Without going into gory detail, I had an issue that was causing extreme anemia and repeatedly told Dr. McFarling about it. I will give him credit for doing extensive cancer screenings regarding the issue, but beyond that he was unconcerned about my problem and kept recommending birth control pills as a fix. Later I developed a dibilatating illness that affected me for over two years. A hemotologist finally pinpointed the root cause as the extreme anemia and another gynecologist corrected it easily during an outpatient procedure. I wish McFarling had taken me more seriously. If he had, I wouldn't have suffered so much during the two years I lost as a result of an issue I had been telling him about for years.
Posted: 5/24/2012 • Link to this review
I saw Dr. Mac for my first prenatal appointment since my primary OB was out of town. He walked in with a big smile on his face and seemed truly happy to get to share in that great first ultrasound moment with two new parents. He was very thorough in explaining everything and made me feel as though I was free to ask as many questions as I wanted. He's also one of those great doctors who doesn't see pregnancy as a medical condition and encouraged me to continue with my normal activities. I'm halfway considering changing to him even though I really, really like my main OB! Also, his nurse was lovely and easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. Great guy!
Posted: 3/10/2011 • Link to this review
When you ask your friends about their OB, they'll typically love them because their baby is healthy or find another OB. However, what do non-medical people know about rating an OB? After looking on websites for "board certified fellows of OB" and trying to find online rates of malpractice suits, emergency c-section rates, episiotomy rates, and complications, there truly is only one way to choose an OB/GYN. Talk to them. "Mac" answered my list of questions honestly and patiently, and when I said I couldn't decide between his practice and another practice, he did not demean the other practice, but said exactly what a nervous new mother needs to hear, no matter what her medical background: "Pregnancy is a normal process and we're just here to keep you out of the ditch." So you can choose a "doctor" dictated by strict medical protocols or a practice with Certified Midwives and OBs who know that the best medicine for a newly pregnant mother is to allay her fears by listening to her and simultaneously instill confidence in her OB and the natural process of childbirth. (of course with effective drugs if desired!!)
Posted: 7/31/2008 • Link to this review
He is never available for appointments and his nurses are extremely rude. You can tell they hate their job. Every time I have an appointment I feel that I am inconveniencing this office. Now they charge a fee for filing paperwork. Take your business elsewhere.
Posted: 11/07/2007 • Last edited: 7/31/2008 • Link to this review
I have been a patient of Dr. McFarling's for over 15 years. I've had only two other Dr.'s in the past and when the last one retired and sent me to McFarling I had no idea what capable hands I was in. He is very personable and spends quality time with his patients. I recommend him HIGHLY!
Posted: 5/02/2005 • Last edited: 7/31/2008 • Link to this review