I also had a weird Dr. Patricia Galamba experience. I went to her office and tried to open the door. It was locked.
I was a bit perplexed, so I knocked, gently (there is no sign to tell you what to do or if you are in the right place) and then sat down.
I had a short conversation with the woman next to me about whether or not this was Dr. Galamba’s office.
She agreed that it was, and that it was weird to lock the outer door.
Finally, someone else walked out and I stood up to go in. The receptionist said “oh, I didn’t know you were out there.”
I said “I knocked, but maybe you didn’t hear me. Why is the door locked?”
She said “oh, we don’t want sick people waiting in here.”
The office doesn’t look as if it is cleaned all that often (there are hairs on the floor and it’s kind of dusty – more dust that you would normally see in a medical services office, that’s for sure) so I guess that’s why they don’t want sick people in there.
But I couldn’t help thinking “you are in the wrong business if you don’t want sick people waiting in your outer office.”
I had an ear ache and the doctor came in to see me. She prescribed some medication and then we proceeded to talk about my general health.
“How much do you weigh?” she narrowed her eyes at me suspicious.
I told her, and then I told her that I was running about 10 lbs over my normal weight.
She did some little tricky trick where she kicked the scale out from under her chair and said “well, you look like you weigh more than that – let’s let the scale have it’s say.”
I had just weighed myself that morning, so I had no problems with getting on dirty snotty fat lady’s scale (and she really shouldn’t be commenting about other people’s weight if you ask me), and what does it say…? My my, exactly what I said I weighed even though I am FULLY DRESSED with SHOES ON.
I don’t mind quirks. I’m quirky. But rudeness and locking your office door? That’s just too shady. I have a MUCH better doctor now, a very nice and sensitive lady with a clean office. CLEAN. NO HAIR. And they let you wait in the waiting room – quite a treat.
I’m glad that some people are happy with Dr. Galamba, but once was more than enough for me.
And Doctor, if you’re reading this, please clean your office. It’s really disgusting.