Today was my last appointment with Atlanta Women's Specialist. While I've had a good experience with two of the doctors (Dr. Smith and Dr. Angus), it doesn't matter if I always have issues booking appointments and actually seeing the doctor. Today was the second time that I booked an ultrasound appointment and, when I arrived, the office only had me down for a regular prenatal checkup. It's pretty disappointing when you expect to find out your baby's gender and, instead, end up firing your doctor. My previous appointment was cancelled because, a few days before my appointment, the front office called to tell me Dr. Angus was on call that day. My first appointment (where all they needed to do was confirm I was pregnant) took 2.5 hours. Maybe these transgressions are okay for others, but I feel my time is just as valuable as the doctor's and I can't continue to use a doctor or a doctor's office that clearly has no respect for other people's time.
Posted: 7/12/2013 • Link to this review
I have been going to Atlanta Women's Specialists for 2 years, and at first I liked Dr. Hathaway and the practice as a whole. A couple of months ago, I was experiencing pelvic pain and came back in for an ultrasound. Dr. Angus reviewed the exam, and his first words after introducing himself to me were: "You have alot going on." He then proceeded to inform me of the presence of a small ovarian cyst. He said there was no known cause, and of course, recommended surgery, but that with no guarantee that they would not be able to remove just the cyst - and may have to remove the ovary as well. As a 30 year old healthy female with no other women's health issues, I was shocked at his recommendation and communication approach. I left the office thinking, that after speaking with Dr. Hathaway I would surely receive a different response - I didn't. Instead, I did my own research on diet habits that cause ovarian cysts, which has led to its natural healing and dissolve. I also promptly found another GYN practice where I felt that I would be treated with the attention and care I deserve as a patient.
Posted: 10/18/2011 • Link to this review
My daughter felt very uncomfortable and rushed on her 1st visit with her 1st pregnancy. Entering her 10th week, she had blood pressure taken and blood drawn. Nothing more. Appt. was with Dr. Juanita Hathaway. When going over future possible tests, etc, the doctor sounded like a recording; very impersonal. When asked about her diet, due to being a vegetarian. The doctor replied (and I quote) "eat more beans or whatever it is you eat for protein". Doctor was asked about calcium intake since my daughter does not like milk. The doctor replied (and I quote again) "eat more cheese". REALLY!!! WOW. Dr. did not have a pleasant demeanor. At least pretend that you care. On this groups website, the doctors have bio's and what they believe in. This doctor needs to revise hers. Nothing at all like she is presented. My daughter WILL NOT be staying with this group. It was her first and last appointment.
Posted: 9/04/2011 • Link to this review
The most unprofessional group. If you are pregnant, stay clear. The group of "PHONE NURSES" are rude and "OK" with you leaving the practic due to a non returned phone call back on a high pregnancy. The doctor will take days to return to problem phone call. NOT ACCEPTABLE IN A PREGNANCY SITUATION AT ALL. I WOULDN'T SEND MY ANIMAL THERE, MUCHLESS MY SELF EVER AGAIN!
Posted: 7/30/2011 • Link to this review
I agree with the reviews of Dr McKinney. I met her one time before I was trying to get pregnant and found her to be very cold. Dr Dawson was great! He delivered my second daughter and I had a very good experience. He is calm and professional and really listens to his patients. I see the NP Melanie Turco now for routine care and I like her a lot.
Posted: 10/19/2009 • Link to this review
When I was in L&D, the nurses asked who my doc was. When I told them "Dr. Dawson," they both smiled and told me I had the best. I already knew that, and he was AWESOME. When my son just wasn't going to come out the conventional way, and was in some distress, Dr. Dawson kept me and my husband calm and explained our options. I think I would have freaked out about a C-section with anybody else but him. Throughout my pregnancy, this practice did a great job of taking care of me and my baby. I love their online access. I can email the docs, check my lab results, request appts etc., which saves me a lot of time. I've met most of the doctors and liked them all. I developed some problems post-delivery and the doctors on call were great about calling me back at 2:00 a.m., getting me back into the hospital to be seen immediately, and treating my condition. My husband and I love this practice.
Posted: 8/17/2009 • Link to this review
I don't recommend this doctor to anyone. When I gave birth and I have to push my sun,she suddenly desepeared without any explications,..my sun was born with hypoxia ,because nobody was there to tell me when to push(I was with epidural)....She is a very,very superficial dr.I don't recommend this dr from my experience.
Posted: 2/17/2009 • Link to this review
I love Dr Smith. She listens to me. Very gentle and gives me options to think about. Have been going to the practice for years. Sometimes there is a long wait but I think that's because they have sooo many patients. I referred my best friend and she loves her too!
Posted: 8/23/2008 • Link to this review
I have been going to Dr. Maria Arias for several years now. She is kind and patient, and always acts as if she has time for you. She is very thorough and comprehensive. I highly recommend her and her staff. They are very professional and have diagnostic tools on site - lab, ultrasound, etc.
Posted: 7/15/2008 • Link to this review
I started going to Dr. McKinney in 2003 and was diagnosed with Endometriosis. She did my first surgery and it did not good. I have since found (as in about 4 months ago!) that I have staples and such in my pelvis from her that NO ONE told me were there. I really liked her and the practice at first, but I soon realized that the staff didn't care about you at all. To them, you are just a chart number. My mom also went to Dr. McKinney and had her hysterectomy 3 years ago. Dr. McKinney ended up clipping something during the surgery and caused mass bleeding! My mom had to be opened up completely. She had a HORRIBLE recovery and continued to have severe pain for months. She has now had 2 'repair' surgeries to mend what this doctor botched up! Including having mesh put in her abdomen to patch a hernia she got from Dr. McKinney 'forgetting' to stitch up the lap. incisions!
Posted: 3/27/2008 • Link to this review
As an expectant mother I loved this practice (they delivered both of my kids). Mary Alice the ob nurse was very patient with me whenever I would panic over something. I don't know if I will continue to use them for regular GYN visits due to the fact there are so many OB patients the GYN patients wait too long.
Posted: 10/24/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I've been using this practice since moving to GA 18 years ago. They delivered my only son and have taken very good care of me over the years. There are a couple of doctors who don't have the best bedside manner but there are others who are simply wonderful.
Posted: 10/15/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Dr. Dawson has been my gyno for 4 years now and I have recommended him to all of my friends. He, unlike many of his peers, listens carefully and takes time to get to know you. He's also very smart and his diagnosis/treatment has always been spot on. I can't speak to the OB services, but if you're looking for a gyno, I recommend Dr. Dawson 100%.
Posted: 10/10/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review