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Dr. Kathie Koziol's Ratings
Same experience with Dr. Koziol as most ratings outlined here. Had to take her to task on her lack of professionalism with her report writing that made unfactual personal opinions about my personality not my gastrointestinal system or diseases. Her assistant falls into the same category as rude, arrogant and actually states her own personal opinions about Dr. Koziol's confidential patient information. Every appointment is at least 1-3 hours wait time with no explanation. Also Dr. Koziol is away many weeks per month. Overkill with unnecessary tests and with Dr. Koziol's huge absenteeism resulted in not getting the medical treatment that was required in a life threatening situation. If you do not want to suffer for long periods of time both physically and emotionally then I don't recommend this physician specialist.
rude. arrogant, dismissive, narrow minded and unhelpful. seems to think the patient is a moron and treats you that way. doesn't listen, doesn't even ask relevant questions, appalling bedside manner and appears bored. doesn't even know who you are or why you are in her office and has to re read and re write all the same notes over and over again whilst you are sitting there. poorly prepared and doesn't inspire confidence. agree with other posters.. run like the wind and find someone else.
Grossly unpunctual, very patronizing, closed-minded & often downright erroneous in her knowledge & helpfulness. Would prescribe medications but never tell me why/what for. When I developed a concerning, yet simple medical problem, she refused to investigate it diligently due to tunnel vision, so the issue snowballed till it nearly killed me. I was physically unable to eat & had to be hospitalized; she was on vacation & refused to even take a phone call on my behalf for 14 days. When she came back, still refused to acknowledge the seriousness of my issue, & said highly offensive things to me. Capped everything off by not realizing I'd transferred to another hospital & gastroenterologist till 3 days after the fact! Stay as far away from her as humanly possible!
Punctual: she routinely made us wait 2 hours or more. THREE hours on one occasion. Some of our appointments took 2 or more hours to complete after finally getting in! She could schedule surgery, with no explanation, in 2 days, but if you wanted a consult as to the merits of said surgery, dare ask questions or disagree, you could wait 3 more months. Helpful: not at all. gave us erroneous information/diagnosis (more than once) and would not help us understand. Talked down to both of us in a condescending, rude and arrogant manner. She behaved like a bully, ignoring our tears/fears/knowledge. Knowledgeable: We came to her with a relatively simple problem a good GI Doc should know how to handle and she mismanaged it so much we ended up in hospital in serious condition and still...would not help us or have any empathy whatsoever. We had to run for our lives.
Dr. Koziol is the best of the best. She assisted me through a difficult diagnosis, has provided follow-up care and is the most thorough and thoughtful physician I have ever encountered. I do not expect any doctor to be warm and fuzzy - I want the professional and knowledgable person on my side and this is what Dr. Koziol offers. She is dedicated, works long hours,is inquisitive and dependable. Every patient should be so fortunate as to have someone of Dr Koziol's intellelect on their side. Her assistant is also top-notch -
I found Dr. Kopzoil to be extremely understanding and empathetic. At times I did not like what she had to say but I chose to follow her recommendations. The directions, while simple, were not always easy. Today I am living a more productive and healthy life thanks to her knowledge.
Dr Koziol will take the time to explain issues in detail. Thus she often runs late...but I for one, have really appreciated the time she has taken with me. And she has diagnosed what others have missed. You would be blessed to have her as your Doctor too! PJ