Ratings for Dr. Jason V. Terk
I’ve noticed quite a few reviews on him saying that he’s rude and whatnot. Let me just say, I’ve been going to Dr. Terk since 2011 and at first, he was a lot to get used to because I felt he was very blunt and straightforward. I contemplated changing doctors but I stuck with him and now I drive completely out of my way just to get him to see my boys. Once you get to know him, I promise you, you won’t want to take your kids anywhere else. He’s very thorough and doesn’t sugar coat a thing, but I’ve learned to appreciate that! My kids love him and I’m sure yours will too!
Dr. Terk has been treating my kids since birth (4 years now). He is very direct and very pro-vaccine. So long as you can handle the straightforwardness and are onboard with the standard vaccine schedule, you will find him to be an excellent physician. He also is a stickler for schedules, which I appreciate. He never keeps us waiting more than a few moments. Waiting with cranky, sick kids is no fun, so I appreciate how he runs his schedule. He is a fantastic doctor and we are very happy to have found him.
I like be that Dr. Terk talks to the kids and makes them an integral part of their own health. We've been seeing Dr. Terk for 5 years and have always been pleased with the office staff and the doctor. If Dr. Terk is unavailable (which is rare) there is always another doctor available to see my kids on short notice if necessary.
Dr. Terk is very knowledgeable, but has horrible bedside manner. I feel he does not listen to me and many times he has been rude and snappy with me. He undermines me, and I leave the office feeling like a horrible parent. Like I said, I think he is a smart doctor, but if you want any kind of doctor/patient relationship, look elsewhere.
Dr. Terk is thorough and knowledgeable. However, i feel he undermines the authority of the parents. In one exam, he asked if I had discussed my child's sexuality with them. Not the birds and the bees, but rather sexuality..which I understood as preference.. She was 10. Also, I was asked to sign a waiver for a vaccine I refused, which is NOT mandatory. In my opinion, As long as you follow his direction, the experience is pleasant. If you disagree...not so much.
We just moved to the Keller area and needed a new pediatrician for our son. A friend recommended Dr. Terk. I had anxiety from the thought of taking my toddler to a new doctor, especially since he is quite hysterical at doctor visits. Booking the appointment was very easy. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. At the appointment the nurse was sweet and tried to calm him down. Dr. Terk spent ample time with us, even getting him to smile (by beeping his nose, counting his toes, talking softly to him)! I am very impressed with his bedside manner, knowledge and ability to put our son at ease. He was able to answer all of our questions in a kind but straightforward manner.
Dr. Terk is an excellent doctor. No he does not "sugarcoat" to make you feel better, but he is one of the best doctor's out there. If you want a doctor who will make you feel better about everything and give your child constant meds, this is not your doctor. If you want a true diagnosis for your child and the best treatment options this is your doctor. The staff is wonderful and we have never had a problem getting an appointment when our child was ill. We have never had to wait 3 days before we called like another person said, we call the first day our child is ill and are seen that day.
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- University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston (Grad. 1993)
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