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  • I saw Dr. Provider name locked. .  He had me bring in copies of all my previous blood work tests, as well as the tests he ordered to be taken before my first visit to him.  My impression after my appointment with him is that he is very conscientious and caring.  He does not rush his appointments and will answer any questions you have, unlike some of the other doctors I have been to.  He took me off two meds he felt were not needed according to my blood work.  He said we could resume them if the blood work came up short on the need for them.  Made sense to me.   Ended up I didn't need them!  I'm very glad for many reasons I switched to Dr. Provider name locked. .

    - Jack B.
  • I went into a hospital and in the emergency room they gave me an injection I was allergic to and I flat lined a couple of times. Dr. Provider name locked. fought from another direction and they were right. So, I continued to bet my life on him. He is excellent. I bet my life on the guy and it paid off. He saved my life. The staff is very friendly and I have a conversational relationship with them. The doctor is always having a good time and so am I.

    - Gerald S.
  • His office called me twice the week before to ask if they could move up my appointment to start at 3:30. I said I’d try to get there as fast as possible after a work meeting (which subsequently was canceled). So I got down there about 3:15 today and they asked if I was doing any labs.  I said not as far as I know. I then asked where I would find the restroom and went. When I
    came back, they said I did have lab work to do. A blood test and a urine test. Great – I had no urine anymore! I mentioned to the phlebotomist that blood was OK, although I was not fasting, but someone should have stopped me from the men’s room break for the urine test. The woman said that happens all the time. Odd.
    I went in and met with the medical assistant, then sat and waited until around 4:15 (so much for an early appointment). Dr. Provider name locked. was the kind of doctor who clearly doesn't like it when patients ask questions that are not easy to answer or perhaps challenge his knowledge. I quickly perceived that he and I did not click.
    I told him I did not know why I was there. I already knew the genetic test results, knew what the diagnosis was, knew the rarity fo my condition, and understood that patients who have PKD1 are supposed to get kidney failure in their 30s, whereas I was 52 and had perfect-functioning kidneys, albeit with cysts on them. He said I was wrong. He then pulled out a document, opened to a page showing a bell curve chart from a study and showed me that the Provider name locked. age when PKD1 patients get to end-stage renal failure is 58, not late 30s. He then told me that I "was on track." There's no other way to interpret that -- he meant that I was on track to die from kidney failure at 58. Such a cold-hearted, unsympathetic approach got me rather upset. I remembered that the Genetics Medicine clinic told me that most nephrologists have very little experience with genetics-based kidney diseases; it's mostly hypertension and diabetes-related kidney issues, and for what I have, they may never see that in their entire careers. So I asked him out him how many of the patients in his quoted study had the very rare genetic anomaly (a missing Provider name locked. , not a mutation) that I do. He literally just stared at me, smirked, and said "It doesn't matter." Not a good answer. I then asked him how many patients in his career had he seen that were PKD1 patients with a deleted Provider name locked. . Again, I got a smirk and "It doesn't matter". That's what a doctor says when they are afraid of being discovered that they don't know the answer.
    This was without a doubt the worst, most unprofessional doctor visit I've had in my life. It was a complete waste of my time, as subsequent developments have revealed he did not know what he was talking about, yet he smugly gave me such terrible news with all certainty. All because I had the temerity to ask him questions and advocate for my own healthcare. I will not return to this doctor, nor would I ever advise anyone who is intelligent and asks questions of their healthcare providers to do so. You will not be well-received by this doctor. His ego evidently will not stand for that.
    - RICK D.
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