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I saw Dr. Boate for my osteoarthritis. Before going I read online reviews that said he was perfunctory and businesslike. I had my entire orthopedic history in hand and had copies of my various ultrasound, MRI, CT Scan. EMG studies reports. He was very quiet and paid absolute attention as I gave him the highlights. He seemed very appreciative of that and that I had brought my reports as my family doctor had not sent anything. While he is matter of fact and business like and likes to move along I found him to be very polite, compassionate, respectful and thorough in his examination. He gave me his conclusions in a very concise manner. I would recommend his services highly and suggest that anyone who is seeing him go prepared with any information you have. He is always professional but I never doubted his abilities and his interest in my case.
I have Scleraderma Crest. It has been a long 20 years and I am alive and well thanks to Dr. Boate. The mental challenges dealing with this disease and limitations have been tough. He never babied me nor belittled my concerns. He was always honest and never made me feel like I helpless. In fact his manner and kindness is pleasant and he is consistent. He is very knowledgable and I trust him with my life. Kudos to MDs who chose a profession that is vague and full of pain. Dealing with pts who are suffering and with autoimmune disorders there are often no answers just treatment and TLC. We often want to be fixed or cured and that is not the case. He is a no nonsense person always professional, smiles makes eye contact and needs to be thanked for his bedside manner.
I initially found Dr. Boate to be somewhat cold and distant; it took a few visits for him to "warm up" and display his more compassionate side. Now after some approximately 10 years as his patient I can say that he is always punctual, always willing to answer questions, concerned and compassionate -- although his manner is not emotive. He listens and considers any comments I make and if I am not at first satisfied with a response, will expand or clarify without being defensive. In all, I have found him to be very competent and pleasant.
Dr. Boate was very professional, he listened to my concerns and we mutually developed an action plan on how to deal with my problems. I must say I have made great strides with my RA as well as with my general health thanks to Dr. Boate. Thanks for being there for me and helping me out - your knowledge was appreciated.
If you have an adverse medical reaction to something he prescribed, he will not assume that there is an underlying secondary condition that needs to be investigated. Rather, he will assume you are being a difficult patient. When challenged to find other options, he becomes a condescending. He appears to believe that if he treats you like a petulant child, you will not notice that he is out of his depth. This guy’s practice is not about making you well, it’s about making himself feel good, at your expense. RA is a serious disease. When things go wrong, you need a doctor that is smart enough to take a curve ball, and man enough to not reactively bolster his delusions of adequacy by attempting to blame you for what may well be the consequence of his limited ability. If you value your health, go to someone else.
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