Rate Dr. William R. Beam
Dr. William R. Beam's Ratings
Part of a system that drives patients crazy. He may be a fine physician, but whether or not you can see him in less that six months depends on who answers the phone when you call his office. His service providers, particularly Andy Boyd Home Medical, are uninformed and unresponsive. The links between the sleep center, whatever that is, and service providers are either broken or badly distorted. I have used a Cpap for two months. The first month was fine. The second has been an insufferable disaster. I'm going to return the Cpap and go without it. Getting medical care should not be this difficult.
I have had so many bad experiences with doctors treating my sleep disorder that I was very happy when my first appointment with him went so well. He seemed very attentive and informed. Unfortunately, I have only seen him once since (over the last two years). He seems to NEVER be in the office. I am usually seen by his PA. He and his office staff refuse to use my prescription service as it is supposed to be used (3 month supply at a time), even though I know that they are able to do so. It takes up to two weeks for him to write me a prescription, which I have to pick up rather than have called in every month. Recently, he changed my medication back to a medication I was previously on. He did not seem to care at all that I originally asked to have the medicine changed because I could not afford it (it cost ten times as much). Although I believe Dr. Beam is extremely knowledgeable, he is extremely unavailable and has proven uncooperative in numerous situations.
Dr. Beam is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and well respected at St. Mary's. His care for my father was excellent. He took time to do research, think outside the box, and look at every angle when diagnosing and treating. Though extremely busy, he took the time to explain the situation and answer questions, and returned phone calls! We were very lucky to have my Father under his care in the ICU at St Mary's and at Cornerstone hospital.