I went to Dr. Katherine Gregory for UTI-like symptoms. She was polite and efficient, but a poor listener (as many reviewers have noted, she has a tendency to interrupt/talk over patients).
After a 5 minute exam, she diagnosed me with vulvodynia, which is technically a disease…but not in any useful way.
It means “chronic vulvar pain” but has no known explanation or cure.
Rather than explain vulvodynia to me (or even give me time to ask a thoughtful question) Dr. Gregory promised to send me a “useful article” about the condition that would answer all my questions.
I was out the door 5 minutes later, only to find she’d sent the wrong article. I wrote back, asking for the correct article, but she never replied.
She did have me return for a follow up about a month later, but she was clearly annoyed that I hadn’t been using the topical steroid she’d prescribed.
I’m sorry, but if you can’t even keep my diagnosis straight, I’m not going to take your meds.
I explained that I found the diagnosis unhelpful, and that I was pursuing other testing to figure out what was up.
At this point — and this has NEVER, EVER happened to me in a doctors office — she interrupted me to say: “You will NEVER know what’s going on with your condition. That’s the whole point of this diagnosis. In a best case scenario, it will go away on its own.”
But, happy ending for me: a few weeks later, through another doctor, I tested positive for Mycoplasma Genitalium.
I took an antibiotic, and a week later I was as good as gold. The only thing that soured my happiness was knowing that, had I listened to Dr. Gregory, I would still be in pain to this day.
Dr. Gregory, if you are still reading your reviews, please be less hasty to hand out diagnoses.
I’m sure you already know this, but if left untreated, Mycoplasma Genitalium can cause serious problems including impaired fertility.
Potential patients, I would seriously encourage you to shop around before coming to Dr. Gregory.