Ratings for Dr. Mark E. Helbraun
I was uninsured in 2004 and had a cancerous polyp blocking my colon. Dr. Helbraun set up to do the procedure inexpensively, though ultimately I was covered under charity care. I found him to be very affable, and his staff remarked how much work he's done for charity. Ultimately he saved my life, and the procedure went perfectly with no complications. I am grateful to Dr Helbraun.
Woke up during his procedure because he uses a sedative and not local anesthesia, not a pleasant experience, and his bedside manner leaves much to be desired. There was not a apology for the pain he caused and after I complained, I was denied explanation of the results and further consult. Find another Doctor you can trust, he has no empathy or accountability. Of course you may not get to talk to him as the wait is 2 hours.
He regales new patients with tales of his pro bono work on other continents. But, when I was still in pain weeks after my surgery, he told me --and I quote -- "I've got nothing for you." It's been more than two years, and I'm still in daily pain -- not discomfort, pain.
BIG WARNING: This doctor is not a good doctor at all. He sits behind a desk and asks questions that he does not care for the answers. After mis diagnosing me with a fissure, he went on to do absolutely nothing when I got me on the surgical table on general anesthesia. He went on vacation after the so called rectal exam without explaining anything to me. On my follow up visit, he said that he found nothing and did not even bother examining the area he had previously stretched to extreme pain. He is truly an apathetic doctor who cares more about making money than your well-being. The staff is worse!
What a wonderful,compassionate, caring doctor. He spent time explaining everything, listened, asked questions. I wish I had him for all my other medical needs. He performed surgery immediately instead of saying I had to come back whenever he could fit an in-office surgery in and he told me everything he was doing as he did it. He put me at ease the minute I met him; made me laugh as I was very nervous. He is my idea of what old time doctors use to be but are no longer. I looked him up before I went and it is no wonder he received so many awards for compassionate and patients choice He gets my vote on both.
I have to travel 100 miles to see Dr.Helbraun. He has been my doctor for many years.He and staff are the best. He is very caring and knowledgable. His punctuality is not the best but when he is with you he takes his time and explains everything to you. I highly recomend Dr Helbraun. I don't mind waiting because he is the best. Thank you Dr Helbraun for being a caring Doctor.
WARNING: Dr. Helbraun is totally apathetic. He may have been a great doctor ONCE, but he has most definetly lost his edge. After a mis-diagnosed fissure, he got me on the surgical table and then did nothing. During a follow up visit he said I would be in pain forever. Yes, really. After that he refused my calls and visits. I went to a different doctor who did a simple rubber band ligation on my hemmorhoides and I was cured. Hellbraun said this was not my problem. TheN, I got a bill for $1000. Screwing up such a simple thing is really bad. The staff is one woman who thinks he walks on water.
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- Wayne State University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1972)
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