Have you ever changed doctors offices due to the office staff, even if you like the doctor?

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Have you ever changed doctors offices due to the office staff, even if you like the doctor?

Bignuf Bignuf
We have done this several times. Loved the doctor, and hated the incompetence of the doctor. Tried to tell him or her in advance, but doctors tend to not do much with their own office staff...so that was that.

Anyone else done this?
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I have switched from a certain doctor due to a lousy staff.
Rod Ronald , travelnurse , Trysexual , XxXxX , Bignuf , Sammi , Stagger13 , padmeamidala , ViVix , Freyja9 , Amber Sweet , KittiezToyz
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I deal with staff issues, just to keep the same doctor.
- Kira - , indiglo , apryls , brevado , Terri69
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I have never had that issue.
Geogeo , Apirka , Sharon A , nikki0668 , ejrbrndps , sXeVegan90 , ThomasAurelius , RatchetS , kitty1949 , puglove , Zandrock , Falsepast , married with children , Pandwhora , darthkitt3n , donatello6789 , Virgingasms , TWE112 , Mrs.Tee , peachmarie , MrsHouseWife , indiglo , invisiblehat , Cat E. , Allstars316 , SiNn , Kirill1171 , Beck , shorejen9 , Lildrummrgurl7 , LavenderSkies , Kitka , dv8 , SecondStory
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Total votes: 61 (57 voters)
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Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We have done this several times. Loved the doctor, and hated the incompetence of the doctor. Tried to tell him or her in advance, but doctors tend to not do much with their own office staff...so that was that.

Anyone else done this?
Nope I've only had one doctor
11/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
My son's doctor has the WORST staff. They never return calls and when something is wrong they always say "give him Tylenol" rather than let me get an appointment. So much hatred. However, his doctor is the sweetest person and very smart, so I stick it out for her.

I also have my two doctors I see all the time. Their staff isn't as bad as my son's, but they always forget to send messages. Luckily they set up a website where you can send messages to the doctors, so I can mostly avoid them.
11/25/2012
Apirka Apirka
I've never had these issues (though in my case the staff was wonderful and the doc didn't seem all that interested in doing more than quickly checking me out). However, because I live in a very small area, if I ever had a problem with a doctor, or the staff, there's not much I could do about it because there aren't many choices here.
11/25/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I did that to a dentist once. His staff was the worse group of people I have ever seen. There was a little kid, no more then 3 playing in the kids section and the young women behind the desk shouted "Will you please tell your damn kid to shut up!"
We got up and walked out, when she called us 20 minutes later to see if we were going to make the appointment I told her no, when she asked why I said it's because your a bitch.
End of story.
11/25/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Yes, at my husband's one diabetic doctor the minimum wage secretary with no medical experience was telling my husband what he needed to do. She did know that I was a registered nurse. So I let everyone know that she was full of shit and my Master's degree trumped her desk experience.
11/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I did that to a dentist once. His staff was the worse group of people I have ever seen. There was a little kid, no more then 3 playing in the kids section and the young women behind the desk shouted "Will you please tell your damn kid to shut ...
As much as I would have loved to say that in many a situation, I know better.
11/25/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I say other because I once had a doctor that I didn't particularly like, but she was better than some other area doctors. However, the last straw was the office staff, which scheduled an appointment for me when their entire office was gone. I got there and the building was locked and lights were off. Their phone message said they were on vacation. When I came back to discuss this...issue with the staff, I said, "You scheduled me for a day when your office was on vacation. I came all the way across town for my appointment, and nobody was here."

She just looked at me and said, "So...you need an new appointment, then." No apology. No excuse. Nothing. Left and never looked back.
11/25/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
I'm about to do this and have done it before, due to bad doctor or poor staff.
11/25/2012
Kissy Kissy
I think it is hard to get a great staff and doctor too. I have worked for many medical professionals, and I haven't even found a plce where I like everyone.
11/25/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
never had this problem
11/25/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I've never dealt with this as I've never had this issue.
11/25/2012
XxXxX XxXxX
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We have done this several times. Loved the doctor, and hated the incompetence of the doctor. Tried to tell him or her in advance, but doctors tend to not do much with their own office staff...so that was that.

Anyone else done this?
I switched because of a male nurse that was just so intimidating. I had never had an issue like that before. I'm not easy to scare off, but this guy just had this stare. He was always staring and not trying to hide it. He would lick his lips and be just totally disgusting, you just knew what he was thinking. He was one of those guys you look at and you just KNOW that he has someone tied up in his basement. I still get chills thinking about him.
11/25/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I have had to switch eye doctors twice because our insurance changed. Now I'm stuck with a doctor I don't like.
11/25/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I've never had that issue. I've been seeing the same doctor for almost 10 years and he's wonderful.
11/25/2012
puglove puglove
I have never came across this issue, if I didn't like any of my doctors staff, I would probably just deal with it.
11/25/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by - Kira -
My son's doctor has the WORST staff. They never return calls and when something is wrong they always say "give him Tylenol" rather than let me get an appointment. So much hatred. However, his doctor is the sweetest person and very ...
That's the kind of staff that made me switch. I even told the doctor, more then once, about the issue. When it was not resolved at all, I figured "if he doesn't care enough about that aspect of the practice, he doesn't value my business" and I was gone.
11/25/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by puglove
I have never came across this issue, if I didn't like any of my doctors staff, I would probably just deal with it.
Usually not something you can deal with. It's like not returning calls, or scheduling appointments and having to wait three hours in the waiting room. Doctors can run on-time offices, I know, believe me. It takes them laying out the law to their staff to treat their patients as valued customers, and hiring the right people.
11/25/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by kitty1949
I've never had that issue. I've been seeing the same doctor for almost 10 years and he's wonderful.
If he is wonderful and his staff is too, that is super. Lucky to find folks like that.
11/25/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
never had that issue
11/25/2012
Virgingasms Virgingasms
Nope, guess I'm lucky.
11/25/2012
TWE112 TWE112
never been in that situation.
11/25/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We have done this several times. Loved the doctor, and hated the incompetence of the doctor. Tried to tell him or her in advance, but doctors tend to not do much with their own office staff...so that was that.

Anyone else done this?
I have never had this issue but if I did I would most certainly tell the doctor about his staff so he can handle that matter, even if just in a friendly manner because really that doctor is losing a pateint which means he is losing out on money that he could be getting, all because of his staff. Nooo i dont think any doctor would tolerate that type of behavior from his staff especially if it means that he will be losing out someway
11/25/2012
RonLee RonLee
When my son turned eighteen I thought that he should have a regular primary physician rather than a pediatrician. We got a referral from an ER nurse for an MD, she said he was great.

Previously my son had been very overweight and due to problems with my finances I couldn't get him medical help with the obesity problem. To his credit, I guess, he found some diet pills over the internet and lost over one hundred pounds, and has kept it off. At the time that we saw the new MD he was still taking those pills occasionally.

During the initial interview with that MD the topic of how the boy lost so much weight came up. When my son told that MD what he was taking the Asshole Doctor went absolutely ape shit. Yelling among other things "I won't see ANYONE who takes illegal drugs!", "GET OUT, I WON'T TAKE YOU AS A PATIENT"

That was more than a year ago now and I didn't but I wish that I had done a YELP review of Dr Ape Shit.

I guess I am however, grateful that Dr Ape Shit showed his true colors prior to us wasting any more time with him.
11/25/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
I have never had a situation like this, always had a great doctor and the staff have always been so helpful, including rushing me into to see the nurse cause I thought I was pregnant and I was crying.
11/25/2012
peachmarie peachmarie
Never had a problem with clinical/hospital staff when I was going to see my PC physician. Did however have a problem with a doctor I had, I had a hard time understanding her accent and every time (EVERY TIME) I would go in with pelvic pains or some problem she would suggest that I was pregnant, my boyfriend at that time was LD and I was on the pill, how the flip would I be pregnant?!? After hearing that diagnosis 20 plus times I called it quits and just went for my yearly physical with whomever was available at the clinic nearest to me that was covered under my insurance. Some people really like having a relationship with their doctor but I don't really care since I only see them for my yearly.
11/25/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Haven't changed doctors because of the staff, but when I changed due to moving, I found out that the office staff hadn't bothered to give the doctor some of my medical records for review.
11/25/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
Haven't been in that situation. Generally for me, if the office staff is incompetent, so is the doctor.
11/26/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
No issues for me
11/26/2012
apryls apryls
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We have done this several times. Loved the doctor, and hated the incompetence of the doctor. Tried to tell him or her in advance, but doctors tend to not do much with their own office staff...so that was that.

Anyone else done this?
I have had staff issues before, but I make sure the doctor is aware of what is happening because depending on the office sometime they have no clue, and sometimes the staff could be new.
11/26/2012
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