I scheduled a 2nd opinion and went in and started talking about the cataract surgery that I am having with another MD at the end of the month and Dr. Cook became very irate and was yelling at me and calling me names and walked out of the appt saying "pay me $400 and I will listen to your questions all day". He is very unstable, and I am never going back. He has no respect for women and treated me like I was not even a human being. Apparently he was mad because I scheduled surgery with another MD. Bizarre and he needs to retire ASAP. Don't take your loved ones to this MD he is all about the money and shows little to no caring about his patients unless he is making the big bucks. He bragged to me also that he could buy as many steak dinners as he wanted to that is how much money his has so he can pick and choose who he wants to do surgery on. He is a very bad person. Dr. Ma at Scripps Clinic in San Diego is a caring and knowledgeable, well respected local opthalmologist who will treat your loved one's with the utmost respect and take the time to answer all questions. I have also seen Dr. Afshari at UCSD Shiley Eye Center, another very honest and trustworthy eye surgeon who really cares about you and your loved ones.
Posted: 9/08/2015 • Link to this review
My husband had a cataract lens replacement with Dr. Cook last month. Though his clinical expertise is excellent, his skills at relating with us were lacking. I am an RN. At the initial office visit, Dr. Cook made a negative comment about Medicare. Seeing that much of his income is derived from Medicare, I found this to be a bit hypocritical. On the day of my husband's surgery, I was with him from the time of pre-surgery admission until he went to the OR. I then, as instructed by the nursing staff, waited in the lobby (which at this facility is the only waiting area availble for family members who are having surgery). Dr. Cook was to come to the lobby at the completion of the procedure to let me know how it went. That never occured. No one else made any contact with me until my husband was being wheeled out the front door for discharge. I find that inexcusable and non-professional. We saw Dr. Cook for my husband's follow-up visit the next day and no apology was offered. Dr. Cook's usual schedule is to do multiple cataract len replacements back-to-back (as many as 5 were done the morning of my husband's procedure and we were told that this was a "light day"). I was left with the impression that we were simply cattle moving thru the process. My husband has to have the lens replaced in his other eye and we have made an appt. with another ophthalmologist for that.
Posted: 4/05/2012 • Link to this review