Mindy I. Fine, MD

★★★☆☆
  • 1675 Cumberland Parkway South East

    Smyrna, GA 30080

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  • 770-435-7755

About Mindy I. Fine, MD

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I was referred by my PCP, I found Dr fine to be very thorough in explaining to me what was going on. She put me at ease. I like how they check with your insurance to let you how much to pay instead of just doing it and you end up with a shocker of a bill. The office was clean, the staff was excellent. Dr Fine is very direct and some people can't handle that. I didn't need anything to be sugar-coated for me, I needed the truth! And that's what I got. I will be returning.

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I was referred by my PCP, I found Dr fine to be very thorough in explaining to me what was going on. She put me at ease. I like how they check with your insurance to let you how much to pay instead of just doing it and you end up with a shocker of a bill. The office was clean, the staff was excellent. Dr Fine is very direct and some people can't handle that. I didn't need anything to be sugar-coated for me, I needed the truth! And that's what I got. I will be returning.

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I was just reading the reviews and it's funny to me how half of these bad reviews are from people who probably owe the office money and of course like every other business you will be sent to collections if you don't pay. I found the office and staff to be VERY PROFESSIONAL! She will take care of your needs as she sees fit because she is the doctor not you. She will listen to your concerns and address them accordingly but again she is the one with the degree!

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I was just reading the reviews and it's funny to me how half of these bad reviews are from people who probably owe the office money and of course like every other business you will be sent to collections if you don't pay. I found the office and staff to be VERY PROFESSIONAL! She will take care of your needs as she sees fit because she is the doctor not you. She will listen to your concerns and address them accordingly but again she is the one with the degree!

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Dr. Fine was extremely short & rude and made me feel as though I was a burden. I'm not sure about the other practitioners in her office but Dr. Fine herself needs to retire. It's as though she hates her job. Dr. Fine's bedside manner was horrific. She barely made eye contact with me, often cutting me off while I spoke about my medical history, all the while wearing an expression of complete distaste. I had never had such a short pap smear in my life, she rushed through it so quickly. Even more frustrating was when I received a letter in the mail 2 weeks later saying the sample she took was insufficient for analysis. I had to reschedule a 2nd pap- which are dreadful enough in themselves. I luckily found another provider to do the 2nd one. Dr. Fine is horrible, I will never see her again.

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Dr. Fine was extremely short & rude and made me feel as though I was a burden. I'm not sure about the other practitioners in her office but Dr. Fine herself needs to retire. It's as though she hates her job. Dr. Fine's bedside manner was horrific. She barely made eye contact with me, often cutting me off while I spoke about my medical history, all the while wearing an expression of complete distaste. I had never had such a short pap smear in my life, she rushed through it so quickly. Even more frustrating was when I received a letter in the mail 2 weeks later saying the sample she took was insufficient for analysis. I had to reschedule a 2nd pap- which are dreadful enough in themselves. I luckily found another provider to do the 2nd one. Dr. Fine is horrible, I will never see her again.

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It has taken me several years to get to the point I can write a review. I was under Dr. Fine??s care during my pregnancy in ??06-??07. I found her brusque, dismissive and rude. I knew when I ovulated (5 days later than average) and she ignored this information, choosing to go by my last menstrual period. This came into play at the end of my pregnancy when she coerced me into scheduling an induction to ??get it on the books? when I was 40 wk 4 days by my date, 41 wk 2 days by hers (I will use my dates for the rest of the review). First-time mothers have an average gestation of 41 wks and you??re not even postdates until 42 wks. Why the rush?

I did not make it to that point, however. Dr. Fine stripped my membranes without informing me or obtaining my consent at my 40 wk (based on her dates) appointment. I had a non-stress test and the baby was fine. The next day, my amniotic fluid levels were checked by the perinatologist to whom she outsourced her ultrasounds and were found to be low. Despite the fact that the baby was doing fine, he and Dr. Fine both said I??d need to be induced, I asked the doc about my Bishop score, which was 0, and the likelihood of a c-section. He said it could happen and said, "Why did you get pregnant? Was it to have a vaginal birth or a healthy baby?" Then he got on the phone with Dr. Fine and she joked with him about how surprised she was that I conceded to an induction that easily. I have since found studies showing that low fluid is no reason for an induction if the baby is doing well. But why let objective medical information get in the way of a good induction?

I went to the hospital for the induction. When Dr. Fine showed up to check on me, the first thing she did when she got into the room was berate a nurse for the forms not being where they were supposed to be. No hello to us for 5 minutes, just griping at the nurse. Later on, she checked on me again and again stripped my membranes without my consent.

Predictably, the induction proceeded poorly. My baby started having decels and it became apparent that a c-section would be necessary. When Dr. Fine showed up at the hosptial for the surgery, my husband was very upset about what was going on and instead of reassuring him, she started an argument with him outside the OR.

The surgery itself went fine. Dr. Fine??s surgical skills are good (I??m sure she has lots of practice). At my six week appointment, I started crying about what happened and she basically chided me for it and said that a healthy baby is all that matters. Actually, no, a healthy baby AND mom are important. She provided little advice for follow-up care, including how to prevent adhesions, which I later developed. When I asked about the possibility of vaginal birth with my next child, she told me that I had a prominent sacrum and said it would be very difficult for a baby to get around it during delivery, implying I couldn??t do it.

I??ve since learned a lot about birth, including alternative courses of action we could have taken to reduce the likelihood of c-section. All of these courses would have required more patience from the doctor. Of course, nothing is guaranteed and I still could have needed a c-section. I accept that; however, I do not accept being treated as if I??m stupid and should blindly obey.

But what about my ??prominent sacrum,? you ask. Well, I chose another doctor for the delivery of my second child. I was treated respectfully throughout my pregnnacy (the doc even went my MY date for conception) and successfully vaginally delivered a baby 2 lbs larger than my first after less than 15 minutes of pushing. ??Prominent sacrum,? my butt.

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It has taken me several years to get to the point I can write a review. I was under Dr. Fine??s care during my pregnancy in ??06-??07. I found her brusque, dismissive and rude. I knew when I ovulated (5 days later than average) and she ignored this information, choosing to go by my last menstrual period. This came into play at the end of my pregnancy when she coerced me into scheduling an induction to ??get it on the books? when I was 40 wk 4 days by my date, 41 wk 2 days by hers (I will use my dates for the rest of the review). First-time mothers have an average gestation of 41 wks and you??re not even postdates until 42 wks. Why the rush?

I did not make it to that point, however. Dr. Fine stripped my membranes without informing me or obtaining my consent at my 40 wk (based on her dates) appointment. I had a non-stress test and the baby was fine. The next day, my amniotic fluid levels were checked by the perinatologist to whom she outsourced her ultrasounds and were found to be low. Despite the fact that the baby was doing fine, he and Dr. Fine both said I??d need to be induced, I asked the doc about my Bishop score, which was 0, and the likelihood of a c-section. He said it could happen and said, "Why did you get pregnant? Was it to have a vaginal birth or a healthy baby?" Then he got on the phone with Dr. Fine and she joked with him about how surprised she was that I conceded to an induction that easily. I have since found studies showing that low fluid is no reason for an induction if the baby is doing well. But why let objective medical information get in the way of a good induction?

I went to the hospital for the induction. When Dr. Fine showed up to check on me, the first thing she did when she got into the room was berate a nurse for the forms not being where they were supposed to be. No hello to us for 5 minutes, just griping at the nurse. Later on, she checked on me again and again stripped my membranes without my consent.

Predictably, the induction proceeded poorly. My baby started having decels and it became apparent that a c-section would be necessary. When Dr. Fine showed up at the hosptial for the surgery, my husband was very upset about what was going on and instead of reassuring him, she started an argument with him outside the OR.

The surgery itself went fine. Dr. Fine??s surgical skills are good (I??m sure she has lots of practice). At my six week appointment, I started crying about what happened and she basically chided me for it and said that a healthy baby is all that matters. Actually, no, a healthy baby AND mom are important. She provided little advice for follow-up care, including how to prevent adhesions, which I later developed. When I asked about the possibility of vaginal birth with my next child, she told me that I had a prominent sacrum and said it would be very difficult for a baby to get around it during delivery, implying I couldn??t do it.

I??ve since learned a lot about birth, including alternative courses of action we could have taken to reduce the likelihood of c-section. All of these courses would have required more patience from the doctor. Of course, nothing is guaranteed and I still could have needed a c-section. I accept that; however, I do not accept being treated as if I??m stupid and should blindly obey.

But what about my ??prominent sacrum,? you ask. Well, I chose another doctor for the delivery of my second child. I was treated respectfully throughout my pregnnacy (the doc even went my MY date for conception) and successfully vaginally delivered a baby 2 lbs larger than my first after less than 15 minutes of pushing. ??Prominent sacrum,? my butt.

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I have been seeing the Nurse Practitioner, Julie, for several years and love her. She listens and never rushes, and just has a comforting effect while you are there. She really seems to care. The office staff has always been friendly, too.

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I have been seeing the Nurse Practitioner, Julie, for several years and love her. She listens and never rushes, and just has a comforting effect while you are there. She really seems to care. The office staff has always been friendly, too.

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I went to this OB office for the first 1/2 of my pregnancy. The staff there is very friendly. The nurse practitioner is wonderfully sweet and caring. I just found it VERY odd that I never got to meet Dr Fine. It's not that she wasn't in the office during my appointments either, because I saw her wondering around the halls when I was there once. I had several visits there and was never introduced to the actual OB. All of my visits were with the nurse practitioner. One other thing that didn't sit well with me was: on my first visit, to confirm my pregnancy, I expressed that I wasn't sure at all when my last menstrual cycle had been. The nurse said that was okay and that they would schedule me for an ultrasound on my next appointment. (They DO NOT have an ultrasound on site & send you to a high risk pregnancy doctor in Austell.... which means another copay & an extra visit at another location. This was also not ideal for me). So of course I was really looking forward getting the ultrasound at my next appointment as promised, ... but, when I came back in a few weeks for my next appt, the same nurse told me that she had never said that to me the last time and there was no way she would schedule me for an ultrasound w/o meeting w/ the nurse practitioner first. WTF? I know i didn't imagine her telling me that last time. It was all I could do not to break down & cry right there in the office. .... So when I finally DO get my first ultrasound it turns out that I am 4 WEEKS FURTHER along than they "thought" i was! (I told them I was unsure of my last cycle ..why would they leave it to guess work when they could just give me an US and date the baby??)I ended up changing practices because things just didn't seem right to me there.

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★★★☆☆

I went to this OB office for the first 1/2 of my pregnancy. The staff there is very friendly. The nurse practitioner is wonderfully sweet and caring. I just found it VERY odd that I never got to meet Dr Fine. It's not that she wasn't in the office during my appointments either, because I saw her wondering around the halls when I was there once. I had several visits there and was never introduced to the actual OB. All of my visits were with the nurse practitioner. One other thing that didn't sit well with me was: on my first visit, to confirm my pregnancy, I expressed that I wasn't sure at all when my last menstrual cycle had been. The nurse said that was okay and that they would schedule me for an ultrasound on my next appointment. (They DO NOT have an ultrasound on site & send you to a high risk pregnancy doctor in Austell.... which means another copay & an extra visit at another location. This was also not ideal for me). So of course I was really looking forward getting the ultrasound at my next appointment as promised, ... but, when I came back in a few weeks for my next appt, the same nurse told me that she had never said that to me the last time and there was no way she would schedule me for an ultrasound w/o meeting w/ the nurse practitioner first. WTF? I know i didn't imagine her telling me that last time. It was all I could do not to break down & cry right there in the office. .... So when I finally DO get my first ultrasound it turns out that I am 4 WEEKS FURTHER along than they "thought" i was! (I told them I was unsure of my last cycle ..why would they leave it to guess work when they could just give me an US and date the baby??)I ended up changing practices because things just didn't seem right to me there.

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