After my wife, Dorothy, of 40 years passed away in 2010, her last wish was for me to go to the doctor and take care of myself.
My wife had a muscle disease and I had taken care of her almost the entire time we were married and had neglected my own health.
My internist had recently decided to leave his practice and go into medical research, and I did not have a doctor at the time.
My friend, Bob, recommended that I go to Marianne J. Legato, M.D. , who was an old friend of his and her patient.
Dr. Legato is Emerita Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins.
My friend, Bob, described Dr. Legato as “someone who was extremely thorough” and if there was anything wrong with me “ Marianne will definitely find it”.
Bob and my wife, Dorothy were both correct.
It turns out that I had heart problems, prostate cancer, and diabetes – a trifecta of illness – and did not know it.
Under Dr. Legato’s direction, with the help of her great health care team of doctors, nutritionist, and physical therapist, and my dogs Cookie and A.J., I am living a healthy and productive life at 81 years of age.
In addition to being a world class doctor, the characteristics that come to mind when I think of Marianne are Humanitarian, giving nature, and selflessness.
Having gotten to know Marianne, I know that she is quite idealistic, and disappointed at the lack of perfection in the world.
Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important to Marianne and she actively involves herself in her patients lives.
Marianne is the founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and has published extensively on gender-and-sex-specific medicine, for both the scientific community and the lay public.
Excellent doctor. Responsive. Intuitive. Intelligent. Was fortunate to have her as consulting doctor on my neurological issues.
I've been privileged to have Dr. Legato as my physician for 2+ decades. She is a world class doctor who practices medicine with a level of professionalism and personal care not seen very often any more.
Dr. Legato is a very professional individual.. She takes her time to examine you and makes you feel comfortable. She listens and evaluates all the necessary information. She is a great doctor.
Having Dr. Legato as your doctor both improves the quality of your life and extends your life.
Her patients are lucky to be her patients.