all you are saying in order to diagnose you. He does not just go by what your blood tests determine. I never have to wait to see him and he always greets you with a smile on his face. I would recommend Dr. B to anyone who cannot get a diagnosis and is not satisfied with the treatment that they are getting.
Crystal S. Posted 03/19/2018
Dr.Borenstein literally saved my life. I have been having horrible debilitating lower back pain for many years. He treated me with plasma rich platelet prolotherapy which has helped me tremendously. After only a few treatments, I can now honestly say that my back pain has gone from a 10 to a 3. I couldn't ask for a better outcome due to my history of multiple disk herniations.
Dr. Howard K. Posted 03/19/2018
I met Dr. Borenstein at a seminar about thyroid health in NYC and was excited to learn that there were doctors out there who understood and were willing to work with you! I live in Northern Virginia and made the trip to NYC to see him not only for myself but my 18 year old daughter as well. She was diagnosed with a cold nodule last year and the biopsy was inconclusive. No doctors seemed interested in getting to the root of the problem since they could not "see" a problem in her labs or tests, other than she had a suspect nodule. I've had an underactive thyroid for years without a single doctor who would help me because all my labs are normal. Dr. Borenstein agreed to see both of us and was very interested in our situation, listened intently and is helping us to become more vital, healthy and whole. I don't know of many doctors that you can say that about! We love him!
Laura and Rachel M. Posted 03/19/2018
When I began working with Laurie Borenstein, my goals were strictly IBS related. I had been suffering for years, and my symptoms had become so severe that they began to affect my ability to function. Laurie helped me to identify which foods to embrace and which to avoid. My diet is now limited but very healthy. I feel wonderful. I rarely have pain unless I cheat on the diet. Be open to all of Laurie's advice because her spiritual and life guidance were perhaps even more important to me than the dietary advice. My time with Laurie was life changing for me, and I hope yours will be as well.
Joyce P. Posted 03/19/2018