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I have a heart disease that is rarely diagnosed. I am in the hospital for IV Nitro in ICU. I have had great success with this and it breaks the pain cycle and I have 2-3 good months. This stay has been one of the worst stays hat this hospital that I have ever had. She doesn't believe that IV nitro can possibly work and give me 2-3 months of some what of a quality of life. Prior to this treatment I spent about 90% of time either in bed or on the couch. She is extremely rude. She didn't want to hear anything about my previous ICU visits. She asked me what my goal was with this stay. I told her to increase the nitro until I am completely out of pain leve me at the level for 8-12 hours and slowly take me off of it. I also asked her to please look at my last two visits and and emulate them. She would not do that and has been extremely condescending and rude the entire time. She said that she doesn't believe it is all my heart. Which I know and my cardiolofists at Cedar-Sinai know. She had completely changed the orders and stopped the increases in my IV Nitro on Tuesday early afternoon left me at that level until Wednesday night after a meeting that my husband and I had with her. She has pretty much gone over how well the nitro will work. Now she wants to run tests because she believes some of this is not my heart. I do not recommend her at all. I have requested a second opinion with one of the doctors that did this successfully before. I need to know now we move forward from here safely.
I agree with most negative comments about this doctor. I'm not overweight so that wasn't an issue, but she sure did make me feel stupid. She is harsh, condescending, and just not a pleasant person in general. I thought maybe the first time I saw her she was just having a bad day, but every visit is the same.
Kind not even. Maybe the first few visits. All the mean things listed below are very true! RUDE and laughs at you when you try to explain how you feel or what your going through. And she only has one track for everyone. Same one every time and she says you are overweight. We need an management to go in under cover to see the real her.
I must agree with most of the other posters. This doctor is horrible. I walked out of that office so depressed and I am thin and in great shape. I can just imagine what she does to someone a little overweight. She does NOT listen to you. She makes you feel stupid. She has an ugly temperament. I am just shaking my head here in disbelief how a doctor with 0 compassion can even be working at Scripps. I gave her 5 chances. Shame on Scripps for hiring her.
I thought she was outstanding. Very direct and to the point. If you don't want to learn and be told the truth in a direct and professional way, she is not for you. If you want thoroughness, understanding, treatment of the whole person physically and mentally, and thinking outside the box and not just following normal preconceived ideas, then you'll like her. Most cardiologists when dealing with cholesterol, immediately go to "statins". Her approach was to try various things to bring down the numbers. I rate her five stars in all regards. I never had such a thorough exam/questions about my health from any healthcare provider.
Can't believe some of these reviews. Did I go to the same doctor? Dr. Kaback spent two and one half hours with me on my first visit reviewing my medical history, family history, lifestyle etc., took my BP and setup a series of follow up tests. Could not have been more pleasant. Great "bedside manner" and yes a little East coast culture is a part of her personality, but in no way did I ever feel I was being talked down to. I was referred to her by my older brother who had gone to her 5 years ago. He firmly believes she saved his life.
By far the worst doctor I have ever seen in my life. I saw her 3 times and she demeaned me on each visit. My cholesterol numbers went down 60 points to 200 and I lost 7 pounds(I am very athletic and fit), and she gave ONLY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK and argued with me about BMI (she is ignorant of how this measure doesn't work for athletes) and laughed at me and said "you are no body builder". On 3rd visit, she asked if I had ever had a heart attack (I have not...but shouldn't she have known that?). When I seemed astonished by the question, she said "I've only seen you 3 times... how do you expect me to remember everything?". She pushed her supplements from the first visit, saying they could only be bought at Arcana pharmacy (I found same supplements online at Amazon for much less...she must get a kickback from them). When I mentioned an inexpensive supplement that I discovered to lower cholesterol (Benecol chews) she said she takes them all the time. So why didn't she recommend them? AVOID HER!
Well, I just finished seeing Dr. Kaback for the 4th time and all visits have been the same. She is demeaning, tries to make you look stupid, rolls her eyes and immediately dismisses any input or explanation you try to inject. I also can feel my blood pressure rising just knowing that I have an appointment with her that day and ironically this is supposed to be a more integrative, relaxed and stress free doctor's office. I think it's time for a new doctor!
Just rude in general and did not seem to care much about my concerns. She was very short with me at every appointment. I gave her two chances - not going back. Every time I asked a question about my health or meds, she made me feel stupid. Took only one blood pressure reading on each visit (I have hypertension) and proceeded to lecture me about how I needed to take expensive supplements that I can only buy at a specialty store, Arcana. My blood pressure skyrocketed every time I drove into the parking lot. They they make you wait 30-45min after your scheduled appointment time. For a facility that is supposed to specialize in holistic wellness and relaxation, they are doing a poor job.
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