I have two children. A boy and a girl. One is 10 years old and the other is 7. I was suggested by a friend that a regular oral check up is necessary for a healthy gum and teeth. So, I looked into internet and found the name of Dr. Henry Harris at the top. His clinic was also close to my place. I also thought that we all can ask him for family plan that goes yearly.
I called his office only to find that the appointment was all full for the next 7 days. So, I called them after a week and they gave me a date for the next week. I was happy to know that he was in so much demand.
So, on the date of our appointment with Dr. Henry, we reached his office 15 minutes before. He checked all of us one by one. At first, I went to meet him and my children were waiting in his cabin. He checked and told me that there was a cavity that needed to be filled. He also suggested few things that we all should be practicing every day.
Everything was fine, except that he was too straight. I mean I did not find any expression on his face. He kept talking about things that I need to take care of and gave me a creepy look after knowing that I have been so irresponsible. Somehow, I found it a bit abnormal. But, giving it a second thought, I felt that he is not there to entertain his patients and kept my feeling aside.
Later, he called my little daughter who was only 7. She was already scared without knowing that the checkup would not hurt. She got inside his other room where he had his things to do the oral check-up.
When she came out, she was crying. I asked her the reason and she said that the doctor screamed on her. I thought maybe she misunderstood him. I knew that he did not smile but was not sure if he could be rude to children.
So, then came the turn for my elder son. He came out crying too. He had the same reason. He told me that the doctor rude. He said that he did not like him being scared of the checkup. That was the reason he screamed at him.
I totally understand that he was not there to talk sweet to his patients. However, he should have basic etiquette to behave with children. He must be great at his work but his behaviour is a bit scary. My children were scared a lot and did not want to see him again.
He is not at all friendly even with children and very rude. I will never consult him again. He is not worth it. If I would have known it earlier, I would have selected a different doctor. Dr. Henry is rude and worst doctor I have ever consulted.