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Dr. Cathy Flanagan's Ratings
An excellent specialist. She helped my wife to manage her RA and continually monitors her condition with blood work and check ups. Some advice is technical, some is common sense. She has not pushed expensive drugs or treatments and choses reliable and proven medicine that is inexpensive. She is business like and efficient. When with her it's best to be prepared and pay attention. That's the way she is, I know RA can be scary, she is not the most comforting doctor but she is very good.
The worst specialist I have ever seen!! Very unperson-able. Just stared at computer taking notes and I felt like she didn't listen to a thing I said and the stuff she caught she dismissed and made me feel like a hypochondriac . I was in and out so fast there wasn't enough time for a real assessment. The little physical exam she did was pathetic. I found she pushed medications. The suggestions she gave me were for the most part unfeasible.
I have inflammatory arthritis and I realize I will not get better so I do not expect her to wave a magic wand and all will be well. What I do find, though, is Dr. Flanagan gives ways to help me manage this disease. She has given specific exercises and prescribed orthotics and other supports. I look forward to my appointments because she is attentive, competent and I leave with the feeling that I can participate in my well-being and am not at the mercy of this insidious disease. She makes me feel hopeful and I like that as I believe mental attitude goes a long way to making the days/nights easier. Thanks, Dr. Flanagan!
I have fairly severe hypermobility, a condition that needs the touch of a rheumatologist. I also have a variation on that condition. Reviewing notes she made on my file, she knows so little that it's frightening. I felt as though she dismissed everything I had to say. She has soured my opinion on this speciality.
Works her computer instead of the patient. Alwasy pushing drugs, tries to get you to the most expensive ones fast, what is there some kind of kick back going on. Whe you make a suggestion from ones own suggestion she doesn't know anything about it but when we went ahead with a over the counter drug, she kneew everything and change our dosage, of course we didn't do and we are doing the best ever with RA. STopped it cold.
Excellent experience. I have Hemocromatosis. This is a genetic disorder which results in iron loading and can be deadly if untreated. Dr Flanagan instigated the series of tests which resulted in my diagnosis. Am now in the process of looking at treatment which, if required and completed will result in no effects from this genetic disorder. I have to admit that the physio regimen she recommended for my shoulder has not been as diligently followed as it should be but even doing it as much as I do has resulted in improvement. "Lead a horse to water........" LOL
i was a hot mess before seeing her when i was 19, im 26 now... being diagnosed with JRA (stills disease) at such a young age she was able to help me cope and deal with the issues that were going on.. i love her.. always so helpful
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