I had a terrible experience with Dr. Lucia Franca. I’m mad her name is on my daughter’s birth certificate.
She was the Dr. on call when we went to deliver and she almost seemed annoyed that she had to deal with us.
She tried to have me come back in the morning when the next doctor was on shift.
They tried to convince me to take a morphine shot to “hold me over”.
She sent us home after I was only dilated 2cm and she almost ran us over with her car in the garage because somehow she got there before us and zoomed away.
She was not prepared when it was time for me to push. She wasn’t present with any of my questions or concerns.
She had the nurses call her to come in when the baby was almost out.
Terrible bed side manner. Very unprofessional. The baby was coming and she was still calmly putting on her scrubs.
I feel she did not care for me as a patient-almost like I was another number.
When baby got stuck she panicked which made everyone else panic.
I’m sure she is used to routine deliveries but she does not know how to deal when something goes slightly wrong/unplanned.
My baby had very bad facial bruising and although everything turned out ok-it was a VERY stressful and unpleasant experience that didn’t have to be that way.
I know this from this not being my first child. I would highly recommend looking to someone else for your care.