I called this M.D. re: a needle biopsy of some calcification. I had to see her immature, dismissive nurse, because the doctor only sees the "lumps." The nurse looked at my films and assured me three times the worst case scenario would mean a golf ball-size lumpectomy plus some radiation. I even 'phoned her to hear it again. I waited five weeks to get a biopsy in a "dog kennel" of an outpatient facility in the basement of her building. They were 45 minutes late starting, during which the doctor never even introduced herself. On her way out, she said she thought it was nothing, just something my breast was inclined to do. I went for my appointment a week later braced for needing a lumpectomy. I waited in an examining room for about 15 minutes. In walked her dippy nurse w/an assistant who furiously typed everything we said. She stood in front of me and read from a script: "You have breast cancer (DCIS)," she said, "and it's so pervasive that (the doctor) thinks you should have your breast removed." I had to run to the bathroom sick. I have never been so shocked in my life. I came back and reminded the nurse of what she had told me earlier and she denied it. I asked where the doctor was and why SHE wasn't there talking with me. I was told she was finishing a procedure. When she came in, she was minimally sympathetic and didn't have the time I needed. My limit is 250 words; the bottom line is DON'T BE THIS DOCTOR'S PATIENT--she doesn't deserve you!
Posted: 11/28/2008 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine Medical Center Oulevard 1994