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Every time I go for an appointment, I have to wait minimum 30 minutes to be seen. She is pretty good at remembering things about me and my health, but she often goes on tangents about things that I don't really care about at the moment since I know my time with her is pressed. The staff always opens the door during the appointment to say how behind she is ("Thirty"). I always feel like I can't ask her about everything I want to because it will take too long and I feel like I'm taking up too much of her time. Recently she booked me for a pap test, I came for the appointment and then she says that I don't need one and to come back in a few months. Okay? Waste of time. I never feel completely satisfied about my health after leaving and sometimes I don't even understand what she is talking about and I leave confused.
Rude VERY RUDE and unknowlegable. Just google the internet and you'll have the same knowledge. Misdiagnosed my son 3 times for pneumonia and I state THREE times. She sent him for an x-ray at hospital and they said that he only had a cold and an ear infection. Second time same thing and for the third time a doctor AND a student.. Get it? A STUDENT checked my son and they both said that he had an ear infection not pneumonia And they told us that my son is 2 years old and shouldn't be exposed to x-rays this much. If a doctor cannot diagnose an ear infection than that is questionable. I don't really care if she's rude or cold or crappy. I just want a doctor that has knowledge and not worry about her misdiagnosis. I also agree about her being disgusted by little kids. The way she acts around them is so pethatic. Her clinic is always empty and I always wait for an hour for some reason. I would not recommend her to anyone not even to the people I hate.
Have been with this DR. for over 20 years and has always nailed everything that has been wrong with me. Sometimes she is very blunt and other times shows compassion .I totally trust her with my health but find sometimes i get a short answer to a question but understand if it was more serious she would spend the time needed for me to understand my situation. Most of the time she is late but I understand some patients need more time like I have in a few cases. Have had 9 operations that were successful .If you need a hug or your hand held this wont happen but if your looking to stay healthy DR.Pyper is excellent in her field.Also Debra is amazing at her organization of follow ups,booking test at other locations.Have never had to call wondering if my tests were ok.An appointment to discuss was always made very close to the time the results were in. I understand everyone has a different opinion of what a DR. should be like. This is mine and at 58 im very healthy because I have a good DR. who has done her job very well . Very happy with the care I receive.
After many visits with long wait times and not being able to ask more then 2 questions per visit came the final straw. I was left in the middle of a Pap test for her to take a personal call regarding real estate while my feet were in the stirrups and the exam room door not closed all the way. She may have knowledge in the medical field, but poor social skills and bedside manner.
Dr. Pyper may have the requisite medical knowledge (I can't say firsthand since I only had very routine medical care with her in the years she was my doctor), but she lacks a basic ability to relate to people and has very poor bedside manner. She made several very strange, offensive remarks to me while I was in her care about "fatties" (referring to the fact that it was strange that I was having issues with my menstrual cycle because normally that happens to "the fatties"); also told me not to drink milk while I was pregnant because I would get too fat; and treated me like a teenager when discussing birth control. I don't know how anyone can feel comfortable in her care. She's one odd lady.
Dr. Pyper went exceedingly above and beyond for our family during the most difficult time in our lives. I cannot thank her enough for being so accessible and for all she did for our family. She has been and continues to be a wonderful professional in our corner.
The first—AND LAST—appointment I had with Pyper was in 1996. I still remember how cold, arrogant and uncaring she was…and from other comments I’ve read here it seems nothing has changed! We were expecting our second child and had just moved to the area and were looking for a new family doctor. After waiting an eternity to see her, understandably our daughter (who was 18 months at the time) was fidgety by the time Pyper saw us. Pyper looked at our daughter with absolute disgust for even daring to wiggle an inch so my husband became uncomfortable with Pyper's glares and left the office. Unfortunately, I did not have that luxury which was when the she tried to tell me that I didn’t know when it was that I got pregnant—a woman knows her body. She sent me for blood work and tests which I promptly had the lab forward to a different doctor I hadn’t even met yet, but I knew from that first and last visit that I wouldn’t be staying with Pyper. She scores a 5 for worst/rudest doctor ever!
I was very happy when I started with this MD as compared to my previous MDs, at least she listened and wrote everything I told her on her sheets. But then I realized all that is in vain as she never remembers or even consults her notes when seeing u in future visits. Also, she has an issue with references. I have a medical issue and have been requesting to see a specialist as her treatment hasn't worked for the last year or so. She never refers, as if it's gonna cost her some fortune. And she just laughs at alternate medicine references. Also, for my last 5 annuals, no blood work ever taken, no urine test etc, and now she tells me she wants to see me every 2 years for my "annual", lol - figure that out ;~( I have seen her for over 5 years now, and am glad I found this site. I'll try to book elsewhere from now on.
I would not recommend to anyone, especially parents who have kids.Always late, very difficult to keep the kids entertained for that time and Doctor would hardly spend any time with you. If you are late for appointment, she would sent you back home .In 5 years I was late twice for 20 mins. No excuse for getting late, but I can argue that I have a newborn child and a toddler and I had both there appointments on that day and was late for 20 mins. She sent me back home that day saying I am late even though my daughter was sick and baby had a wellness check. You can at-least deal with doctor, but can't with the staffs, they are so rude sometimes. When my daughter was down with fever, staff asked me to contain her in one seat so that she wont spread germs and she don't need to wipe wherever she touches. In our extremely busy and tensed life , we don't need our doctor's office to upset us.
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