This physician is highly popular with my previous collegues at USF College of Nursing and my personal nurse practioner. Unfortunately, my practitioner and I found that when it comes to patient care he arrogantly stands behind wrong diagnosis; dismissing patient's signs and symptoms that do not fit into initial diagnosis. (Good working relationships do not equal quality patient care.)
Highlights: I came seeking 2nd opinion prior to surgery for pain, heavy bleeding and severe anemia. Long story short he believed that endometrial hyperplasia (a thickening in the uterine lining) and suggested an endometrial ablation, which I had. The procedure did decrease my bleeding, however I was still bleeding heavy. He did not seem bothered that I was still bleeding heavy. I trusted him and went home. After 6 months or so, I went back to my nurse practioner who did a blood count and I was still severly anemic. Additionally, my iron was dangerously low. (Doc told me that I did not need to continue the upscaled iron supplements.)
Anemic and still dealing with pain and bleeding, I went back and was reassured that another endometrial ablation would help. I agreed and had the second procedure. Two months later I returned; I was still having periods and in some pretty serious pain that was not like my previous pain. This time he decided that my problem was GI issues, sent me to a GI with a 3 month wait list and left hanging in pain.
I finally returned to my primary care nurse practitioner, who got me an appointment with a new gyn. By the time I got in, I was now in my 3rd week of pain. New gyn, Anna Parsons,MD, diagnosed me with a post surgery uterine INFECTION. A simple shot of penicillin and a script took away my pain away in less than 48 hours. The next visit, I was finally diagnosed with adenomyosis. The root cause of my ongoing pain and bleeding. I had to wait two months for my blood counts to come up before I could have surgery. The laproscopic hysterectomy cured my adenomyosis as well as discovered and removed endometriosis lesions.