Ratings for Dr. R. MEL Clark
These ratings are pretty much what I have experienced. He seems kind and caring at first, but you don't dare ask for clarification or try to discuss his recommendations. He seems to have the attitude that his decision is law, do what he tells you or bad things will happen, with no room for discussion.
This doctor flat does not care...My husband was suffering from severe aeortic stenosis...which was never discovered by Dr Clark during the 10 years he had been doing his "yearly moneymaker checkups". It was finally discovered accidentally by another doctor and was so severe that it almost cost him his life....DONT GO TO THIS MAN!,, We still don't know if he will make it, but one thing we know for sure...is that he has. new cardiologist!
Dr Clark was looking at my EKG results and I asked what the EKG showed and he said it showed two places that indicated old heart attacks, but said I have not really had a heart attack. He did not address the findings of another cardiologist which showed I have chronic congestive heart failure, and the fact the VA gave me 100% disability for ischemic heart failure from Agent Orange exposure. He doesn't even touch my body with his stethoscope, sort of waves it in the air front and back very quickly. Tells me to take my cholesterol meds and come back in 12 months. Did not check for edema, and my feet and lower legs were so swollen I could hardly walk. Extremely long wait time in the exam room. Can't figure this guy out. I will visit him one more time and ask exactly what he hears in his stethoscope when it does not touch me. From my personal experience, I would not recommend him to anyone. I feel like he's blowing me off because he does not see anything that he can make a big chunk of money on, and he's not willing to spend his time trying to find out what is really wrong with me.
I agree run dont walk.My experience was rush rush. The nurse took my pulse without touching me or without a machine??? How do u do that? Ignore my symtoms.Said I was ok and would take test to console me.I dont need consoling I needed a doctor to help me with my issues!
Please do not WALK but RUN as FAST as you can away from this doctor. My dad saw him in Duncan, OK when he was unable to breathe, they took him to Oklahoma City and found that he needed a valve replacement, my dad would be 85 in the next few weeks. Dr. Clark basically told my dad he would not be able to survive surgery (not knowing what kind of shape my dad was in, my mom and dad go dancing 4 times a week) and he would not recommend surgery, so he sent him home to die!! I brought my dad to Dallas where I live and we took him to a cardiologist there and the first thing out of the doctor's mouth is "you have to have surgery" they brought in an amazing team of doctors and my dad had heart surgery July 14th, his 85th birthday and did absolutely terrific……I call my dad "Superman" It's been a little over a month and he is already home, thank you Medical Center of Plano and Dr. "T" for saving my dad's life!!
Dr. Clark saw my mother in Duncan. He sent her to OKC for a dye test to check for blockage. She has 100% blockage in her right side and some blockage in her left side. He told her if she didn't have surgery soon she would die.He sent a surgeon in and the surgoen checked the viens in her legs and said he doesn't recommend surgery. He should have took me asside and and told me the options and waited to let the surgeon say if she was a candidate for surgery before He told her if she didn't have it she would die because I told her"Don't worry you will have the surgery and be OK." NowHis bedside manner is rude and uncareing.Now I have to tell her she can"t have the surgery.
Dr.Clark and his RN Brandy are both wonderful. My husband recently had a 5 heart bypass and I am happy to say he is home and doing very well. We have no complaints about anything. From the moment we walked in everything was top notch. Brandy was my angel. Dr. Chaffen did the surgery.
Dr Mel Clark is great.He literally saved my life. I was defibbed from my house to the Er. He used the paddles on me twice to bring me back.I owe him everything. I have had several Cardiologist and he is very nice and easy going. He didnt speak to me in a condensending tone which is a nice switch. He did have a Nurse with him while I was in the Hospital who got upset because I asked her to lower her voice at 7am in the hospital room.She was asked twice and told once.She was a brat..Other than that,Mel Clark is great.
Kind doctor and GREAT staff! I had a really hard time with an unexpected pregnancy and Dr. Clark was great through it all. He took great care of me and helped me along the way. The office was beautiful too and everyone could not have been nicer. My husband and I are now pregnant with our second baby and we plan to use him again =)
Dr. R. MEL Clark's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109 (Grad. 1971)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care