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I have been seeing Dr. Galpin for 20 years. The only continuing non-issue is the wait. He is an infectious disease specialist so if you need a GP go elsewhere. If you have issues and need a Dr. House then you'll understand why the wait is a non-issue. He's properly managed my HIV and Hep C for decades and now I'm Hep C free. He never throws me out of the exam room until every one of my concerns are addressed and that's why he runs behind. I expect the patient after me knows this just as I understand the same about the patient before me. About these reviews of him falling asleep, NEVER seen it. Lies if you ask me. I see him every 2-3 months and weekly when I have an active problem and it's never happened. Finally I don't know enough about all the labs he orders to speak about the necessity. I am not a doctor. I had over 20 vials of blood taken when I last had a nasty infection and what I know is I'm better now and good that he takes/learns more than less. That's why I have insurance.
Worst experience I've ever had in a medical office. I waited over 3.5 hours past my appointment time for a physical. Waited so long that the X-ray techs and lab techs all went to lunch. So, I had to come back a separate time to get my bloodwork/x-rays done. Then he insisted I come back for a follow up to discuss results, when every other Doctor just calls you. It's a 100% covered service and I get a bill from him for over $300. I call to fix it and get sent back and forth between billing (off-site) and his office. Then they tell me it's a coding issue and the Doctor does his own coding. So, I ask to speak with him and he refuses. I finally call my insurance carrier who was able to resolve the problem. Then Dr. Galpin's office calls me and says they fixed the billing issue but that I am no longer weclome as a patient. Quality!
To the people who said he fell asleep, he found out that he had sleep apenea and had that fixed. I told him about the reviews falling asleep and that's when he told me. He's doing a good job on me. I went to a dermatoligist and he was telling me it was something that it was not. As soon as Dr Galpin saw me he knew what was wrong ans sterted fixing the problem. This Dr knows what hes doing so if you need help , he's the man.
Dr. Galphin absolutely saved my sister's life. We've been seeing him for ten years after the doctors in our state told us that she should just eat right and exercise as there was no hope that she would live more than a couple of years. Dr. Galphin assured us that he would find an answer AND he did! She is alive and very healthy today...even became a nurse. To those of you who have negative reviews, perhaps you're just one of those people no one can please.
this is an AWFUL crook doctor! do NOT GO TO DR.GALPIN unless you want to be scammed out of hundreds of dollars. first of all like the reviewer noted below, he falls asleep during examination. Im not sure if this is related to his health ailment, but maybe this is not the right profession if that is the case? Not only is it unprofessional how can you fully assess your patient and his/her condition if you are constantly falling asleep? Second, he performs unnecessary lab tests EACH AND EVERYTIME u see him! even if you are perfectly fine (as the other reviewer noted as well) why does he do the SAME tests for everyone? its ridiculous. i thought it was just me but it appears this is common practice for him. He also owns the lab which does the tests (labcorp) which means more money in his pocket. He is a dishonest money hungry doctor who is looking to scam patients. DO NOT GO TO GALPIN! he does not stay awake during consults & he uses lab tests to scam u!
Dr. Galpin would be a better doctor if he stayed awake during exams. He always has to do lab even if your doing good. My friend and I both go to Dr. Galpin for different reasons and we compare notes, he orders the same test for both of us. I think it may be because of the extra insurance money he collects. He collects the portion your that your insurance doesn't cover before he even submits the claim which is ILLEGAL. I have been demanded to pay money or not be seen by the doctor through Robin his biller, she will talk to you like your trash, she demands payment immediately and will tell you in front of everyone. I have had money owed to me (for overpayment) by the doctors office and have to wait until I get my E.O.B.'s and then call the office and request a refund.
As an L.A. Times article in his office says, he was on an iron lung for polio as a child. Still in a wheelchair today; his legs frequently fracture. I've no complaints about waits or punctuality. Having been involved with AIDS research, Dr. G. is part of a team putting some study numbers behind the long-theorized cytokine changes across the CFIDS spectrum, and despite being "atypical," in '07 I lit his new panel up like a Xmas tree. He'd also called off his last treatment "trial" because it didn't look promising, which says something. Dr. G is conservative but scientific; he can't cure your CFIDS/ME since we're not there yet, but he will test, troubleshoot, monitor, and otherwise help you to the best of his ability - and that includes not feeding holistic crap or "real" medicine's last-ditch measures like Gamma Globulin that could backfire. He's one who's taught me that trust is one of the best drugs a doctor can deliver - well worth the wait.
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