I took Dr. Mungekar Swati as PCP following an appointment for a medical exam for immigration purpose.
During the immigration related visit (The Dr was 35 mins late) which mainly consist in ensuring that your vaccines are up to date, we talked about my medical conditions / medical history in my family and ran a blood check to ensure that my vaccines were still effective.
We found that I needed to have my MMR vaccine redone.
What they forgot to tell me (but I found this way later) is that I could get it at any hospital for (almost) free and instead paid $100 to have it done at Mrs Mungekar practice.
Anyway, not a big deal, just an unpleasant discovery.
Since I gave all my medical history following the immigration visit, I asked Mrs Mungekar to become my PCP, which she accepted.
The main issues I then faced are the following: – They make mistakes
My green card was denied because Mrs Mungekar forgot to test me for Gonorrhea (mandatory by USCIS since august 2016)
– This practice cares about money.
After becoming my CPC, Mrs Mungekar asked me to do a full blood work, which came out great except for my cholesterol level (which are now completely back to normal due to a major change in my diet).
I got those results sent to me by mail. I was asked to come in to discuss about my results (that I already had in hand).
It’s not easy for me to take off work for a Dr visit and I travel a lot.
I asked if I could know why the Dr absolutely wanted to see me but no reason were given except “discuss your blood results” (with refusal to do it over the phone) so I didn’t really follow up thinking that in case of emergency the Dr would have called me herself and explain briefly why she wanted to meet.
They further insisted so I made an appointment, went there and surprise: the FIRST thing I was asked was to pay upfront for an office visit! For reading my results? non-sense. I left.
– This practice don’t care about your health or emergency situations.
Last February I got pretty sick (a real bad cold) for a week.
I wanted to see Mrs Mungekar who didn’t have any openings and the assistant propose me to wait for 4 days…(nice when you have high fever and feel so bad…).
– This practice lies
Mrs Mungekar office sent me a registered mail informing me that she will not be my PCP anymore as I didn’t come for “a follow up appointment to manage my high cholesterol”.
BUT…Contrary to what’s in the letter, I was never informed that the reason Mrs Mungekar asked me to come in for “reading my blood results” was actually related to my cholesterol!
Nor that I needed a treatment!
So tell me:
What’s the point of having a dr who will not read your results over the phone nor explain you why she wants to see you so bad?
What’s the point of having a PCP who can’t see you when you are actually sick? A Dr who’ll revoke you because you don’t want to go to see her for un-communicated reasons?