Keever, Rachel D, Md - Sanger Clinic

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I was having shortness of breath and with my history of premature atrial contractions, I wanted to be sure this wasnt heart related. It took my regular doctor's office over a week to get an appointment. Once I arrived, I spoke BRIEFLY with the doctor who took virtually no history but scheduled a stress test for the following week.....sending me on my way with no perscription, no conclusions, no advice. For that visit i was charged $120 initial office visit (standard, pretty much) and $401 for "consultation". What consultation? You mean when she came in the room and spoke.....spoke nothing, I might add. Are you kidding me? Go elsewhere....with someone who has a degree from somewhere more than UNC....or at least to a big city where they dont need to charge $500 for NOTHING! As it turned out, my heart passed the stress test....so I was perfectly healthy.....stress test charged separately, of course.

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I was having shortness of breath and with my history of premature atrial contractions, I wanted to be sure this wasnt heart related. It took my regular doctor's office over a week to get an appointment. Once I arrived, I spoke BRIEFLY with the doctor who took virtually no history but scheduled a stress test for the following week.....sending me on my way with no perscription, no conclusions, no advice. For that visit i was charged $120 initial office visit (standard, pretty much) and $401 for "consultation". What consultation? You mean when she came in the room and spoke.....spoke nothing, I might add. Are you kidding me? Go elsewhere....with someone who has a degree from somewhere more than UNC....or at least to a big city where they dont need to charge $500 for NOTHING! As it turned out, my heart passed the stress test....so I was perfectly healthy.....stress test charged separately, of course.

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Worse experience I have had with a physician??s office in my life. Physician rushed the initial office visit making no effort to learn details of my life style in relation to the diagnosis or of any events since surgery in 1991. She immediately setup an echocardiograph for my next visit. The technician at the event advised that she was having difficultly in seeing areas of my heart and suggested the use of a medication that would enable her to do so. Administer by IV. I never saw the doctor after the first visit, but appointments where with nurse practitioner, Kirkham. At the following visit I waited 50 minutes and then advised them I had to go to teach a class. A verbal message was relayed to me by a desk nurse simply informing me that the test results where not good, was handed a brochure on implanting of a pacemaker and told, before my next visit, to consider having this procedure. At the next visit, I learned that again I was to see the nurse practitioner. What followed was a best described as an effort to frighten me into two courses of treatment to save me from an eminent heart attack; an accelerated drug regiment to radically reduce my blood pressure and an immediate need for the pacemaker implant. Little effort was made to listen to my concerns over the fact that what was being recommended and that it was at a complete opposite of that which I had just been told by the hospital physician following a full day of medical tests including a treadmill. Ms Kirkham, in my opinion, is best suited working with patients in the realm of a corner??s office or pathologist lab.
My general practitioner referred me to the new office in Rutherfordton of Asheville Cardiology. I was seen by Dr Kersey, a physician, who had already reviewed my hospital records and those forwarded from Sanger. A lengthy interview followed covering my past cardiac history, my activities and life style. His conclusion was the same as that of the hospital physician and my doctor, that no radical action was necessary. I am to return in three months or if I note any change in my ability to work my 50 plus hour week on my 35-acre mountain farm, teaching 4-hour classes lecture style (Walking about the room continually) and backpacking three weeks with my brother in China each year.

My advise to anyone who has been told of a need of any course of treatment or surgery by Sanger to get a second opinion?..and I highly recommend Dr Kersey!!

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Worse experience I have had with a physician??s office in my life. Physician rushed the initial office visit making no effort to learn details of my life style in relation to the diagnosis or of any events since surgery in 1991. She immediately setup an echocardiograph for my next visit. The technician at the event advised that she was having difficultly in seeing areas of my heart and suggested the use of a medication that would enable her to do so. Administer by IV. I never saw the doctor after the first visit, but appointments where with nurse practitioner, Kirkham. At the following visit I waited 50 minutes and then advised them I had to go to teach a class. A verbal message was relayed to me by a desk nurse simply informing me that the test results where not good, was handed a brochure on implanting of a pacemaker and told, before my next visit, to consider having this procedure. At the next visit, I learned that again I was to see the nurse practitioner. What followed was a best described as an effort to frighten me into two courses of treatment to save me from an eminent heart attack; an accelerated drug regiment to radically reduce my blood pressure and an immediate need for the pacemaker implant. Little effort was made to listen to my concerns over the fact that what was being recommended and that it was at a complete opposite of that which I had just been told by the hospital physician following a full day of medical tests including a treadmill. Ms Kirkham, in my opinion, is best suited working with patients in the realm of a corner??s office or pathologist lab.
My general practitioner referred me to the new office in Rutherfordton of Asheville Cardiology. I was seen by Dr Kersey, a physician, who had already reviewed my hospital records and those forwarded from Sanger. A lengthy interview followed covering my past cardiac history, my activities and life style. His conclusion was the same as that of the hospital physician and my doctor, that no radical action was necessary. I am to return in three months or if I note any change in my ability to work my 50 plus hour week on my 35-acre mountain farm, teaching 4-hour classes lecture style (Walking about the room continually) and backpacking three weeks with my brother in China each year.

My advise to anyone who has been told of a need of any course of treatment or surgery by Sanger to get a second opinion?..and I highly recommend Dr Kersey!!

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