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John M Read III MD

3 star rating 8 Reviews

(404) 733-6550(404) 733-6550

1700 Briarcliff Road NEAtlanta, GA 30306

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Rude, condescending jerk, 2/01/2012

During a visit to Dr. Read, I tried to ask him a question and he said "Please don't interrupt me. You're paying for you to listen to me, not me to listen to you." So basically, shut up. Filed a... complaint against him and changed doctors the same day.

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Great doc, not so great staff..., 10/07/2009

I have been going to Dr. Read since I was in my teens (I'm in my mumbly-thirties now) and have always been happy with my experiences with the doctor himself. He is good at quelling anxiety and... doesn't practice "over-medication." His staff, however, has never been my cup of tea. They have, consistently, been a little shy of friendly and could do with some bedside (or desk-side) training. However, this seems to be a recurring problem with many doctors' offices, not just Dr. Read. Overall, I give Dr. Read a high rating, and hope he can find some nicer folks for his front desk.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  EGAtlanta69

Reviews: 2

Rude, condescending jerk

During a visit to Dr. Read, I tried to ask him a question and he said "Please don't interrupt me. You're paying for you to listen to me, not me to listen to you." So basically, shut up. Filed a complaint against him and changed doctors the same day.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  lordbyron

Reviews: 1

Great doc, not so great staff...

I have been going to Dr. Read since I was in my teens (I'm in my mumbly-thirties now) and have always been happy with my experiences with the doctor himself. He is good at quelling anxiety and doesn't practice "over-medication." His staff, however, has never been my cup of tea. They have, consistently, been a little shy of friendly and could do with some bedside (or desk-side) training. However, this seems to be a recurring problem with many doctors' offices, not just Dr. Read. Overall, I give Dr. Read a high rating, and hope he can find some nicer folks for his front desk.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  MRM30324

Reviews: 16

I take the good with the bad....

I started seeing Dr. Read when I first moved to Atlana. I chose him because after going down my list of preferred providers, he was the only one that could see me the next day. He has ALWAYS been incredibly accessible. I do have to agree that he does come off a little rude, but i don't have to see him that often so I get over it. He also seems to not want to deal with any issues other than allergies or flu, and makes referrals to specialists for everything else.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  ClayElrod

Reviews: 2

Great Doctor

My wife and I have been going to Dr. Read for years. We find him very accessible (often getting appointments within an hour). He is always friendly and very informative.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  JandJS

Reviews: 9

Negative Interactions

I have to agree that Dr. Read is condescending and somewhat pompous. He was my doctor for a couple of years and things went from marginal to bad. The last straw was when he refused to refer me for a colonoscopy even though one of my parents died from colon cancer. When I saw a different primary care physician, that doctor immediately sent me for the test.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  kates404

Reviews: 1

Accessible and patient

I'm surprised to read any negative reviews about Dr. Read because I have been going to him for several years (I'm now in my mid-30s) and he has been great. It's a small office so they can always fit me in and I never have to worry about parking or waiting. Dr. Read takes plenty of time with me and listens carefully. He has a calm and caring bedside manner which I appreciate.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  kobetraveler

Reviews: 1

Worst interaction ever had

Rude, disrespectful. Didn't introduce himself or his trainee. Didn't ask questions. And withheld diagnostic work-up and prescriptions.

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John M Read III MD - Atlanta, GA -  rebeccaswk

Reviews: 1

Dr. Read was Rude!

"What a horrible experience! Dr. Reed at this practice is so rude, unprofessional and condescending. I went in feeling really awful, and he took that opportunity to berate me about exercise. While I am normally fine with getting a doc's recommendations for exercise, his delivery was cold and sarcastic that I left in tears. The office staff was very nice and perhaps the other doctor is better - but I will NEVER see Dr. Reed again. He should retire his white coat!"

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