I have been a patient of Dr. Matthew Davis for about 4 years, although I am not one that goes to the doctor all of the time.
But when I have gone, he would not listen to all of my concerns and I felt like I was back at Kaiser where the doctors have a stopwatch attitude.
I used to go to him for my bi-annual physical, but he started billing an extra $99 over the $25 co-pay to deal with them.
First real concern, I suffered kidney stones, he couldn’t do anything but refer me to a urologist. Feel free to read that review. It was a really good referral… NOT!
Then, the last time I went in for an ongoing dermatological concern he ordered some labs, oddly enough it seems he padded the labs, as I can think of no reason for him to run a battery of STD tests, HIV/AIDS, Hep, and others.
I questioned this as I knew that I was negative for them for I am chaste.
Anyway, so for the tests that were ‘useful’ they turned out not to be so useful.
When I went to the dermatologist (separate review), she wanted to see the labs.
So on her stationery they faxed a request to his office… I am waiting… she comes in about 10 minutes later with the results… a fax came back with my last name scrawled on it, the doctors stamp in the middle of the page, followed by “No records on file” I was shocked.
I called on my cell phone and went off on the guy that happened to answer the phone, I was a royal a$$, but 30 seconds later I heard the fax machine ring and she came in with several pages of lab results.
I spoke of usefulness, I am by no means a medical professional, nor do I understand what most of these results mean, but I can say that she said they were useless and unrelated to my concern, and ordered another battery of labs.
Sorry, got off on a secant, so when said labs came in they said to come in to the office for an appointment.
So I did, I took off work early and raced down to his office to make the appointment they assigned.
I got there like 15 minutes late, because of traffic. I checked in, they didn’t know why I was there… So the girl went in the back, got the results, the original of the same page I received in the mail, which said everything was normal AND to be sure and keep the appointment.
So she hands me the paper and proudly announces that she saved me the $25 co-pay.
I asked, that’s it? she went back and asked Dr Davis then came back with the report, he says you are healthier than he is.
Have a nice night. So after leaving work early, rushing, and fighting traffic to get there I get handed the same piece of paper I am holding a copy of.
Nothing addressed about any of the concerns I had, nothing else about the tests, nothing whatsoever.