Harris & Smith OB-GYN

★★☆☆☆
  • 4116 Capitol St

    Durham, NC 27704

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  • 919-471-1573

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The first impression of this office is good but the overall dysfunction, attitude, and impersonal care is not worth your time. The doctor even admitted to me that he does not read the charts before entering the appointment. I found errors in my record that were never part of my history. The triage nurse was rude and tried to talk over me when I asked for a second opinion. DO NOT WASTE your pregnancy with a place like this.

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The first impression of this office is good but the overall dysfunction, attitude, and impersonal care is not worth your time. The doctor even admitted to me that he does not read the charts before entering the appointment. I found errors in my record that were never part of my history. The triage nurse was rude and tried to talk over me when I asked for a second opinion. DO NOT WASTE your pregnancy with a place like this.

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I had been going to H&S for 10+ years. I always felt that I spent more time in the waiting room than in someone's office. the Chapel Hill location seems to be a bit more professional and not as much like a clinic. Not too much of a concern b/c I was always the pic of health. Sometimes the nature of conversation is a bit innapropriate and unwanted by a certain physician, but it was tolerated.\r
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When you are pregnant, the care is great and you get lots of attention!\r
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During urine screenings which didn't consistently happen, I was always told that it was nothing when there were traces of blood in my urine. This went on for multiple years. I was never sent for additional testing. Described as ""protein in urine"". My PCP detected the same thing and immediately sent me to a specialist. Blood was detected in small trace amounts. I was scheduled for a follow-up within a year with the specialist where there was now a cell change. It is a situation still being monitored and not of an immediate urgent nature, but the specialist said that blood in urine is not normal and should never be described as such. During the ultrasound of my bladder with the specialist, a cyst was seen on my ovary. The specialist and my PCP post reviewing the results of the test suggested that I mention this in my next gyno visit. I did and again, there was no mention of additonal testing. The response was I wouldn't worry about it. Didn't the gyno even want to take a look and then I began to wonder why this was never detected in previous visits during annual paps? Wouldn't you see or feel this? The final straw was a horrific experience which I will never forget. I was having my routine gyno exam. Yes, there is slight discomfort but never painful. On this day, something just did not feel right. I can't explain, but it was definitely more uncomfortable than I ever recalled. All of a sudden I noticed my doc quickly removing his gloves and changing into a new pair that were covered in blood. There was also blood splattered all over the floor. The nurses eyes got big and you could tell that both of them got into defense mode. I inquired what was going on and again I was told not worry about it and this was sometimes normal with a pap smear. I have had an annual since I was 17 and now 41. Never have I had anything other than MINOR spotting on occasion post an exam. I bled for 5 days after this visit. I don't know if there is a medical condition that I need to investigate or if there was something done during the exam that caused the bleeding.\r
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I am now seeking another gynecologist but am afraid to trust anyone but know that it is a must. I also still have unanswered questions. I have been told by other physicians off the record that it could be anything from the exam being close to my cycle (which it was not. I was in the dead center of that time of the month) to cervical polyps or rare, but possibly precancerous cells.

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I had been going to H&S for 10+ years. I always felt that I spent more time in the waiting room than in someone's office. the Chapel Hill location seems to be a bit more professional and not as much like a clinic. Not too much of a concern b/c I was always the pic of health. Sometimes the nature of conversation is a bit innapropriate and unwanted by a certain physician, but it was tolerated.\r
\r
When you are pregnant, the care is great and you get lots of attention!\r
\r
During urine screenings which didn't consistently happen, I was always told that it was nothing when there were traces of blood in my urine. This went on for multiple years. I was never sent for additional testing. Described as ""protein in urine"". My PCP detected the same thing and immediately sent me to a specialist. Blood was detected in small trace amounts. I was scheduled for a follow-up within a year with the specialist where there was now a cell change. It is a situation still being monitored and not of an immediate urgent nature, but the specialist said that blood in urine is not normal and should never be described as such. During the ultrasound of my bladder with the specialist, a cyst was seen on my ovary. The specialist and my PCP post reviewing the results of the test suggested that I mention this in my next gyno visit. I did and again, there was no mention of additonal testing. The response was I wouldn't worry about it. Didn't the gyno even want to take a look and then I began to wonder why this was never detected in previous visits during annual paps? Wouldn't you see or feel this? The final straw was a horrific experience which I will never forget. I was having my routine gyno exam. Yes, there is slight discomfort but never painful. On this day, something just did not feel right. I can't explain, but it was definitely more uncomfortable than I ever recalled. All of a sudden I noticed my doc quickly removing his gloves and changing into a new pair that were covered in blood. There was also blood splattered all over the floor. The nurses eyes got big and you could tell that both of them got into defense mode. I inquired what was going on and again I was told not worry about it and this was sometimes normal with a pap smear. I have had an annual since I was 17 and now 41. Never have I had anything other than MINOR spotting on occasion post an exam. I bled for 5 days after this visit. I don't know if there is a medical condition that I need to investigate or if there was something done during the exam that caused the bleeding.\r
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I am now seeking another gynecologist but am afraid to trust anyone but know that it is a must. I also still have unanswered questions. I have been told by other physicians off the record that it could be anything from the exam being close to my cycle (which it was not. I was in the dead center of that time of the month) to cervical polyps or rare, but possibly precancerous cells.

 

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