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"This was the second time I've had to have this surgery. Dr. had to do it again because the first person didn't do it right, and" there was unbelievably little pain compared with the first time. He was excellent!

-VICKIE F.

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"After treatment, problem still exists, but referred me to gastroenterologist for more tests. Continues to stay involved. Very satisfied with Dr " and would highly recommend him.

-James E.

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Dr promptly called me with the results (good news) as soon as he received them.
He is very knowledgeable personable and professional. I don't know why the previous reviewer was so negative. That was an unfair assessment of Dr. . I highly recommend him and his practice.
- Gregory Y.
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The doctor used a spray to shrink my swollen nasal tissue so he could see what was happening structurally. He found that I had enlarged turbinates and a deviated septum, which I then had surgically corrected.
Dr. was the first doctor I had saw who took the time to get to the root of the problem, whereas previous doctors ...More had told me my difficulties were "just allergies".
- Anita N.
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To see one of the doctors in an office for an examination will incur not only
a cost for her services at $280, but also a facility fee (it's an
office building) from Touro Hospital of $400. It is outrageous, in my
opinion to be charged for hospital services when you are being seen in a
doctor's office and no lab ...More work/x-rays or procedures of any kind are
being done.
- Lisa Treece K.
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Dr. Rathfoot is the kindest, most caring doctor we have ever met. He listens to what you have to say, he takes all the time you need to understand and diagnose the problem, and he makes the patient feel very cared about and important. He is soft-spoken, not intimidating at all. My son (age 12) said Dr. Rathfoot was the best doctor he had ever met.
- Mary W.
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is the best! She is super nice and explains everything to you in detail. This was my third visit and I will definitely be back, already made my appointment. I never felt rushed like I have by others in the area.
- Danielle D.
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I have been treated by Dr. for a short period of time and am already on my way to recovery. He is an excellent doctor, a true healer, who listens attentively to a patient and genuinely cares. He is not about the money. He is about the medicine. It is reflected in how Dr. meticulously practices medicine. ...More He has a well trained staff, who also appear to genuinely care about patients. Dr. and his partners treat many patients because they are quality physicians. If there is a wait time, it is because they are so busy treating so many patients in need of care. All patients are assured of quality care and are treated respectfully. I highly recommend Dr. , especially to patients with chronic severe ear complications. He is an excellent physician who takes his time, listens, and uses excellent judgement when it comes to patient care.
- Kristy B.
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Before 03/25/13, I would have recommended . During surgery on 03/25/13, unintentionally infected my ear with staph bacteria. Because of the extensive damage that has done, I will likely have to suffer with severe, relentless pain and almost debilitating vertigo for the remainder ...More of my existence. That's the best I can hope for even with proper medical treatment. The permanent damage has been done.
After moved his office from a plain, appropriate office at St. 's East to a garish, oversize monstrosity on the verge of Trussville, quickly became Dr. Lousy, chasing every dollar and every dime he can make at the expense and suffering of his patients. It is his obvious worship of Mammon that has destroyed what was once a reasonably good doctor. His incompetent staff rarely gets anything right. rushes patients in and out like cattle, dramatically increasing the odds that if anything goes wrong, the patient will pay dearly for 's and his staff's many mistakes. While treats you, he treats multiple other patients at the same time to ensure he can make every dollar and every dime that he can grab.
If you are treated by , I hope it is for something extremely and easy. does not know how to recognize or treat staph bacterial infection that he causes from sloppy surgical procedures. Since he only cares about money, rushes patients in and out at Outpatient Surgery Center (which is not a clean facility) like cattle, too. Then he leaves before patients wake, allowing nurses to discharge them while they are in agonizing pain. The nurse who discharged me lied and said my pain was "completely normal" instead of advising me to go straight to the ER, where I would have likely received proper medical treatment that denied me.
When I woke from surgery, I was in excruciating pain that I've learned to cope with and likely will exist with for the rest of my life. One nurse lied and said would re-check my ear. Another nurse was honest. She said if was making money off patients in Trussville, he would never return to Outpatient Surgery Center on Southside to treat my ear. He didn't. He had packed my ear without anyone telling me, which trapped the staph bacteria in my ear for weeks. The damage caused cannot be repaired. I have accepted it. I hope to spare anyone the same experience that I've had.
When I asked 's overweight, giggling nurse why no one had told me that my ear was packed, she laughed and said: "We forgot!" It was a joke to her and to . That's how they treat their patients: like cattle and jokes. Because they are greedy and eager to make money at all costs, makes many errors, many of them significant errors that patients will suffer with for the rest of their lives.
I returned to three times post-surgery. He admitted he didn't know what was wrong with me. He admitted he didn't know what to do for me. He didn't know what staph bacterial infection was because I had staph bacterial infection in my inner ear, middle ear, ET, inner ear canal, mastoid bone and all my sinuses (on one side). failed to treat any of them, 0 for 6. He never ordered a CT scan, an MRI, an X- or a blood test. He didn't prescribe an antibiotic for the severe infection until the third and final visit and the antibiotic was completely ineffective. Instead he unintentionally confirmed I have bilaterial Meniere's disease, which meant he should have never performed the botched surgical procedure in the first place.
It was only later that I found out I should have never had the surgical procedure. had diagnosed me with bilateral Meniere's disease several years earlier. Gentamicin injections (the procedure that I had) are only for patients diagnosed with unilateral Meniere's disease. He had forgotten because he had not bothered to review my chart prior to surgery, another one of his rushed "treat and street" tactics. The physicians who "got it right" were the ER physician and the ER radiologist. A medical school student could have provided me with better medical treatment than .
Tragically, my case is not rare. The more money-driven he has become, the more incompetent and careless has become. A doctor who will not return to treat a patient in agonizing pain post-surgery is not a physician fit to treat anyone. Even more tragic, Alabama protects medical doctors at all costs and medical doctors know it. It's okay to be an incompetent doctor in Alabama, which is rightfully ranked 50th of the US states. Alabama is forever branded the most corrupt, inbred, violent, ignorant, backward US state for many valid reasons (this case in point). Alabama's medical care is rapidly becoming third world medical care and other US states know it. A recent study revealed Alabama's medical care is graded F. It deserves it.
I have every intention of leaving behind the horrors of Alabama like nearly everyone who I know has already done. One of Alabama's horrors inflicted on me is the permanent damage caused by a botched surgery that should have known I was not eligible to have performed. Money meant far more to than my well-being. If you are treated by him, you are taking a huge risk with your life. I would advise anyone to not be treated by under any circumstances. Your life in his hands is a risk that no one should take. Patient, beware!
- Kristy B.
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March 16, 2015



I visited Dr. M. M.D. on a referral from my primary care doctor, Dr. Scunziano of Access Health Care. The health issue was regarding my left ear which, for some time, had the feeling and sound of being completely plugged. Dr. ...More peered in my ear and said he could see nothing. He also said it could be a Dysfunction of the Eustachian tube. I verified this by the Valsalva maneuver. I gave him a copy of an MRI I had earlier in March that indicated that “The fluid signal in the mastoid air cells particularly on the left could represent mastoid effusion versus mastoiditis in The appropriate clinical setting”. He prescribed a decongestant. I was to return in a couple of weeks.



April 7, 2015



I returned to Dr. ’s office. I told him nothing had changed. He, again, peered in my ear and said he could see nothing but he could put a tube in to drain any fluid build up. A tube was installed to see if that helped.



15, 2015



I returned to Dr. ’s office and told him that nothing had changed except that I was experiencing significant hearing loss in my left ear. I still had the plugged feeling, the Eustachian tube was still plugged, and that there had been no drainage. He removed the tube which left a hole in my ear drum. I was told it would close by itself. Also, he said that hearing test was needed to verify the hearing loss. This was scheduled for 21, 2015.



21, 2015



I returned to Dr. ’s office for the hearing test and a consult with Dr. . Hearing test verified significant hearing loss compared to previous test. Dr. Stated it could be as a result of the hole in the ear drum. I believe that was a guess. He ordered a CT scan of the left ear area. When I call the Imaging Center to make an appointment, they ask if the scan was to be performed with or without contrast. I contacted Dr. ’s office 3 times and the Imaging Center contacted them at least twice. I ’t believe Dr. or his office ever clarified the contrast question. The CT scan preformed on 28, 2015.



Aug.4, 2015



I returned to Dr. ’s office for a follow-up regarding the CT scan. I was told the scan showed him nothing unusual and that he had no idea what my problem was. He basically gave up and sent me to get a “second opinion” somewhere. I feel he was clueless from day one but wanted to experiment which he did at my expense –both monetarily, timelines, and hearing loss.
- Eugene W.

Ent Doctors in La Mesa, CA

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A Plus Medical Billing, LLC

1133 Pacific Grove Loop
Chula Vista

Alavi, Dr. Sassan

3023 Bunker Hill St
San Diego

Alexander, Dr. Thomas H.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Andrews, Amy

9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Arch Health Partners-Poway

15611 Pomerado Rd
Poway

Arya, Dr. Jyoti

12395 El Camino Real
San Diego

Azer, Dr. Philip P.

3660 Clairemont Dr
San Diego

Bergeron, Dr. Christopher M.

15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego

Beros, Dr. Andrew

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Brewster, Dr. Douglas

8933 Activity Rd
San Diego

Bruce Edens MD

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego

Brumund, Dr. Kevin T.

3855 Health Sciences Dr
La Jolla

Bush, Dr. James E.

3805 Front St
San Diego

Calzada, Dr. Audrey

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Chaffoo, Dr. Richard

9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Chang, Dr. Angela A.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Coffey, Dr. Charles S.

3350 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla

Colborn Dr. Aliya F.

477 N El Camino Real
Encinitas

Davidson, Dr. Terence M.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Deconde, Dr. Adam S.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Dent, Dr. Stephen M.

227 N El Camino Real
Encinitas

Ear Nose and Throat Associates of San Diego

750 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista

Eaton, Dr. Jeffrey S.

12395 El Camino Real
San Diego

Gaylis, Dr. Brendan

15004 Innovation Dr
San Diego

Goldsztein, Dr. Hernan

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Goodman, Dr. Paul M.

4033 3rd Ave
San Diego

Gordon, Dr. Michael

8910 University Center Ln
San Diego

Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute

8910 University Center Ln
San Diego

Grossmont Medical Clinic

8860 Center Dr Ste 300
La Mesa

Halsey, Dr. William

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Harris, Dr. Jeffrey P.

9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla

Hilinski, Dr. John M.

3720 4th Ave
San Diego

Hougen, Dr. Merritt L.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Husseman, Dr. Jacob W.

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Jeremiah Maloney

5565 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa

Jimenez, Dr. Carlos F.

577 3rd Ave
Chula Vista

John H Taylor MD

5565 Grsmnt Ctr Dr
La Mesa

Karam, Dr. Amir

11943 El Camino Real
San Diego

Kolstad, Dr. Christopher K.

4150 Regents Park Row
La Jolla

Lebovits, Dr. Marc J.

2023 W Vista Way
Vista

Ling, Dr. Edgar H.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Mahdavi, Dr. Mahmood

9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Mansfield, Dr. Perry T.

6645 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Mccallion, Dr. Patrick G.

5565 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa

McClain Jr., Dr. Albert A.

655 Euclid Ave
National City

MedsMartDrugs

San Diego Ave.
San Diego

Mehta, Dr. Ritvik P.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Michael Morelock, MD

225 E Second Ave.
Escondido

Millennia Medical Management

PO BOX 211091
Chula Vista

Moradi, Dr. Amir

2023 W Vista Way
Vista

Morton, Dr. Christine G.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Nguyen, Dr. Quyen T.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Noland, Bret

477 N El Camino Real
Encinitas

O'Leary, Dr. Michael J.

6645 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Pacella, Dr. Salvatore J.

12395 El Camino Real
San Diego

Pacific ENT Medical Group Inc.

530 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach

Paul, Dr. Supriti M.

5565 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa

Pro-Med Intro Healthcare

2031 Orange Ave
Costa Mesa

Purcell, Dr. Ian M.

6645 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Raymond Splinter MD

8415 Grant Ave
La Mesa

Rensink, Dr. Michael J.

752 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista

Richard Fassett MD

4116 W Point Loma Blvd
San Diego

Rivet, Dr. Pierre G.

4033 3rd Ave
San Diego

Rowley Busino MD

5565 Grsmnt Ctr Dr
La Mesa

Salgado, Dr. Moses

530 Lomas Santa Fe Dr
Solana Beach

San Diego Snoring and Sinus

12395 El camino Real Suite 200
San Diego

Scripps Clinic - Carmel Valley

3811 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego

Scripps Clinic - Torrey Pines

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Health

4275 Campus Point Ct
San Diego

Scripps Memorial Hospital - Encinitas

354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla

9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Senta Clinic

6645 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Sherman, Dr. Maurice P.

12845 Pointe Del Mar Way
Del Mar

Shumway, Dr. Robert A.

9834 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Stephen Saltzman MD

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego

Taylor, Dr. John H.

5565 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa

Theodore Mazer MD

6699 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Timothy Haegen MD

9191 Grossmont Blvd
La Mesa

Torchinsky, Dr. Cyrus

4060 4th Ave
San Diego

Weeks, Dr. R. Stuart

6645 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Weisman, Dr. Robert A.

3855 Health Sciences Dr
La Jolla

Wong, Dr. Yu-Tung

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Yco, Dr. Mario S.

477 N El Camino Real
Encinitas

Yoo, Dr. Sirius K.

16918 Dove Canyon Rd
San Diego

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