Ratings for Dr. Kimberly T. Goode
My experience with Dr. Goode was awful. She was incredible rude and had terrible bedside manner. She was never my favorite doctor during my OB appointments. She was rude to me several times at appointments, interrupting me while I would ask questions and spoke to me like I was a child. I am 27 years old. I was hoping to get a different doctor, but she happened to be the one on-call when I came in for my induction. She basically told me that I was going to have to “prove her wrong” because she didn’t think there was any way I could have my baby vaginally (I wasn’t dialating after induction). She was confident I was going to have to have a cesarean, I think just because she thought I couldn’t handle the labor. Well I proved her wrong. I had my baby vaginally and my nurses were incredible. My nurses had my back from the very beginning and were incredibly encouraging the entire time. They did so much for me. Dr. Goode was not encouraging at all throughout my labor, came in only a few times and always had a cold remark to say to me about my progress. She was shocked when I finally fully dialated. I honestly think it’s because she wanted to do the cesarean. She was so rude. When my baby’s head was crowning and ready to come, we had to wait almost 5 minutes until she got there for me to push one more time so she could deliver her. In my book, my nurse delivered her. She did al the work and was amazing. The only good thing that I have to say about Dr. Goode is that she took care of me after the delivery when I kept bleeding more than expected. Then she was all business. But overall, I will never go back to her. I want a doctor that will be knowledgeable and helpful, not rude, arrogant and impersonal. She never came to check on me once we were moved to the room after labor and delivery were over. I would never recommend Dr. Goode to anyone. I will be changing to another OB for my next pregnancy.
Dr. Goode was very rude and unconcerned during my recent visit. She came into the room with my spouse and I and did not answer not one of our questions without a attitude. She seemed very cold I'm not sure how someone would allow her to deliver their child. I opted for another Dr within WPA.
Unfortunately, medicine may not have been the appropriate profession for Dr. Goode. Doctors must genuinely love and want to help their patients in order to be successful in this field. Dr. Goode has a poor bedside manner and seemed to lack the ability to take care of me through an extremely routine and uncomplicated delivery. I will never go back to this office.
Bad experience with this practice, especially with Dr. Goode. Trouble from very first appointment. There is a serious total lack of communication in this practice and they seem unable to care for a non-traditional patient/pregnancy. Inappropriate tests and little to no follow through with the nurses giving conflicting information! Not to mention arrogant doctor with a serious lacking bedside manner. Finally changed doctors! Be warned!
I am amazed at anyone who would disrespect Dr. Goode's advice. I am an RN and have seen the results of mothers who think that nothing can go wrong!!! Believe this, it not about YOU and the wonder-women you think you are. This is now about YOUR CHILD!!! and your (while -you suppose to love without limits) devotion to your ignorant cause could cost your baby his/her LIFE!!! Even if you disagree, you cannot afford to be wrong!!! PLEASE wise up!!!
Awful experience! I was first told that the doctors were going to be mad at me because of my insurance. They said they would still see me, but I sat waiting for 2 hours on Dr. Goode. The first thing said was.. "so you want a home birth, because we don't do that here." I explained to her that I didn't want that, but wanted a water birth. She looked at me like I was an idiot and said "we don't do that either." I told her that I was told one of the doctors could, but she argued and said no way, the hospital won't even allow it... (which they will if I bring an approved tub and the doc approves) She proceeded to say, "this is going to be a regular old fashioned, you laid up in the bed birth." She asked if I had my first vaginally and if I had an epidual. When I told her I had him naturally, she said "well, you are going to have to have an IV per our policy" and she asked if I understood. I was blown away at her attitude & felt overwhelmed at the thought of having her deliver my baby.
I will never be returning to Dr.Goode. I have been her patient for 4 years, but have never left her office thinking that she wants best for me. When telling her the problems I was having while in birth control, she basically told me that it wasn't the birth control bu it was me using it as an excuse for weight gain, headaches, mood swings. I found that I had to go into the appointments already prepared to tell her what I waned. I found her to be very insensitive and not someone that I felt like I could trust to help me make the right decisions for me.
Dr. Goode is very knowledgeable, gives sound advice and very informative when you ask questions. Considering the length of time I waited to see her, I thought she gave me adequate time and attention during my appointment. The wait times are very long and staff does not appear to be very organized.
Dr. Kimberly T. Goode's Credentials
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- Temple University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2001)
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