Don’t go if your time is at all valuable. I have had 2 appts with Dr. Victor Prieto, both scheduled for morning, so would expect to be seen without much delay but this was NOT the case.
The first appt I waited an hour after the scheduled time before being seen. Have to say I was underwhelmed by the Dr’s demeanor.
When describing my knee anatomy he starts writing on the tissue paper we sit on on the exam table… I offered real paper and he declined.
He gave me the tissue paper after(!) He said there would be 3 reasons to do an MRI – when a dr is clueless, when the patient wants to spend a bunch of money (clearly these are his attempts at humor) or when making a determination for how to treat, Duh!
And when I described pain in the other knee he was quite dismissive.
Got my MRI done and came back for appt #2 for the results.
Again for this appt which was presumably his first one of the day (9:15) the Dr is running way late.
After 40 minutes I ask for status and the office person said he is in surgery and it is running late.
15 min later I hear another office person on phone saying his surgery had been canceled (so then he should be running ahead of schedule, right?) and he is on his way.
A third office person tells me he was in surgery, then when clarified there was no surgery, says, well he has other clinics, we are not his only office… to which I say but then he should not be double or triple booked.
They then squeeze someone in ahead of me and at this point it has been over an hour and I say I need to leave and get to a meeting.
When asked do I want to reschedule? Um, that would be a NO.
If Dr Prieto and his scheduling team have so little respect for their patients time, in addition to his very odd chairside manner, I’d honestly not let this guy near me for surgery.
The other reviews sounded so promising, but no doctor is worth much if you can’t see him in a reasonable time period of your appt, when no emergencies happened either time.
Thankfully there are many great ortho’s in SF so I’ll be seeing one of them.