My first visit to Dr. O’Fallon Michele MD was Feb. It wasn’t a memorable first appointment, but it was decent enough for me to stop my search on a new primary and stick it out with her and her office.
She seemed knowledgeable about overall health and spent a good amount time discussing my diet and exercise regimen, which was a primary focus of my visit.
My second visit, which was the beginning of Sept 2013 was considerably different. First of all, there was no one in the waiting room, and after waiting for over 20mins in an EMPTY waiting room.
I asked about it and was told they were a little behind. I thought it would have been polite for someone to say something to me since the waiting area is steps from the front window, but regardless, I let it go.
Once in with Dr. OFallon, I let her know of my concern with possibly having hypothyroidism and she kindly tossed it aside by telling me I was fine because my TSH was normal and to diet and exercise
Since I had been extensively dieting and exercising for the past month with out any results.
I asked if there was some other tests or doctor I could see of my concern and she gave me a number for a dietician.
She said there were no other tests and would not refer me to an endocrinologist.
On my own, I did more research and found out there were additional tests I could take and also found an endocrinologist.
However, she refused to give me a lab form for the additional tests because she said I didn’t have a thyroid problem and the endocrinologist will not see me without those additional tests.
I decided then that a doctor who KNEW everything about my health and who was not willing to work in a partnership with me is not the right doctor for me.
I asked for my health history to be faxed to me so I could have it for my visit with possible PCPs, but still haven’t received it yet.
The girl who does the faxes has been out and sick… it amazes me that no one else in the office knows or is willing to fax me those docs.
Regardless, if you want a doctor who knows all about your body and your health with only a two visit encounter than go for it.
As for me, I am looking for a doctor who wants to partner with me on being the best me I can be.
Long story short, I am done with Dr. OFallon and her staff no wonder the waiting room was so empty 🙂