Dr. Stephanie A. Booth

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Austin, Texas Map External Link
Gender:F
Specialty:Rheumatologist
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Practice: AUSTIN RHEUMATOLOGY & OSTEOPOROSIS ASSOC
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Phone:512-346-4933
Med. School:University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Grad. Year: 2000

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 04/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Stephanie A. Booth has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Rheumatologist-related: rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, scleroderma, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, rheumatic fever
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RID: 2666758
 
30/05/13 1 1 1 1 Dr. Booth is extremely arrogant, uncaring and flat out rude. Same goes for her assistant, Crystal. They are not compassionate and not helpful at all. She diagnosed me with SLE and used several harmful medications which didn't work for my case only to tell me two years later she's not really sure of my diagnosis. Crystal has lied to me repeatedly. Booth referred me to several other specialists and then disagreed with tjem about everything. Now, because of her negligence and lack of interest in actually helping patients, I'm scheduled for surgery next week. I am disgusted with both of them and will. Never recommend her. If I should find that I don't have SLE, she's going to have a nasty lawsuit on her hands.  Respond
RID: 2596255
21/03/13 2 1 1 1 I received a referral through my oncologist to see Dr. Booth, but Booth refused to see me because her office cancelled my appointment day of. They had misinformed me of her office location and I was 10 minutes late. They said they would reschedule my appointment and never called back. When I called to reschedule, they refused to book an appointment because of her new "cancellation policy". After going back to my general doc, she referred me to Booth as well. I thought, surely they will help me this time. Dr. Booth still refuses to see me and will not take calls from new patients. She and her staff are incredibly rude and unhelpful to those who are in desperate need of treatment.  Respond
RID: 2103152
03/05/12 3 5 5 5 Takes the time to explain the condition, discuss medicines that can help and allowing the patient to be a partner in the treatment.  Respond
RID: 1652982
05/12/11 1 1 1 1 Very unprofecional waiting for long long time first They Have the wrong person . Wait more time and They cancel My app Dr to busy to see me wrong  Respond
RID: 1490117
19/07/11 5 3 5 5 I trust Dr Booth completely. She talks to me like I have an IQ, like I am current with information on my condition and like an intelligent adult. She is the doctor and she gives me her educated ideas, I can agree or disagree, and if I disagree we further discuss the issues. Granted, there are times when I have to wait past my appointed time, but if I schedule correctly (first in the morning or first after lunch) I can usually get around the fact that she stays with EVERY patient (including me/you) until the discussion is complete. Sean's job is to allow Dr Booth to spend time with her patients, and he does his job remarkably well and with good humor (granted, it is "back east" humor which can take a smidge of understanding, but since I am from back east too I enjoy the banter). The office staff is courteous, remembers who I am every time, and are always pleasant to deal with. Having RA is not the most pleasant experience, and I'm glad I have a support team I can completely trust. 
Insurance: CIGNA
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22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1331649
09/01/11 4 3 5 5 Dr. Booth had a lot of knowledge on treating myrheumatoid arthritis, i feel a lot better and her staff was rather helpful. 
Insurance: Humana
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09/06/10 SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1128517
15/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Booth has helped me to turn my health around. I was in serious condition in the hospital only four years ago. Before I went to see her, I needed assistance walking at times and had zero energy. She is very direct with her patients and told me what I needed to do to help myself. Step by step. Three years later and I'm feeling better than I've ever felt and even jogging and exercising regularly. Being healthy is a full time job and I cannot thank Dr. Booth for all her great advice and care. Sean her assistant is also a great asset to her office. He always returns my calls right away and has a smile for me whenever I'm in for a checkup. Great, great doctor. 
Insurance: Humana
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RID: 877538
04/05/09 4 4 4 4 Dr. Booth is a wonderful doctor. She was the third physician i saw after being misdiagnosed by two other doctors. She has done thourogh exams and been very straight to the point about my diagnosis and treatmen. Sean is awesome as well. If you are looking for a salesman type of attitude from this office, you might not be the best fit. Everyone that comes into that office is in pain, you are not the only one. I am 32yrs old and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. She let me know how i can help myself and what we needed to do together to get this done. 
Insurance: Humana
Paid (or co-pay): $45
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RID: 739792
09/12/08 3 5 1 1 I visted Dr. Stephanie Booth for a year, but in the last week, I visited 2 times. The first time, she wanted to go over my records and confirm I had 12 hot spots from gout. The second meeting in 5 days, I brought all my medications, and she recorded them again on top of Walgreen's providing this info. She wrote 3 presciptions I had already: allopurinol, colbenemid, prednisone that I had been taking for a year. She gave me a cortisone shot - for 2 hours of relief. My pain level spiked at 7, and I collapsed on the floor and hit my head in the livingroom concrete -she showed zero interest or emotion. My body was drained and exhausted from the pain; I was having chest issues as a result of the stress. I thought on Monday she would address this. I went in on Monday, she gave me the scrips and sent me on my way without even discussing my pain. She said to call if I had more pain even at 3am 'someone is on duty.' I called on Friday when pain was at level 6 - nurse took info. No action. 
Insurance: Humana
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RID: 737266
05/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Booth is an exceptional doctor. You DO have to wait a while for an appointment, which is true of any rheumatologist. You DO have so speak to Shawn (thank goodness, otherwise Dr. Booth would be forever leaving patients to go answer the phone). Dr. Booth DOES expect you to educate yourself about your disease and do what is necessary to participate in you own healthcare. Yes, you may have to wait beyond your appointment time,because Dr. Booth gives her patients (including you) the time they need. Why is any of that unreasonable? She has truly raised the bar on my expectations of other physicians, however, if you prefer doctor who fawns over you than one who expects you to be a partner in getting better, than Dr. Booth probably isn't the right doctor for you. 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 641444
17/07/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Booth is very knowledgeable. Her staff seems to also be very competent. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 605702
03/06/08 1 4 1 4 I have been reading the information regarding this doctor. My daughter has had only bad experience with this office. Dr Booth may be knowledgeable but she comes off as arrogant. Her nurse Sean, he is something else! He shields her from her patients, is this a good thing? I have called crying because my daughter is in such pain. It seems to me that Dr Booth and Sean don't care. You have to jump through hoops to get an appointment. I have never seen such lack of compassion in a doctor and their staff. I would love to meet the patients who think so highly of Dr Booth and Sean.  Respond
RID: 605299
02/06/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Booth is incredible. She is one of the most thorough doctors I have ever been to. I never leave her office with any questions. She explains every detail of my lab work in terms that I can understand. Her assistant Sean has never neglected to call when he said he would and has always been very assuring whenever I have a particular worry about something. I feel very fortunate to have found such a professional team and know that I am in good hands. 
Insurance: Humana
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RID: 602439
30/05/08 1 4 1 4 Dr. Booth is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff. The office staff are fine. It's the Booth's nurse Sean, who is horrible. He's very abrasive and quite rude. He's has no compassion for people in pain. I have spoken to Dr. Booth about his behavior and about how I was treated by him, but nothing has changed. Why is he in the medical profession? 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 594245
20/05/08 1 1 1 4 Although Dr. Booth is knowlegeable her staff is horrible and they lie to you like nothing else. One of the nurses, Sean, is very abrasive and treats patients horribly. He never knows how to answer even the most basic questions. When you call to speak with Dr. Booth they will not patch you through you ALWAYS have to speak to Sean who then speaks to her for you. They do not follow through on their word and treat patients like animals - the office is incaple of any kind of compassion! They do not understand what it is like to be sick at all and don't like it when you tell them you are! 
Insurance: United Healthcare
Paid (or co-pay): $20
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RID: 576038
25/04/08 5 5 5 5 Very up to date in field and understands how complex the autoimmune diseases she is working with really are. At first she may take you back as she is quick, clever and to the point. It isn't arrogance-just confidence and a bit of tomboyishness. She listens well, actually thinks about your problems and is open ended in her solutions. A very cool lady.  Respond
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