When my husband and I considered starting a family, I was Dr. Bason Mitchell’s patient. She misdiagnosed a severe condition.
An ultrasound showed that the tech had caught it on an unrelated issue. She told me to “go get married!” which I did.
At 27.5 weeks, I suffered a severe placental interruption. An emergency C-section delivered the otherwise healthy baby at LPCH and died a week later.
Sicily is friendly and very easy to communicate with. But, this isn’t nearly enough for an OBGYN. She is easily distracted, forgetful, unskilled, especially regarding high-risk pregnancies.
It is something I regret not knowing. I was subsequently treated at Stanford and Portola Valley Women’s Health with outstanding care and now have two beautiful daughters.
This is what I have observed with Sicily. A friend of mine, who was also a patient of Sicily, had a very traumatic first-trimester miscarriage which lasted for many weeks. She saw Sicily at most twice.
Sicily didn’t remember my friend was pregnant when she returned for a routine check. She delivered the baby of my best friend but didn’t realize it was breached until they were inside the delivery room.