Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a very scary thing. I am very glad I chose Dr. Tetef as my oncologist! Besides being very professional, she was very comforting, listened to my concerns, and explained everything I'd be going through. She even went so far as to have one of her patients contact me about her experiences with chemo. Her staff is very friendly and competent. I trust her with my life.
Dr. Tetef is the best. Those two who rated her differently must have seen a different physician. I was able to reach her any time I needed to. I had some strange experiences with my chemo, and she took the time to research the possibly reasons why this happened, consulting other physicians as needed. I could not have asked for a better oncologist - I trust her with my life and you should, too. Her office staff has never failed to be kind, supportive, empathetic, and compassionate. Thanks for saving my life.
Incredible physician! She is very open about treatments and choices and really cares about her patients. I wish I were a better writer so I could express how much she did/does to make things right and how well she does it. Every time we leave her office I say how lucky we are to live where she practices. Nursing and office staff are very good as well - helpful and professional all the time.
Dr. Tetef is absolutely the best! I wish I could go to her for all my medical needs. She explains everything in as much detail as you need, and her chemo nurses are very knowledgeable as well. The doctor and her entire staff are very compassionate, and understand how you feel while going through treatment. They are also helpful with the endless disability paperwork required by the state and various employers. You sometimes have to wait at office visits, but that's because Dr Tetef spends as much time with each patient as they need.
Doctor Tetef was recommended to me by two different surgeons. Doctor Tetef and her staff saved my life. Her advanced knowledge in the medical field, her compassion for people, her kindness, warmth, was more than I could of asked for. She has one of the best staffs you could ever ask for. They are also so kind and compassionate and know what they are doing. I am now " Cancer Free" and pray to god I stay that way. Doctor Tetef has a wonderful place where her patients who have to have chemo go to. It is a beautiful sunny, spot overlooking a lake. If you have to do it that is the place to go. Because of her advanced medical knowledge of chemo she recommended I do the chemo prior to surgery and it was the best thing I could of every done. Instead of having a huge tumor taken out and at least 14 lymp nodes my surgery was unbelivable. A very small area, and only the main node was taken because all my cancer was gone. You can't do better than that. Thank you so much Doctor Tetef.
Dr. Tetef is the greatest. I wish I could see her for all my medical needs. She's kind, caring, and thorough. I select all my doctors carefully and quickly "fire" anyone who doesn't meet my needs, so I'm generally pretty satisfied with each of my doctors, but she stands head and shoulders even above the others I've selected.
I love DR. Tetef. She spent time with me explaining my treatment in detail during my first appointment with when my mind was still grappling with my cancer diagnosis. While I am 8 years post treatment and live out of state now, she usually gets back to me personally within 24 hours if I call the office with questions about a medical concern.
I have rated Dr. Tetef below but forgot to mention that I had chemo with her in summer 2010. Before the procedure I was very scared, but Dr. Tetef and her unbelievable nurses made my chemo experience very comforting and easy to the point that in a way I am missing my summer 2010 chemo procedures at her clinic. I hope that I don’t have to go through chemo procedures again, but Dr. Tetef has left me with good memories regarding my procedures and she has saved my life and I am so grateful to Dr. Carpenter for referring me to Dr. Tetef. I said it before and say it again that Dr. Tetef is the BEST BEST oncologist in the world. Dr. Tetef (and Dr. Carpenter) should be role models for all practicing doctors for their superb knowledge and superb bed-side manners.
Dr. Merry L. Tetef's Credentials
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- Harvard Medical School (Grad. 1987)
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'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=19561'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 4.2February 14, 2014
'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=19561'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 4.4February 5, 2014
First Name changed from "Merry" to "Merry L."October 20, 2013
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