Felt uncomfortable the entire time. Everything ancient & outdated including the scenery. Ederly doctor (barely could walk) doing the procedure. Asking borderline inappropriate questions. On top of that, I received an unclear ultrasound picture. I wouldnt recommend this place at all.
Area Durham, NC
Cost Less than $250
Posted: 1/14/2017 • Link to this review
I went to this clinic for an early surgical abortion. The receptionist scheduled my appointment, but could not answer any questions. When I came to the office, all the decor and equipment was very outdated. The receptionist was not dressed professionally, and there was loud R&B music playing in the exam room area. The staff was answering patient phone calls and telling them that they needed to speak up over the background noise (rather than just being professional and turning off the music). A young man in scrubs who didn't identify himself told me to go into the bathroom to get a urine sample. They didn't have proper specimen cups, only paper Dixie cups that I had to then carry out, uncovered, to the lab room. When we finally got to the ultrasound room, the doctor came in. He was so elderly he could barely walk. He made inappropriate small talk, chatting about baseball players and such while my partner and I were clearly anxious, upset, and just wanting to focus on my medical situation. He did the ultrasound and printed and gave me a picture without asking if I wanted one. I asked about pre-medication for pain or anxiety, and he said that they didn't do this because it made the patients too "out of control." He told me he would "hit me with a big stick" if I got too upset. In the procedure room, there was a poster that included, among other things, a photo of coat hangers. After the procedure, no one checked my bleeding. No one explained post-op instructions. Dirty blanket.
Posted: 8/25/2015 • Link to this review
19 weeks Pregnant. office staff in tee shirt and shorts. Told that I needed to stay still and be quite and not make any noises to scare other patients offered me aspirin for pain before and would offer more afterward when bleeding should be a concern. When his nurse felt I might be a problem she made up the excuse my cervix was too high and referred me to Atlanta so I could be put to sleep for pain reasons. I feel this doctor is a back room abortion doctor with no right to be doing abortions charging me $1050.00 no consideration for my fear or for the pain I would be in. Can not find any creditials to do abortions
Posted: 5/04/2010 • Last edited: 5/24/2011 • Link to this review
Sherisalazar, please remember you were refunded $950.00, the same day. We are always interested in any feedback because it helps us improve our practice, this is only effective when the complaints are true.
Dr. Dingfelder is warm and personable, as is his staff. The care here is excellent, and they truly seem to be interested in their patients. I would recommend this practice.
Posted: 11/07/2007 • Last edited: 5/24/2011 • Link to this review
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