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Fraud, Crook, Liar — Keep Your Mouth Shut When You’re at Coxsackie Dental Arts

If you’re thinking about changing dentists or are looking for a dentist in the Coxsackie area, steer well clear of Coxsackie Dental Arts and Kurt Froehlich. And if you’re in the Port Jervis, NY, area, and are considering Aesthetic Family Dentistry (Dr. Seth Horn and Dr. Dide Tosyali, 155 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771), Think again! Aesthetic Family Dentistry obviously doesn’t take great pains in vetting who they share their patients with.

BEWARE Kurt Froehlich Coxsackie Dental Arts

BEWARE
Kurt Froehlich
Coxsackie Dental Arts

He’s not local and travels to Coxsackie from his downstate lair, and lives in a small room in the building housing Coxsackie Dental Arts. He travels back downstate on Thursdays so that he can work at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Port Jervis. His unethical business practices and abuse of patients in Coxsackie must be profitable enough for him to come to Coxsackie for those 4 days a week. We say he has to go. He has to get out of town and fast. He has to go before a NYS professional misconduct disciplinary panel and have his licence revoked. He has to go to jail for insurance fraud. If you have any experience with this quack, we want to know; email us at rcs.confidential @ gmail.com. Help to clean up our community!

We’ve been watching Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts for about a year now, and we have received a number of really disturbing reports about this guy who can be considered only as a carpetbagger taking advantage of suffering people in our community. Here’s one review you can find on the Internet, and it’s not the only one:

Kurt Froehlich is a fraud, a crook and a liar. Watch out for his so-called “Financial Agreement” you may have signed in his office! He’ll use that to charge you for anything and anything. Don’t rely on your insurance coverage; that Financial Agreement authorizes him to charge you anything above what your insurance covers and YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!!! There are numerous complaints against Froehlich, even reports of fraudulent billing.

Cairo Town Justice Leland Miller

Cairo Town Justice Leland Miller

Yes, dear readers, you really need to think about that stack of documents you’re handed and asked to sign when you go to your doctor or dentist for treatment. Especially if that dentist is Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts. You may very well be signing your insurance coverage, your bank account, your health away and have little or no rights left when you need them most. That’s Coxsackie Dental Arts’ and Kurt Froehlich’s game. Apparently when you want to get treatment from this crook, you have to sign a stack of papers, including his sneaky “Financial Agreement“, which Froehlich will use to charge you anything for anything he pleases. Yes! If you sign that “Financial Agreement”, Froehlich will use it to make you liable for anything your insurance doesn’t pay. He bills your insurance company way higher than they pay so that he gets as much as he can from your insurance and Guess who’s liable for what your insurance doesn’t pay?!? And if you don’t pay this insult to all decent Jews, his hired gun Scheister will haul your sorry ass into court and flash the “Financial Agreement” in the face of some dumbass town justice (Like Joe Farrell or former town justiceLee Davis (New Baltimore) or Leland Miller (Cairo)), who don’t know their asses from their elbow and are scared shiteless of any attorney, and Guess what? You’re in debt to Kurt Froehlich and you don’t even know Why? Well, dear friends, we’re telling you Why? right here and now.

Froehlich runs Coxsackie Dental Arts in Coxsackie, New York, but is from downstate, Port Jervis, or that area. He spends Monday to Thursday in a room somewhere in the building where he operates his scam practice. And he returns downstate on Thursday afternoons to practice on Fridays at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Port Jervis.

Kurt Froehlich bleeds Coxsackie residents of their lifeblood and then goes back to Port Jervis to enjoy his takings. No, he doesn’t contribute to this community, unless it’s to its bad reputation for being a bunch of hicks ready to be used by downstaters and carpetbaggers like Froehlich.
We’ve done some research, obviously, on Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts, and what we’ve found isn’t pretty. So if you have a weak stomach or are easily depressed, you should reconsider reading on. If you want to be informed and avoid loosing your pants to a crook, liar and fraud, you need to read on.

First of all, even before we review any of the reviews on the Internet, we want to be clear that we have interviewed persons who have contacted us and reported their terrible experiences with Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts. Here are just a couple of the reports:

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DP reported how she went to Froehlich for some minor repairs and got his pitch for more and more “required” work. He did a root canal and allegedly broke the file he was using to ream the root of the tooth and, according to DP, never told her what happened. She found out only after she went to another dentist, who pointed out the broken instrument in her tooth. Froehlich also claimed to have put in 5 fillings and DP’s dentist told her that was a load of crapola. The new dentist could identify only 3. In short, DP was very distraught because Froehlich had gobbled up all of her insurance and allegedly had handed her a load of steaming bullshit in return.

In another case, the patient allegedly didn’t have insurance, so Froehlich demanded that he write a number of post-dated checks to cover his treatment. No doubt Froehlich padded that bill to finance his greedy fat gut.

In another case, the patient went to Froehlich simply to have a temporary crown repaired before a trip. The patient called Coxsackie Dental Arts because he was unable to get a non-emergency short notice appointment with his regular dentist, and wanted to avoid problems while traveling. Froehlich gave his pitch for a crazy amount of work for a crazy amount of money but the patient insisted that Froehlich do only what the patient requested: check the temp and repair it, if necessary. The patient’s regular dentist had already prepped the teeth, placed the temps in, and had the permanents ready to cement in. All of that work was done and paid for in full by the patient’s insurance coverage. Froehlich wanted $2400 and insisted on $1200 down, in advance. Froehlich seems to assume that everyone is as crazy stupid as he thinks they are in Coxsackie.

Well, this patient would have none of the bullshit when Froehlich asked for a post-dated check, and just to get out of the office, the patient gave a credit card number, which Froehlich billed almost immediately. What’s worse, still, is that even though the patient told Froehlich he didn’t want any further work done until he returned from his trip and could discuss it, Froehlich went ahead and billed the patient’s insurance company for the full amount of the proposed treatment (this is illegal and fraud), which the patient had refused! If that’s not bad enough, Froehlich billed the insurance company twice for the initial visit.

While traveling, the temporaries installed by Froehlich’s bumbling dental assistant fell out. The patient couldn’t get in touch with Froehlich and got only a recorded message telling him to go to an emergency room! The following Monday, the patient tried to contact Froehlich’s office and got a recorded message. He tried again at noon and got a recorded message. Finally he sent an email and got a return call telling him to get some Fixadent!!!

The long and the short of this is that the patient told Froehlich to stop any work or plans until the patient returned from his trip, because the patient didn’t know what was going on, but was still very uneasy about the quality of the work done by Froehlich’s assistant. Get this: While in the chair, the patient saw Froehlich driving away through the window and the dental assistant confirmed it was Froehlich. Froehlich was not available when the dental assistant was having trouble with the patient’s temps and Froehlich never came in to see the patient after the dental assistant had finished his mess. Of course, not! Froehlich wasn’t even in the building!!!

Add Insurance Fraud to the Long List of Froehlich's Abuses

Add Insurance Fraud to the Long List of Froehlich’s Abuses

Not only did Froehlich break every insurance rule in the book, he fraudulently billed for services not rendered, he broke NYS dentistry law and made his dental assistant liable for violating licensing law.

To add insult to injury — and this is where Froehlich’s scandalous “Financial Agreement” comes into play — Froehlich dragged the patient into small claims court for the amount billed to the insurance company and which the insurance company refused to pay because the work had already been done and paid for, and in small claims court (Cairo Justice Court, Leland Miller, town justice) heaped lie upon lie with the help of his Scheister from Kinderhook. Apart from the lies, Froehlich produced the so-called “Financial Agreement” and claimed that required the patient to pay him the full amount of the services never requested, never needed, and never rendered!!! Cairo town justice Leland Miller (another big disappointment but what can we expect from hicks in black robes?) is to give his decision in 30 days. Let’s wait to see if we can get a final report on this one. In the meantime steer clear of Coxsackie Dental Arts and Kurt Froehlich.

Editor’s Note: We’ve seen a copy of Froehlich’s so-called “Financial Agreement”, and can say that it is the tool of a real sneak. It looks very innocent but so does a cyanide capsule. Whatever you do, DONOT SIGN any such “Financial Agreement”. Most insurance companies require their providers to agree to accept the amounts the insurance pays as full payment for the services, and the provider (the dentist, doctor, etc.) agrees to those terms. You should not have to pay anything but your co-pay, unless of course you get sucked in by the likes of Kurt Froehlich at Coxsackie Dental Arts. You are entitled also to a complete description of any work to be done and to a written treatment plan. You must sign an informed consent for the work to be done, agreeing to that work. You can request an itemized list of treatments proposed by the provider and their costs. In most instances, especially in dentistry, you should insist on a pre-approval or predetermination from your insurance company that approves the treatment and the amount to be paid by the insurance company. Never write post-dated checks when asked by the likes of Froehlich. If necessary, use a credit card so that you can dispute any charges later and have the case investigated by your credit card company. Once someone like Froehlich cashes your check you’ll NEVER see that money again. We also strongly recommend that, before you leave the dentist’s office,  you make certain you get a copy of any and all documents your dentist or the office manager asks you to sign. Also, make certain you request a copy of your dental records and patient notes made during the visit. (We have reason to believe that some dentists — we won’t mention any names — alter or edit their notes if they get into a sticky situation. That’s highly illegal but who’s going to know?) Always remember: There’s no sure and good defense against a sneak and a liar.

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Kurt Froehlich bleeds Coxsackie residents of their lifeblood and then goes back to Port Jervis to enjoy his ill-gotten gains. No, he doesn’t contribute to this community, unless it’s to its bad reputation for being a bunch of hicks ready to be used by downstaters and carpetbaggers like Froehlich.

We’ve done some research, obviously, on Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts, and what we’ve found isn’t pretty. So if you have a weak stomach or are easily depressed, you should reconsider reading on. If you want to be informed and avoid loosing your pants to a crook, liar and fraud, you need to read on.

First of all, even before we review any of the reviews on the Internet, we want to be clear that we have interviewed persons who have contacted us and reported their terrible experiences with Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts.

On the one hand we are generally cautious when using ratings of services we find on the Internet but given the reports we received from local persons having such horrible experiences, we can believe some of the reports we’ve found on the medical and dental rating sites, and we’re sharing some of them below:

Kurt Froehlich: "But you really need to have this done!"

Kurt Froehlich: “But you really need to have this done!”

From Rate MDs (https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/118672/Dr-Kurt+D.-Froehlich-Coxsackie-NY.html, last accessed on October 27, 2016) publishes these:

⇒ Stay far away from this con artist. He will try to sell you a finance plan and then he proceeds to do dental work you do not need and the workmanship is the worst. You won’t know this immediately. He has a horrible “bedside” manner and yelled at me in front of his staff that he needed money to keep the office running. I had paid him $3000 already and he was basically bullying me into another payment. I had to use my home equity to pay him. Suffice to say, here I am 5 years later and the work he did fell apart, I have had other dentists have to repair it which cost me an additional $5,000 so far and I am not done. RUN, don’t walk away from this quack. RUN. I am writing this as a warning to you. Don’t listen to the folks that are there that day and walk away. Listen to someone that was a patient and has had work that has fallen apart because it never should have been done and the workmanship was shoddy!

⇒ They Performed unnecessary and expensive procedures. But what really irked me was that, instead of addressing something elementary, they always tend to gravitate towards more complicated, and therefore expensive, procedures. Case in point – I had a filling done and after a few weeks, experienced pain in the same area. The Dr looked at the X-ray and suggested that the filling was done too close to the root. I explained that the filling was actually done there – the response? – Get a root canal and it should be. Immediately contacted another dentist whom correctly diagnosed that the impact on the tooth was causing the excessive pain, did some basic grinding and all is fine…saved a bunch!

⇒ After having my appointment rescheduled, their appointment person wrote down a different date on the appointment card then what was in their computer and being told one thing about my balance after insurance and being surprised by a bill that was even wrong, I will no longer go there.

⇒ In 2012 I went in for a dental cleaning and “exam” and was told I had 9 small cavities in my teeth that should be filled. I was shocked because A. I have never had any cavities and B. They hadn’t performed X rays to confirm that I actually had any of these cavities. Froehlich said that these 9 “cavities” were soft spots that looked like the beginning of a cavity and recommended that get all 9 filled ASAP. His analysis didn’t sit right with me so I went for a second opinion with a dentist in Delmar who told me that he had no idea what Froehlich was talking about and that there were no signs of any cavities in my mouth! I called the office to complain and the secretary Mary was incredibly rude on the phone. I also notified my insurance company to make them aware of what he was doing. Also, my neighbor went into his office for a checkup a week after I did and he tried to pull the same stunt with her. Thank goodness for the other dentist at 1st Advantage Dental – his honesty and expertise saved me a lot of money. 2 years later and I am still cavity free. AVOID THIS SCAM ARTIST!!!!

⇒ Mary at the front desk is rude! The dentist himself is nothing special. I wouldn’t go here for anything but a cleaning.

⇒ The place is horrible their rude as can be and not to mention my teeth are worse than before!!

⇒ Went there with my wife to have an old filling updated. afour hours later her face was swollen and had to go on antibiotics. Ended up with a root canal, because of shoddy work, she hadn’t had any issues until they touched her tooth. Then had the gall to say it would have happened anyway???? Really?

⇒ This office is run terribly! After noticing several discrepancies with my bill and having the front desk lady tell me I was “wasting her time” I will never go back again. I also want to point out that after seeing a new dentist I was told that the work done by Dr. Froehlich was very poor.

OK. We think you get the overall picture. There are more, many more ratings but why beat a dead horse. But think of it this way, if these are the ones that took the trouble to post their ratings of Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts, how many more have not and just hide and lick their wounds cursing and wishing they had taken our advice in our previous articles about this scoundrel crook? Our Editor has a favorite saying, “Hope for the best and plan for the worst.” We can’t make any decisions for you but we do encourage you to take no chances, and to do just that if you don’t take our advice and avoid Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts: Plan for the worst.

Please share your comments and ratings of Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts with us and do your part to keep our community better informed and safe from scoundrels.

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Thank you! Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts!
We love what you did to us!

If you’re thinking about changing dentists or are looking for a dentist in the Coxsackie area, steer well clear of Coxsackie Dental Arts and Kurt Froehlich. And if you’re in the Port Jervis, NY, area, and are considering Aesthetic Family Dentistry (Dr. Seth Horn and Dr. Dide Tosyali, 155 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771), Think again! Aesthetic Family Dentistry obviously doesn’t take great pains in vetting who they share their patients with.

Kurt Froehlich is a fraud, a crook and a liar. Watch out for his so-called “Financial Agreement” you may have signed in his office! He’ll use that to charge you for anything and anything. Don’t rely on your insurance coverage; that Financial Agreement authorizes him to charge you anything above what your insurance covers and YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!!! There are numerous complaints against Froehlich, even reports of fraudulent billing.

Froehlich won't hesitate to send his debt collector!

Froehlich won’t hesitate to send his debt collector!

Yes, dear readers, you really need to think about that stack of documents you’re handed and asked to sign when you go to your doctor or dentist for treatment. You may very well be signing your insurance coverage, your bank account, your health away and have little or no rights left when you need them most. That’s Coxsackie Dental Art’s and Kurt Froehlich’s game. Apparently when you want to get treatment from this crook, you have to sign a stack of papers, including his sneaky “Financial Agreement”, which Froehlich will use to charge you anything for anything he pleases. Yes! If you sign that “Financial Agreement”, Froehlich will use it to make you liable for anything your insurance doesn’t pay. He bills your insurance company way higher than they pay so that he gets as much as he can from your insurance and Guess who’s liable for what your insurance doesn’t pay?!? And if you don’t pay this insult to all decent Jews, his hired gun Scheister will haul your sorry ass into court and flash the “Financial Agreement” in the face of some dumbass town justice (Like Joe Farrell or Lee Davis (New Baltimore) or Leland Miller (Cairo)), who don’t know their asses from their elbow and are scared shiteless of any attorney, and Guess what? You’re in debt to Kurt Froehlich and you don’t even know Why? Well, dear friends, we’re telling you Why? right here and now.

Froehlich runs Coxsackie Dental Arts in Coxsackie, New York, but is from downstate, Port Jervis, or that area. He spends Monday to Thursday in a room somewhere in the building where he operates his scam practice. And he apparently returns downstate on Thursday afternoons to practice on Fridays at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Port Jervis. (Read their pandering fiction “Family-Owned Dental Practice Welcomes New Member to the Team“)

OK. We think you get the overall picture. There are more, many more ratings but why beat a dead horse. But think of it this way, if these are the ones that took the trouble to post their ratings of Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts, how many more have not and just hide and lick their wounds cursing and wishing they had taken our advice in our previous articles about this soundrel crook? Our Editor has a favorite saying, “Hope for the best and plan for the worst.” We can’t make any decisions for you but we do encourage you to take no chances, and to do just that if you don’t take our advice and avoid Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts: Plan for the worst.

Kurt Froehlich is a major narcissist and can’t help himself from drawing as much attention to himself as possible. This might be because he suffers the Jewish mama syndrome and when mama’s not around to fondle her son the dentist, her son the dentist has to fondle himself. Froehlich is posting himself all over the place like some 14 year old immature kid. But he seems to have to flaunt the fact that he’s a Jew and apparently needs that to have an identity. But Kurt Froehlich is the embodiment of very worst stereotypes of the Jew since Shakespeare’s Shylock (“Merchant of Venice”) and isn’t doing any respectable Jew or Jewish business organization any favors by being listed by them. Here’s an example: JBiz of TechValley:  “This online directory contains contact information for Jewish business owners and Jewish professionals, Jewish-run not-for-profits and non-Jewish businesses that cater to the Jewish community in the Capital District.” You have to read this to believe it: JBiz TechValley.

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Please share your comments and ratings of Kurt Froehlich and Coxsackie Dental Arts with us and do your part to keep our community better informed and safe from scoundrels.

Another happy Coxsackie Dental Arts patient! Don't let this happen to you! The Editor

Another happy Coxsackie Dental Arts patient!
Don’t let this happen to you!
The Editor