Goertz Janice A

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Previous to my most recent medical problem, I would have rated this office a 2 or a 3. But, after a doctor made a potentially fatal misdiagnosis, I can't rate it higher than a 1.

I made an appointment with Dr. Pinon after suffering from severe abdominal pain for 2 days (and less severe pain for 8 days before that). I had never seen this particular doctor before as there are dozens of doctors at this practice and I almost never see the same one twice. Almost as soon as he walked into the office he had diagnosed me with dyspepsia, or acid reflux. So, he made all of my symptoms fit his diagnosis. My fever of 101 degrees didn't fit with his diagnosis, so he dismissed it saying it was because it was a hot day. As he pushed on my stomach in several areas, I told him where it hurt the most. He completely ignored me and said all of my pain was in the area of the stomach. He went through a list of signs of acid reflux, all of which I told him I didn't have. But, he insisted this was what was wrong with me and prescribed Prevacid for me to take.

Luckily, at the pharmacy, I found out I couldn't take Prevacid while nursing a baby (I had told Dr. Pinon I was nursing). Otherwise, I would have probably tried to live with the pain for another week or so to give the medication time to work. I called the office and practically begged for something else I could do to relieve the pain (which I equated with labor). I was told there was nothing they could do for me unless I stopped nursing and took the Prevacid.

The following day, the pain was absolutely excruciating and I went back in and saw another doctor, Dr. Slater. She was very concerned that I had a fever as well as abdominal pain, especially since it was only 5 weeks after having a baby. She immediately sent me to the emergency room for testing.

I was diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis, a life threatening blood clot, and was hospitalized for 10 days. My hematologist told me that if I had waited much longer, my bowel would have died. I did not expect Dr. Pinon to diagnose this exact problem, but he should have taken me more seriously and sent me for testing, as Dr. Slater did. This kind of incompetence in the medical community should not be accepted.

PROS: same day appointments
CONS: some awful doctors are mixed in with the good ones

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Previous to my most recent medical problem, I would have rated this office a 2 or a 3. But, after a doctor made a potentially fatal misdiagnosis, I can't rate it higher than a 1.

I made an appointment with Dr. Pinon after suffering from severe abdominal pain for 2 days (and less severe pain for 8 days before that). I had never seen this particular doctor before as there are dozens of doctors at this practice and I almost never see the same one twice. Almost as soon as he walked into the office he had diagnosed me with dyspepsia, or acid reflux. So, he made all of my symptoms fit his diagnosis. My fever of 101 degrees didn't fit with his diagnosis, so he dismissed it saying it was because it was a hot day. As he pushed on my stomach in several areas, I told him where it hurt the most. He completely ignored me and said all of my pain was in the area of the stomach. He went through a list of signs of acid reflux, all of which I told him I didn't have. But, he insisted this was what was wrong with me and prescribed Prevacid for me to take.

Luckily, at the pharmacy, I found out I couldn't take Prevacid while nursing a baby (I had told Dr. Pinon I was nursing). Otherwise, I would have probably tried to live with the pain for another week or so to give the medication time to work. I called the office and practically begged for something else I could do to relieve the pain (which I equated with labor). I was told there was nothing they could do for me unless I stopped nursing and took the Prevacid.

The following day, the pain was absolutely excruciating and I went back in and saw another doctor, Dr. Slater. She was very concerned that I had a fever as well as abdominal pain, especially since it was only 5 weeks after having a baby. She immediately sent me to the emergency room for testing.

I was diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis, a life threatening blood clot, and was hospitalized for 10 days. My hematologist told me that if I had waited much longer, my bowel would have died. I did not expect Dr. Pinon to diagnose this exact problem, but he should have taken me more seriously and sent me for testing, as Dr. Slater did. This kind of incompetence in the medical community should not be accepted.

PROS: same day appointments
CONS: some awful doctors are mixed in with the good ones

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