My passion is sports medicine.
Every doctor has days when things do not go well, however giving a patient bad referrals, and then making that same patient wait days for another appointment when their pain is so great that it brought tears to my eyes is unacceptable and unforgivable. I have never spent more than two days in bed, and due to Dr. Lenihan's inability to evaluate me or diagnose me caused me to stay in bed drugged with pain medication for five weeks. Instead he referred me to a rheumatologist which only worsen my condition and lead me to believe that I was to live like that for the remainder of my lives. Fortunately, I sought medical attention when we went to our summer home in Vermont, was operated on two weeks after my arrival, and now the pain is gone. This could all have been eliminated if he had performed the necessary tests, and was able to diagnose my condition. However, after reading another report from a dissatisfied patient, I feel very grateful I was not given an immediate appointment. Dr. Lenihan is very charasmatic, but please remember, (this is coming from someone who has worked in the medical field for many, many years) that sometimes the most difficult doctors are the best. When it comes to your health concentrate who is the best physician for you, not the doctor with best personality.
Posted: 2/10/2008 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California 1986