I called to schedule an appointment with an ENT to discuss some throat-clearing concerns. The receptionist scheduled me with Dr. Demera.
Despite the fact that I told him I already knew my allergies, he led me through a barrage of tests before finally suggesting I see Dr. Sherman.
Come to find out, Dr. Demera was NOT an ENT doctor. 🙁 He’s an allergy specialist. I had ASKED to be seen by an ENT, not an allergy specialist.
I was pissed!Dr. Sherman was who I should have met with for that first appointment.
Not only did they waste my time by scheduling me with Dr. Demera, the bill for HIS tests was ludicrous!
Of course, my insurance didn’t a large portion of the many allergy tests he put me through.
What a scam! To add to my frustration, the office manager, Kathy, won’t even talk to me over the phone (despite asking to speak with her directly).
She continues to refer me to her assistants, who keep telling me they believed the allergy tests were needed (of course), and they can’t do anything about the outstanding bill (which they’ve now sent to collections).
Stay away from this place. Dr. Sherman is at least board-certified and was a good doctor. Dr. Demera should have been upfront about the testing and the costs.
Be weary of Demera recommending testing that IS NOT NEEDED, and you have to advocate for yourself to make sure your insurance will cover your visit.
Dr. Demera never told me that my insurance may not cover one of the many tests he performed during my first appointment.
SCAM! 🙁 I will never go back. 🙁