Dr. Leah Tessler was impatient and extremely hostile during my appt – in short, very unprofessional.
The appt was for a physical, and she started the session by prompting me for concerns.
I started listing some minor things (allergies, soreness), when she started rapid-fire drilling me for symptom details, in a very unkind manner.
It felt more like an interrogation than a doctor’s appt, where seeking information for a diagnosis is perfectly acceptable.
I had never experienced this before, but soon got the hint that I wasn’t welcome.
It’s actually funny to reflect on, with her eye rolls, sighs, and are-you-stupid stares.
Perhaps an off morning? To give her credit though, this was very different from my first experience with her about a year ago.
To add insult to injury, she ended the session with ‘oh by the way, I’m going to submit this as a regular dr’s visit instead of the physical [this appt was supposed to be].’
Knowing full well the difference in out of pocket costs (insurance will fully cover for preventative services like physical check ups), she insisted she do this and I book another appt with a nurse at the facility.
Total damage ended up being around $150, where I budgeted $0 and 2 hours.
Needless to say, I left feeling mistreated and will not be rescheduling a new physical appt at Bayspring Medical.
It’s a shame because a friend had recommended the nurses in the first place, and I should’ve opted to see them instead of Dr. Tessler.