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Terrible. Met her only once in 5 years. Had numerous Nurses and one MD while with her and they all quit. She can't keep her staff. Very impersonal. charges for repeat visits when she could take care of things in one visit. A real Stock Yard. New Doctor agreed she's a quack.
Entering this office, I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I'd been granted a huge favor by being allowed through the door. I really knew I had made a mistake when I saw pamphlets EVERYWHERE trying to sell spa-type goods and services (I don't remember seeing a single piece of endocrine-related literature on display; maybe they were under the beauty pamphlets.) The clincher: MD waltzed in long enough to state nastily,"Nothing wrong with your thyroid; no need for the medicine the internist prescribed" and out she went. Told to repeat labs 1 month with return visit to go over labs. (Sure. More $$...) The month was awful: zero energy/a struggle to stay awake each day. Cancelled the scheduled labs/appointment and found an MD who did PROPER TESTING and discovered I had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis; he placed me on the right dosage of medication and I now feel wonderful. As for this woman's "credentials," they appear to be used not for the patients' benefit, but solely for her own ego.
I have been a patient of Dr. Rudgear's for two years, yet have only seen the actual doctor one time. My pharmacy requested a refill on a prescription that I have been taking since 2008, and the office refused it saying that they never prescribed that medication for me. When I provided proof from the pharmacy, they then changed their story to they did not know I was taking this prescription. Well they have been refilling it for two years and they didn't know I was taking it? The record-keeping at this office is nothing short of inept. To top it off, I had to call my regular PCP to re-fill this prescription, and Dr.Rudgear's office changed their story yet again, and told my PCP that I was non-compliant and that is why they did not fill my prescription. I was just there 2 weeks ago and have the paperwork to prove it. It is my insulin for goodness sake, not a hardcore drug or anything! Stay away from this doctor if you value your health.
Horrible office! They are obviously in the business to profit and not to help their patients. I've been a Thyroid Cancer patient for several years. I had doubts about the office in the beginning, but kept giving each new PA a chance. I'e only see the doctor twice, and I've had 4 different PAs whom I had to update on my situation each visit. I got contradictory information each visit. They make you schedule a an appt to get lab results, even when they're normal. And I had to pay a $50 copay to see a PA unfamiliar with my situation just to get results. When it came time to schedule my RAI treatment (which includes isolation from kids), it took several calls to get return call. They couldn't work with my schedule for treatment. I demanded to be treated at hospital, and the hospital met my needs and were so helpful! I'm no longer a patient at the office, and should have done it sooner. Any other endo has to be better than this office.
I would like to thank Dr. Rudgear and her staff for changing my life. My GP kept putting me on antidepressants but I felt like there was something else. He finally sent me to an endo after I begged. He said he recommended Dr. Rudgear. It was a little out of the way for me, but the treatment was amazing. She had my hypothyroid diagnosed instantly and she and her staff did great monitoring to the right levels for me. I haven’t felt this great in years. I have to admit that they did have a small hiccup on a co-pay that took a little while to fix, but they fixed it. I wish all of my doctors offices were this good .
I love their PA Kimberly. She is always so helpful and kind and understanding. I really appreciate her time and effort in my health. I know she will help me get my medication right soon. Thanks Kim
Do not go to this doctor if you value your health. I went to this doctor for two years. Other than the first visit, I only saw the doctor once. After that it was always only the nurse practitioner. I was still being paid for seeing an endocrinologist. The worst part is that I was disrespected and belittled. My symptoms were ignored which lead to my labwork being outside of the normal range. They said my symptoms were not do to my condition. Yet anyone can go on webMD and see that I was having the classic symptoms for my condition. I have been receiving poor care for two years. Now that I'm seeing a competent doctor I see this clearly. My new doctor says my condition is far too complicated for someone who has not received the advanced training of an endocrinologist, not a nurse practitioner. This matches my experience perfectly. I did not receive adequate care at Dr. Rudgear's office. Now that I have a competent doctor I am feeling much better. Please do not see this doc.
I only saw Dr. Rudgear briefly one time. After that I only saw a PA. The staff turnover is amazing. Every time I came in, I see a NEW PA. There has to be something very wrong. Additionally, calls are not returned. There have been times that I had to call several times/days to get an answer to my question.
If loyalty is what you want - STAY AWAY FROM THIS WITCH! I found myself to be a very loyal patient to Dr Rudgear and in return she threw me away like a piece of garbage. I had seen Dr Rudgear for 3 years for Thyroid Cancer. During this time she has tried to sell me everything from her vitamins to her weight loss program to the BioIdentical Hormones to the T-shirts that she sells in the office. I was very loyal to her as I bought her product and kept going back to see her month after month. Well, I found myself in a financial strain due to the cancer and was forced to file bankruptcy. I had a very small debt to Dr Rudgear that I was going to pay after my bankruptcy was over (I was forced to put all debts down regardless of repayment). I called weeping to Dr. Rudgear and she responded to me that she understood and she would see what she could do. Well, the witch dropped me as her patient and had her husband do the dirty work by sending me a letter. A friggin' letter. Run away fast!
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