Very wonderful Gerontologist and Internist. Extremely popular in the community. She is very well respected among others in the medical field. She and her partners have excellent reputations. I'm a retired Nurse Practitioner and took my mother to be treated by this practice. They are brilliant, have an awesome bedside manner and spend a lot of time with their patients.
1 / 5
a year ago
This doctor almost killed me by prescribing a highly potent, highly addictive (even when taken as directed) Benzodiazepine. Not only was she uneducated on this medication, she did not have the proper credentials to prescribe psychiatric medication (this was told to me by one of her colleagues that was in the same practice as she was). The following information is information she did not have and also describes what she put me through.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome—often abbreviated to benzo withdrawal—is the cluster of symptoms that emerge when a person who has been taking benzodiazepines, either medically or recreationally, and has developed a physical dependence, undergoes dosage reduction or discontinuation. Development of physical dependence and the resulting withdrawal symptoms, some of which may last for years, may result from taking the medication as prescribed. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is characterized by sleep disturbance, irritability, increased tension and anxiety, panic attacks, hand tremor, shaking, sweating, difficulty with concentration, confusion and cognitive difficulty, memory problems, dry retching and nausea, weight loss, palpitations, headache, muscular pain and stiffness, a host of perceptual changes, hallucinations, seizures, psychosis, and increased risk of suicide (see "Signs and Symptoms" section below for full list). Further, these symptoms are notable for the manner in which they wax and wane and vary in severity from day to day or week by week instead of steadily decreasing in a straightforward monotonic manner.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome
Classification and external resources
F13.3 (after persistent use)
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It is a potentially serious condition, and is complex and often protracted in its course. Long-term use, defined as daily use for at least three months, is not desirable because of the associated increased risk of dependence, dose escalation, loss of efficacy, increased risk of accidents and falls, particularly for the elderly, as well as cognitive, neurological, and intellectual impairments. Use of short-acting hypnotics, while being effective at initiating sleep, worsen the second half of sleep due to withdrawal effects. Nevertheless, long-term users of benzodiazepines should not be forced to withdraw against their will.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be severe and can provoke life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, such as seizures, particularly with abrupt or overly rapid dosage reduction from high doses or long time users. A severe withdrawal response can nevertheless occur despite gradual dose reduction, or from relatively low doses in short time users, even after a single large dose in animal models. A minority of individuals will experience a protracted withdrawal syndrome whose symptoms may persist at a sub-acute level for months, or years after cessation of benzodiazepines. The likelihood of developing a protracted withdrawal syndrome can be minimized by a slow, gradual reduction in dosage.. IF YOU ARE A MEDICAL MAL PRACTICE ATTORNEY, PLEASE CONTACT ME. ITS BEEN AWHILE BUT I HAVE IRREVERSABLE DAMAGES.
5 / 5
3 years ago
The absolute best Dr. in the world!!!!! My Mom is a relatively new patient of hers and I have not experienced such great compassion, bedside manner, and patient care in years. Such a breath of fresh air and a real rarity these days. My God.... she should teach a class on how to care for patients...sooo many Dr's are failing in this area. She's Amazing!!!!
Candee Van Iderstine
5 / 5
5 years ago
I have been a patient of Dr. Trifoglio for over 10 years. She is an amazing and caring physician who truly knows how to listen and treat effectively. She refers to appropriate top notch specialists. She has made herself available when we have been out of town and had a medical issue with phone consultation and calling in prescriptions. She coordinated multiple specialists who were treating a serious issue with my husband (who is also a patient). She volunteer lectures in the community frequently for multiple hospital systems. I only hope I check out before she retires because I don't want any other doctor.
5 / 5
5 years ago
Dr. Trifoglio is one of the best medical doctors in the United States. As a Yale graduate, she pays attention to detail and finds for the wellness and care of her patients. She is extremely thorough and provides the best diagnosis of your case before making any pre-judgemental recommendations. She has been my doctor for over 25 years.
My career decisions are weighed against my ability to obtain medical coverage that ensures my ability to retain her professional expertise.