Ratings for Dr. Jerome E. Thurman
I have to agree with most of the comments below. After being a long-time patient I was completely blown away by the rudeness /arrogance I experienced by this Dr and his nurse/staff(?) After seeing him for a check up he decreased my dosage, even though I had been feeling never better. I was told at the time that my levels were "exactly" 1 dosage level too high (which he had put me on) I hesitantly accepted the new perception. After a month or so on the decreased dosage various issues /symptoms began occuring (Nothing else had changed and this is the only perception I'm on) and I contacted the office to have my levels checked. I was told that everything was fine and my levels were "perfect" . Naturally, I had questions since I didn't "feel" perfect. I was told then that this Dr doesn't like to talk to his patients on the phone (wth?) And that I should contact my GP, because he didn't think anything was related to the change in medication -that HE ordered! Additionally, He will make you wait, rarely on time. He will probably talk about his latest vacation to wherever, and you will probably actually see him for 10-15min tops, after you'very waited at least 30min. Do not expect him to already know why you're there and do not expect any real compassion if you have any issues that arise. He does not actually treat the "patient " he goes by what the lab tells him. The reason he gets by with this is because there aren't many endo drs. in the area.
I think dr t is awesome. His personality is refreshing compared to so many dull boring doctors. His CDE is amazing, I've texted her many times when I needed help. And the nurse that always takes me into a room and does my a1c is so sweet. I'm surprised there's so many negative comments. My only negative comment is the wait time, it's usually longer than I want to wait. I will continue to see him though!
Last time I saw him I felt unimportant and that he is cocky. I am working on getting a new Dr that listens to me and knows what I am there for instead of asking me. He is the Dr if he doesn't know why he is treating me then I don't want to see him.
Worst physician I have ever been to. Arrogant, rude, condescending, sarcastic & a complete idiot. Does not listen to his patients. He does not like to be questioned becomes very hateful. I think he thinks people are challenging him when they are only asking for more information. Does not care at all. Hateful to the nurses. They don't have any respect for him. He almost killed a close family member by overdosing them on insulin because he didn't listen. Do not go to him if you value your life.
Dr. Thurman treats me like I'm a complete idiot, for example I had a question regarding my diabetic diet...you would have thought I was a mindless moron with no knowledge of diabetes, but because I know many things have changed as far as the way diabetic meals are done since I first was diagnosed 18 years ago, I had some questions. His reply to me was "and how long have you been diabetic?" That's it! Just told me if I had questions about my diet I should go see a dietician. The latest is I was in the hospital this weekend with a heart attack. When my husband went to have my prescription filled for new insulin, the pharmacist nearly refused to fill it because it was more than double the dose of the recommended dosage. He said he would only fill it if I promised NOT to take it as prescribed, but take only half of the dose. I think the man has gone off the deep end & heading for a malpractice suit!
Always late! Even if I'm the first patient of the day, he'll be a half an hour late. I have been seeing him for years and he has NEVER been on time. Does not really listen to you. On the plus side, he is very congenial. I am in the process of finding a replacement.
I don't know how anyone could think that Dr. Thurman is arrogant. He is the MOST unarrogant Dr. I have every met. His staff was very nice and so was the nurse that I saw. I have been going to him for around 6 years and have no problem with him at all. I did have to wait a while, but that is because he takes the time to listen to all of his patients and spend time with them.
Dr. Jerome E. Thurman's Credentials
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- University Of Missouri, Columbia School Of Medicine (Grad. 1992)
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