I was a patient of Dr. Michael Dans and came to him with a skin condition that was very difficult to diagnose.
I felt as though I were treated as a guinea pig and was given a regimen of prednisone that significantly worsened my skin condition, when I was tapered off too quickly.
Dr. Dans read AFTER he prescribed the prednisone that a slow taper was better for my condition, yet did not bother to do this research prior to prescribing it.
If it’s a rare condition (his words), then wouldn’t you do that research beforehand? PS – my skin has not yet fully healed from being covered in papules/lesions.
His bedside manner also leaves a lot to be desired. When you’ve been suffering from an unknown condition for years, there needs to be a TWO-SIDED conversation and he seemed annoyed by my questions and suggestions.
I’ve been living with this thing, so yeah I have an opinion.
To be fair, he did refer me to UCSF after tersely stating that there was nothing else he could do for me.
I’m not out to ruin anyone’s reputation but this is an honest depiction of my experience going there.