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I had a similar experience as a previous commenter. I always felt rushed at my appointments, and really felt it would have been a problem if this had been my first pregnancy. I let it go because Dr. G seems very competent and was very polite, even to the point of feeling like a friend. I did have a complication that I'd had previously, and one that could be managed to prevent or reduce impact on my baby. Dr. G was always very reassuring, even when I admitted I wasn't doing the best I could at managing my diet and when the sono tech was warning me the size of the baby was getting too big. He put me on a medicine I was unfamiliar with and told me everything would be fine.
My baby did end up spending four nights in NICU due to what I thought were preventable problems. When I tried to open a conversation with him about why this happened, I got what felt like a textbook asnwer that avoided admitting that it was preventable or that anything he or I did or did not do contributed. He even suggested that it should be the pediatrician's job now to determine why this happened. When I pushed it and asked specifically about other women's outcomes on the medicine I'm unfamiliar with, I was chastised for not trusting him as a caregiver, and mentioned things that had happened throughout the pregnancy. I got the impression that he found me highly irritating, despite having thought moments earlier that he was my friend.
Ladies, please know this about medicine. Research is actually linking higher patient satisifaction rates with worse outcomes. Doctors who are nice and friendly and avoid difficult issues may be more likeable and make you feel better, but a doctor who will tell you the hard stuff when you need to change your behaviors for your own or your baby's health will do you more good in the long run.
I can not express how amazing Dr. G is and how much I appreciate him. I have been seeing my aunt, who is a NP at an OBGYN office for 15 years and when I got pregnant, she was the one I went to see and had planned on her office delivering. But, when something came up on the sonogram that needed to be handled by a high-risk doctor, I was sent to Dr. G. I was very nervous about seeing a new doctor, especially halfway through my pregnancy, but as soon as I met him, I felt like God had sent me to him for a very good reason. He was nothing short of amazing and I absolutely adore him. My baby is almost 2 now and I plan on having another one in a couple of years and will for sure be back with Dr. G for that delivery too!!!!
I hate publicly criticizing, but I also often rely on online reviews when deciding between a few recommendations. So I appreciate honest reviews (not just from the people who take time to review because of how much they loved their doctors). He may typically be a great doctor, but my experience wasn't as great as the previous reviewers. I don't have any major complaints about my first pregnancy. I had planned to use someone else for my 2nd, but changed my mind after getting pregnant again. I wish I hadn't, but overall, everything was fine (just not great). The morning after my 2nd son was born, I decided not to use him for anything again. Nothing too terrible, but I hate that he made a small mistake (baby is completely fine & I do realize that no doctor is always perfect) & didn't bother to apologize or even mention it. That really bothered me, even if all other doctors would have made that same mistake. Also, unlike the reviews I read before my 2nd pregnancy, I usually felt rushed & only asked 1 of the very few questions I had because of this. I loved his nurse though, & everyone else in their office seemed nice.
Dr. Gaitonde is amazing. He personally returns my calls, so I hear feedback directly instead of second hand from a nurse. I never feel like I am being rushed through my appointment, and he always explains my options thoroughly. This is the first doctor I have visited that made me feel like a valued client and patient.
Dr.Gaitonde is the best! He makes sure you're well taken care of. Unfortunately, on my very first pregnancy I lost my baby. I was so puzzled as to how and why, but he explained everything to me, as it was nothing I caused. As, I went in to the operating room. I burst in tears not wanting to go in. He hugged me and walked with me and promised everything will be okay. Two years later, I was expecting again. I was at a high risk pregnancy but I am now 33 weeks pregnant making through with his help. Very content with his nurse and him.
Dr. Gaitonde was easy to talk to and had a sense of humor while also being completely professional. He took time to answer questions but didn't waste time. He kept me covered during exams and was gentle. I had specific desires for my pregnancy and birth, and he worked with me and respected my wishes. After 40+ weeks, my fluids were dangerously low so an induction was necessary, which made me nervous. He explained it all and outlined our choices for a natural delivery. He remembered all my wishes and went out of his way to ensure it went like I had planned. He was patient while I labored for 16 hours total. He even let me know where he would be during my labor. I went from a 6 to a 10 in maybe 10 minutes, and he arrived out of breath from having run across the street from his office! He carefully stitched a minor tear after numbing me, and this healed in under a week with no complications. Gaitonde gave me very personal and personalized care. I had an ideal natural birth with his help.
I love me some Dr. G!!! Best doc I've ever had. He's always great at explaining things to me, is great with procedures, and has a great sense of humor. Anything a girl could ever hope for in a girlie doctor is in him. I would very highly recommend him!!!
We were referred to Dr. Gaitonde during my third pregnancy after my OB at the time said he did not feel comfortable handling my placenta percreta. Had we not made the switch I would not be here today! Dr. Gaitonde went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to help me understand every aspect of what ended up being a complicated delivery. He never once rushed me, would call to check on me even on his days off, and always returned phone calls and texts promptly. He is the absolute BEST doctor in Dallas- professional, caring, knowledgable and just a genuinely kind person whose love for his job shows through the treatment of his patients. My husband and I would adopt him as family if we could! His nurse Jennifer is also outstanding- personable, sweet, and just good at her job.
Dr. Gaitonde is the BEST. He is such a BLESSING, I truly felt like I was always his number one priority. I am so HAPPY that I was able to be under his care! Thank God for such an AMAZING doctor!! I recommend him 100%!!
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