Dr. Collin Quock sucks as an oncologist. He was my father’s oncologist. My father as admitted into the hospital with excessive bleeding, heart failure, renal failure, high protein levels, anemia, low blood count, etc.
All signs pointed to multiple myeloma. He was discharged from the hospital after a couple of transfusions and sent off with basically a pat on the back.
At the physical therapy/rehab center, my father started to hallucinate and to lose his mind. I insisted they take him back to the hospital.
After a few days of tests, doctors were still saying dehydration, nothing serious, and next thing I knew, Dr. Quock calls me up and leaves a voice message on my phone.
I was out of town at the time. He tells me that he suspects my dad of having multiple myeloma and yeah, can he get my consent to take bone biopsy.
The tests came back. My dad not only had multiple myeloma, he was end stage 3, which is basically stage 4.
The hypercalcemia caused his hallucinations. The cancer was everywhere, including a lesion on his face.
When we asked Dr. Quock for a prognosis, he said, “You can’t do this to me!” Do this to you? He refused to give us a prognosis and said, “I’ll give him some pills and he’ll be fine.
He could live another 3-10 years.” My father died 3 weeks after the diagnosis.
The hospitalist told us my dad had only weeks to months.
After Dr. Quock read that in the report, he said it was totally inappropriate of her to say that as my dad was not even a candidate of hospice.
Dr. Quock’s failure to give us a proper prognosis and his dishonesty about the state of my father’s health caused us a lot of problems with not only the insurance companies but in dealing with the last days of his life.
Dr. Quock sucks. When we brought this up with nurses and social workers, everyone else told us the same thing and that we should switch oncologists.
They all suggested we switch to Dr. Edward Chan. So just FYI, if this guy is your oncologist, get another one.
You don’t need a guy who’s going to tell you that you have stage 4 cancer and that you’ll live forever. It’s BS. It’s cruel. And it’s ridiculous.