Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD

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Internal Medicine | Male

Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD
Dr. Durant Abernethy, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Frisco, CO. He has been practicing for 8 years. Dr. Abernethy is affiliated with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Abernethy's Reviews

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3.0
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Abernethy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Frisco, CO |
Dr. Abernethy takes time to understand the issues and is knowledgeable in his answers and explanations including drawing things out if need be. I appreciate that he takes a practical approach to his recommendations and prescribed coarse of action. He can speak to the difference in costs for various treatments. Thank you for not being in a hurry! Dolly Jo T.
So happy to hear that you had a good experience while in my care! One of my fundamental philosophies of care is to make sure that each patient fully understands their diagnosis, the available options, and the reason behind my recommended treatment plan. Makes for happier patients and better outcomes.
Dr. Abernethy is a very knowledgeable and competent physician. He answers all of my questions and takes the time necessary to address all of my concerns. He also explains things fully so that I understand. He doesn't order a lot of unnecessary tests, etc. He also promptly renews prescription requests and answers my questions via the Centura Health online system.
Thank you for the feedback. Making sure that patients fully understand my diagnosis and recommended course of treatment is one of the key philosophies of my practice. In fact, I enjoy explaining my clinical thought process and believe patients should be a part of the treatment development process.
in Frisco, CO |
He's nice enough until god forbid you ask a question or have a concern about his course of treatment. Also his office is incompetent and can't fill a prescription. I called several times and after several weeks they still hadn't filled the prescriptions creating a dangerous situation. Finally I just went to a new doctor. After I went to a new doctor his office cancelled my other scripts without telling me creating another dangerous situation. I wouldn't recommend Abernathy or his office at all.
It's important that patients understand why I recommend each test/treatment, so I always try to explain my rationale. Assessing the response to new treatments is critical, so my policy is to initially provide a 30-day supply w/out refills. Unfortunately if my staff is unable to reach the patient to gather feedback, I cannot refill prescriptions. Medications can have dangerous side effects or interactions, so it's imperative that one's current primary care provider manage one's treatment.
in Breckenridge, CO |
Incompetent, unethical, distrustful of patients. Avoid this doctor at all costs--- seek a respectful and experienced practitioner.
I practice evidence-based medicine consistent with the latest standards of care. I always explain why I suggest a specific course of action. And I take the ethical practice of medicine very seriously. The US has a high rate of prescription drug misuse and it can be difficult to discern legitimate use from abuse. Therefore, we have created policies that can lead patients to feel untrusted. I emphasize safe, effective treatment options that do not promote dependency.
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Dr. Abernethy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Sleep Apnea

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Kansas / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Internship Hospital
    University of South Alabama / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    University of South Alabama / College of Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Density Scan