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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 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.
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.

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Ent Doctor reviews in Folsom

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We were referred to Dr.
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by the PA at our family doctor. The reception and waiting room areas are somewhat dated, but are neat and clean. The receptionist was not very cheerful or friendly, but not unfriendly. The exam rooms are old and outdated and most of the equipment looks like it has not been updated in at least 30-40 years. Ours was decorated with items that had been pulled out of people's sinus's (interesting.. but also a little strange). Both my wife and I found the doctor's "bedside manner" somewhat cold and communictions were fair to strained. We had one follow-up visit for the doctor to present the results of a CT scan that was performed at another facility. The communications during the 2nd visit were a little better and the doctor did take the time to review the results with us and to answer a few questions. Both my wife and I did agree that if any type of surgery was going to be required, neither of us felt comfortable enough with the doctor to let him perform surgery (we would have looked elsewhere for another ENT doctor). The final straw was when we received the bills. The first visit, which lasted a total of 10 minutes was billed at $181.00. The 2nd visit which probably lasted 15 minutes was billed at $152. We feel that $333 for a total of 25 minutes of the doctor's time is outrageous.
We will not be going back to
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and Neck and we will be contacting our family doctor and the PA who generated the referral to share our experience and to recommend that they do not refer any more of his patients to
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and Neck, or Dr.
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.
- Dave P.
B

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Dr. Kileen decided after hearing the story of my early childhood procedure that used some radioactive materials and at this stage in my life could become thyroid cancer. Scheduled a sonogram of my thyroid and it showed some nodules that should be aspirated. The results of the sonogram was full of errors, e.g., liver nodule when my liver was not involved at all. Decided I needed a second opinion and scheduled an appointment with my GP. He had run a thyroid blood test and that test showed that my thyroid was normal. The GP Doctor and I decided to monitor the nodule. No aspiration at this time because at this point totally unnecessary. No on to other items concerning
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. Trying to get an appointment is a nightmare. You could be on the phone for maybe thirty minutes listening to a robo voice telling you that all agents are busy, please hold. Yet, when you finally get the appointment and go into the office, the visible staff members are not swamped. I have no idea what that is all about.
- Oliver W.
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After years and years of different treatments, ENTs and antibiotics, it took one visit to Dr.
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and a small procedure for my sinus issues to be resolved. Dr.
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is very professional and attentive. He made sure I understood why I was having these sinus issues and explained thoroughly how we can fix it. The procedure was easy and as explained. I have had zero sinus issues since then. Highly recommend
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ENT.
- Seda H.
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I wouldn't recommend
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to anyone. His treatment of patients is horrible. I scheduled an appointment with him 30 minutes after his office opened. He saw me 2 hours later. When I asked him why he was so late, he said it was because I wasn't paying in cash. Note: My insurance covers it. He said if I paid in cash he would see me sooner. What an idiot!
- Todd W.
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I had a 3:30pm appointment, and arrived to check-in at 3:10pm. When I arrived, there was only one other patient in the waiting room, however I was not called back to an exam room until 4pm. After a brief visit with a nurse about my current condition, I was left to wait for the doctor, who came into the exam room to see me at 4:45pm. I visited a total of 5 minutes with the doctor, and was on my way. This was my last appointment with this office, simply because treatment is complete; however I would have selected a new office moving forward regardless. Not because the staff isn't knowledgeable and friendly; but because each and every appointment I had with this office, I had a very similar experience. Long waits in the waiting room, and longer waits in the exam room. Dr.
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and his staff are really very friendly, but I feel that they could be more conscientious of their patient's time.
- Chase T.
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I believe that the surgery itself went well. I am still in recovery but expect no problems. The bedside manner left something to be desired, however. In previous encounters with Dr.
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for reflux disease I found him to be very personable with a good sense of humor. So I was surprised this time to see a different side of him. Just before the surgery he came briefly into the room and spoke in a very brusk manner -- didn't acknowledge my wife at all. He gave the impression of being in a big hurry. Afterword he didn't even see me though I believe I recovered quickly enough that I could have spoken coherently with him. He did brief my wife about the surgery. We would have preferred that the briefing been given to me or preferably to both of us.
While I am disappointed in this experience with Dr.
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and don't expect to continue with him, I have given him a thumbs up because of my prior better experience which was good. This is giving him the benefit of the doubt in a situation involving both positive and negatives feelings. Maybe he was having an atypical bad day.
- DAvid S.
F

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yet to receive anything from their office but a bill for services that were not provided. I called and placed a complaint with the
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Medical Board. However, their office continues to bill us for a visit that they refused us acess to, using Facetime so that I could hear our daughter and the physician's conversation. Our daughter was 14 years old at the time.
- Joyce S.
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My visit: Very nice, pleasant office. Staff smiled and made me feel good. Dr.
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, after listening to my complaint numbed my nose and throat and inserted a camera to see into my throat. It was painless and he was reassuring speaking in very calm soothing voice.

The visit went very well and I was happy. That's why I took my daughter to him. Her visit: The office was still nice. However, this time Dr.
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came across as arrogant. He said there was no structural reason for my daughter's nose not to breathe, gave her nose spray and said to come back. The nose spray was not effective at all. I still feel there is structural reason for nose passages to close up when my daughter
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down. Why I said he was arrogant: When I mentioned to Dr.
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that I opted to treat my daughter's allergies in a holistic way (which worked very effectively, the only thing that remained was that the nose passages close down when she
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down), he became very high and mighty and in front of my 11 year old said that all that holistic stuff is bogus. "You know it doesn't work, don't you?" Well, I know the opposite. If he felt that way, he should have never voiced it especially in front of an impressionable child. I am going to a different ENT.
- victoria B.

Ent Doctors in Folsom, CA

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Areen, Dr. Richard G.

1111 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento

Carpenter, Dr. Janette

280 Sierra College Dr
Grass Valley

Carr, Dr. Montague G.

2025 Morse Ave
Sacramento

Cehan, Dr. E Gregory

11720 Education St
Auburn

Clutter, Dr. Donald J.

1111 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento

David Goldfarb PA

1111 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento

Dr. Hansen Kwok MD

3941 J St
Sacramento

James Yee MD

1600 Creekside Dr
Folsom

Kaiser Permanente Medical Ctr

2025 Morse Ave
Sacramento

Kearns, Dr. Michael

6555 Coyle Ave
Carmichael

Macri, Dr. John

2 Medical Plaza Dr
Roseville

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael

Rice Jr, Dr. Reginald D.

4300 Golden Center Dr
Placerville

Richard Clark, M.D.

83 Scripps Drive #130
Sacramento

Sacramento Ear Nose & Throat

1111 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento

Sacramento Gastroenterology

3941 J St
Sacramento

Sutter Midtown Family Medicine

2801 L St
Sacramento

Sutter North Medical Foundation

460 Plumas Blvd
Yuba City

Toft, Dr. Kenneth M.

959 Reserve Dr
Roseville

Wright, Dr. Steven J.

1321 Cottonwood St
Woodland

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