I am very pleased with Dr. Riikola because he has exhibited knowledge in multiple areas based upon education (of course) but most importantly - experience. He offers suggestions that immediately corrects problems with my sons. He takes the time to thoroughly explain - and repeat- his expectations. He has appropriate bedside manners and builds rapport without difficulty. He considers my urgency when I explain emergent issues with him. He carefully listens and always offers a good treatment plan.
My child has been sick repeatedly and has gotten behind on his vaccines due to it. I have allowed his vaccines when he's not sick. Our regular pediatrician in the same office is very understanding and has helped us catch up as we are able when the child isn't currently sick. This doctor after only one recent visit told me that she plans to give me a dismissal letter from the practice if I refuse vaccines at the time of visit. My son also has a kidney problem that has affected this issue.
My 4 month old daughter has seen Dr. Vargo since her 2 week check up and we love him! Great bedside and he takes his time. My husband and I love him and will continue to schedule with him :)
Rude. Dismissive. Poor communication by Doctor to patient / family. There are other doctors at Memphis Children's Clinic OB that are great! Unfortunately I will make sure that my child is seen by those other doctors and not Dr. Vargo after my experience with him