I have been going to Dr. Dawson for over 14 years. She performed my tubal ligation after my son was born. Prior to going to Dr. Dawson, I was going to another OB-GYN. He delivered my son, and he had a very good bed side manner, very personable and friendly, but the delivery was a nightmare. I thought that he was either incompetent or racist, I'm still not sure which, but I have found Dr. Dawson to be knowledgeable, warm, direct and honest.
I understand how some people may confuse her directness with being impersonal. But I think people mistake her intentions. I have found that although she may appear to be impersonable, she is really probing and evaluating the condition that may have brought you to her office in the first place. She is a very knowledgeable doctor and I have learned so much from her. She does not deserve the rant that some people are giving her.
Granted, some people need more hand holding than others, but that's what friends and family are for. When I go to the doctor, I need someone that is knowlegeable, that listens, that is able to make a diagnosis, and is able to treat my ailments, I don't need a best buddy or a friend. When we separate two it is easy to determine which was has more value.