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Before 03/25/13, I would have recommended Provider name locked. . During surgery on 03/25/13, Provider name locked. unintentionally infected my ear with staph bacteria. Because of the extensive damage that Provider name locked. has done, I will likely have to suffer with severe, relentless pain and almost debilitating vertigo for the remainder of my existence. That's the best I can hope for even with proper medical treatment. The permanent damage has been done.
After Provider name locked. moved his office from a plain, appropriate office at St. Provider name locked. 's East to a garish, oversize monstrosity on the verge of Trussville, Provider name locked. 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. Provider name locked. rushes patients in and out like cattle, dramatically increasing the odds that if anything goes wrong, the patient will pay dearly for Provider name locked. 's and his staff's many mistakes. While Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. , I hope it is for something extremely Provider name locked. and easy. Provider name locked. does not know how to recognize or treat staph bacterial infection that he causes from sloppy surgical procedures. Since he only cares about money, Provider name locked. rushes patients in and out at Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. would re-check my ear. Another nurse was honest. She said if Provider name locked. was making money off patients in Trussville, he would never return to Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. caused cannot be repaired. I have accepted it. I hope to spare anyone the same experience that I've had.
When I asked Provider name locked. '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 Provider name locked. . That's how they treat their patients: like cattle and jokes. Because they are greedy and eager to make money at all costs, Provider name locked. makes many errors, many of them significant errors that patients will suffer with for the rest of their lives.
I returned to Provider name locked. 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). Provider name locked. failed to treat any of them, 0 for 6. He never ordered a CT scan, an MRI, an X-Provider name locked. 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. Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. .
Tragically, my case is not rare. The more money-driven he has become, the more incompetent and careless Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. should have known I was not eligible to have performed. Money meant far more to Provider name locked. 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 Provider name locked. under any circumstances. Your life in his hands is a risk that no one should take. Patient, beware!
- Kristy B.
Scheduling was easy and the appointment was kept on-time. Dr. Provider name locked. completed a very thorough exam and sat down and explained things well. The staff seems very knowledgeable and thorough with their treatments for the vertigo as well. Their office offers full office hours on all days including Fridays.- Patricia H.
The last several times I had appointments there, I had to wait a ridiculous amount of time. If it had just happened once, then I would say that it was just a bad day -- but this occurred numerous times. One time, I had to check my son out of school early to get him there in time for his appointment. After waiting 2 hours, I realized we wouldn't be out in time to get my younger son from preschool, so I had to call a relative to go pick him up and bring him to the office. It was lucky I had that option, or I would have had to leave and reschedule. I had allowed plenty of time for this appointment, and had no idea that it would take 3 hours just to be called back to the exam room. When I asked the receptionist several times what the problem was, she was very rude and short with me -- like waiting for three hours is perfectly normal, and who did I think I was bothering her with my stupid question. We saw him that day, and I was too mad to tell him what happened and how I was treated by his staff, but I wish I would have. Maybe he could have tried to correct it. He's a good doctor, but we switched to a new one due to the long wait times and rude staff. If you are considering going to him, make an appointment because maybe their office practices have changed. If you wait an hour and go ask how much longer it will be and are treated rudely, then you'll know it's still the same way, and walk out and go find another doctor. But it might be worth at least giving it a shot because he is very good! What do you have to Provider name locked. ? Just an hour of your time -- if you're not at least called to a room in an hour, then know that it might be 2 more hours and leave immediately to find another doctor! I hope that things have changed, I really do, because I like Dr. Provider name locked. a lot.- Chuck G.