Enid N. Colon, MD

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I took my daughter to see Dr. Colon after our beloved Pediatrician retired. She was recommended by our former Doctor so I expected the same excellent treatment. I was grossly mistaken. My normally healthy daughter had been seeing her for about a year when she developed a painful rash along her chest and back. When I took her to see Dr. Colon she insisted it was Poison Ivy even though her doctor in residency suggested it might be Shingles. Dr. Colon even poked fun at her resident doctor for making such a suggestion. Dr. Colon prescribed a steroid foam to help dry up the Poison Ivy. When I used it on her it just bubbled up and ran down her back which helped the rash to spread. After doing my own research I determined that the rash was classic Shingles. When I returned with my daughter to see Dr. Colon and discuss this possibility she just laughed it off exclaiming how children her age do not get Shingles (totally untrue!). Dr. Colon completely refused to test or treat her for Shingles. After a couple of weeks passed and my daughter suffering she took a turn for the worse. One night she became lethargic and the pain was excruciating. She developed a severe headache (migraine like) and neck stiffness (couldn't move neck). Along with all of these symptoms she had a 104 fever. We rushed her to Children's Hospital where we received excellent care! The ER doctor immediately diagnosed her (after one look) with Shingles. He even called in another doctor to give a 2nd opinion. The ER doctor was shocked and dismayed that she had not been diagnosed before and that antivirals had not been prescribed on onset of the rash. The ER doctor said she had all the symptoms of Spinal Meningitis and that she only lacked vomiting and seizures. He said this would have been most likely prevented if the Antivirals had been given early on. At this point the ER doctor said Antivirals would do no good. They put her on a morphine drip for relief and said there was nothing else we could do but watch and wait. The ER doctor wrote a prescription for a strong painkiller but suggested we not use it so we could watch for seizures. We returned home early in the morning hours. The ER doctor had told us to follow up with Dr. Colon in the morning. When we pulled into Dr. Colon's parking lot our daughter started projectile vomiting. Now all was missing was seizures and I was overwhelmed with fear. We rushed her into the office and we were immediately escorted to an examining room. Dr. Colon came in and very flippantly stated that the ER doctors were wrong and that it was just Poison Ivy. She refused to consider anything else and bid us good day. As we went to leave Dr. Colon's staff stopped us in the hall and told us to leave by the rear entrance. If she truly believed it was just Poison Ivy why would they rush us out the back door?! We refused to return and instead took her to CHOA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta). They were wonderful and confirmed to us that she had Shingles after they had taken a sample of the rash and had it tested. My daughter recovered not by any other explanation than a miracle from God. I know that all the prayers said on my daughter's behalf from family, friends and church was what saved her. I praise my Lord Jesus Christ for sparing her life. I know that doctors are human and mistakes can be made but it was her egotistical attitude that disturbed me. Dr. Colon never once considered any other diagnosis and it nearly cost my daughter her life. Please do not put your child in this position.

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I took my daughter to see Dr. Colon after our beloved Pediatrician retired. She was recommended by our former Doctor so I expected the same excellent treatment. I was grossly mistaken. My normally healthy daughter had been seeing her for about a year when she developed a painful rash along her chest and back. When I took her to see Dr. Colon she insisted it was Poison Ivy even though her doctor in residency suggested it might be Shingles. Dr. Colon even poked fun at her resident doctor for making such a suggestion. Dr. Colon prescribed a steroid foam to help dry up the Poison Ivy. When I used it on her it just bubbled up and ran down her back which helped the rash to spread. After doing my own research I determined that the rash was classic Shingles. When I returned with my daughter to see Dr. Colon and discuss this possibility she just laughed it off exclaiming how children her age do not get Shingles (totally untrue!). Dr. Colon completely refused to test or treat her for Shingles. After a couple of weeks passed and my daughter suffering she took a turn for the worse. One night she became lethargic and the pain was excruciating. She developed a severe headache (migraine like) and neck stiffness (couldn't move neck). Along with all of these symptoms she had a 104 fever. We rushed her to Children's Hospital where we received excellent care! The ER doctor immediately diagnosed her (after one look) with Shingles. He even called in another doctor to give a 2nd opinion. The ER doctor was shocked and dismayed that she had not been diagnosed before and that antivirals had not been prescribed on onset of the rash. The ER doctor said she had all the symptoms of Spinal Meningitis and that she only lacked vomiting and seizures. He said this would have been most likely prevented if the Antivirals had been given early on. At this point the ER doctor said Antivirals would do no good. They put her on a morphine drip for relief and said there was nothing else we could do but watch and wait. The ER doctor wrote a prescription for a strong painkiller but suggested we not use it so we could watch for seizures. We returned home early in the morning hours. The ER doctor had told us to follow up with Dr. Colon in the morning. When we pulled into Dr. Colon's parking lot our daughter started projectile vomiting. Now all was missing was seizures and I was overwhelmed with fear. We rushed her into the office and we were immediately escorted to an examining room. Dr. Colon came in and very flippantly stated that the ER doctors were wrong and that it was just Poison Ivy. She refused to consider anything else and bid us good day. As we went to leave Dr. Colon's staff stopped us in the hall and told us to leave by the rear entrance. If she truly believed it was just Poison Ivy why would they rush us out the back door?! We refused to return and instead took her to CHOA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta). They were wonderful and confirmed to us that she had Shingles after they had taken a sample of the rash and had it tested. My daughter recovered not by any other explanation than a miracle from God. I know that all the prayers said on my daughter's behalf from family, friends and church was what saved her. I praise my Lord Jesus Christ for sparing her life. I know that doctors are human and mistakes can be made but it was her egotistical attitude that disturbed me. Dr. Colon never once considered any other diagnosis and it nearly cost my daughter her life. Please do not put your child in this position.

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