Ratings for Dr. Ellen Blank
Dr. Ellen Blank is indifferent towards patients that come for cancer screenings. She had no interest in examining my back and impatiently asked, "Do you have growths?" I had to explain to her that I hoped that she would examine my back and tell me if I had any suspicious looking activity. She seemed annoyed to have to do an examination. I found the interaction humiliating and was very embarassed. Afterwards, it became clear to me that she is motivated to do a strictly cash business for beauty procedures such as Botox. She apparently has no interest in doing cancer screenings for people with medical insurance. There is no real money in that! Disgraceful behavior and exceptionally rude!
Dr. Ellen Blank is the worst physician I have come across in 25 years of experience in the healthcare field- my father and mother both being doctors and nurses, respectively. Now, to my experience, Dr. Blank stormed in the waiting room in which I was in, without offering a hello or introduction. She proceeded to ask me: "What are you here for?", a testament to her lack of any sense of tact or sense of professionalism. I informed her of my problem, she examined it and replied "Could be a different number of things", and then informed me that she could not help me and proceeded to leave. Astonished, I asked her to please wait as I had other skin problems that she had not let me show her. Upon showing her the acne I was suffering from, she told me: "Just get some benzol peroxide", (which is something available over the counter). I told her that I had benefited from a course of oral antibiotics in the past, and would like to start another course, to which she replied: "Oh, I don't do antib
I was told I had first appointment in the morning (7:30AM), but turned out I had to wait for 30 minutes as doctor was chatting with a patient(or friend)about their mothers and how they treated them. I could overhear from my room. After waiting for another 30 minutes I told staff politely that I was supposed to be the first patient and I was already late for work. It was already 8:30AM. Doctor came in 8:45,talked to me 5 minutes and just said oh, there is no problem and handed over some samples, a presciption and left in 5 minutes. So, I was out of the office at 8:50 wondering what happened to my problem. Very frustrating experience. I guess because I didn't need any expensive medical procedures and she couldn't have made big money out of me! The treatment didn't work for me either!!
I went to see this doctor because I had a small growth on my arm and she was one of the few that took my health insurance. I arrived 30 minutes early so I could fill out the paperwork. The office was dingy, the receptionist loudly talked to herself the whole time I was there in a constant state of confusion, and I was taken into the exam room 30 minutes late. I waited another 15 minutes before the doctor came into the room. She asked why I was there and I showed her my arm. She ran her finger over it, asked if it was itchy, gave me a few "what it could be’s" and then told me she was entirely too busy to do anything about it today and to go make another appointment and she would take a sample and send it to the lab but that I shouldn’t wait too long. She then turned and went into the next examining room. I will admit this was my first time going to a dermatologist so I don't know if how I was treated is standard but I know for me this doctor is not getting a second chance.
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- Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029 (Grad. 1975)
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