I appreciate that Dr. Barron is thorough and knowledgeable, and I would recommend her to family and friends. She is no-nonsense, knows her stuff, and tells it like it is. I have been seeing her annually for a few years. Once I received a diagnosis of a basal cell carcinoma, she recommended visits every 6 months for a while just to be sure we catch any unwelcome future occurrences of cancer. I feel I am in good hands with her scientific manner. She answers all my questions succinctly.
I went in to have a few moles removed. From the moment Dr. Barron walked in the room, i could sense her lack of warmth and very apparent attitude. As a new patient, doctors usually like to spend a few extra minutes getting to know me and my history. She asked me questions while standing away from me, never talking "with" me at all. I felt rushed the minute i walked in until i left. I felt so uncomfortable i decided to not get my moles removed by her and made an appt with a different doctor.
Always so kind.
I have been seeing Dr Barron for years, my biggest complaint was she was always more concerned about running on time then my care. She would make you schedule a new appointment if she found something. I recently found a new doctor, even though I had a body scan done recently, my new doc gave me one. I have had a circle on my shoulder for years that looked like it didn't have pigment. My new doc asked if it had been checked, I told her never. It came back as a melanoma, and two surgeries!
Felt somewhat rushed. Made an appointment to have a spot looked at. A biopsy was done but, wrongly assumed that Dr. Baron would look over all spots/freckles. Was told that would need to be another appointment.
I asked the office staff to change to a non-political tv station in their waiting room, and I was told that the doctors in the office specifically selected that tv station and it could not be changed. I don't want to pay money to a doctor and then have to sit there and listen to their political preferences. Don't use this doctor or go to this office unless you want to be forced to listen to their politics. (They did turn off the TV for a short time.)
Dr. Barron was more concerned about keeping up her schedule than treating me. She repeatedly told me that I was wrong, when describing my own body! She talks at you, but not with you. Additionally, she's so set on being correct that she wouldn't even admit that she made a mistake when the nurse and I clearly heard what she said.
Excellent treatment and very cordial in her approach. Highly recommended!
I never got as far as to actually see Dr. Swearingen. The curt, impersonal woman who answers her phone, however, is a great disservice to the practice. I found the doc on the Priority Health website after searching for derms in a 10 mile radius under PriorityHMO (NOT Priority HMO Medicare). The Dr. is the first one who comes up in the search. The receptionist said they don't take PriorityHMO, and I recommended they contact Priority to fix their website listing. She was extremely rude and nasty.
Dr.Swearingen takes her time, is thorough in her exam and is quick to respond to questionable medical issues. She is caring and personable. She answers questions and responds to concerns by sharing her knowledge. I have referred her and will continue to do so.
Dr. Martin was very professional and helped me get through my squamous cell skin cancer. Her staff was nice and attentive. I am glad to have found her.
Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction Of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision Of Skin Lesion
Shaving Of Skin Lesion
Skin Tag Removal
Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
Excision Of Benign Skin Lesion
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Excision Of Skin Cancer
Destruction Of Penile Lesion
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal