Dr. Massimo Giusti has acquired a reputation as an “old school doctor,” one who lingers and listens to his patients’ concerns, taking care to explain the course of treatment and recovery. (Photo by Jay Paul)
Bon Secours Cardiologist Massimo Giusti is a skilled physician whose primary concern is matters of the heart: He specializes in clinical cardiology, cardiac nuclear medicine and cardiac catheterization. His training is impressive — a medical degree from the University of Florence, where he was a National Scholarship recipient; a residency at the Medical College of Delaware in Newark, where he received the Syntex/Medicine Award for excellence in clinical practice; and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Tennessee. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology.
He also has acquired a reputation as an “old school doctor,” one who lingers and listens to his patients’ concerns, taking care to explain the course of treatment and recovery. And for that, he’s been nominated by his peers as the Physician with the Best Bedside Manner in this year’s Top Doctors survey.
Bon Secours Medical Group nurse practitioner Melanie Binshtok has experienced the relationships he cultivates with patients. “He sits with his patients and holds their hands,” Binshtok says. “Dr. Giusti listens to his patients to really hear their concerns, not just their complaints. This helps him heal what is wrong and address how it got that way.”
Unlike some health care providers who adhere to a strict schedule, Giusti’s only concern with time is giving enough of it to those who need it most. “He will offer support when most providers will walk away,” Binshtok says. Giusti knows this — that a few hasty steps toward a hospital room door have the potential to make or break the trust between a physician and a patient.
Giusti promotes regular exercise and the benefits it offers the cardiovascular system, and he is a serious runner, which has long been considered to be heart-strengthening. “His mission is to improve the health of his patients and his community,” Binshtok says. “Young and old alike, patients of Dr. Giusti trust his clinical savvy, his practice, and, most importantly, him.” It’s just how things should be done, according to Giusti. “I am humbled,” he says. “I treat each patient as if they are family.”