It's doctors way or the highway. I wouldn't show up with any opinion concerning your own care. My vet gives more time to his patients.
I heard this from a pt I referred: Did not take the time to listen. just assumed I had IBS........ My Hida scan showed I need to have my gallbladder removed.
My husband and I have been cared for by Dr. Gilliam for a number of years. He is a superb physician -- very caring and approachable. He also has terrific technique for colonoscopies and I know of his excellent reputation with other physicians.
My experience with Dr. Gilliam was ok. I had a severe gastrointestinal issue that was complicated and difficult to diagnose. During my first few visits, Dr. Gilliam was patient and helped me well. But when my symptoms didn't seem to be going away, I went back to see him a few more times. It was during this time that Dr. Gilliam's attitude towards me changed. He became reluctant to see me each time I would visit. If he could remain good even when your issue lingers, then he'd be a good doctor.
During my procedure Dr Patel came in to check on me. He called me by the wrong name and would not believe who I was untill I showed him my braclet. Upon recognizing his mistake he then lied about reviewing my chart and proceded to tell me what was wrong with me. His bedside mannor was unprofessional and show a real disrespect toward me. This has to be the worst experience I have ever had at a medical facility.
Dr. Patel is a gentle soul, unassuming and very open. Mainly he is competent, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Although soft-spoken and gentle, he is very smart and knows his area of specialization.
He is also a very generous man.
I can't really rate Dr. Gilliam since I'm still waiting for a call back to schedule. His scheduling staff is terrible and does not return telephone calls.
Unsympathetic to patient's pain, and indifferent to patient care. Doctor unwilling to spend time, in a hurry to move on to next patient. Waited 30 minutes for a 6:00AM endoscopy appointment. Unorganized office staff, and not caring at all! Sends messages back to Doctor, and either messages actually weren't sent, or Doctor chooses not to respond. No calls back on two different occasions, which is totally unacceptable!
Dr Patel is very patient and understanding. If we don't understand anything, he takes the time to explain it so that we understand. We would highly recommend him to anyone in our situation.
Good experience with Dr. Gillum. He is very knowledgeable and doesn't rush appointments.
However his nurse Holly is very bad at getting back to you. I have requested her to ask the dr. a question three separate times reguarding medication, with no response. I called again and spoke to someone who looked in the system and found that Holly never even asked the dr. my question. she only sent a medication request which is not what I asked for.Irritating that I have to sched appt just for a question
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Ercp (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Bile Duct Procedure
Fecal Impaction Removal
Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object