Ratings for Dr. Gerald S. Fine
Dr. Fine would make a good plumber or butcher--he treated me like a piece of meat rather than as a human being who was worried about his dental problem, was in severe discomfort during the procedure, and had asked to be told occasionally what was being done and how things were going. Questions were an annoyance to him and were ignored or given curt three-word replies. His staff seemed to have adopted his bed-side manner. Extremely unpleasant and unique experience. I will never return.
Dr. Fine was never mean but he was completely unfriendly even though patient was being extremely polite. Was definitely not him having a bad day because he acted the same during all three visits. Never showed compassion even when patient was experiencing severe pain right in front of him. Communication skills extremely poor. Patient had to ask a million questions to get him to explain diagnosis, what to do, what the prescription drugs did, and what to expect. Diagnosis may have been incorrect because three weeks of following his drug regimen did not improve condition. Doctor even admitted to not knowing why some of the symptoms were occurring and did not know what tests could explain them when asked. Absolutely did not seem to care about patient's pain or feelings as well. I'm sure he's fine with routine procedures like cavity fillings and wisdom tooth removal but with anything else, he honestly did NOT seem sharp or knowledgeable.
Do not go to this oral surgeon. My daughter has a hole in her neck due to post surgery care. She had to get emergency surgery to release an infection that was blocking her airway. The emergency doctors tried to reach Dr. Fine, and he did not return their phone calls. He was on vacation in Vietnam. I guess he still lives in the 19th century and cannot be reached by cell phone. He still has not even contacted my daughter, even though numerous messages were left for him at his office.
Dr Fine is one of the best medical professionals I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Dr Fine spent time making me feel comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. The staff was well informed and kind with all questions I had both before and after my procedure. If anyone is in need of a professional kind and very competent oral surgeon Dr Fine is the only man to see.
Although this "oral surgeon" disguises himself with efficiently giving information and tools to use after the surgery, he made a big mistake on my child. The anesthesia he delivered did not make it to its intended place.In fact it infiltrated her soft tissue. He got very defensive about his work and was condescending when asked a simple question.My daughter cried through most of the procedure and he never once stopped to reassess the situation. If he had, he would have noticed the lack of medicine getting to the patient instead of into her soft tissue. We are faced with enormous problems and she has been on 24 hour watch by parents and doctors. She was taken to emergency where they had not seen an infiltration this bad.He neglected to reassess and allowed her to cry,even though she is a stoic person who doesn't cry, and didn't stop to make sure she was comfortable. Others have told that their child woke up also.He told my child to calm down, she was making it very difficult on others
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