John M. Mceachern, MD

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My daughter was referred to Dr. McEachern by her family doctor, who felt that she probably needed a biopsy of a nodule by her parathyroid gland. She had to wait several weeks to see him, but her appointment was confirmed by two nurses over the phone. That day her husband stayed home from his traveling job to go with her. When they arrived, they were told there was no appointment. His nurse understood their frustration and went ahead and scheduled the biopsy for three weeks later. I took her to that appointment. She had been called and asked to come in 30 minutes earlier than the original appointment, which we did. When we arrived we were promptly taken to an exam room, where we waited about half an hour before he came in, laughing and saying that he had been "catching up on paperwork." Well, maybe he was, but most patients don't care to hear that when they have been waiting that long. He then proceeded to ask why she was there, and she explained. He looked through her records and said he did lots of parathyroid surgeries but saw no real need to do the biopsy. He did explain why, and we understood his reasoning. The part we didn't like was his attitude. My daughter has been through multiple surgeries including a complete hysterectomy at age 25, over 20 kidney stones most of which required surgical removal, and two major abdominal surgeries. She hates going to the doctor and has lived with pain for almost two years now. He didn't really even care to try and understand why we needed some reassurance that her thyroid is really OK. He actually sort of belittled her situation, telling us that he sees people with a lot bigger problems than hers. We have been to many doctors in the past 15 years, and I have to say he is the worst we have ever seen at really acting like he even cared. My daughter has PCOS, has seen her husband through 3 deployments,has been attached to a wound vac for 2 months after major surgery, and managed to stay sweet and positive in spite of daily pain--she didn't need a lecture from this doctor about life. His fellow surgeon, Dr. Cranston, could teach him a lot about caring. Unfortunately he retired and now the Newton community is minus a really GOOD surgeon. Probably Dr. McEachern is a fine surgeon, but he is not a fine man. He is an arrogant jerk.

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My daughter was referred to Dr. McEachern by her family doctor, who felt that she probably needed a biopsy of a nodule by her parathyroid gland. She had to wait several weeks to see him, but her appointment was confirmed by two nurses over the phone. That day her husband stayed home from his traveling job to go with her. When they arrived, they were told there was no appointment. His nurse understood their frustration and went ahead and scheduled the biopsy for three weeks later. I took her to that appointment. She had been called and asked to come in 30 minutes earlier than the original appointment, which we did. When we arrived we were promptly taken to an exam room, where we waited about half an hour before he came in, laughing and saying that he had been "catching up on paperwork." Well, maybe he was, but most patients don't care to hear that when they have been waiting that long. He then proceeded to ask why she was there, and she explained. He looked through her records and said he did lots of parathyroid surgeries but saw no real need to do the biopsy. He did explain why, and we understood his reasoning. The part we didn't like was his attitude. My daughter has been through multiple surgeries including a complete hysterectomy at age 25, over 20 kidney stones most of which required surgical removal, and two major abdominal surgeries. She hates going to the doctor and has lived with pain for almost two years now. He didn't really even care to try and understand why we needed some reassurance that her thyroid is really OK. He actually sort of belittled her situation, telling us that he sees people with a lot bigger problems than hers. We have been to many doctors in the past 15 years, and I have to say he is the worst we have ever seen at really acting like he even cared. My daughter has PCOS, has seen her husband through 3 deployments,has been attached to a wound vac for 2 months after major surgery, and managed to stay sweet and positive in spite of daily pain--she didn't need a lecture from this doctor about life. His fellow surgeon, Dr. Cranston, could teach him a lot about caring. Unfortunately he retired and now the Newton community is minus a really GOOD surgeon. Probably Dr. McEachern is a fine surgeon, but he is not a fine man. He is an arrogant jerk.

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